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Syrian selfie refugee sues Facebook for 'defamatory' posts

13 Jan 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Syrian refugee whose selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel went viral is suing Facebook for defamation, his lawyer said, after the social networking site failed to take down a series of posts accusing him of being a militant and criminal.

Save the Children demands higher U.N. budget to tackle crimes against children

12 Jan 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The head of Save the Children International Helle Thorning-Schmidt on Thursday demanded increased U.N. funding to investigate crimes against children, as she condemned violations of their rights worldwide.

Hollywood's gender pay gap is 'crazy': Natalie Portman

12 Jan 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New complaints of discrimination have hit the film awards season after Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman slammed the gender pay gap as "crazy" – and said it was even worse in Hollywood than in other jobs.

Photo of dead Syrian boy boosts fundraising 100-fold – study

11 Jan 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An iconic photo of three-year-old Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi washed up dead on a Turkish beach had a greater impact on fundraising efforts for Syrian refugees than hundreds of thousands of deaths, a study has shown.

Actor Tom Hiddleston apologizes to aid workers for speech at Golden Globes

10 Jan 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British actor Tom Hiddleston apologized on Tuesday to aid workers for comments he made at the Golden Globe Awards about how viewing his TV series "The Night Manager" had helped them in a conflict zone.

Factbox - Five facts about Nigeria's missing Chibok schoolgirls

18 May 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The first of more than 200 schoolgirls missing after being kidnapped by Boko Haram militants from Chibok in northeast Nigeria more than two years ago has been found, a parents' spokesman told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Wednesday.

Factbox: Five facts about Nigeria's missing Chibok schoolgirls

18 May 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The first of more than 200 schoolgirls missing after being kidnapped by Boko Haram militants from Chibok in northeast Nigeria more than two years ago has been found, a parents' spokesman told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Wednesday.

Southern Africa drought needs swift response as millions hungry: aid agencies

17 Mar 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Southern African governments and donors must respond swiftly to the regional drought emergency triggered by El Niño, aid agencies said on Thursday, with millions in the region facing hunger.

Aid agencies call for full access in Syria as conflict enters sixth year

16 Mar 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Humanitarian agencies demanded unconditional access to all communities in Syria as Russia continued on Wednesday to withdraw its military forces from the country.

Lesbian love story 'Carol' voted best LGBT film of all time

16 Mar 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lesbian love story "Carol" starring Australian actress Cate Blanchett was on Tuesday named as the top LGBT film of all time by the British Film Institute in what was described as its first major critical survey of LGBT films. | Video

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