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Sonia Elks

Male slavery survivors in UK struggle to get support as numbers soar

1:09am BST

BIRMINGHAM, England, August 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Breathe in, breathe out; Yu tried to clear his mind of the years he spent enslaved in a restaurant as the group of survivors finished meditating and turned to their plans for the future.

Can air pollution trigger depression and schizophrenia?

20 Aug 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Air pollution chokes lungs and shortens lives but is also linked to a higher risk of mental illnesses, said researchers on Tuesday in a study based on health data from millions of patients in the United States and Denmark.

Offsets no match for flying less, jetsetting Prince Harry told

20 Aug 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Carbon offsetting schemes are no match for taking fewer flights, climate change experts said on Tuesday, as Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan flew into a storm over a private jet trip to the south of France.

Offsets no match for flying less, jetsetting Prince Harry told

20 Aug 2019

LONDON, Aug 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Carbon offsetting schemes are no match for taking fewer flights, climate change experts said on Tuesday, as Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan flew into a storm over a private jet trip to the south of France.

British watchdog bans ads over sexist stereotypes

14 Aug 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British adverts showing a male para athlete juxtaposed with a woman caring for a baby and an incompetent new dad were banned on Wednesday under new rules cracking down on sexist stereotypes.

British watchdog bans ads over sexist sterotypes

14 Aug 2019

LONDON, Aug 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British adverts showing a male para athlete juxtaposed with a woman caring for a baby and an incompetent new dad were banned on Wednesday under new rules cracking down on sexist stereotypes.

Britain's 'chicken shop gangs' using food to lure children into crime

12 Aug 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Criminal networks dubbed "chicken shop gangs" are using free fast food to lure children in Britain into dealing drugs, a parliamentary inquiry was told, after data showed the number of suspected child slaves identified nationally doubled last year.

Time for change, says Kenyan MP chided for taking baby to parliament

08 Aug 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Kenyan lawmaker who was kicked out of parliament for bringing her baby to work said on Thursday that the row highlighted the need to open up spaces for women and mothers.

Factbox: Ten key facts on Ebola, a year into Congo epidemic

01 Aug 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More help is needed to beat Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo, humanitarian and medical groups said on Thursday, as they marked a year since the epidemic was declared.

'Fairytale' win for first British jockey to race in a hijab

01 Aug 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A teenager made history as the first British jockey to compete in a major event wearing a hijab on Thursday, winning a "fairytale" victory at the famed Goodwood racecourse.

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