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JAKARTA, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Indonesia’s parliament has revised the country’s marriage law to lift the minimum age at which women can marry by three years to 19, a move welcomed by campaigners as a step towards curbing child marriage in the world’s biggest Muslim majority-country. All factions in parliament agreed the revision at a […]

Something streaming this way comes… Netflix has a slew of NEW films that will provide all the thrills and chills you need to survive the Halloween season, including In the Shadow of the Moon (9/27), In the Tall Grass (10/4), Fractured (10/11), Eli (10/18) and Rattlesnake (10/25).

By Rina Chandran BANGKOK, Sept 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It’s a friendly greeting heard everywhere in New Zealand, but charges of cultural appropriation have pitted Kiwis with indigenous Maori heritage against the national airline, after it sought to trademark a logo with the words “kia ora”. Air New Zealand said the logo with the […]

By Goran Tomasevic ILEMI TRIANGLE, Kenya, Sept 13 (Reuters) – First, the scouts saw a footprint, then a suspected spy from a rival ethnic group, scuttling off into the bush. Expecting an attack, young men grabbed their guns and mothers grabbed their children – there are few state security forces in this remote area of […]

KINSHASA, Sept 14 (Reuters) – A former Congolese health minister was taken into custody on Saturday over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country’s response to the Ebola epidemic, police said. Oly Ilunga oversaw Democratic Republic of Congo’s handling of the outbreak, the second deadliest in history, for nearly a year. He was stripped by […]

BRASILIA, Sept 16 (Reuters) – A group of Brazilian anthropologists and environmentalists has put foward Chief Raoni Metuktire of the Kayapó tribe as a candidate for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for a lifetime of work protecting the Amazon rainforest. Raoni, an unmistakable Amazon icon with his large lip plate, yellow macaw-feather headdress and ear […]

By Thin Lei Win ROME, Sept 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The world must diversify its food production and consumption, or face damaging supply disruptions that could lead to suffering and social unrest, scientists warned on Monday. A new global study found the health and environmental benefits of transforming the way we farm would outweigh […]

There’s been a lot of focus recently on eating habits. Following the release of a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on land use last month, the world’s media was flooded with discussion and debate about whether or not we need to stop eating meat as part of the global effort to face […]

This summer, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) added fresh assessments to the mountain of evidence that climate change is having a major impact on food production—especially in poor regions like sub-Saharan Africa. According to the IPCC, it’s happening in relatively obvious ways, such as higher temperatures and extreme weather crippling harvests of staple crops like […]

Ash Kotak is a playwright and film-maker and leads the #AIDSMemoryUK Campaign to establish a national tribute to HIV and AIDS in Britain On Saturday, former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas made a statement via Twitter which he began by saying: “I want to share my secret with you. Why? Because it’s mine to tell you. Not […]

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