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FEATURE-Swedish woman adopted as toddler uncovers sordid past in hunt for her Indian mother
By Roli Srivastava MUMBAI, June 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As an Indian child adopted and raised in Sweden, Nilakshi Elizabeth Purve Jorendal, was always curious about her birth mother.

Construction on wetlands ramps up water stress in Zimbabwe
By Jeffrey Moyo HARARE, June 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Unspooling the rope tied to a metal bucket, Shylet Nhari listens to the repeated clangs of the tin striking the walls of the well as her bucket makes its way down.

Reuters Sports Schedule at 0001 GMT on Tuesday, June 27
Reuters sports schedule at 0001 GMT on Tuesday: SOCCER Bild to publish Garcia report details BERLIN - German newspaper Bild has obtained a copy of the Garcia report, commissioned by soccer's world governing body FIFA to investigate the decisions to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments to Russia and Qatar respectively.

FEATURE-Politics of Death: Land conflict and murder go "hand in hand" in Brazil
By Chris Arsenault RIO DE JANEIRO, June 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A year after witnessing the murder of his friend by a gang of farmers in Brazil's agricultural heartland, indigenous activist Elson Gomes still fears for his life.

Image of the United States has plunged under Trump, survey shows
The image of the United States has deteriorated sharply across the globe under President Donald Trump and an overwhelming majority of people in other countries have no confidence in his ability to lead, a survey from the Pew Research Center showed.

China accuses Indian border guards of crossing into its territory - Xinhua
China has accused Indian border guards of crossing into its territory from the state of Sikkim on India's northeastern border with Tibet, state news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday.

Brazil's top prosecutor charges President Temer with corruption
Brazil's top federal prosecutor charged President Michel Temer on Monday with accepting bribes, the first of what is expected to be a series of formal graft charges against the deeply unpopular leader in the coming weeks.

U.S. House committee eyes $18.5 bln increase to Trump defense budget
Republican House of Representatives Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry released a proposed defense policy bill intended to address military readiness and the Department of Defense's unfunded requirements list, which is hovering at $33 billion, House staff told reporters on Monday.

Modi in US: POTUS and PM issue joint statement, vow to destroy radical Islamic terrorism
Modi and Trump struck a common note on terrorism, vowing to strengthen efforts to fight the scourge and eliminate safe havens for terrorists.

PM Modi and I are world leaders in social media, says Trump
US President Donald Trump today described Prime Minister Narendra Modi and himself as "world leaders in social media" -- a reference to their multi-million strong following on online platforms -- and said it has enabled them to hear directly from their citizens.