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India

Umberto Bacchi

Georgian baywatch: First female lifeguards make a splash for equality

14 Jun 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Swimmers in distress off Georgia's Black Sea coast are set to experience a first this summer - being rescued by a woman.

Georgian baywatch: First female lifeguards make a splash for equality

14 Jun 2019

TBILISI, June 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Swimmers in distress off Georgia's Black Sea coast are set to experience a first this summer - being rescued by a woman.

Nuclear wasteland selfies draw ire as tourists flock to Chernobyl

12 Jun 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A spate of selfie-taking tourists at Chernobyl - one wearing little more than her underwear - in the wake of a hit TV series on the world's worst nuclear disaster has sparked anger, with the show's author urging more respect for the dead.

Gold of contention: Armenia land dispute in spotlight as government steps in

06 Jun 2019

JERMUK, Armenia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tonnes of gold that lie under a snow-capped mountain in Armenia have locked locals and international investors in a bitter land dispute, with the country's new government being watched closely in coming weeks as it tries to resolve the conflict.

Georgia's first Pride march will go ahead, organizers vow after threats

03 Jun 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Organizers of Georgia's first LGBT+ Pride event vowed on Monday to press ahead with a rally in the capital despite a government warning that such a gathering would be "impossible" following threats from far-right groups.

Georgia's first Pride march will go ahead, organisers vow after threats

03 Jun 2019

TBILISI, June 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Organisers of Georgia's first LGBT+ Pride event vowed on Monday to press ahead with a rally in the capital despite a government warning that such a gathering would be "impossible" following threats from far-right groups.

Melting glaciers threaten Asia's drought buffer, scientists warn

01 Jun 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries from India to Kazakhstan are far more dependent on melting glaciers for water than previously thought, particularly in summer droughts, scientists said on Wednesday, warning that rising temperatures were threatening supply.

Fury as Russian company tells women workers to stop wearing the trousers

31 May 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A company's offer of extra payments for women who wear a skirt or a dress to work has sparked a furious backlash in Russia, with feminists calling it a return to the Middle Ages.

Gay man takes Russia to Europe's rights court over Chechnya LGBT+ attacks

24 May 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Russian man who said he was tortured during a crackdown on LGBT+ people in Chechnya has appealed to Europe's top rights court, claiming his case was not properly investigated by Russian authorities, his lawyers said on Friday.

'Silenced' Georgian LGBT+ activists post coded messages to fight discrimination

17 May 2019

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A thousand colored stickers with messages against discrimination were posted across the Georgian capital of Tbilisi on Friday to highlight LGBT+ people's struggle for acceptance in the conservative former Soviet republic.

World News

"Sea of black" Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

Hundreds of thousands of people clogged the streets in central Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city's leader step down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill in a dramatic retreat following the most violent protests in decades.