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Court clash over female guards at Guantanamo

Fort George G Meade - Barring female guards from handling inmates at the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay poses a "risk" to the soldiers working there, the commander of a top-secret prison unit said.

Women joining IS militants 'cheerleaders, not victims'

London - Western women who join Islamic State militants are driven by the same ideological passion as many male recruits and should be seen as potentially dangerous cheerleaders, not victims, experts said Wednesday.

Review: 'HER2' has world premiere in Toronto Special

Toronto - Nightwood Theatre presents the world premiere of HER2 to Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto. Written by Maja Ardal, and directed by Kim Blackwell, HER2 brings the taboo subject of breast cancer onto the stage in a heart-warming manner.

Russian policeman gets life for murdering at least 22 women

Moscow - A retired Russian policeman was jailed for life Wednesday for raping and murdering 22 women after he claimed he wanted to cleanse his Siberian hometown of prostitutes.

India to hold Japanese gang rape ID parade on January 9

Kolkata - Six men arrested for the gang rape of a Japanese tourist held hostage in India for nearly a month will appear in an identity parade later this week, a court said Tuesday.

Hunt for suspects after gang rape in India govt office

Patna - Police have arrested one of five suspects accused of gang-raping a teenage girl inside a local government office in eastern India, an officer said Tuesday.

Five arrested in India over Japanese tourist 'gang rape'

Kolkata - Five men have been arrested over the alleged gang-rape and extortion of a Japanese tourist held as a sex slave for nearly a month in a basement near a famous Buddhist shrine in India, officials said Sunday.

Two brothers arrested in India over rape of Japanese tourist

Kolkata - Indian police have arrested two brothers accused of repeatedly raping a 22-year-old Japanese tourist over three weeks near Bodh Gaya, Buddhism's holiest site, an official said Saturday.

Turkey's Erdogan slams birth control as 'treason'

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described efforts to promote birth control as "treason", saying contraception risked causing a whole generation to "dry up", reports said Monday.

Church of England names first female bishop

London - The Church of England on Wednesday named a saxophone-playing vicar with a taste for football as its first female bishop in a move hailed as an important step towards greater equality.

Miss South Africa crowned Miss World

London - Miss South Africa, 22-year-old Rolene Strauss, was crowned Miss World 2014 at the contest's glitzy final in London on Sunday, with an estimated billion viewers watching on television around the globe.

Two Kenyans charged for violently stripping woman

Nairobi - Two Kenyans have been charged with sexually assaulting a woman because they believed her clothing was too revealing, reports said Thursday, in a case that sparked angry protests after a video of the attack was made public.

Women struggle to be heard in 'macho' Hungary

Budapest - They were few in number given the cold and too chilly to wear the skimpy outfits and fishnet tights typical of "SlutWalk" demonstrations. But there was no doubt the marchers in "macho" Hungary were boiling with rage.

Why male and female smokers have different cancer rates

Lund - Loss of the Y chromosome, a relatively common phenomenon among aging men, could help explain different rates of cancer between male and female smokers.

Human Rights Watch urges Saudi to free women held in driving case

Dubai - Human Rights Watch on Wednesday urged Saudi authorities to "immediately release" two women arrested after one of them attempted to drive into the kingdom in defiance of a ban.

India probe uncovers shared needles, poor hygiene after sterilisation deaths

New Delhi - An independent investigation into the death of 13 women in India after mass sterilisation surgeries found the doctor and his staff used the same needles for all the procedures and never changed their gloves.

India sisters applauded for beating up alleged molesters on a bus

New Delhi - Two Indian sisters were showered with praise and cash on Monday after a video of them thrashing three alleged molesters on a moving bus was widely replayed.

Bum cam catches people gawking at womens' butts as they walk by

New York City - A hidden "bum cam" captured dozens of men and women staring at three womens' behinds as they walked through the streets of New York City.

China drafts first domestic violence law

Bejing - China has drafted its first national law against domestic violence, with activists hailing it Wednesday as a step forward in a country where abuse has long been sidelined as a private matter.

Women not equal to men: Turkey's Erdogan

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday was accused of blatant sexism after declaring that women are not equal to men and claiming feminists in Turkey reject the idea of motherhood.

Uganda jails five for genital mutilation

Kampala - Five men and women in Uganda have been jailed for mutilating the genitals of girls, a rare conviction in the country which is trying to stamp out the often deadly practice.

'Pick-up artist' Blanc banned from UK

London - The British government on Wednesday banned controversial US-based "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc from entering the country after nearly 160,000 people signed a petition accusing him of encouraging "physical and emotional abuse".

Pakistan sentences four to death for honour killing of Farzana Parveen

Lahore - A Pakistan court on Wednesday sentenced four men to death for bludgeoning to death a pregnant woman in the centre of the country's second-largest city for marrying against her family's wishes.

Fermented milk improves the skin of young women

Tsukuba - Bizarre as it may seem, one team of scientists have declared that fermented milk, produced using a probiotic, can benefit the skin of young women.

Indian drug makers arrested over sterilisation deaths

New Delhi - Indian police said Friday they have arrested the head of a drug manufacturing company and his son on suspicion of destroying evidence in the case of 13 women who died after a mass sterilisation programme.

Deaths expose horrors of India's mass sterilisations

New Delhi - As she waited to go under the knife in a Delhi hospital, Jamantara Tokas admitted she was terrified after the death of 13 women in botched sterilisations, but said the money on offer was too good to turn down.

Protests hit central India as sterilisation death toll rises

Raipur - Furious protesters took to the streets in central India on Wednesday, smashing cars and demanding the resignation of the chief minister as the death toll from a government-run mass sterilisation programme rose to 13.

Eight Indian women die, dozens critical after mass sterilisation

Raipur - Eight women have died in India and dozens more are in a critical condition after a state-run sterilisation programme designed to control the country's billion-plus population went badly wrong, officials said Tuesday.

Eight Indian women die, dozens critical after mass sterilisation

Raipur - Eight women have died in India and dozens more are in hospital, many in a critical condition after a state-run mass sterilisation, a local official said on Tuesday.

Millions of U.S. women not screened for cervical cancer

Although cervical cancer screening saves lives, about eight million women ages 21 to 65 years have not been screened for cervical cancer in the past five years. This is according to a study from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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