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FEATURE-'Everything is stolen from us': Tunisians fight to preserve cultural heritage

5:30am IST

FOUSSANA, Tunisia, June 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - S tanding near the shrine of the Sufi saint Sidi Boughanem in western Tunisia, Karim points to the earth below his feet.

Georgia's first pride event kicks off amid tensions, threats

5:30am IST

TBILISI, June 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Georgia's first LGBT+ pride event will kick off on Wednesday, with tensions running high after religious leaders asked authorities to ban it and ultra-nationalist groups issued threats.

In challenge to Trump, Oregon votes to cap climate emissions

18 Jun 2019

NEW YORK, June 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lawmakers in Oregon have voted to price climate-changing emissions from large polluters across the state's economy, in the latest move by a local government to fight global warming despite reluctance from the White House.

YouTuber buys U.S. town and renames it Gay Hell

18 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - YouTube star Elijah Daniel has bought the town of Hell and renamed it Gay Hell, only allowing Pride flags to fly in protest at President Donald Trump's administration's refusal to allow U.S. embassies to hoist the flag for LGBT+ Pride month.

African survivors of female circumcision call for help with mental trauma

18 Jun 2019

DAKAR, June 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - African survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM) said mental health services are their biggest need and urged governments and charities to provide support for dealing with long-term trauma.

Urbanisation, commercial farms threaten Asia's forests, U.N. warns

18 Jun 2019

BANGKOK, June 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sprawling urban areas and expanding plantations are placing greater pressure on forests and resources in Asia-Pacific, hurting rural communities and exacerbating the effects of climate change, the United Nations food agency said on Tuesday.

London named Europe's top 'tech for good' hotspot

18 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From mobile food sharing to 3D-printed splints, London has been named the best European city for developing technology to solve environmental and social problems, according to E.U.-funded research unveiled on Tuesday.

Britain rebuffs call for 'fast fashion' levy to tackle labour abuse, waste

18 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's government rejected calls on Tuesday from parliamentarians to introduce a new levy on clothing sales to help tackle labour abuses and environmental damage in the country's fashion industry.

'Top Gear' uses rainbow-painted cars to protest Brunei gay sex laws

17 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The presenters of the British TV show "Top Gear" have painted two cars used in an episode shot in Brunei in the colours of the rainbow flag in a show of solidarity with LGBT+ people over a plan to impose the death penalty for gay sex.

UN climate chief says 3C hotter world 'just not possible'

17 Jun 2019

BARCELONA, June 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change is an "existential issue" for humankind, and stepping up efforts to keep warming to globally agreed limits is urgent, the U.N. climate chief said on Monday, calling on governments to make progress at talks in Bonn.

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