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Laws banning gay sex under challenge in tiny Caribbean nation

19 Jul 2019

MEXICO CITY, July 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A gay man in the tiny Caribbean nation of Dominica filed a legal claim challenging its laws that ban gay sex and punish same-sex relations with prison terms and psychiatric confinement, a Canada-based rights group said on Friday.

Africa's largest wind power project opens in northern Kenya

19 Jul 2019

NAIROBI, July 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya unveiled Africa's largest wind power plant on Friday, a project aimed at reducing electricity costs and dependence on fossil fuels and moving the nation to meet its ambitious goal of 100% green energy next year.

India introduces new trans rights bill in parliament after backlash

19 Jul 2019

NEW DELHI, July 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's government on Friday presented a revised version of its transgender rights bill to parliament after criticism from the country's vibrant transgender community, who said sections of an earlier version would violate their rights.

FEATURE-Trans asylum seekers assaulted, abused in U.S., UK, Norway detention

18 Jul 2019

LONDON, July 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nahia Riviera was thousands of miles from home in a Norwegian centre for asylum seekers last December trying to flee the United States, where she no longer felt safe, when she said she was sexually assaulted.

Top Americas rights commission condemns Honduras LGBT+ murders

18 Jul 2019

BOGOTA, July 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Americas' top human rights commission on Thursday called on Honduras to investigate growing violence against trans people in the Central American nation, where three transgender women were killed in the first week of this month alone.

Singaporeans head to fire hotspot village in Indonesia to tackle haze

18 Jul 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Singaporean charity is working with villagers in Indonesia to restore ancient peatlands, seeking to curb the haze that chokes the region every year, organisers said on Thursday.

Lesbians launch landmark same-sex partnership case in Serbia

18 Jul 2019

LONDON, July 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A lesbian couple launched a landmark bid on Thursday to win legal recognition for same-sex partners in Serbia, saying they wanted to step out and stand up for LGBT+ rights in the Balkans.

FEATURE-Home on the range? Private buyers restore U.S. grassland to cowboy consternation

18 Jul 2019

AMERICAN PRAIRIE RESERVE, Montana, July 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - S agebrush waved in the breeze, prairie dogs chattered, pronghorn antelope galloped and bison wallowed under the Montana sun.

UK lawmakers to count environmental cost of mass tourism

18 Jul 2019

LONDON, July 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British lawmakers said on Thursday they would count the environmental cost of mass tourism amid warnings that leisure trips pose an ever greater threat to the planet.

FEATURE -Bullied by peers, India's LGBT+ children drop out of schools

18 Jul 2019

CHENNAI, India, July 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The school bullies started by teasing six-year-old Shemba for walking in a feminine way, and graduated to stone-throwing when the transgender girl - initially raised as a boy - started wearing girls' uniform, aged 10.

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