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

London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

A nurse who survived the Rwandan genocide and wrote the first civilian testimony of the massacre said Myanmar's persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority amounts to genocide and is a "shame on the world's conscience".

Yolande Mukagasana, 65, lost her entire family during the

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Thomson Reuters Foundation

A fifth of the world's major cities will face "unknown" climate conditions by 2050, researchers warned on Wednesday, as rising temperatures heighten the risks of drought and flooding. 

Climate scientists at the Crowther Lab, a research group based at ETH Zurich, a

South Sudanese church leaders continued to amplify hope for their country, as the people quietly marked the 8th Independence Day, without an official government celebration.

The world’s newest nation which became an independent state on 9th July, 2011, is facing enormous challenges including insecurity, economic stagnation and famine due to

Bangkok
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Recent court rulings have underlined the complexity of India's numerous land laws, which have sparked conflicts and made it harder for poor farmers and indigenous people to access justice, analysts and lawyers said.

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that indigenous people in Meghalaya

Mexico City
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Mexico City's first elected woman mayor vowed on Tuesday to eradicate violence against women and end entrenched impunity for gender-based crimes in the capital.

"To avoid and eliminate violence against women...finally, that is the objective," Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said at an event launching

Juba, South Sudan
Thomson Reuters Foundation

A court in South Sudan has annulled a child marriage, in a rare legal case that activists say could signal a turning point for women's rights in the conservative country.

The marriage of a 16-year-old girl, the daughter of a cattle herdsman,

Sydney, Australia
Reuters

Australia will hold a national vote within three years on whether to include recognition of Indigenous people in its constitution, the government said on Wednesday, an issue that has spurred decades of often heated debate.

Australia has struggled to reconcile with descendants of its first

Sydney, Australia
Reuters

Australia needs more prayer, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a devout Christian, has said, vowing that his administration would do whatever needed to be done by way of legislation to protect religious expression, now at the centre of a national debate.

Australia has no bill of

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