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Zhazira Zhapparkul. Photo © Olga Apelganets
Zhapparkul wins silver for Kazakhstan at World Weightlifting Championship

Kazakhstani weightlifter Zhazira Zhapparkul has won a silver medal in the women’s -69 kg weight category at the World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty.

Zhapparkul wins silver for Kazakhstan at World Weightlifting Championship
Clinton: Women's rights 'under assault' by Republicans
Clinton: Women's rights 'under assault' by Republicans

Hillary Clinton urged Americans not to vote for Republicans who dwell on the past, warning that conservatives seek to keep women's rights "under assault" nationwide.

Clinton: Women's rights 'under assault' by Republicans
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Pollution in pregnancy linked to lung damage in child

Women exposed to high levels of traffic pollution during the second trimester of pregnancy are at higher risk of giving birth to a child with weak lungs.

Pollution in pregnancy linked to lung damage in child
Zarina Diyas. Photo courtesy of  wtatour.ru
Zarina Diyas ranked 34th in WTA

Kazakhstani tennis player Zarina Diyas has improved her standing in the WTA rating after the WTA Japan Open.

Zarina Diyas ranked 34th in WTA
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Woman survives 17 days lost in Australian rainforest

A woman missing for more than two weeks in a rugged Australian rainforest has stumbled out alive after surviving a chase by a crocodile and eating small fish.

Woman survives 17 days lost in Australian rainforest
Zarina Diyas. Photo courtesy of BOULEVARD
Zarina Diyas takes 37th place in WTA rating

Kazakhstani tennis player Zarina Diyas has gone up in the WTA rating.

Zarina Diyas takes 37th place in WTA rating
Olga Dovgun wins 7th gold medal for Kazakhstan team at Asian Games
Olga Dovgun wins 7th gold medal for Kazakhstan team at Asian Games

Kazakhstani shooter Olga Dovgun has won the gold in 50 meter rifle shooting at Asian Games in Incheon.

Olga Dovgun wins 7th gold medal for Kazakhstan team at Asian Games
Crew including first woman cosmonaut in 17 years blasts off for ISS
Crew including first woman cosmonaut in 17 years blasts off for ISS

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying an American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts, including the first woman cosmonaut in 17 years, blasted off on schedule.

Crew including first woman cosmonaut in 17 years blasts off for ISS
Mukhtabor Torayeva. Frame from KTK TV Channel
Bearded woman becomes famous in South Kazakhstan

65-year-old Mukhtabor Torayeva is the one of the famous people in South Kazakhstan Oblast. She as a 20 cm beard.

Bearded woman becomes famous in South Kazakhstan
Zarina Diyas
Zarina Diyas wins qualifying matches at Wuhan Open in China

Kazakhstan’s number one tennis player Zarina Diyas has made it to the main draw of the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open in China.

Zarina Diyas wins qualifying matches at Wuhan Open in China
Thousands protest delays to tough new Spanish abortion law
Thousands protest delays to tough new Spanish abortion law

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Madrid, accusing the government of betrayal.

Thousands protest delays to tough new Spanish abortion law
Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe. ©REUTERS
Japan PM Abe to host women's conference

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday was due to host a three-day conference on women in the workforce.

Japan PM Abe to host women's conference
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Bride kidnapping incident in Kazakhstan

Medieval traditions or not, but bride kidnapping continues in some parts of Kazakhstan. A bystander took a video of a failed attempt to kidnap a woman.

Bride kidnapping incident in Kazakhstan
Woman 'found beheaded' in London garden
Woman 'found beheaded' in London garden

A woman was found beheaded in a back garden in north London, but police said the attack was not linked to terrorism.

Woman 'found beheaded' in London garden
Breakthrough year for Zarina Diyas
Breakthrough year for Zarina Diyas

Kazakhstani tennis player Zarina Diyas has earned over $500 thousand this year.

Breakthrough year for Zarina Diyas
Japan PM to name women to quarter of cabinet
Japan PM to name women to quarter of cabinet

More than a quarter of Japan's new cabinet will be female.

Japan PM to name women to quarter of cabinet
Zarina Diyas in 3rd round of US Open
Zarina Diyas in 3rd round of US Open

Kazakhstani tennis player Zarina Diyas has made it into the third round of Women’s Doubles at the US Open.

Zarina Diyas in 3rd round of US Open
India doctors remove foetus left inside mother for 36 years
India doctors remove foetus left inside mother for 36 years

Doctors in India have removed the foetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years in what is believed to be the world's longest ectopic pregnancy.

India doctors remove foetus left inside mother for 36 years
Instant noodles carry health risks for women: study

Women who eat instant noodles at least two times a week face a greater risk of high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar and high cholesterol.

Instant noodles carry health risks for women: study
Oksana Klochkova. Photo courtesy of Oksana Klochkova
Three Kazakhstanis to compete for Miss Bikini CIS-2014

Three Kazakhstanis will compete at the International Beauty Pageant Miss Bikini CIS-2014.

Three Kazakhstanis to compete for Miss Bikini CIS-2014