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Japan unveils moves to stop car crashes caused by elderly

Apo - Japan announced a series of measures Tuesday to prevent car accidents caused by elderly drivers, including emergency brakes and vehicle-free zones around schools, following a string of crashes involving children.

Japan #beWhite campaign leaves firm red-faced

Apo - A Japanese firm has shelved an advertising campaign intended to promote gender equity at home after its #beWHITE hashtag sparked concern about racial sensitivities.

For stomach cancer, aerosol chemotherapy offers breath of hope

Dijon - "Classic chemotherapywas awful... but with this treatment, I feel hope," says French pensioner Jacques Braud, who is undergoing treatment for stomach cancer with a new form of therapy dispersed by aerosol.

S. Korean ex-first lady and women's rights activist dies

Seoul - The widow of late South Korean president Kim Dae-jung, known for her women's rights activism and involvement in her husband's "sunshine" policy of engagement with the isolated North, has died at the age of 96.

Democrats slam Trump's use of trade threats against ally Mexico

Washington - Democrats on Sunday slammed Donald Trump's tactics of threatening punitive tariffs to extract concessions on immigration from Mexico, saying the US president was recklessly endangering ties to a major ally and trade partner.

How Italy's migrant model town Riace veered far-right

Riace - The sign reading "Riace, land of welcome" still hangs in the small town, but its dream of migrant integration is over after the far-right's "Italians first" election victory.

Hopes dim for C. American migrants at Mexico's southern border

Ciudad Hidalgo - A graffiti mural welcomes Central Americans who cross the Suchiate River from Guatemala to Mexico: a roaring jaguar protecting a group of trekking migrants, beneath the words: "May nothing on Earth stop us.

'Not here for decoration': Thai transgender MPs make history in parliament

Bangkok - Smiling broadly, Tanwarin triumphantly cast her vote for prime minister as the first transgender MPs enter parliament in Thailand, where tolerance for the LGBT community is not matched by understanding or opportunity in public life.

French minister says no regrets over handling of 'yellow vest' protests despite injuries

Paris - A French minister said Sunday he had "no regrets" over the handling of the "yellow vest" protests, even if stun grenades and rubber bullets cost some demonstrators a hand or an eye.

South Korea's pride parade marks 20 years in blaze of colour

Seoul - Tens of thousands of LGBT South Koreans and their supporters paraded through central Seoul Saturday for the capital's 20th gay rights march, with ruling Democratic Party members taking part for the first time.

Illiterate to author: ageing S. Koreans embrace written word

Suncheon - Hyper-wired South Korea is the world's 11th-largest economy, one of its most technologically advanced countries, and the first to launch a nationwide 5G network.

Life lessons for S. Korea's octogenarian school pupils

Suncheon - When the tune of "Twinkle twinkle little star" plays in her South Korean classroom octogenarian pupil Nam Yang-soon sings along with classmates more than 70 years her junior.

Former Georgian president gets back Ukrainian citizenship

Kiev - Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday restored the Ukrainian citizenship of former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili, less than two years after he was stripped of it and expelled.

Iran state TV fires managers over 'insult' to Sunnis

Tehran - Iranian state TV has fired two channel managers over a live programme deemed insulting to Sunni Muslims, it said in a statement Sunday.

Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia

Taipei - Taiwan made history on Friday with Asia's first legal gay weddings as same-sex couples tied the knot in jubilant and emotional scenes, the culmination of a three-decade fight for equality.

We do: Taiwan's gay newlyweds urge Asia to follow their lead

Taipei - As they celebrated tying the knot at an outdoor party, many of the first same-sex couples to marry in Taiwan on Friday urged Asian governments to follow their island's lead.

We do: Taiwan's gay newlyweds urge Asia to follow their lead

Taipei - As they celebrated tying the knot at an outdoor party, many of the first same-sex couples to marry in Taiwan on Friday urged Asian governments to follow their island's lead.

Children up for adoption paraded in Brazil shopping center

Rio De Janeiro - A parade of adoptable children held in a Brazilian shopping center drew condemnation Thursday, with some comparing the event to the sale of animals or slaves.

Children up for adoption paraded in Brazil shopping center

Rio De Janeiro - A parade of adoptable children held in a Brazilian shopping center drew condemnation Thursday, with some comparing the event to the sale of animals or slaves.

Black Africans must pick up Everest challenge, says landmark climber

Kathmandu - The first black African woman to climb Everest said Thursday that people from her continent must seek "amazing" new challenges to prove they can compete with the best.

Inmates show off crochet creations in Brazil prison fashion show

S - The catwalk came to a Brazilian prison Wednesday when models from the Sao Paulo Fashion Week paraded a collection at a maximum security facility in front of the inmates who created them.

French transgender assault leads to 10-month sentence

Paris - A young man who was filmed assaulting a transgender woman was sentenced Wednesday to 10 months in prison, four of them on parole, by a Paris court.Seddik A.

Boy or girl? Hong Kong at centre of banned China gender test

Fpo - Shady middle-men are openly advertising on Chinese social media to smuggle blood samples of pregnant women to Hong Kong to skirt the mainland's ban on gender testing, an AFP investigation has found.

Hungary far-right protest stokes fears of anti-Roma violence

Budapest - A Hungarian far-right politician denounced "gypsy terrorists" Tuesday during a demonstration in a provincial town that sparked fears among the country's ethnic-Roma minority of renewed racially-motivated violence.

Daily duels over abortion outside Alabama clinics

Montgomery - It's been a particularly tough week for Margaux Hartline, a volunteer who holds a large umbrella over women going into an Alabama abortion clinic so their faces are unidentifiable to religious activists.

France's 'yellow vests' mark six months of protests with numbers dwindling

Reims - "Yellow vest" protesters turned out across France Saturday to mark six months of rallies against President Emmanuel Macron's policies, but with their numbers dwindling, according to a government tally.

France's 'yellow vests' mark six months of protests with numbers dwindling

Reims - "Yellow vest" protesters turned out across France Saturday to mark six months of rallies against President Emmanuel Macron's policies, but with their numbers dwindling, according to a government tally.

France's 'yellow vests' mark six months of protests with numbers dwindling

Reims - "Yellow vest" protesters turned out across France Saturday to mark six months of rallies against President Emmanuel Macron's policies, but with their numbers dwindling, according to a government tally.

Libyans band together to help Tripoli's displaced

Tripoli - Peering through the gate of a home in the western suburbs of Libya's war-torn capital, seven-year-old Chehab shyly looked on as children streamed down the nearby street."I'll just play by myself," he muttered, holding a ball under one arm.

Dispute erupts over New York fur ban proposal

New York - A proposal to ban the sale of fur in New York has pitted animal rights advocates against an unexpected alliance of local industry figures and minority groups who say wearing fur is an important cultural marker.
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