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Krista Mahr

Tanzania struggles to end child labor from the lure of gold

04 Apr 2017

NYALIGONGO, Tanzania (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three years ago, 14-year-old Julius left his family near the lakeside city of Mwanza, Tanzania, to try his luck mining gold.

FEATURE-Tanzania struggles to end child labour from the lure of gold

04 Apr 2017

NYALIGONGO, Tanzania, April 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - T hree years ago, 14-year-old Julius left his family near the lakeside city of Mwanza, Tanzania, to try his luck mining gold.

Million displaced Pakistanis face tough choices before going home

17 Mar 2016

ISLAMABAD Aid shortfalls, ruined infrastructure and the lingering risk of attack are undermining efforts to return around one million Pakistanis to homes they fled after the military cracked down on Islamist militants along the Afghan border.

U.N. urges Pakistan to resolve Afghan refugees' status

27 Feb 2016

KALABAT, Pakistan A senior U.N. official has urged Pakistan to resolve the status of more than 2.5 million Afghan refugees living in Pakistan whose registration cards have expired or who remain unregistered.

Pakistan, with 324 executions in 2015, ranks third worldwide - report

18 Feb 2016

ISLAMABAD Pakistan hanged 324 people last year to rank third worldwide in terms of executions, but the vast majority of those put to death had no links to militant groups or attacks, rights groups said in a report seen by Reuters.

India drug monitoring programme struggles to grow fast enough

16 Feb 2016

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI Within days of being given a diphtheria jab during a school vaccination drive, 5-year-old Meraj Shabbir Khan's leg became so swollen that he was hospitalised.

Director hopes Oscar-nominated film will help end Pakistan honor killings

08 Feb 2016

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD An Oscar-winning filmmaker hopes her latest Academy Award-nominated documentary will help bring tougher laws against honor killings in Pakistan, which account for the deaths of hundreds of women and men each year.

Nations aim for Afghan peace talks with Taliban by end-February

06 Feb 2016

ISLAMABAD Officials from the four nations seeking to end Afghanistan's 15-year-old war agreed on Saturday to press for direct talks between Taliban groups and the U.S.-backed government in Kabul by the end of the month.

Efforts to revive Afghan peace talks continue in Pakistan

06 Feb 2016

ISLAMABAD Representatives from Pakistan, Afghanistan, the United States and China met in Islamabad on Saturday to continue work on a roadmap for peace talks with Taliban insurgents who have ramped up their violent campaign against the government in Kabul.

U.S. human rights official urges Indian leaders to promote tolerance

14 Jan 2016

NEW DELHI A top U.S. human rights official expressed concern on Thursday about recent incidents of violence in India against religious minorities, urging national leaders to be vigilant in protecting the right of Indians to freedom of worship.

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