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UPDATE 1-U.N. condemns making women athletes cut testosterone in intersex row

22 Mar 2019

LONDON, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Forcing female athletes to regulate testosterone could breach international human rights rules, according to the United Nation's top human rights group in a rare foray into sports amid an escalating row over intersex and transgender competitors.

REFILE-U.N. condemns making women athletes cut testosterone in intersex row

22 Mar 2019

LONDON, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Forcing female athletes to regulate testosterone could breach international human rights rules, according to the United Nations' top human rights group in a rare foray into sports amid an escalating row over intersex and transgender competitors.

Victory for Kenya's LGBT+ community as charity wins right to be recognised

22 Mar 2019

NAIROBI, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A prominent LGBT+ organisation in Kenya won the right to be recognised as a charity on Friday in a Court of Appeal ruling that could give greater freedom to persecuted sexual minorities across the country.

ANALYSIS-Rights of 'ordinary people' in focus as 1 bln vote in Asia

22 Mar 2019

BANGKOK, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rights over land and forests, a push for LGBT+ equality, and getting more women on the ballot are some top election issues in Thailand, India and Indonesia as more than 1 billion people prepare to go to the polls, including many first-time voters.

FEATURE-Does #nomakeup trend help women or is it bare-faced cheek?

22 Mar 2019

LONDON, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From the skies to the stage, women are taking a stand for equality by wiping off their make-up, sparking a bare-faced trend that won rising numbers of followers globally but also triggered vocal defenders of the benefits of cosmetics.

Guinea risks 'conflict and confusion' with mining eviction policy

21 Mar 2019

DAKAR, March 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Civil society groups rejected Guinea's first policy seeking to protect people displaced by mines and dams on Thursday, saying it would worsen poverty and conflict in the mineral-rich nation.

Talent not testosterone powers intersex athletes, scientists say

21 Mar 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Talent not testosterone is behind the success of intersex athletes such as Olympic champion Caster Semenya, scientists said on Wednesday, stepping into a toxic battle of the sexes over fairness in sport.

UK should not detain 'at risk' LGBT+ asylum seekers - lawmakers

21 Mar 2019

LONDON, March 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain should not put LGBT+ asylum seekers in immigration detention centres where they risk being abused and harassed by staff and other detainees, lawmakers said on Thursday.

FEATURE-In battle with 'land mafia', Pakistan targets win for forests and climate

21 Mar 2019

ISLAMABAD, March 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is aiming to fight climate change and pollution by planting trees on government land clawed back from politically connected landlords who have illegally profited from it for years.

FEATURE-Add cows, subtract chemicals: Organic farming a plus for climate-hit Indian farmers

21 Mar 2019

ICHAPUR, India, March 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As climate change brought less predictable weather, farmers Deepankar Mandal and Sanjib Mandal used to struggle with growing uncertainty about whether they would get a crop each season.

World News

U.S. lawmakers await details of Mueller's Russia report

U.S. lawmakers waited on Sunday for details of a confidential report into a probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election that has cast a pall over President Donald Trump's time in office and raised questions about possible collusion between the Republican's campaign and Moscow.