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Ugandans turn to 'barefoot lawyers' to settle land disputes

It handles enquiries ranging from family disputes to employment, but the most common issue is land → Read More

Equality won't happen by itself, says Finnish PM

Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin called on Thursday for governments and companies to do more to ensure women were treated fairly, saying equality would not happen by itself. → Read More

Domain sale could do 'irreparable harm' to millions of charities, NGOs warn

Registrations for the millions of nonprofits whose websites end in .org are overseen by the Internet Society (ISOC), but in November the U.S. nonprofit announced it was selling control to a year-old private equity firm called Ethos Capital. → Read More

Millions go hungry in wealthy Canada

ROME - Canadians who cannot afford regular meals are more likely to die early, according to a study released on Monday, showing that people are dying from hunger even in wealthy countries. → Read More

No sex, no babies: S.Korea's emerging feminists reject marriage

No dating, no sex, no marriage and no babies: 2 South Korean YouTubers who vow to stay single have caused uproar in the east Asian nation as it battles the world's lowest fertility rate. → Read More

For Indian migrants, the quicker and cheaper route to UAE is also the more exploitative one

Indians are increasingly opting for visit visas instead of work permits. → Read More

Queer K-pop: chorus grows for gay rights in Asia

'Unnie Choir' sang about their struggles at a sold-out concert in the socially conservative nation, where homosexuality remains taboo despite rapid economic advances in recent decades. → Read More

Riding the ‘Internet Express’: Kashmiris are taking the train to Jammu to get online

The internet blackout in the Valley is the longest one imposed by a democracy yet. → Read More

Chinese woman with mystery virus quarantined in Thailand

CHINA-HEALTH/PNEUMONIA-THAILAND:Chinese woman with mystery virus quarantined in Thailand → Read More

Small but dangerous: volcano spews ash over Philippine capital

Thousands evacuated amid warnings of a possible explosive eruption and volcanic tsunami → Read More

Scientists paint Australia fires as red alert on climate change

LONDON - With the sky outside a menacing red, Nerilie Abram's family is staying inside, with the windows shut and curtains drawn at their home in Canberra, Australia's smoke-choked capital. → Read More

Pompeo, Esper arrive at White House after Iran attack on Iraqi base

IRAQ-SECURITY/ATTACK-WHITEHOUSE (URGENT):Pompeo, Esper arrive at White House after Iran attack on Iraqi base → Read More

Digging up the dirt – could soil contain the answer to food shortages?

Healthy soil can boost yields but erosion is taking away the potential. → Read More

From medicine to recycling, 6 African start-ups doing business for good in 2019

Social enterprises are growing with the emergence of tech hubs and accelerators across developing nations. → Read More

Meatless burgers, hemp cocktails and pasta straws: 2019 eco-friendly food trends

From cockroach milk to beer made from waste water, a raft of eco-friendly food trends hit menus and supermarket shelves in 2019 vowing not to add to the world's carbon emissions. → Read More

Stellar view? Space hotels race to offer tourists a room in the sky

More companies are working on ways to bring the stars within the reach of more people. → Read More

Tesla, Apple among firms accused of aiding child labor in Congo

The legal complaint on behalf of 14 families from Congo was filed on Sunday by International Rights Advocates, a US-based human rights non-profit, against Tesla Inc, Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc, Microsoft Corp and Dell Technologies Inc.. → Read More

Major states snub calls for climate action as U.N. summit wraps up

"The international community lost an important opportunity to show increased ambition on mitigation, adaptation and finance to tackle the climate crisis," says U.N. chief → Read More

Brazil Amazon deforestation climbs more than 100% in November over same month last year -gov't agency

Researchers and environmentalists blame right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro for emboldening ranchers and loggers by calling for the Amazon to be developed → Read More

Blackwater founder Erik Prince held secret talks with top Venezuelan official -sources

VENEZUELA-POLITICS/ERIKPRINCE (PIX):Blackwater founder Erik Prince held secret talks with top Venezuelan official -sources → Read More