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Chile passes law allowing teens over 14 to change their legal sex

Valpara - Lawmakers in Chile on Wednesday passed legislation allowing people as young as 14 to legally change their name and gender identity.The Chamber of Deputies passed the Gender Identity Law by a vote of 95-46.

Survey finds Japan med schools admitting men at higher rates

Apo - A government survey sparked by a discrimination scandal has found most Japanese medical schools admit male applicants at a higher rate than women, prompting further government investigation.

Romania gov't advisor compares president to Hitler

Bucharest - A Romanian government advisor sparked outrage Monday after posting a video clip comparing the country's president to Hitler as political tensions simmer after mass anti-corruption protests last month.

Nationwide probe after Tokyo med school excludes women

Apo - Japan Friday launched an unprecedented probe into gender discrimination at all the nation's medical universities after a Tokyo medical school admitted to altering the entrance test results of female applicants to exclude them.

Tokyo med school admits it altered tests to keep women out

Apo - A Tokyo medical school on Tuesday admitted entrance test scores for female applicants were routinely altered to keep women out and apologised for the discrimination after a probe."We betrayed the public trust.

Romania police probe anti-semitic graffiti at Elie Wiesel home

Bucharest - Romanian police on Saturday announced a probe into anti-semitic graffiti found on the walls of the house where Nobel Peace prize winner Elie Wiesel was born.

Japan ruling party under fire after MP calls LGBT 'unproductive'

Apo - Japan's ruling party has come under fire over remarks by one of its lawmakers who said gay and lesbian couples were "unproductive" because they cannot have children.

US social networks help combat racial bias

Washington - "Permit Patty" and "Pool Patrol Paula" have been unlikely -- and somewhat infamous -- stars of the Twitter age: they are white Americans who have called the police to report alleged problems with black people.

Trump reverses Obama-era race guidelines for admissions

Washington - President Donald Trump's administration took steps Tuesday to rescind Obama-era guidelines that encouraged schools to take applicants' race and ethnicity into account to promote diversity.

Transgender row makes waves in London park pond

London - A tranquil pond on London's Hampstead Heath has become the latest battleground over gender identity after a decision to allow transgender people to bathe in the women-only enclosure.

Anonymous Twitter troll convicted of abuse in Belgium

Apo - A Belgian court has convicted an anonymous Twitter user of harassment after the social media giant supplied his identity, in the country's first case of its kind, officials said Thursday.

Japan PM Abe pledges zero tolerance on sexual harassment

Apo - Japan's prime minister on Tuesday pledged zero tolerance on sexual harassment, ordering senior officials to undergo training to prevent abuse after a scandal involving a top government bureaucrat."Sexual harassment is a clear violation of human rights....

In conservative Haiti, couple fights for transgender tolerance

Port-au-prince - Three days before their marriage, Yaisah Val of Haiti revealed to her fiance that she was transgender and had completed reassignment surgery -- no small act for anyone, let alone in a country dominated by patriarchy and homophobia.

Sex bias kills 240,000 infant girls in India yearly: study

Paris - Almost a quarter-of-a-million girls younger than five die in India every year due to neglect resulting from society's preference for sons, a gender discrimination study found on Tuesday.

French Muslims blast anti-Semitism letter as attack on Islam

Paris - A French manifesto calling for certain passages of the Koran to be removed on the grounds of rising anti-Semitism sparked anger Monday from Muslims who said their religion was being unfairly "put on trial".

North Korea refugees find new pressures in South

Seoul - When elite North Korean soldier Joo Seung-hyeon made his way through the Demilitarized Zone, avoiding minefields and watchtowers to defect to the South, he thought he was going to a prosperous new life.The reality was more complicated than that.

Japan female mayor battles men-only sumo rule

Apo - A female mayor at the centre of a fierce debate over allowing women into the sumo ring vowed Thursday never to back down as she lodged a formal protest."I won't give up this time around...

Japan female mayor battles men-only sumo rule

Apo - A female mayor at the centre of a fierce debate over allowing women into the sumo ring vowed Thursday never to back down as she prepared to lodge a formal protest."I won't give up this time around ...

Australian firm seeks 'Anglo Saxon' job applicants

Sydney - One of Australia's largest telecommunication providers Optus apologised Friday after posting a job advertisement seeking candidates who were preferably "Anglo Saxon".

Sumo chief sorry after women attempting CPR ordered out of ring

Apo - The head of Japan's sumo association has apologised after women attempting to perform CPR during a medical emergency Wednesday were repeatedly asked to leave a sumo ring.

French railway loses discrimination appeal against Moroccan workers

Paris - France's national rail operator on Wednesday lost its appeal against a finding that it discriminated against hundreds of Moroccan workers arriving in the post-colonial era, damaging their careers.

Israel to allow graves of 'stolen babies' to be opened

Jerusalem - Israel will allow the opening of graves believed to hold remains of children who died in the 1950s, for DNA tests to help determine whether they were stolen from their parents, officials said Wednesday.

Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5 million after pay gap controversy

New York - American actor Mark Wahlberg announced Saturday he would donate $1.5 million (1.2 million euros) to a legal fund for victims of sexual harassment following a controversy over the massive pay gap between him and a female co-star.

High cost of pink: German watchdog slams gendered pricing

Frankfurt Am Main - From pink razor blades to salon haircuts, women regularly pay more for items and services that are nearly identical to those for men but marketed differently, a German watchdog said Tuesday.

Dutch anti-Islam MP lodges 'discrimination' case against PM

Den Haag - Dutch far-right MP Geert Wilders on Thursday sought to take legal action against Prime Minister Mark Rutte, accusing him of discrimination against the Dutch people."We are treated like second class citizens in our own country.

'Dope n dreads' stereotypes as Germany mulls 'Jamaica' coalition

Frankfurt - A German news weekly illustrated the outcome of September's election with a picture of Chancellor Angela Merkel wearing a Rastafarian hat and passing a joint to stoned fellow leaders sporting dreadlocks.

Rights groups sue Trump administration over travel ban

Washington - Human rights organizations announced Friday they are suing the Trump administration over the latest version of the president's controversial travel ban, continuing a long-running legal battle over the restrictions.

Muslims 'attached' to Europe despite discrimination: study

Vienna - A large majority of Muslims in Europe feel closely connected to the country they live in and trust public institutions despite facing "widespread discrimination", a study suggested Thursday.

Muslims caught in Austrian election crossfire

Vienna - As Austrians grow more openly hostile towards Muslims, major political parties are deliberately brandishing Islamophobia in the Catholic majority country ahead of next month's parliamentary election.

Top US general condemns racism after Charlottesville violence

Bejing - The United States' top general condemned "racism and bigotry" on Thursday, joining other military leaders in their denunciation of deadly violence in Charlottesville.
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