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Why the novel coronavirus became a social media nightmare

New York - The biggest reputational risk Facebook and other social media companies had expected in 2020 was fake news surrounding the US presidential election.

Sewing face masks goes viral in Europe

Strechov Nad Sazavou - What do prisoners, a former first lady and textile makers have in common? All have threaded their needles to combat a dire global shortage of face masks that risks the health of millions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Four women at forefront of Israel's Arab political surge

Nazareth - Newly elected Israeli MP Iman al-Khatib, greeting supporters in Nazareth, shook hands with women but tapped her heart with her right hand for men.

Indonesian singles propose 'marriage without dating'

Jakarta - Frustrated after a string of break-ups, Dwita Astari Pujiartati quit the casual romance circuit and turned to a growing trend among Indonesian singles -- marriage without dating.

Clashes as thousands protest violence against women in Chile

Santiago - Clashes broke out between police and protesters Sunday as hundreds of thousands of women marched in Santiago to demand an end to violence against women.

Therapy dogs bring respite to Ukraine war veterans

Kiev - Ricky, a larger than life golden retriever, wags his tail as he nestles his head on Vasyl's lap. But still the war veteran looks tense.

Sudan women decry slow progress on rights since Bashir's fall

Khartoum - Sudanese women were at the forefront of the protests that toppled autocrat Omar al-Bashir but 11 months on, activists are disappointed at a lack of progress on women's issues."Nothing has been done to meet women's demands," said Zeineb Badreddine.

'It's humiliating': China's virus controls raise hackles

Bejing - An elderly man in virus-hit China pops out to use a public toilet without wearing a compulsory face mask. The next thing he knows, police are ordering him into a van to be taken into quarantine.

French govt wins key victory for controversial pensions overhaul

Paris - The French government won its first parliamentary fight Wednesday over an overhaul of the country's byzantine pensions system, clearing a key hurdle despite fierce protests and weeks of chaos wrought by the largest transport strike in decades.

French govt survives no-confidence votes over pension reform

Paris - The French government faced down two no-confidence votes Wednesday over an overhaul of the country's byzantine pensions system, a key victory after fierce protests and a massive transport strike that brought France to a standstill for weeks this winter...

Afghans see bittersweet chance for peace in Taliban deal

Kabul - As university student Fazila Salehi enjoyed a rare late night out with her family -- thanks to a partial truce across Afghanistan -- she struggled to shake off a sense of foreboding about her country's future.

'Abandoned': Bosnia's forgotten disabled children and families

Sarajevo - Children with hands bound together and tied to a radiator, some in tears -- harrowing photos from inside an institution for disabled youth have shocked Bosnia and shed light on the lack of support for special-needs kids and their families.

Bullied Australian boy to donate $475,000 to charity

Sydney - An Australian boy with dwarfism whose distress from bullying became a viral video will donate hundreds-of-thousands of dollars in donations to charity rather than a trip to Disneyland.

Estonia's far-right junior govt party holds torchlight march

Tallinn - Thousands of supporters of Estonia's far-right populist EKRE party, a junior partner in the governing coalition, held a torchlight march marking independence day in the capital Tallinn on Monday.

As Iraqis rally against corruption, ministries up 'for sale'

Baghdad - With Iraq rocked by months of protests against corruption and nepotism, the judiciary is investigating allegations ministeries are up for sale as politicians wrangle to form a new government.

As Iraqis rally against corruption, ministries up 'for sale'

Baghdad - With Iraq rocked by months of protests against corruption and nepotism, the judiciary is investigating allegations ministeries are up for sale as politicians wrangle to form a new government.

Ukraine protesters clash with police over China virus evacuees

Kharkiv - Dozens of people clashed with police Thursday outside a hospital in central Ukraine over government plans to quarantine evacuees from coronavirus-hit China in the facility.

First South Korea virus patient dies as number of infections doubles

Seoul - South Korea reported its first death Thursday from coronavirus as the number of infections nearly doubled to over 100 -- almost half of them from a cluster centred on a religious sect.

Algeria city recalls protest that morphed into uprising

Bordj Bou Arreridj - When a group of young people took to the streets of an Algerian industrial city a year ago, they had no idea their protest would be part of a thousands-strong movement that would topple their veteran president.

Breaking news and barriers: South Korea's first female anchor

Seoul - Under gleamingly bright studio lights, Lee So-jeong reads straight from a teleprompter, rehearsing her lines ahead of the primetime newscast for South Korea's national public broadcaster, KBS.

French MPs begin debating controversial pensions bill

Paris - The battle over the French government's pension reforms moved from the street to parliament on Monday, with the opposition vowing to torpedo an overhaul that sparked weeks of strikes and protests.

'Happy I can choose': New era sees Saudi women light up in public

Apo - Rima settles in a chair at an upscale Riyadh cafe, looks around carefully and, seeing no one she recognises, drags on her electronic cigarette before exhaling a cloud of smoke.

Will Facebook Dating swipe online lovebirds out of digital nest?

Paris - All's fair in electronic love and dating - or is it? The battle for hearts and minds of couples seeking their perfect match online has taken a new turn.

Motorcycle taxi ban brings Lagos to a halt

Lagos - Even before a sudden controversial ban on motorcycle taxis and tricycles in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos, crippling traffic jams were a daily ordeal for its more than 20 million inhabitants.

S. Korea's #MeToo initiator slams top court

Seoul - The woman who started South Korea's #MeToo movement on Friday slammed the nation's highest court for quashing her abuser's conviction last month, saying the ruling effectively silenced whistleblowers and victims of sexual violence.

'Open bar' for rats as Paris pension strikes hit waste collection

Paris - France's trains may be running again but the whiff of discontent over the government's pension reforms still hangs thick in the air as a waste disposal strike begins to bite.

Morocco's long-burdened 'mule women' face new struggle

Fnideq - After years of back-breaking toil, Fatima el Hanani now fears being reduced to begging in the street because of Morocco's closure of its border with a Spanish enclave to thousands of "mule women".

How to survive coronavirus quarantine, French style

Carry-le-rouet - Twice a day they will have their temperature taken and nurses will check them for coronavirus symptoms: other than that, their main concern will be how to keep their phone charged and get their laundry done.

French govt, unions kick off talks on tackling pension deficit

Paris - Union leaders met French officials Thursday to figure out how to find billions of euros needed to plug pension deficits, the latest phase in a hotly contested overhaul of the system that sparked the country's longest transport strike in decades.
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