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Clinton walks tightrope to woo women voters

Washington - Hillary Clinton says her life's work has been a battle to help women make their own choices, but the first rounds of the Democratic nomination race raised big doubts over whether America's women will choose her as the country's first female commander-i...

Northern Ireland rejects bid to relax abortion law

London - The Northern Ireland regional assembly voted against relaxing strict abortion laws on Wednesday, despite a ruling by the Belfast High Court that the legislation breaches human rights.

Bosnians protest against hijab ban in judiciary

Sarajevo - Some 2,000 people, mostly women, protested on Sunday in downtown Sarajevo against a recent ban on wearing a hijab headscarf in the majority Muslim country's judicial institutions.

200 million girls and women living with FGM: UNICEF

New York - At least 200 million girls and women worldwide have been subjected to female genital mutilation with half of those living in Egypt, Ethiopia and Indonesia, according to the UN children's agency.

French president pardons woman jailed for killing violent husband

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Sunday pardoned a woman who was jailed for 10 years for killing her husband after he abused her for decades, the president's office announced Sunday.

Calls mount for Frenchwoman to be pardoned for killing violent husband

Paris - A woman jailed for 10 years for killing her abusive husband after decades of marital hell has become a cause celebre in France, where appeals are growing louder for her to be pardoned.

Former Korean sex slave blasts Japan over 'comfort women' deal

Toukyo - A South Korean woman forced into sexual slavery for Japanese soldiers more than 70 years ago heaped scorn on Wednesday on an agreement between Tokyo and Seoul aimed at settling the so-called comfort women issue.

U.S. grand jury indicts anti-abortion activists

Washington - A Texas grand jury investigating allegations of misconduct against a major US abortion provider has instead indicted two anti-abortion activists who filmed the group in videos publicized by conservatives, officials said.

Afghan Taliban search for man who cut off wife's nose

Tarin Kowt - The Afghan Taliban said Wednesday they were searching for a man who cut off his wife's nose, condemning the attack as "un-Islamic", after online images of the young woman sparked widespread outrage.

Danish nightclub bars migrants over language requirements

Copenhagen - A Danish nightclub has been accused of discrimination over its language requirements for entry by asylum seekers, prompting fears more establishments could follow suit amid a spate of reports of sexual harassment.

'No means no': Norway sends migrants on anti-rape courses

Norway - "She kissed him -- it's an invitation to have sex." The asylum seeker's answer hangs in the air. The instructor's smile falters, and an explanation is required.

Afghans revolted after man cuts off wife's nose

Kabul - A photograph of an Afghan woman whose nose was sliced off by her husband in a fit of rage has sparked revulsion across the country, with activists demanding punishment for the "barbaric act".

Female refugees face abuse on migrant trail in Europe: Amnesty

London - Female asylum seekers face physical assault and sexual harassment on their journeys through Europe, Amnesty International warned in a report on Monday, calling on governments to offer more protection.

British PM attacks isolation of Muslim women

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron Monday said more needs to be done to help Muslim women learn English to tackle discrimination and gender segregation in their communities.

Planned Parenthood sues anti-abortion group for secret video

New York - Planned Parenthood, the US women's health care provider perennially attacked by conservatives, filed a lawsuit Thursday against an anti-abortion group it says filmed it illegally.

Five-month-old baby creates stir in Spanish parliament

Madrid - Spain's first parliamentary session Wednesday saw a lot of brand new faces, but perhaps most surprising of all was the presence of a five-month-old baby boy brought to work by his mother, lawmaker Carolina Bescansa.

'We want our safety back', say hundreds of women at Cologne protest

Cologne - Around 500 women staged a noisy protest Saturday in the German city of Cologne against a shocking rash of sexual violence during New Year's festivities that was blamed on migrants.

Female pilot lands in Sydney after epic journey from Britain in 1942 aircraft

Sydney - Adventurer Tracey Curtis-Taylor on Saturday completed her epic flight from Britain to Australia, landing her vintage, open-cockpit 1942 Boeing Stearman in Sydney.

Three female Kurdish campaigners 'killed in Turkey curfew town'

Diyarbakir - Three female Kurdish political activists have been killed in fighting in a curfew-hit town in southeast Turkey as the authorities press an offensive against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the main pro-Kurdish party said Wednesday.

Men and women deposit different types of bacteria

The types of bacteria found in the home vary according to whether more men or women live in the house, as well as whether household pets are present.

British PM wants women training for front line in 2016

London - Prime Minister David Cameron told The Sunday Telegraph newspaper he wanted to see female British soldiers training to fight on the front line in 2016.

Delhi gang-rape attacker to walk free on Sunday

New Delhi - An attacker in the deadly gang-rape of a student in New Delhi will be freed this weekend, a court said Friday, days after India marked the third anniversary of the assault that sparked global outrage.

Lone Arab woman takes the reins to tame horses on the Golan

The grey horse rears its head, rocking left and right, kicking its legs wildly. Sensing danger, Raja Kheir throws herself off and rolls on the ground.

India lacks political will to end rape crisis: Victim's father

New Delhi - The father of a student who died after being gang-raped in New Delhi three years ago said Wednesday politicians still lack the will to end India's rape crisis and criticised one attacker's imminent release.

Japan court upholds common surnames for married couples

Toukyo - Japan's top court on Wednesday upheld a law that requires married couples to have a common surname, sparking criticism from activists who complain the rule is sexist and outdated.

'Long way' to reforms but Saudi vote a start for women

Riyadh - The election of at least 20 women to local councils in Saudi Arabia for the first time could indirectly lead to longer-term reforms in discriminatory policies, activists said Monday.

At least 20 women elected in Saudi: Commission

Riyadh - At least 20 women have won seats for the first time in Saudi Arabia's municipal polls, the elections commission said on Monday."The number of women winners until now has reached 20," Gadei al-Qahtani, the commission spokesman, told AFP.

'Proud' women win seats in historic Saudi vote

Riyadh - At least 13 women won municipal council seats in Saudi Arabia's first ever election open to female voters and candidates, officials said Sunday, far exceeding expectations in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

Christian female fighters take on IS in Syria

- Babylonia has no regrets about leaving behind her two children and her job as a hairdresser to join a Christian female militia battling against the Islamic State group in Syria.

Saudi holds first ever election open to women

Riyadh - Covered from head to toe and driven by male guardians, Saudi women voted Saturday for the first time, in a tentative step towards easing sex discrimination in the ultra-conservative Islamic kingdom.
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