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More than 150 women, girls raped in South Sudan: UN

New York - More than 150 women and girls have come forward in the past 12 days to seek help in South Sudan after they were raped or suffered other forms of sexual violence, the heads of three UN agencies said Monday.

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.

'Bring Back Our Girls' blames govt failures for Dapchi kidnap

Lagos - The Bring Back Our Girls group on Tuesday accused the Nigerian government of "incompetence and carelessness" for the seizure of 110 girls by Boko Haram from their hostel in the restive northeast.

Refugee girls face 'formidable barriers' to education: UN

Geneva - Refugee girls are only half as likely as their male peers to go to secondary school, the UN said Wednesday, urging efforts to break down barriers to education for girls in exile.

Review: New on DVD for July 25 Special

This week’s releases include the final season of a self-involved drama; an animated movie that’s funnier than expected; an intense prison drama; and an adaptation that could’ve done better.

Review: This week’s releases have a lot of passion Special

This week’s releases include several documentaries chronicling various passions; the penultimate season of an acclaimed series; a horror reboot with new blood in front and behind the camera; and an amusing tale of PG rebellion.

Stress affects boys and girls brains differently

Stress affects the human body in different ways, exerting physiological and biochemical affects. A new study of teenagers suggests the impact of stress on the brains of boys and girls differs.

Noah enters top 10 names for boys — Amelia for girls

What to call your new baby? If you want to follow the trends, then the latest list of the most popular names for boys and girls might be of interest.

Is autism being overlooked in girls?

London - One in 68 children in the U.S. is affected by autism, with boys receiving four times as many diagnoses as girls. Is there a medical difference or are girls being missed out in terms of diagnosis?

Teen girls charged in France over 'concert hall attack plot'

Paris - Two teenage girls have been charged in France with allegedly plotting to assault a Paris concert hall some four months after the nation's deadliest terror attacks, legal sources said Saturday.

Review: New on DVD for February 16 Special

This week’s releases include real life stories that confound and inspire; thrillers with no bite; a classic example of TV decorum; several stories — old and new — that address racism; and selected works of an icon.

12 Afghan schoolgirls killed in stampede after S. Asia quake

Kabul - At least a dozen schoolgirls were trampled to death in the remote northern Afghan province of Takhar, in the most horrifying tragedy to emerge so far from a quake that rocked parts of South Asia Monday, killing at least 180 people.

Zuckerberg, Gates make bid for universal Internet access

New York - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates on Saturday threw their weight and resources behind the goal of bringing Internet access to everyone in the world by 2020.

Bail withheld for Christian rocker held on child porn possession

Chicopee - A Christian rock musician from Massachusetts will remain behind bars pending trial because the FBI contends thousands of downloaded images of child pornography were allegedly found on his computer.

Review: Archer School for Girls

Los Angeles - Archer School for Girls is a private school in California educating and training girls for the future. Using the latest technology and teaching techniques these girls are ready to be all they can be in life and their careers.

How does my garden grow? Special

By growing her own garden in a small village in Northern West Bengal, India, Monika Barman, a feisty 16-year-old girl is taking charge of her future.

Review: New on DVD for January 6 Special

This week’s releases include a film that would be an awards contender in a dimmer year; a couple of strong first seasons; and two gripping thrillers that remind us not to allow strangers into our homes.

Review: Lena Dunham talks feminism, Hollywood, why she's different than Hannah Special

Toronto - Reading from her memoir for the first time and answering questions, Lena Dunham, the creator and star of the HBO hit show Girls, shared her charming humour, candid insight into gender issues and why she feels like she's visiting Hollywood still.

U.S. offers 'immediate' help to Nigeria to find missing girls

Washington - The United States offered Tuesday to help Nigeria "immediately" to rescue hundreds of girls kidnapped from school by Islamic militants in the past three weeks.

Younger teens account for 1 in 4 teen births

Washington - Births to younger teens aged 15 to 17 years account for over a quarter of teen births. That is nearly 1,700 births a week, according to U.S. government stats.

Op-Ed: One more girl: 13-year-old American injured by the HPV vaccine Special

Thirteen-year-old Skylee Butler's life has not been the same since receiving the Human papillomavirus or HPV vaccine in Massachusetts last August.

Girls with autism have more mutations

Lausanne - New research shows that there are a greater number of genetic mutations among autistic girls, compared to boys. This finding suggests that the female brain can better handle such variations.

More breast milk produced for daughters than for sons

Heifers produce more milk for daughters than sons. Interesting fact, but what about humans? Something similar might be going on.

Man ordered by judge to write 'boys do not hit girls' 5,000 times

On Monday, Montana Judge G. Todd Baugh presided over Pacer Anthony Ferguson's sentencing. Baugh ordered Ferguson to six months in jail for an assault, as well as ordering him to write "boys will not hit girls" 5,000 times.

Beastie Boys involved in copyright infringement fight

The legendary hip-hop act the Beastie Boys have gotten caught up in yet another legal battle involving copyright infringement.

Review: New on DVD for August 13 Special

This week’s releases include an enthralling second chapter that equals the first; a timeless comedy that was never truly intended for children; and a throwback action movie that's reminiscent of old school heroism.

Thousands of smitten American girls want Dzhokhar Tsarnaev freed

Thousands of girls across the United States are crushing on Dzhokhar “Jahar” Tsarnaev, 19, the Boston Marathon bomber, and have been on social media sites proclaiming his innocence.

Op-Ed: Nepal's poor yet beautiful women, young and old Special

Kathmandu - Nepal is among the most impoverished nations in the world, but you wouldn't suspect it when seeing the smiles and open faces of its women and girls. Most travelers are drawn here because of the magnificent Himalayas, yet the people are even more majestic.

Why do many girls learn to speak earlier than boys?

A gene called FOXP2 is regarded by many scientists as essential for speech in humans. New research has shown that the building blocks of the gene are more abundant in young girls than boys.

Are girls better at science than boys?

For many years the common conception has been that boys do better at science than girls. A new study of 15 year-olds appears to turn that 'common conception' on its head.
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The Paramount Group unveils new vehicles and the dancing girls are right there!
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File photo: Girls on the beach
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Spring has sprung in Savannah and Tybee Island, Georgia. 3/21/14
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