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Kazakhstani women's chess team. Photo courtesy of Dinara Saduakasova
Kazakh women's chess team in Top-10 of Chess Olimpiad

Kazakhstani women’s chess team is ranked 6th in the overall rating of the Chess Olympiad in Norwegian Tromso.

Kazakh women's chess team in Top-10 of Chess Olimpiad
Asiya Kushenova. Photo from personal archive.
Kazakhstani woman arrested in USA after abuse from her husband

A Kazakhstani citizen Ms. Asiya Kushenova has been arrested in the United States.

Kazakhstani woman arrested in USA after abuse from her husband
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Kazakhstan to host 2016 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships

Kazakhstan will host 2016 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships

Kazakhstan to host 2016 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships
Cuba cracks down, arrests 100 women dissidents
Cuba cracks down, arrests 100 women dissidents

Cuban authorities arrested an unusually large group of about 100 dissident marchers, breaking up a march by the Ladies in White opposition activists.

Cuba cracks down, arrests 100 women dissidents
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Tennis: Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas enters WTA Top 60

Kazakhstan tennis professional Zarina Diyas has moved 19 lines up in the WTA (Women Tennis Association) ranking.

Tennis: Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas enters WTA Top 60
Putin calls Hillary Clinton a 'weak' woman
Putin calls Hillary Clinton a 'weak' woman

Russian President Vladimir Putin waded into US politics Wednesday describing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- and possible 2016 presidential candidate -- as "weak" in some sarcastic comments about women.

Putin calls Hillary Clinton a 'weak' woman
Merkel tops Forbes 'powerful women' list
Merkel tops Forbes 'powerful women' list

German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped Forbes's list of the world's most powerful women for the fourth consecutive year, followed by US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, the magazine said.

Merkel tops Forbes 'powerful women' list
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#YesAllWomen campaign hits Twitter after US shooting

A campaign on Twitter denouncing misogyny has gathered thousands of followers after a bloody rampage in California by a 22-year-old virgin who said he was motivated by hatred of women.

#YesAllWomen campaign hits Twitter after US shooting
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Better care can save 3-m babies, mothers per year

The lives of three million women and babies can be saved every year by 2025 for an annual investment of about a dollar per head in better maternity care, researchers said.

Better care can save 3-m babies, mothers per year
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British businessman detained for keeping harem in Spain

British millionaire Shoja Shojai suspected of confining women in his harem against their will in a mansion near Marbella was arrested in Spain.

British businessman detained for keeping harem in Spain
Forward of Kazakhstan's women national football team   Yulia Nikolaenko. Photo courtesy of vk.com.
Football: Kazakhstan women's team wins Bulgaria in FIFA qualifications

The women’s national football team of Kazakhstan has won 4:1 over Bulgarian team in a qualifying match of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Football: Kazakhstan women's team wins Bulgaria in FIFA qualifications
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Breast cancer rates in Kazakhstan highest in Central Asia

Kazakhstan has topped Central Asia by breast cancer rates.

Breast cancer rates in Kazakhstan highest in Central Asia
Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women: study
Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women: study

Just a seventh of scientists in Japan are female, government figures show -- the lowest rate of any developed nation, despite being a record high for the country.

Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women: study
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Italy IVF patient pregnant with wrong embryos

A woman who underwent fertility treatment at a clinic in Rome became pregnant with the twins of another couple after their embryos were mixed up, press reports said.

Italy IVF patient pregnant with wrong embryos
Socialist Anne Hidalgo to be first female mayor of Paris
Socialist Anne Hidalgo to be first female mayor of Paris

Anne Hidalgo, a Spanish-born Socialist, will be the first female mayor of Paris after an unexpectedly comfortable win in municipal elections.

Socialist Anne Hidalgo to be first female mayor of Paris
Dr Maha Al Muneef. Photo courtesy of forbes.com
Obama to meet woman activist on Saudi visit

US President Barack Obama will meet a woman activist in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, when women have pledged to defy a driving ban, a US official said.

Obama to meet woman activist on Saudi visit
Anderi Bukin and Nataliya Bestemyanova. Photo © Dmitry Khegai
How Women's Day is celebrated in Almaty: TengriFM

Heavy snowing did not stop Almaty folks from coming up to the high-altitude Medeo skating rink to celebrate the Women’s Day with music and performances organized by TengriFM and Kaspi Bank.

How Women's Day is celebrated in Almaty: TengriFM
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Women half as likely as men to study science: survey

Women are being put off careers in science by stereotypes and are less than half as likely as men to apply for degrees in the field.

Women half as likely as men to study science: survey
Beth Warren. Photo courtesy of itv.com
British widow wins battle for husband's frozen sperm

A British woman won a High Court battle to preserve her late husband's sperm for at least another decade so that she can bear his children.

British widow wins battle for husband's frozen sperm
Female bank head a first for Japan
Female bank head a first for Japan

Japan's biggest brokerage Nomura Holdings said Wednesday it has chosen a woman to head its banking arm, in what is believed to be a first for the country's male-dominated financial sector.

Female bank head a first for Japan