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Migrants losing $25 bln per year through remittance fees - UN

20 Nov 2018

LONDON, Nov 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lowering the fees migrant workers pay to send money home could result in $1 billion more being spent on education in developing countries, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

New Kenyan coastguard to stop foreigners stealing 'our fish'

20 Nov 2018

NAIROBI, Nov 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The launch of a coastguard in Kenya - one of a handful in Africa - could cut illegal fishing and boost the economy, experts said on Tuesday, although the service only has one boat so far.

Factbox: Murders of transgender people rising worldwide - activists

20 Nov 2018

LONDON, Nov 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Transgender people are suffering a spiral of "horrifying" violence worldwide, activists said ahead of an annual day of remembrance for victims on Tuesday aimed at raising awareness of transphobic hate crimes.

Deadly air pollution shortens lives by nearly 2 years - researchers

19 Nov 2018

NEW YORK, Nov 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Air pollution, caused largely by burning fossil fuels, is cutting global life expectancy by an average of 1.8 years per person, making it the world's top killer, researchers said on Monday.

Australian wedding magazine's closure highlights power of pink pound

19 Nov 2018

LONDON, Nov 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Australian wedding magazine has closed after LGBT+ activists used the power of the "pink pound" to persuade advertisers to abandon it over a decision not to cover same-sex marriages.

FEATURE-Can artificial intelligence improve maps for land conservation?

19 Nov 2018

SEATTLE, Nov 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In December 2016, environmental group Chesapeake Conservancy unveiled one of the largest, high-resolution land-cover maps made in the United States.

Lack of homes threatens English village life, experts warn

19 Nov 2018

LONDON, Nov 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of English villages face stagnation because no new affordable homes are being built there, experts said on Monday, warning of a "cycle of decline" in rural areas.

RPT-Edible insects hit supermarket shelves in UK first

19 Nov 2018

LONDON, Nov 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fancy some roasted crickets for a light snack? Look no further than in the local supermarket aisles.

Edible insects hit supermarket shelves in UK first

19 Nov 2018

LONDON, Nov 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fancy some roasted crickets for a light snack? Look no further than in the local supermarket aisles.

FEATURE-From sexuality to size: women find their voice through podcasts

19 Nov 2018

LONDON, Nov 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Looking for a podcast where Asian women chat about taboos, plus-sized women discuss dating, or Muslim feminists talk politics? Scroll through any list of popular podcasts, and you would be hard-pressed to find one that fits the bill.

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