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Family praises Pakistan's bid to stop release of Daniel Pearl murderers

Islamabad - The father of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl on Friday welcomed Pakistan's decision to challenge the verdict of a local court ordering the release of a militant convicted of murdering their son in 2002.

Rohingya man reunites with 'dead' family

Lhokseumawe - Weeks after a funeral for the wife and daughter he thought had died at sea trying to reach him, Nemah Shah was stunned when he saw online images of them emerging from a refugee boat in Indonesia.

Hungary MPs approve package of anti-LGBTQ measures

Budapest - Hungarian MPs on Tuesday approved a package of new measures targeting the country's beleaguered LGBTQ community, the government's latest salvo in defence of "traditional" values.

Hungary MPs approve package of anti-LGBTQ measures

Budapest - Hungarian MPs on Tuesday approved a package of new measures targeting the country's beleaguered LGBTQ community, the government's latest salvo in defence of "traditional" values.

Careless talk costs lives: a North Korean execution

Seoul - As a teenager in North Korea, Lee Soon-keum bitterly resented her prisoner-of-war father as his status meant she would have to toil in coal mines like him.Years later, she says she was forced to watch him and her brother executed by firing squad.

Lifting the veil on a German father's Nazi secret

Hamburg - Barbara Brix admired her father, a doctor who passed on his love of history and literature. Until she learned years after his passing that he had been part of a Nazi death squad."I didn't meet my father until I was six years old.

Trump blasts Facebook, Twitter for censoring article critical of Biden

Washington - US President Donald Trump rebuked Facebook and Twitter Wednesday for blocking links to a New York Post article purporting to expose corrupt dealings by election rival Joe Biden and his son in Ukraine.

France to double paternity leave to almost a month

Paris - France is to double paternity leave to 28 days, President Emmanuel Macron's office announced Tuesday, a move bringing the country in line with progressive legislation elsewhere in Europe.

'I do...?' China offers pre-marriage counselling to slow divorce rate

Bejing - China is offering state-sponsored marriage counselling to couples before they tie the knot in an attempt to slow rising divorce rates.

Virus despair forces girls across Asia into child marriage

New Delhi - Tens of thousands of girls across Asia are being forced into marriage by desperate families plunged into poverty because of the coronavirus pandemic, as campaigners warn years of progress tackling the practice is being undone.

'A total lie': False ads, bad advice puts China's mums off breastfeeding

Beijing - Unregulated, aggressive promotion of formula milk, poor medical advice, short maternity leave and workplaces hostile to nursing mothers mean China has among the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world and is falling well short of its own targets, exper...

Israeli same-sex couples seek end to surrogacy discrimination

Jerusalem - Israelis Harel Barak and Yakir Kanneli have been married for four years -- but as a gay couple, they are legally barred from starting a family.

China's two-child policy means more babies named after mum

Bejing - When Wang Rong gave birth to her second son, she reminded her husband of a promise he made even before their wedding: to let her pass on her family name.

Rena Strober talks about new family album, and digital age Special

Singing sensation Rena Strober chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about her upcoming family album "Imagine That! The Sesame Street Music of Joe Raposo & Jeff Moss."

Cory Smoot talks 'Teen Wolf,' digital age, family, and success Special

Actor Cory Smoot ("Teen Wolf") chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his career in the entertainment industry while quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic.

S. Korea's Moon under fire over sex offender's family funeral

Seoul - South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who promised to be a "feminist leader" during his election campaign, was under fire Thursday for sending condolence flowers to the funeral of a convicted sex offender's mother.

The Maxwells: scandal and conspiracy

London - Ghislaine Maxwell comes from a family dominated by her father, Robert, whose mysterious drowning at sea left behind conspiracy theories, financial scandal and a fallen empire.

Women bear the brunt of virus fallout in workplace

London - The reverberating economic shock of the coronavirus crisis has delivered a massive setback for women because so many work in the badly exposed services sector, experts say.

Seoul court names birth father in landmark adoptee ruling

Seoul - A Seoul court on Friday officially recognised a Korean-born adoptee as the daughter of her biological father in a landmark ruling that she described as "momentous".

Son of Mexican ex-president Echeverria kills himself

Cuernavaca - A son of Mexico's former president Luis Echeverria Alvarez, who governed in the 1970s with an iron fist, has killed himself, authorities said Tuesday.

Facial Recognition: Man abducted as child in China reunited with parents after 32 years

Bejing - A Chinese man kidnapped as a toddler 32 years ago has been reunited with his biological parents, after police used facial recognition technology to help track him down.

Close, yet apart: Diary of a family under lockdown

Paris - AFP has followed one extended family through the ups and downs of France's eight-week coronavirus lockdown.As families across the world faced unprecedented upheaval, this family shared its shock, fears, questions, difficulties and discoveries.

Uncertainty looms over Poland presidential election

Warsaw - Voters are still in the dark as to whether Poland's presidential election will go ahead as scheduled on Sunday, amid mounting pressure for a delay due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Angry Wuhan next-of-kin seek answers over virus handling

Wuhan - Zhang took his elderly father to a Wuhan hospital for a surgical procedure in January, just as coronavirus was consuming the central Chinese city. Within days, his father was dead of the contagion.

With school out, minding grandkids risky for Madrid's elderly

Madrid - With Madrid schools shut over coronavirus fears, 74-year-old Ramon Millan will cross the city by metro every day to mind his grandson, despite heightened risks to the elderly posed by the deadly epidemic.

With school out, minding grandkids risky for Madrid's elderly

Madrid - With Madrid schools shut over coronavirus fears, 74-year-old Ramon Millan will cross the city by metro every day to mind his grandson, despite heightened risks to the elderly posed by the deadly epidemic.

Slovaks remember murdered journalist two years on, as election looms

Bratislava - One week ahead of a decisive general election, thousands of Slovaks rallied nationwide on Friday marking two years since the gangland-style murder of a journalist upended politics in the EU country hounded by corruption.

South Korean TV 'reunites' mother with dead daughter in VR show

Seoul - A tearful reunion between a mother and her dead daughter via advanced virtual reality for a South Korean television has become an online hit, triggering fierce debate about voyeurism and exploitation.

Nine members of Hong Kong family feared infected after 'hotpot'

Fpo - Nine members of a Hong Kong family are feared to be infected with the coronavirus after sharing a hotpot meal, officials said Sunday.

Dutch farm dad 'beat bad spirits out of kids'

Den Haag - A Dutchman isolated six of his children in a remote farmhouse from birth and beat them to drive out "bad spirits," prosecutors told a court on Tuesday.Gerrit Jan van D.
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