Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Competition for funding among companies trying to do good by doing everything from harvesting rainwater to making prosthetic limbs can be fierce.

Taking part in international contests that reward the best business ideas with prize money is a way for social enterprises

Calls for the release of Nigerian Christian schoolgirl Leah Sharibu - among 110 girls abducted from their school in Dapchi in February, 2018 - have been renewed ahead of her 16th birthday on Tuesday.

Leah Sharibu.

Sharibu was 14-years-old when she was taken from the

Kuala Lumpur
Thomson Reuters Foundation

A group of Indigenous people will file an unprecedented legal complaint against Australia on Monday, lawyers involved in the action said, accusing the government of breaching their human rights by falling short on its Paris climate accord pledges.

Eight residents of the Torres

Karachi, Pakistan
Thomson Reuters Foiundation

When Natasha Khokar was married off to a Chinese man last year, she was promised a life of wealth in a posh home. Instead, she was locked up in a shanty with not even a quilt or a toilet.

"It was like a

Rome
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Bargain hunters from Argentina to China swooped on a one-euro-auction and snapped up 16 abandoned Sicilian homes in a foreign buying frenzy that was heralded on Thursday as a positive invasion of a dying hilltop town.

Selling homes for token sums has become a

Melbourne, Australia
Reuters

Australia fullback Israel Folau has said he had chances to ease tensions amid the furore over his social media post and get back to playing rugby but had resisted them all because it would be doing "Satan's" work.

Folau, a fundamentalist Christian, is awaiting sanction

Six people, including a priest, have died after gunmen opened fire while Mass was being celebrated in a Catholic church in the country's north on Sunday.

It has been reported that 20 to 30 attackers on motorcycles shot and killed six people at the church in Dablo before setting fire

Almost 900 children, including 106 girls, were released by a Nigerian militia group last Friday, according to UNICEF.

The UN children's agency said 894 children were released by the Civilian Joint Task Force in the north-east Nigerian town of Maiduguri. The CJTF is a local militia group that

Melbourne, Australia
Reuters

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said the world was "not on track" to limiting global temperature rises to 1.5 per cent, TVNZ reported on Sunday, during his visit to New Zealand.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres signs the WTO's golden book, next to

Washington, DC
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Survivor-run groups that combat human trafficking need more support from the US Government so they can operate on a level playing field with larger agencies, an advisory council said last week.

Organisations run by survivors make unique, "invaluable" contributions fighting modern slavery need

Yaounde, Cameroon
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Hundreds of women have spoken out about sexual harassment and abuse in Namibia, sparking what activists on Friday said was one of Africa's first major #MeToo movements. 

In the past fortnight more than 200 cases of sexual violence have been reported to the

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