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World 13 Jan 2015 | 12:30 AM Premium

Thailand to adopt fines, GPS to 'eradicate slave trade'

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thailand is deploying GPS on fishing boats, adopting steep fines and a budget to hire 700 anti-corruption staff in an effort to combat human trafficking ahead of a U.S. deadline to show improvement, authorities said on Monday.

World 23 Jan 2015 | 9:35 PM Premium

Zimbabwe women demand harsher penalties for sex offenders - TRFN

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in Zimbabwe are calling for tougher penalties for sexual harassment of women amid public anger over a highly publicised street attack and with police data showing that some offenders have got off with fines as low as $5 in the past.

World 29 May 2015 | 8:20 PM Premium

After 50 years, stateless Shona still trapped in Kenya's shadows

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a village on the outskirts of Kenya's capital Nairobi, 53-year-old Margaret Maposa embroiders seat covers for a customer, sitting with her niece Elizabeth Moyo, who is weaving a multi-coloured basket.

Nation 04 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

GHB set to unveil line-up of ‘ulama extraordinaire’

PETALING JAYA: PAS splinter group Gerakan Harapan Baru will unveil its “ulama extraordinaire” line-up next week.

World 27 Apr 2015 | 10:45 PM Premium

Aid groups, celebrities seek funds for Nepal quake; experts urge caution

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments, aid agencies and celebrities on Monday intensified a push for funding to help survivors of a deadly earthquake in Nepal as the risks posed by a lack of food, water and shelter escalated hourly.

World 28 Apr 2015 | 1:50 AM Premium

Aid groups, celebrities seek funds for Nepal quake; experts urge caution

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments, aid agencies and celebrities on Monday intensified a push for funding to help survivors of a deadly earthquake in Nepal as the risks posed by a lack of food, water and shelter escalated hourly.

World 12 Jan 2015 | 11:40 PM Premium

U.S.-funded Afghan police payroll at risk of waste and abuse - watchdog

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States is spending more than $300 million a year on Afghan police officer salaries despite a significant risk that the funds are being wasted and abused, a U.S. government watchdog said on Monday.

Nation 29 Jan 2015 | 7:15 PM Premium

MIC: Subra calls for 2009 CWC to lead party until situation resolved

PETALING JAYA: With a moratorium in place, MIC deputy president Datuk Seri Dr. S. Subramaniam has voiced the need for an interim leadership to administer the party until a resolution is achieved.

Nation 02 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Woman held for abusing mum

SHE would leave her mother at home without any food to eat when she goes to work. And she would beat the elderly woman if she caught her collecting and selling used bottles and cans to buy her meals.

World 16 Apr 2015 | 4:40 AM Premium

Poorest people open more bank accounts, World Bank study

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly three quarters of a billion people opened bank accounts or used mobile money providers for the first time from 2011 to 2014, a major leap forward in access to financial services that development experts say is key to ending global poverty.