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Comic Relief stops sending celebs to Africa after white saviour furore

9:43pm IST

Oct 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British charity Comic Relief said on Wednesday that it will stop sending celebrities to Africa to raise funds following criticism that figures like singer Ed Sheeran acted like "white saviours".

With social media chatbots, Indonesia braces for monsoon floods

8:43pm IST

Oct 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Indonesia braces for monsoon floods, a local website said on Wednesday that it will help emergency workers and residents, already battling the new coronavirus, better respond to crises.

Rural homelessness in England seen doubling as locals priced out

8:22pm IST

Oct 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Homelessness in rural areas of England has more than doubled in the past two years as the rising cost of housing has priced out local people, researchers said on Wednesday.

CORRECTED-FEATURE-Woman's suicide prompts Indian state to mull LGBT+ conversion therapy ban

8:20pm IST

KOCHI, India, Oct 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Aswathi told her parents she was a lesbian, they took her to a nun and then to a doctor who wanted to run hormone tests to make her straight - one of thousands of LGBT+ Indians subjected to conversion therapies that are now facing a possible ban.

Netflix shines light on Nigerian sex trafficking

7:08pm IST

DAKAR, Oct 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Set in the shady underworld of Lagos brothels, Nigerian thriller Òlòtūré gives viewers an inside look at the sex trafficking schemes that ensnare thousands of Nigerian women each year.

Kept out of traditional jobs, transgender people see hope in tech world

5:30pm IST

MEXICO CITY, Oct 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a transgender woman living in Russia, where LGBT+ people often face abuse and state repression, Chloe Golovleva said she felt like an animal trapped in a cage.

A hunt across the border - indigenous rights in case before Canada's Supreme Court

5:30pm IST

TORONTO, Oct 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Canada's British Columbia, the mountainous West Kootenay region forms a rare inland temperate rainforest, where the Sinixt tribe has hunted game, fished for salmon and picked berries for thousands of years.

FEATURE-'Potholes' from the past help drought-hit Zimbabwean farmers save water

1:30pm IST

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Oct 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For 18 years, Thokozile Ncube has been planting her crops in manure-filled holes covered with straw - and every year, she grows enough to feed her family, as other farmers in Zimbabwe's drought-prone Matobo district watch their crops shrivel.

REFILE-U.S. Christian groups spent $280m fighting LGBT+ rights, abortion overseas

27 Oct 2020

LONDON, Oct 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Right-wing U.S. groups have put more than $280 million into campaigns against LGBT+ rights and abortion worldwide since 2007, almost $90 million of which focused on Europe, according to a report on Tuesday.

FEATURE-Can GPS tags stop domestic abusers? France turns to trackers to fight violence

27 Oct 2020

Oct 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As France trials electronic bracelets to keep domestic abusers away from their victims, women's rights campaigners have warned that tagging systems will not be enough to stop violent men from killing.

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