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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Tennis Australia have brokered a truce with Margaret Court and will recognise the 50th anniversary of her calendar Grand Slam at next year’s Australian Open but reiterated the organisation disagrees with her personal views on same-sex marriage. Court, who holds the all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles, has not attended […]

  By Devjyot Ghoshal NEW DELHI, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Protests over the alleged rape and murder of a 27-year-old veterinary doctor spread to cities across India on Monday as people demanded tough and swift punishments, including public lynchings, to stop crimes against women. The woman was raped, asphyxiated and her dead body then set […]

LAGOS, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Forty-seven Nigerian men pleaded innocent on Wednesday to a charge of public displays of affection with members of the same sex, an offence that carries a 10-year jail term. Homosexuality is outlawed in many socially conservative African societies where some religious groups brand it a corrupting Western import. The Nigerian […]

  MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Former Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has raised his compensation claim against Rugby Australia (RA) and the New South Wales Waratahs to A$14 million (7.40 million pounds) in an updated court filing. Folau, a fundamentalist Christian, was previously seeking A$10 million in damages from RA and the Waratahs, who terminated his four-year […]

By Arouna Sissoko LAC WEGNIA, Mali, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Modeste Traore has lived his whole life by Lake Wegnia, in Mali’s Sahel region, and its fish have provided him with a livelihood that supports his extended family of 14 children. But as temperatures rise, evaporation increases and the lake shrinks – phenomena experts blame […]

By Jeffrey Moyo CHEGUTU, Zimbabwe, Nov 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Donning a blue work suit, matching helmet and cement-spattered gumboots, 32-year old Mateline Mangari heaved a barrow of bricks over the deep mud cratering her Zimbabwean building site. One of two women working alongside a dozen men, Mangari could barely cross the site, a […]

  By K. Sophie Will LONDON, Nov 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – U.S. singer Cyndi Lauper, who is set to win the United Nations’ new social justice award, said on Wednesday that her drive to end LGBT+ homelessness began in support of family and friends. Best known for her ’80s-era pop hits, Lauper will receive […]

By Sebastien Malo BORGO BERI, Niger, Nov 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In the West African country of Niger, millet is said to be the king of grains – the cereal crop preferred by all farmers. And the king of millet in the southern town of Borgo Beri is indisputably farmer Hassane Hima. Given the […]

By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani ABUJA, Nov 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Employers must use Nigeria’s new national sex offenders register to vet their staff for it to succeed and the public must be made aware that it exists, rights activists said on Wednesday. The online database will contain the names of people convicted of sexual […]

By Thin Lei Win CANELLI, Italy, Nov 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – After carefully checking bunches of succulent, dark-skinned grapes native to Italy’s Piedmont wine region, Alhagie Jallow – who arrived from Gambia five years ago – nodded in approval. Jallow, 32, had never set eyes on a vineyard until 2015 when he started working […]

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