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Shark pulls woman overboard by biting finger in Australia

A woman who was pulled into crocodile-infested waters in northwestern Australia when a shark bit her finger as she attempted to feed it…

Outrage after Malaysian man marries 11-year-old Thai girl

The marriage of a Malaysian man with a 11-year-old Thai girl has sparked outrage in the Muslim majority country with one activist Sunday…

Man held for keeping mother, sister captive in Spain home

by AFP A man has been detained in Spain for allegedly keeping his mother and sister captive in their home in rooms they shared…

Saudi women driving ban ends

By AFP – Saudi Arabia allowed women to drive from Sunday, overturning the world’s only ban on female motorists, a historic reform that is expected…

Cambodia finds 33 surrogate mothers in raid on illegal business

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – A raid by Cambodian authorities on an illegal surrogacy business in Phnom Penh uncovered 33 women paid to deliver…

Britain to press ahead with ‘upskirting’ ban, PM May says it leaves victims “feeling degraded and distressed”

The British government said Monday it will push through a ban on “upskirting” — secretly taking pictures up women’s skirts — after a…

#MeToo makes waves in Australia with workplace sex harassment probe

Australia launched a national inquiry into workplace sexual harassment Wednesday, in a sign governments are beginning to respond to a global issue highlighted by…

Thousands of women with early stage breast cancer can be spared the “agony of chemotherapy”, researchers say

BBC Thousands of women with early stage breast cancer can be spared the “agony of chemotherapy”, researchers say. It follows trials of a genetic test…

Swedish girls fearing forced marriage told to hide spoon in underwear

By Emma Batha LONDON, May 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A Swedish city is advising girls who fear being taken abroad for forced marriage or…

Ireland votes to end abortion ban as “quiet revolution” transforms country

By Padraic Halpin and Conor Humphries DUBLIN, May 26 (Reuters) – Ireland’s prime minister on Saturday hailed the culmination of “a quiet revolution” in what…

Real-life story of a young girl who gets trapped in global sex trade struggled to get funding because ‘it was too controversial’

By Serena Chaudhry LONDON, May 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A new film starring “Slumdog Millionaire”‘s Freida Pinto and Demi Moore, about the real-life story…

Mother found guilty of forcing daughter into marriage in landmark U.K. trial

By Emma Batha LONDON, May 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A mother who tricked her teenage daughter into travelling to Pakistan to marry an older…

Meghan Markle sets off for Windsor wedding to Prince Harry

By Emma Rumney and Andrew MacAskill WINDSOR, England (Reuters) – U.S. actress Meghan Markle set off in a limousine on Saturday for her wedding to…

Zambia’s youngest most accomplished female pilot honoured by country’s president

Zambia’s youngest most accomplished female pilot, Besa Mumba, was honoured with the presidential Labour Award on workers day by the country’s president Edgar Lungu. At 19…

Facebook introducing dating

By David Ingram SAN JOSE, Calif.  – Facebook Inc is entering the dating game, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday, planning a dating service…

Study Finds Almost All Beauty Products Sold to Black Women Contain Hazardous Ingredients

A smaller share of hair and beauty products marketed to Black women scored low in potentially harmful ingredients than products aimed at the general…

Protesters Galvanized by #MeToo Movement Helped Pile Pressure to Convict Bill Cosby

By David DeKok NORRISTOWN, Pa.- As Bill Cosby approached a Pennsylvania courthouse for the beginning of his retrial on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting…

It’s a boy: UK’s Prince William, Kate have third child

LONDON (Reuters) – Kate, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a boy at a hospital in London on Monday, the third child…

Beyonce to donate $100,000 for scholarships at black colleges

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – On the back of wide praise for her two-hour performance at the Coachella music festival, Beyonce on Monday said she…