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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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
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.
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.