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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).

Man sentenced to 37 years for raping women he met on dating sites

On Friday, a man from California was sentenced to 37 years to life in prison for raping women he met on dating sites, including ChristianMingle.com.

Nude women used to advertise coffins

Lindner, a Polish coffin company, decided to use some naked female models to try to help them sell their line of coffins.

Volleyball woman jailed in Iran declares hunger strike

London - A British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran after trying to watch a volleyball match is on a hunger strike, refusing food or liquids, her brother told AFP.

Excess milk drinking may increase female mortality

Uppsala - A new study suggests that a high consumption of milk by women is associated with an increased risk of cancer and bone damage.

British-Iranian volleyball woman gets one year in jail

Tehran - A Tehran court has jailed for one year a British-Iranian woman who was arrested after trying to attend a volleyball match, a decision that left her family in shock Sunday.

UN chief launches campaign to end female genital mutilation

Nairobi - UN chief Ban Ki-moon launched Thursday a global campaign to end the often deadly practice of female genital mutilation within a generation, as survivors said it had "shattered" their lives.

New York street harassment video goes viral

New York - A video that shows a woman being pestered by men on the streets of New York has gone viral, sparking renewed debate about harassment endured by women and minority groups.The two-minute video shows actress Shoshana B.

Gender equality at work more than 80 years off

Geneva - If you're waiting for gender equality in the workplace, be prepared to wait a long time.

Iran hangs woman in defiance of international campaign

Tehran - Iran Saturday hanged a woman convicted of murdering a former intelligence officer she claimed had tried to sexually assault her, defying international appeals for a stay of execution.
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