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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.

Macron picks new interior minister in cabinet revamp

Paris - President Emmanuel Macron Monday replaced his embattled interior minister and shuffled other cabinet positions as he seeks a "new path" to see France through its worst economic crisis since World War II and win re-election.

Coronavirus complicates Quebec moving season

Montr - Moving house is a palaver at the best of times, but in the Canadian province of Quebec it is even more testing as the majority of leases end on the same day.

South Korea police apologise over botched serial killer case

Seoul - Police identified South Korea's most notorious serial killer Thursday and said he murdered 15 women, as they apologised for a botched, decades-long investigation that saw an innocent man jailed for 20 years.

French hospital staff protest in push for budget surge

Paris - Doctors, nurses and other hospital staff staged protests across France Tuesday to press for pay hikes and budget increases for a healthcare system that was pushed to the edge by the coronavirus pandemic.

Putin reform referendum reveals Russian generation gap

Moscow - Ludmila Yudina, a retired speech therapist and supporter of President Vladimir Putin, has been butting heads recently with her grandchildren.

Korean War echoes through the South's generations

Seoul - From a veteran wounded in combat to a conscripted grandson, three generations of a South Korean family illustrate changing views of the North and the Korean War, 70 years after it began.

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.

Lenin statue unveiled in western Germany after legal battle

Gelsenkirchen - A divisive new monument to Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin was unveiled in Germany on Saturday, in the middle of a global row over the controversial background of historical figures immortalised as statues.

Lenin statue unveiled in western Germany after legal battle

Gelsenkirchen - A divisive new monument to Soviet leader Lenin was unveiled in Germany on Saturday, in the middle of a global row over the controversial background of historical figures immortalised as statues.

Build a better, greener world economy after pandemic: Stiglitz

Paris - Business as usual is not an option once the world emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, according to Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz, who wants new climate-laced metrics to measure growth beyond the blunt instrument of GDP.

Flirting with danger: Message apps add to China marital woes

Shanghai - Echo couldn't figure out why her Shanghai businessman husband routinely came home well past midnight, straining their 10-year marriage -- until she looked at his phone.

Berliners form socially-distanced human chain against racism

Berlin - Thousands demonstrated in Berlin against racism and for broader fairness, including sharing the coronavirus burden, as they stretched a human chain through the German capital Sunday while keeping safe distances.

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".

Shuttered salons deprive Kuwaiti women of social outlet

Kuwait City - Warda is a 37-year-old teacher whose family only allow her to go to two places: work, and the beauty salon that was her only social outlet before coronavirus restrictions shut it down.

South Korea adoptee seeks recognition as birth father's child

Seoul - Growing up in Michigan, Korean-born Kara Bos always knew she was adopted. But when she finally located her assumed half-sister, the woman closed the door in her face and called police.

Coronavirus puts damper on Albania's blowout wedding tradition

Tirana - Elona Demollari does not know when her big day will come, but she is trying on wedding gowns anyway as Albanians yearn for the return of the big, brash weddings that are a cornerstone of social life in the poor Balkan country.

Belarus volunteers plug gaps in supplies to virus-hit medics

Minsk - Young men in dark hoodies and tracksuit bottoms form a human chain to pass down black sacks from a storeroom and pile them in the back of a car.

Korean football club get record fine over sex dolls in stands

Seoul - South Korea's FC Seoul were fined a record 100 million won ($81,000) for using sex dolls to fill seats at a match held behind closed doors, with K-League officials saying the football club had "deeply humiliated women fans".

Taiwan marks anniversary of Asia's first gay marriage law

Taipei - Taiwan on Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of legalising same-sex marriage, as gay couples and rights groups called for full recognition of unions involving foreigners.

South Korea raises age of consent from 13 to 16

South Korea has raised the age of consent for sex to 16 from 13 as it seeks to strengthen protection for minors following accusations the existing law on sex crimes was too weak.

Booze battle for Pakistan's drinkers during lockdown and Ramadan

Islamabad - Drinking alcohol in Pakistan can be a complicated affair at the best of times, but for 25-year-old student Iram, the coronavirus pandemic has made getting a beer all but impossible.

US Supreme Court justice Ginsburg hospitalized for gallbladder infection

Washington - US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the four liberal justices on the top US court, was hospitalized for a benign gallbladder infection, the court said Tuesday.

As society opens, Saudi women surge into job market

Apo - Like thousands of Saudi women, Rouaa al-Mousa entered the workforce as reforms sweep the ultra-conservative kingdom and is certain that neither grumbling male bosses nor the coronavirus will change that.

Queues for food as pandemic causes pain for jobless Thais

Bangkok - Long lines of unemployed relying on free food across Bangkok, scrambles for cash handouts and fishing in fetid canals -- Thais are getting increasingly desperate as the pandemic destroys the economy and the government struggles to respond.

What we know about the 'devious' coronavirus

Paris - Will the novel coronavirus leave you short of breath or make you lose your sense of smell? And if you have had it once, can you be confident you are immune? So far, the research on COVID-19 has raised as many questions as it has answered.
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