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By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL, Feb 11 (Reuters) – The black comedy “Parasite” is a tale of two South Korean families – the wealthy Parks and the poor Kims – mirroring the deepening inequality in Asia’s fourth-largest economy. The film made history as the first non-English language movie to win the Oscar for best picture on […]

By Tom Hals and Brendan Pierson Feb 11 (Reuters) – In the #MeToo era, women who make sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men can count on public support, but the rape trial in New York of former movie producer Harvey Weinstein has shown that accusers should brace for far less friendly treatment in a court […]

  BRUSSELS, Feb 11 (Reuters) – The European Commission had to apologise again on Monday for a comment by foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, who had questioned young people’s commitment to the fight against climate change, referring to it as “Greta syndrome”. Speaking in Brussels on Wednesday, Borrell said he had doubts about young people’s […]

By Marko Phiri NTABAZINDUNA, Zimbabwe, Feb 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Deep in rural western Zimbabwe, where tarred roads are nonexistent, Japhet Ngwenya used to spend every season worrying that the people who advise him on how to protect his crops from dry spells and pest invasions would not be able to reach him. Ngwenya’s […]

By Sonia Elks LONDON, Feb 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From public transport to cycling, sustainable transport is on course to overtake driving in the world’s biggest cities within a decade, according to a study released on Monday. Private car trips will drop by 10% on average by 2030 to make up less than half […]

By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI, Feb 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The United Nations is to test drones equipped with mapping sensors and atomizers to spray pesticides in parts of east Africa battling an invasion of desert locusts that are ravaging crops and exacerbating a hunger crisis. Hundreds of millions of the voracious insects have swept […]

Authorities Need to Hold Armed Groups to Account  A woman walks with her daughter past the remains of homes that were destroyed during the March 23, 2019 attack on Ogossagou village by armed Dogon men in which over 150 civilians were killed.  © 2019 UNICEF/Keita (Bamako) – Armed groups in Mali have escalated their attacks […]

Freedom of movement between countries changed my life when I was growing up in Lincolnshire, and if it ends because of Brexit, the cost will be in human contact. The UK government boasts that it will end free movement between the UK and the EU as soon as it can, which could be as early […]

  Your Excellency, President El-Sisi, outgoing Chair of the African Union; Your Majesties; Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Government; Your Excellency, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the AU Commission; Your Excellency, Mr Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations; Honourable Mohammed Shtayyeh, Prime Minister of the State of Palestine representing President Mahmoud Abbas; […]

  The latest single to hit the airwaves from South African born – Australian breakout star, JARID, is a hot new sensual track titled “Don’t Complicate It”. Following the success of his previous single, “Slow Down On It”, this latest release as described by JARID is, “a fusion of 90’s Rnb and today’s Rnb with […]

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