Bogota, Colombia
Thomson Reuters Foundation

A court in Ecuador has upheld a ruling that prevents the government from selling land in the Amazon rainforest to oil companies, a move activists called a historic win for the Waorani indigenous tribe living there.

The government had appealed an earlier court

Mexico City
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Violence against girls in Mexico by members of their own family has increased sharply in recent years, rising by nearly a third from 2010 to 2014 alone, a UNICEF report said on Thursday.

Girls suffer far more violence, rape, harassment and abuse at

Chennai, India
Thomson Reuters Foundation

An Indian state has set aside hundreds of college places for survivors of trafficking and sexual assault, a move welcomed by anti-slavery charities on Friday for helping improve the lives of rescued slaves.

The southern Indian state of Karnataka said this week that

RNS

The Christian Academy in Japan, a suburban Tokyo school founded in 1950 as a boarding school for the children of Christian missionaries, is investigating 66 cases of alleged past abuse of students at the school spanning decades.

Those allegations include faculty physically and sexually abusing students mostly

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Not enough breastfeeding costs the global economy almost $US1 billion each day due to lost productivity and healthcare costs, researchers said on Friday, as health experts urged more support for nursing mothers.

A new website developed by researchers in Canada and Asia

RNS

As the director of disaster relief for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention and a former resident of the border region himself, Scottie Stice and his colleagues have spent years giving aid to migrants along the US-Mexico border.

But these days, said the Texan, “We have had

Karachi, Pakistan
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Efforts to prepare Pakistani mountain communities threatened by the collapse of glacial lakes, as climate change brings faster glacier melt, paid off this week as a flood ravaged five villages in Chitral district but appeared to cost no lives, Pakistan and international officials

Washington, DC
Reuters

The US State Department said on Thursday it would host a conference in Washington next week to highlight the problem of religious persecution, and has invited victims of recent attacks at a synagogue in San Diego, mosques in New Zealand and an Easter Day bombing

Brussells, Belgium
Reuters

The European Union has called on Facebook and other platforms to invest more in fact-checking, but a new study shows those efforts may rarely reach the communities worst affected by fake news.

The analysis by big-data firm Alto Data Analytics over a three-month

New York/Washington, DC
Reuters

US authorities on Sunday will begin arresting at least 2,000 immigrant families eligible for deportation in a nationwide series of raids long threatened by President Donald Trump, the New York Times reported, citing former and current officials.

Trump forewarned of the planned operation in

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