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Afghan football star helps Mexican streetkids score World Cup goal

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Yelling commands and lunging for the ball on the balding astro turf, Khalida Popal drilled the team of nine Mexican teenage girls through soccer training, weeks before they jet off to Russia for the World Cup - the street children's version.

Rana Plaza's 'forgotten' victims battle poverty as money dries up

SAVAR, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For four days, Rubina Begum lay buried in debris, waiting for death. But the seamstress survived the Rana Plaza building collapse that killed more than 1,000 workers near Dhaka in 2013. Today, she often wishes she had died that April morning.

With one click, Afghan woman's dream of university comes true

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A photograph of an Afghan woman nursing her baby while writing a university entrance exam has sparked a global campaign to help her further her education in a country where women and girls are regularly discriminated against.

South India's 'Tollywood' film industry tackles sex trafficking

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - South India's popular Telugu film industry - known as Tollywood - has produced six short anti-trafficking films in what is described as a first from an industry often used by traffickers to trap aspiring actresses in brothels.

French photographer captures stark divide in booming Gurugram

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A photographic exhibition in Paris aims to capture both the rapid growth of an Indian city and the deep divide in the South Asian giant's urban centres, where the poor can only aspire to live in the gleaming properties they build or clean.