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'Twilight' marks 10th anniversary with a twist: a gender swap

The hugely successful "Twilight" vampire romance series is marking its 10th anniversary with a twist -- a gender swap.

'Twilight' marks 10th anniversary with a twist: a gender swap
Servicewomen winners of the beauty contest. Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan chooses 12 most beautiful servicewomen

Online voting for the most beautiful servicewomen in Kazakhstan has come to an end. It's time to sum up the results.

Kazakhstan chooses 12 most beautiful servicewomen
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Kazakhstanis applying for presidential candidacy

14 applications have been received by the Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan ahead of the early presidential election in the country. There are two highlights this year: first ever female nominee and state language proficiency tests.

Kazakhstanis applying for presidential candidacy
Australia's top court recognises 'neutral' third gender
Australia's top court recognises 'neutral' third gender

Australia's highest court on Wednesday recognised the existence of a third "non-specific" gender that is neither male nor female, in a landmark ruling campaigners said will help end years of discrimination.

Australia's top court recognises 'neutral' third gender
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Male, female or custom? Facebook's new gender options

Facebook freed members from the bonds of being either male or female, letting people opt for custom genders such as transsexual or "intersex" at the social network.

Male, female or custom? Facebook's new gender options
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Men and women's brains are wired differently: study

Women aren't very good at reading maps, and men are incapable of multi-tasking.

Men and women's brains are wired differently: study
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Germany offers third gender option, but advocates say not enough

Germany on Friday became the first European country to allow babies born with characteristics of both sexes to be registered as neither male nor female, but advocates urged further reforms.

Germany offers third gender option, but advocates say not enough
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Germany to allow third gender option at birth

Germany on Friday will become the first European country to allow babies born with characteristics of both sexes to be registered as neither male nor female.

Germany to allow third gender option at birth
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Trousers should not be the main factor: Women Energy Club

The first meeting of the Women Energy Club was held as part of the 8th KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum.

Trousers should not be the main factor: Women Energy Club
WikiLeaks source Manning: 'I am female'
WikiLeaks source Manning: 'I am female'

The American soldier sentenced to 35 years in jail for passing secret documents to WikiLeaks asked to be considered a woman on Thursday and requested sex change therapy.

WikiLeaks source Manning: 'I am female'
'No place' for sexism in Australia: PM Rudd
'No place' for sexism in Australia: PM Rudd

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Wednesday said there was "no place" for sexism, racism or homophobia in Australia as election rival Tony Abbott laughed off his touting of a candidate's sex appeal.

'No place' for sexism in Australia: PM Rudd
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California to recognize transgender pupil preferences

Transgender students in California public schools will be able to choose which bathrooms to use and which sex-segregated sports to play.

California to recognize transgender pupil preferences
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Australian PM launches discrimination inquiry

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick will oversee a national survey to assess the prevalence, nature and consequences of discrimination relating.

Australian PM launches discrimination inquiry
Australian court agrees, we're not all male or female
Australian court agrees, we're not all male or female

A landmark ruling won by an Australian gender trailblazer which finds that sex does not just mean male or female could have broader implications as society becomes more accepting of diversity.

Australian court agrees, we're not all male or female
'Intersex' included on Australia's new gender guidelines
'Intersex' included on Australia's new gender guidelines

The Australian government has announced new guidelines on gender recognition which state that individuals should be given the option of selecting "male", "female" or "intersex" on their personal documents.

'Intersex' included on Australia's new gender guidelines
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Nazarbayev calls to be careful with gender equality

Kazakhstan President said he was supportive of female managers, but insisted that gender equality is not limitless.

Nazarbayev calls to be careful with gender equality
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Handsome men don't make good husbands: Nazarbayev to women

Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev has offered advice to single young women.

Handsome men don't make good husbands: Nazarbayev to women
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221 women head administrations in Kazakhstan

Of course, men rule the world. But men are ruled by women anyway: Nursultan Nazarbayev.

221 women head administrations in Kazakhstan
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40% of Kazakhstan GDP is generated by women

The number of women-deputies in Kazakhstan Majilis has increased 1.4-fold and reached 24 percent after the latest elections.

40% of Kazakhstan GDP is generated by women
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Astana to host 3rd Eurasian Women's Summit

The event will mainly cover expansion of women's opportunities by business and economic skills.

Astana to host 3rd Eurasian Women's Summit