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Five good news stories you might have missed in 2016

By Magdalena Mis LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As 2016 draws to a close with news dominated by bloodshed, disasters & disease from the Middle East to Africa & Latin…

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Many indigenous people lack title to land where they live, research shows

By Chris Arsenault TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Indigenous people formally own just one-tenth of the world's land, according to research released on Wednesday as part of a campaign that…

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Sex life of sleeping sickness parasite may lead to its downfall

By Alex Whiting LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An unusual sex life may spell the extinction of the deadly African sleeping sickness parasite, which threatens millions of people in West…

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Advice to delay pregnancy due to Zika virus is naive, activists say

By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Women in El Salvador & Colombia are being cautioned to avoid pregnancy due to the potentially dangerous Zika virus, yet little access…

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New $130 million project aims to cut food waste from fields to tables

By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than a third of the world's food goes uneaten, & many crops harvested in Africa are discarded rather than sold,…

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U.S. girls, women at risk of genital mutilation has tripled: study

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than half a million women & girls in the United States live at risk of female genital mutilation, a threefold…

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Activists call for witness protection as major Thai human trafficking trial begins

By Alisa Tang BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thai authorities must step up witness protection for a major human trafficking trial with the accused including an army general & one…

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Behind the scary headlines, 2015 gives reason for optimism

By Joseph D'Urso LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – This year may be remembered for barrel bombs, beheadings & the Bataclan massacre, yet according to a Harvard psychologist, a remarkable long…

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Bigotry, panic reflected in media coverage of migrants and refugees

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From Bulgaria to Brazil, journalists reporting on the global migration & refugee crisis often fail to tell the full story, & regularly perpetuate negative stereotyping…

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Number of global migrants rises dramatically, especially in Asia: U.N.

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The number of international migrants soared to 244 million this year, an increase of more than 40 percent from the year…

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