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Iran-Born Maryam Mirzakhani, Award-Winning Mathematician, Dies at 40

By Alex Dobuzinskis July 16 – Maryam Mirzakhani, the first and only woman to receive the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for mathematics, died on Saturday at age 40 after a battle with cancer, said officials at Stanford University, the California school where she taught. The death of the Tehran-born Mirzakhani, who specialized in theoretical

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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, May 29 – A 38-year-old Indian climber who made the fastest double ascent of Mount Everest and became the first woman to reach the highest point on earth twice in five days, says she will now turn her attention to smaller unclimbed peaks. Anshu Jamsenpa, from India’s mountainous northeastern state of

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WHO Says India Reports Cases of Zika Virus

NEW DELHI, May 27 – India has reported cases of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said, adding that efforts should be made to strengthen surveillance. The WHO said that on May 15 India’s health ministry reported three confirmed cases from the western state of Gujarat. Cases were detected during testing in February and

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Violence, Inequalities and Challenges for Women in the Arab Region

By Lina Abirafeh One in three women worldwide has experienced some form of gender-based violence in their lifetime, according to the World Health Organization. If nothing else, this shocking reality reveals how prevalent gender-based violence is in our lives. This human rights violation exists in every country, culture, context. In the Arab region, gender-based violence exists

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This all-girl “boy band” is shaking up gender norms in China

Acrush is China’s first all-girl “boy band” which released its debut single last week, but already, the it has a huge fan-following. “Our fathers’ generation still holds the idea that girls should dress in a feminine manner, something I was never comfortable with,” band member Min Junqian told Reuters. “I just like to dress in a

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Women Bombers Emerge From Daesh Redoubt to Attack Libyan Forces

SIRTE, Libya, Dec 2 – Several women blew themselves up on Friday in suicide attacks that killed four Libyan soldiers who had granted them safe passage to leave buildings under the control of Daesh militants, a spokesman for government forces said. The Libyan forces, backed by U.S. air strikes, are close to taking full control

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Thousands of U.S. Students Carry Protests Against Trump Into Second Week

By Curtis Skinner SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 15 – Demonstrations protesting the U.S. presidential election victory of Republican Donald Trump entered their second week on Monday, with thousands of students chanting phrases like “Not My President” after walking out of classes across the country. The latest protests came as critics slammed Trump’s selection of right-wing firebrand

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Women Lawmakers Face Discrimination, Violence on Job – Report

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Oct 26 – Women members of parliament (MPs) in all regions face sexism, harassment and violence from male lawmakers and are increasingly targeted by online humiliation campaigns, a report said on Wednesday. The first study on the issue by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) follows scandals in France and other countries where

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Trump Defiantly Apologizes After Lewd Remarks About Women Revealed

By Emily Stephenson and Steve Holland NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Oct 8 – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump scrambled to prevent his campaign from falling apart early on Saturday with a hastily prepared video statement expressing regret for making lewd comments about women. Trump declared himself a changed man, but raised the infidelities of former President Bill

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