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Ukraine activist in nude protest against Polish abortion ban

Kiev - A member of radical feminist group Femen staged a naked protest outside the Polish embassy in Kiev on Monday against a near-total ban on abortion in the EU country.The English words "My body is my choice" were scrawled on her torso.

South Korean Jehovah's Witnesses begin prison work terms

Daejeon - Dozens of South Korean Jehovah's Witnesses in suits and ties lined up to enter a prison on Monday -- to begin training as administrators, rather than the jail terms they used to face as conscientious objectors.

Protesters target churches over Poland's near-total abortion ban

Warsaw - Protesters targeted Catholic churches across Poland on Sunday in the fourth straight day of upheaval against a near-total ban on abortion in the EU country.Demonstrators chanted "we've had enough!

Clean conscience: South Korea offers alternative to conscription

Seoul - As a devout Jehovah's Witness Jang Kyung-jin was ready to be jailed rather than serve in South Korea's military. After a landmark court ruling he will be heading for prison on Monday -- but as a civilian administrator, not a convict.

Third day of protest against Poland's near-total abortion ban

Warsaw - Thousands marched in cities across Poland on Saturday in the third straight day of protest against a near-total ban on abortion in the EU country, with some promising further actions in the coming days.

Venezuelans 'dying slowly' in rat- and roach-infested homes

Caracas - Sunlight cannot penetrate, the air is fetid and fellow residents include rats and cockroaches -- but that's how 14 families are "dying slowly" in government accommodation in Venezuela's capital Caracas.

Cuban animal lovers hope new law changes attitudes

Havana - Havana's streets teem with abandoned animals and are littered with carcasses of chickens sacrificed in religious rituals, while, behind closed doors, dogs are thrown into illegal deadly fights.

Brazil YouTuber Felipe Neto, thorn in Bolsonaro's side

Rio De Janeiro - Almost unwittingly, Felipe Neto has become a central figure in Brazil's raucous political discourse.

Meet Alex Crockford: Fitness trainer and social media influencer Special

Fitness trainer, social influencer and digital content producer Alex Crockford chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about being a personal trainer in the digital age and he shared his daily motivations.

Mexican Mennonites learned of pandemic through rare online foray

Arroyo Del Agua - When an isolated Mennonite community in the deserts of northern Mexico timidly opened up to the outside world through the internet, it discovered that a pandemic was sweeping the planet.

Hopes fade for girl buried in Indian garbage dump

Ahmedabad - The search for a 12-year-old girl buried under a huge garbage heap in western India entered its fifth day Wednesday, with hopes fading fast of finding her alive.

Release US grand jury transcripts in Breonna Taylor case: lawyer

Louisville - The family of Breonna Taylor on Friday demanded that US authorities release grand jury transcripts showing why no police will face direct criminal charges over her death, which has once again galvanized protesters angry about racism and police brutalit...

In Siberia forests, climate change stokes 'zombie fires'

Shipunovo - Equipped with a shovel, Grigory Kuksin lifts and turns smouldering earth in the marshy clearing of a sprawling Siberian forest.

Philippine military to review troop accounts after Facebook purge

Manila - The Philippine military said Wednesday it will review the social media accounts of service members after Facebook took down a network linked to state security forces it accused of "coordinated inauthentic behavior".

Greece sees end to Lesbos migrant crisis within a week

Greece said Sunday it hoped thousands of asylum seekers left homeless by fires at Europe's largest migrant camp could be rehoused within a week to end a crisis that has seen protesters clash with police.

Greece sees end to Lesbos migrant crisis within a week

Greece said Sunday it hoped thousands of asylum seekers left homeless by fires at Europe's largest migrant camp could be rehoused within a week to end a crisis that has seen protesters clash with police.

Marked for life: South Korea's tattoo artists seek legalisation

Seoul - South Korean tattooist Doy counts Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt and members of K-Pop band EXO among his celebrity clients, but his delicate, detailed designs could land him in prison.

Russian ex-Gulag town on China's doorstep eyes rebirth

Russia - The remote Russian town of Svobodny has languished in misery for decades but the launch of new mega-projects with their sights set on nearby China is expected to give it a new lease on life.

Pandemic devastating to Dominican transgender sex workers

Santo Domingo - Since the novel coronavirus first hit the shores of the Dominican Republic in March, Luna Veras, a transgender sex worker, has struggled to put bread on the table. Between fear of Covid-19 and a nightly curfew, her business has dropped by 80 percent.

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.

Mom who lost son to virus seeks grace in Brazil's tragedy

Rio De Janeiro - COVID-19 snuck up on Regina Evaristo as unexpectedly as it did the rest of Brazil.One day, her son Alan was a dynamic young nurse, generous and full of life. The next day, he got sick. Fifteen days later, he was gone.

A decade on, hero Chilean miners are bitter and divided

Copiap - A decade ago, 33 Chilean miners became a symbol of hope and solidarity after surviving for more than two months trapped deep underground in the Atacama desert.

UAE's emerging hip hop scene searches for its identity

Dubai - Saud Waled Ibrahim raps in a mixture of Arabic and English, a blend that has become a hallmark of a hip hop scene in search of its identity in the United Arab Emirates.

In Iraq's Kurdish capital, all's fair in love and walls

Arbil - "Nero set Rome on fire and Nermin set my heart on fire." Iraqi Kurds in Arbil are declaring their love on the city's walls, their only refuge in a conservative society.

New French PM unveils revitalisation plans

Paris - France's new Prime Minister Jean Castex won solid parliamentary backing Wednesday as he outlined plans to revitalise the nation, vowing to make jobs his overarching priority.

Seoul mayor's funeral held despite #MeToo objections

Seoul - The funeral service for Seoul mayor Park Won-soon, who took his own life after being accused of sexual harassment, was held Monday despite a petition against the city-run ceremony signed by half a million people.

Mayor's case shows scale of South Korea sexism: activists

Seoul - The magnitude of South Korea's sexism problem has been illustrated by the case of a top politician and women's rights advocate who was accused of sexual harassment then took his own life, activists say.

Seoul mayor takes own life after sexual harassment allegations

Seoul - The mayor of Seoul, a contender to be South Korea's next president and a former human rights lawyer, took his own life a day after he was accused of sexual harassment, authorities said Friday.

Mystery beheadings stir fear in remote Mali town

Fana - Boubou Sangare, his face blank, points at a patch of ground beneath the entrance to an adobe house. It was here that he discovered his brother Bakary's severed head, on the morning of June 10, lying next to his body.

France's interior boss: rising star of right shadowed by rape claim

Paris - France's new Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, aged just 37, is a rising star of the right-wing of French politics whose ascension has not been slowed by a claim he raped a woman over a decade ago.
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