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UN women's rights resolution passed despite backlash

A UN General Assembly committee has agreed a landmark first resolution on women's rights defenders such as Malala Yousafzai, despite a hard fought campaign by an alliance including the Vatican to weaken the measure.

UN women's rights resolution passed despite backlash
Kerry, Clinton urge support for Afghan women
Kerry, Clinton urge support for Afghan women

US Secretary of State John Kerry Friday joined forces with his predecessor Hillary Clinton to urge that hard-won gains for Afghan women since the fall of the Taliban be protected.

Kerry, Clinton urge support for Afghan women
Turkish parliament lifts ban on women lawmakers wearing trousers
Turkish parliament lifts ban on women lawmakers wearing trousers

Turkish parliament has lifted a ban on women lawmakers wearing trousers in the assembly, shortly after a major government reform allowed them to don Islamic headscarves.

Turkish parliament lifts ban on women lawmakers wearing trousers
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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
Saudi braces for 'open driving campaign' by women
Saudi braces for 'open driving campaign' by women

Saudi Arabia was braced for possible protests Saturday after women activists declared an "open driving campaign" against the deeply conservative kingdom's ban on women behind the wheel.

Saudi braces for 'open driving campaign' by women
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Over 800 thousand women infertile in Kazakhstan

18% of women of reproductive age in Kazakhstan are infertile mostly because of inflammatory conditions, endocrine factors or tumors.

Over 800 thousand women infertile in Kazakhstan
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Ice Hockey: Kazakhstan HC Aisulu lands 19 pucks during European Champions Cup match

Kazakhstan's top ranking women's hockey club Aisulu has gained flattened its rival team in the 1st round of the European Champions Cup.

Ice Hockey: Kazakhstan HC Aisulu lands 19 pucks during European Champions Cup match
Yellen Fed pick a new milestone for women in power jobs
Yellen Fed pick a new milestone for women in power jobs

Janet Yellen, nominated by President Barack Obama to run the Federal Reserve, will be the first woman to hold what Obama has called one of the world's top policy-making jobs.

Yellen Fed pick a new milestone for women in power jobs
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Volleyball: Kazakhstan women's team reaches World Championship

Kazakhstan women national volleyball team has won a pass to the World Championship to be held in 2014 in Italy.

Volleyball: Kazakhstan women's team reaches World Championship
Australia's first female PM's 'murderous rage' over sexism
Australia's first female PM's 'murderous rage' over sexism

Australia's first female premier Julia Gillard has described her "murderous rage" at her sexist treatment but said she would do it all again in her first public appearance since being dumped.

Australia's first female PM's 'murderous rage' over sexism
First woman stands for Tajik president backed by Islamic party
First woman stands for Tajik president backed by Islamic party

A woman is for the first time bidding for the presidency in Tajikistan after an opposition bloc including an Islamic party chose a respected female rights lawyer as its candidate in the majority Muslim country.

First woman stands for Tajik president backed by Islamic party
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Armwrestling: Kazakhstan woman wins World Armwrestling Championship in Poland

Kazakhstan wrestler Olga Shlizhevskaya has won the World Armwrestling Championship in Poland.

Armwrestling: Kazakhstan woman wins World Armwrestling Championship in Poland
Plus-size women in focus, in NY fashion week first
Plus-size women in focus, in NY fashion week first

Full-figured women had their day on the catwalks of New York on Friday when hometown designer Eden Miller unveiled her plus-size collection -- a fashion week first.

Plus-size women in focus, in NY fashion week first
ECB to double number of women in top positions: report
ECB to double number of women in top positions: report

The European Central Bank, under fire for being largely a men's club, plans to double the number of women in its top ranks.

ECB to double number of women in top positions: report
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Young women who drink face higher breast cancer risk

Young women who drink alcohol every day may be raising significantly their risk of breast cancer.

Young women who drink face higher breast cancer risk
Afghan female stars defy clerics' pressure
Afghan female stars defy clerics' pressure

Judges on TV talent shows always attract controversy for making or breaking the careers of desperate wannabes -- but for Aryana Sayeed, the job is also a fight for Afghanistan's future.

Afghan female stars defy clerics' pressure
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Children of overweight women die younger: study

Children born from obese women were 35 percent more likely to die prematurely in adulthood, according to a study Wednesday that warned of a growing epidemic.

Children of overweight women die younger: study
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Study details 'severe' brutality against women in PNG

Women in poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea suffer "severe brutality" with violence, including savage attacks involving knives, axes and whips, occurring in two-thirds of all families.

Study details 'severe' brutality against women in PNG
Women promote mosques 'for all' in Britain
Women promote mosques 'for all' in Britain

In the damp basement room of a Caribbean restaurant in London, Naima leads prayers for an audience of male and female worshippers.

Women promote mosques 'for all' in Britain
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Some blood pressure meds boost breast cancer risk: study

Postmenopausal women who take certain blood pressure medications for 10 years or more face twice the risk of developing breast cancer..

Some blood pressure meds boost breast cancer risk: study