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AMSTERDAM, Aug 5 (Reuters) – One of Europe’s biggest annual Gay Pride parades kicked off on the canals of Amsterdam on Saturday, with over 500,000 visitors from around the world expected to cheer on 80 boats representing a wide variety of organizations from the LGBTI+ community. “Remember the past, create the future”, is this year’s […]

  MAPUTO, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi and the leader of the main opposition party Renamo on Thursday signed a permanent ceasefire agreement, designed to put an end to almost half a century of hostilities that killed over 1 million people at their peak. Renamo and Nyusi’s ruling party fought on opposing […]

By Layli Foroudi TUNIS, Aug 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In the early hours of a Sunday morning, before the city of Tunis wakes up and the sun becomes unbearably hot, Raouf Hayetlili and his neighbour Noureddine Tayara are already pulling trailers of plastic up a hill. Tayara, a 65-year-old waste picker, started working just after […]

  By Rachel Savage and Rebecca Rosman LONDON, July 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When ‘The Gay Footballer’ tweeted, “I am a proud gay man” in early July, it seemed the 29-year wait for a top tier male player to come out publicly would soon be over. But the @FootballerGay account, which amassed 50,000 followers, […]

  APIA, Samoa (Reuters) – Keyonce Lee Hang is busy finishing preparations for the to’ona’i, a traditional lunch served after Sunday church in Samoa, and attending to her elderly, bed-ridden grandmother. Strongly built and wearing a floral dress and false eyelashes – and self-named after American singer Beyonce – Lee Hang can’t help but make […]

  By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali   WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) – The Air Force general picked by President Donald Trump to become the second-highest ranking U.S. military officer on Tuesday vehemently denied sexual assault allegations against him at his confirmation hearing, and received a strong endorsement from a senator who said she was […]

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By Praveen Menon WELLINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – Thousands of Maori people protested across New Zealand on Tuesday calling for an end to the practice of taking at-risk children away from their families, as tensions grow between the indigenous community and the government. Children facing harm have been moved into state care for decades despite […]

By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame DOUALA, Cameroon, July 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – John Tabi, a cocoa farmer from Cameroon’s Southwest Region, barely ekes out a living selling water sachets in a refugee camp in Douala, after fleeing a separatist insurgency back home. The crisis has reduced him and his family of five to “beggars depending […]

  Daniel Mason-D’Croz is a Senior Research Scientist in the Agriculture and Food division of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) based in St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia. Generations of folk-wisdom embodied in many traditional diets has recognised the importance of fruits and vegetables. In fact, the first formal dietary recommendation, issued in 1835 […]

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