10 ways to celebrate International Women’s Day in Toronto
Equality. Progress. Change. Mar. 8 is International Women’s Day. This is a time for not only Canadians but people around the globe to celebrate the progress that has been made in the fight for equality for women. This year, for Canada, the theme of the day is Equality Matters.... Read more
No deaths as avalanche sweeps past skiers in France’s Tignes
LYON, France, March 7 (Reuters) – No one was killed in an avalanche that swept past several skiers on Tuesday in Tignes, authorities in the French Alpine resort said. The avalanche was triggered shortly before 10 A.M. (0900 GMT) in an off-piste area of the vast resort and swept across a relatively easy... Read more
The biggest challenge facing women? Work, say men and women globally
Video courtesy of Thomson Reuter Foundation. By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON, March 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The world would be a better place for women if they had access to more and better quality jobs, according to a street survey of women and men in 10 countries in Europe,... Read more
Trump backs House Republican healthcare plan, aims to cut drug prices
By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed a draft U.S. House of Representatives Republican bill to repeal and replace the Obamacare healthcare law and said it was open to negotiation, adding that he was working on a system to cut drug prices.... Read more
Studies highlight gender, racial inequalities in medical profession
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – Women and minorities face more barriers to getting ahead in their medical careers, both early in training and later on, researchers say. In one study, Dr. Julie Boiko of the University of California, San Francisco and colleagues found that women are underrepresented... Read more
Ireland may widen inquiry after “appalling” discovery of baby remains
DUBLIN, March 6 (Reuters) – Ireland will widen an inquiry into former Church-run homes for unmarried mothers if needed, Prime Minister Enda Kenny said on Monday, calling the discovery of long-dead babies at one home “truly appalling.” The remains of babies ranging from newborn to three-years-old were found in... Read more
Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children a year – WHO
LONDON, March 6 (Reuters) – A quarter of all global deaths of children under five are due to unhealthy or polluted environments including dirty water and air, second-hand smoke and a lack or adequate hygiene, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. Such unsanitary and polluted environments can... Read more
Trump signs revised travel ban order, leaves Iraq off
By Steve Holland and Julia Edwards Ainsley WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump signed a revised executive order on Monday banning citizens from six Muslim-majority nations from traveling to the United States but removing Iraq from the list after his controversial first attempt was blocked in the... Read more
Age no bar: elderly Indian women go to school for the first time
By Rina Chandran PHANGANE, India, March 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A little before 2 pm each day, when residents of Phangane village in India’s Maharashtra state usually take a quick nap in the heat of the day, elderly women in bright pink sarees head towards a colorful hut,... Read more
South Korea suggests North’s suspension from UN over airport killing
By Stephanie Nebehay and Joseph Sipalan GENEVA/KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 (Reuters) – South Korea called for “collective measures” to punish North Korea for using chemical weapons to kill the estranged half-brother of its leader Kim Jong Un, as Malaysia said on Tuesday it would charge two women with murder... Read more