Society

Renee Richards still amazed she broke transgender taboo

Renee Richards poses for a portrait on the front porch of her home in Carmel, New York
 
26 Mar 2015
More than three decades after putting down her tennis racquet, Renee Richards is still astonished she had the moxie to join the women's professional tour after living the first 34 years of her life as a man.   For all the frenzy...
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Study: Housework and families to blame for girl school dropouts in Uganda

According to a research, girls in Uganda drop out of school mainly because of excessive housework and lack of parental support
26 Mar 2015
Excessive housework and lack of parental support are the main reasons why girls in Uganda drop out of school, research showed, highlighting the importance of family in achieving gender equality.   In contrast, girls whose mothers...
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After film, Bosnian woman agrees to meet son born of wartime rape

Afghan woman clad in burqa walks on a hill in Kabul, 23 April 2007.
26 Mar 2015
A Bosnian woman has agreed to meet the son she bore as the result of wartime rape after having read of a film made about the now 22-year-old and his search for his biological parents, the film director said on Thursday. Director Semsudin...
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Charlile's Music Captures her life changes

Singer Brandi Charlile poses for a portrait promote her album "The Firewatcher's Daughter" in New York
25 Mar 2015
She still has friends who work at Columbia, so singer Brandi Carlile isn't gloating about her first disc after being dumped by the label becoming her fastest-seller. OK. Maybe a little. "There's still a part of me who feels...
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Moroccan woman pulls Mercedes with her hair

Moroccan woman pulling Mercedes car with her hair
24 Mar 2015
Facebook and Twitter users have been posting a video showing a Moroccan woman pulling a 1.5 ton Mercedes car with her hair, according to the British Daily Mail website.   Ikram Salhi tied a rope between the front end of the car and...
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India's top court ditches 'Facebook' arrest rules

The European Commission launches a controversial bid to compel internet giants such as Google or Facebook to give users more control over their personal data or face fines. (AFP Photo/Leon Neal)
24 Mar 2015
India's top court struck down a law on Tuesday that gave authorities powers to jail people for offensive online posts, a verdict hailed as a victory for free speech in the world's largest growth market for the Internet. Section 66A...
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Tom Hanks, Mila Kunis help James Corden take over 'Late Late Show'

Tom Hanks
24 Mar 2015
Award-winning British actor James Corden settled in to his new late-night gig on U.S. television on Monday, welcoming stars Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis to his first show as host of CBS' "The Late Late Show." Corden, not widely...
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Real Madrid coaches Palestinian children in West Bank

© AFP | A Palestinian woman takes part in a training session given by Real Madrid in Ramallah on March 23, 2015
 
 
 
23 Mar 2015
Hundreds of Palestinian children on Monday attended a football training session given by Spanish giants Real Madrid in the West Bank, as part of a charitable project organised through the UN. The Real Madrid Foundation sent professional...
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Flute maker shares his love for the craft

Magdy Bayoumy, a flute maker
23 Mar 2015
In Shebin al-Qanater, Qalyubiya,  Egyptian farmer Magdy al-Sayyed Bayoumy picks up a reed he gathered from his farm. He sits in a small rooftop room, trimming that reed into a flute. Next to him sits his son, who has followed in his...
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Filipina maid captures dreams through photography

 Filipino photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani poses with her work in Macau 
 
 
22 Mar 2015
From her poverty-stricken roots in a Philippine backwater, via domestic service in Hong Kong to acclaim in New York, Xyza Cruz Bacani's inspirational journey started with a camera bought with borrowed money.   The 28-year-old came...
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