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The loss of women from science has slowed down

A new study indicates that academic science no longer loses more women than men. Science, engineering and medical fields are losing male and female scientists equally.

Chile leader, UN call on gender inequality by 2030

Santiago - Chilean leader Michelle Bachelet led calls to eliminate gender inequality by 2030 on Saturday as a two-day meeting of the United Nations Women organization wrapped up in Santiago.

Woman cab driver encourages other women to drive in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, the majority of taxi drivers are males, but Sara Bahayi, 40, is a female taxi driver who is trying to change that.

Australia warns women IS no 'romantic adventure'

Sydney - A worrying number of Australian women are heading to Iraq and Syria to become so-called Islamic State group "jihadi brides", Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Thursday, warning against notions of a "romantic adventure".

Review: Archer School for Girls

Los Angeles - Archer School for Girls is a private school in California educating and training girls for the future. Using the latest technology and teaching techniques these girls are ready to be all they can be in life and their careers.

Turkey vows action after outcry over female student's murder

Istanbul - Turkey's leaders on Monday vowed to take action over the "open wound" of violence against women, after the murder and attempted rape of a 20-year-old female student by a bus driver unleashed a wave of public anger.

Fake orgy plot helps 28 inmates escape from Brazil jail

28 inmates at a prison in Brazil escaped after three women in dominatrix costumes tricked guards into thinking they were going to have an orgy.

Coffee could lower risk of endometrial cancer

New research has found a link between regularly drinking coffee and a 20% decreased risk of endometrial cancer which currently affects around 1 in 37 US women in their lifetime, adding to the potential health benefits of consuming the popular beverage.

Birth control pill inventor passes away

Carl Djerassi, who synthesized a hormone that went onto become the basis of the birth control pill, has passed away at age 91.

Health warning over opioid painkillers and pregnancy

Washington - Opioid medications are commonly used among women of reproductive age. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned that taking these medications early in pregnancy can increase the risk for some birth defects.

Women paid far less than men in universities

Why are there so few women in academia? New research suggests that perceptions of a need for brilliance to excel in a field of study contribute to its relatively low numbers of women.

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.
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