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UN warns of plight of women, children in Syria's Homs
UN warns of plight of women, children in Syria's Homs

The UN sounded the alarm Saturday about the plight of women and children in Syria's Homs, urging all parties in the conflict to enable access to some 400,000 trapped civilians.

UN warns of plight of women, children in Syria's Homs
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Three new cases of MERS virus confirmed in Saudi: WHO

Three women have contracted the deadly MERS virus in Saudi Arabia, which has been hardest hit by the enigmatic disease.

Three new cases of MERS virus confirmed in Saudi: WHO
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Marchenko unveiles Kazakhstan women's retirement schedule

Chairman of Kazakhstan National bank Gregory Marchenko has unveiled the schedule of the gradual raise of the retirement age for women in Kazakhstan.

Marchenko unveiles Kazakhstan women's retirement schedule
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Nicaragua sex workers open office to defend rights

Nicaraguan sex workers have for the first time set up an office to assist in protection from abuse, violence and discrimination.

Nicaragua sex workers open office to defend rights
Australia's former prime minister Julia Gillard. ©REUTERS/Andrew Taylor
Dumped Australian PM Gillard says sexism 'glossed over'

Australia's first female leader Julia Gillard has spoken out against the "glossed over" sexism of her tenure, saying it would have ended political careers had it been about race.

Dumped Australian PM Gillard says sexism 'glossed over'
Norwegian woman 'nervous, tense' as she risks UAE jail
Norwegian woman 'nervous, tense' as she risks UAE jail

A Norwegian woman said she was "nervous and tense" as she risked 16 months in jail after she reported being raped by a coworker in the United Arab Emirates.

Norwegian woman 'nervous, tense' as she risks UAE jail
Tight security after French riots sparked by veil row
Tight security after French riots sparked by veil row

France's interior minister said Sunday security forces would remain in place "as long as necessary" after a second night of violence in the Paris suburbs sparked when police stopped a woman for wearing a veil.

Tight security after French riots sparked by veil row
Elders ban women from shopping alone in northwest Pakistan
Elders ban women from shopping alone in northwest Pakistan

Tribal elders and Islamic clerics in northwest Pakistan have barred women from shopping in bazaars without a male relative.

Elders ban women from shopping alone in northwest Pakistan
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Kazakhstan national team earns another bronze at Universiade

Kazakhstan athletes have won the third place in the air rifle shooting by the team count at the Universiade in Kazan.

Kazakhstan national team earns another bronze at Universiade
Anna Nurmukhambetova. ©Vesti.kz
Weightlifting: Kazakhstan's weightlifter wins gold at Asian Championship in Astana

Kazakhstan's weightlifter Anna Nurmukhambetova was the first weightlifter to win a gold medal for Kazakhstan at the Championship in Astana.

Weightlifting: Kazakhstan's weightlifter wins gold at Asian Championship in Astana
Alexandra Aborneva. ©Vesti.kz
Weightlifting: Kazakhstan wins 3rd gold at Asian Weightlifting Championship

Kazakhstan weightlifter Alexandra Aborneva won the third gold medal for the team at the Asian Weightlifting Championship in Astana.

Weightlifting: Kazakhstan wins 3rd gold at Asian Weightlifting Championship
Australian women rally behind ousted female PM Gillard
Australian women rally behind ousted female PM Gillard

An Australian women's group defended ousted premier Julia Gillard on Friday, saying the nation's first female leader had battled treachery in her own party and "gross disrespect" while in office.

Australian women rally behind ousted female PM Gillard
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Volleyball: Kazakhstan wins China at President's Cup

The national women's volleyball team of Kazakhstan has won over the China's team at the 20th International Women's Volleyball Tournament of President of Kazakhstan Cup.

Volleyball: Kazakhstan wins China at President's Cup
Australia PM names record number of women in cabinet
Australia PM names record number of women in cabinet

New Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd unveiled his cabinet on Monday, bringing in a record number of women and switching the focus to the economy ahead of upcoming elections.

Australia PM names record number of women in cabinet
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Women's prayer tests ultra-Orthodox hold on Western Wall

The singing rises through the early-morning cool which still covers the esplanade in front of the Western Wall, the holiest site at which Jews can pray.

Women's prayer tests ultra-Orthodox hold on Western Wall
Kazakhstan’s pensioners. © Yaroslav Radlovsky
Raising the retirement age for women will be painless: President Nazarbayev

According to him, “by 2030 there will be one retired person for every 1.5 working people, with the ration reaching 1 to 1 further on”.

Raising the retirement age for women will be painless: President Nazarbayev
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Miss Algeria crowned for first time in 10 years

After an absence of 10 years, the Miss Algeria beauty contest was held Friday in the western city of Oran, with 19-year-old science student Rym Amari taking the pageant honours.

Miss Algeria crowned for first time in 10 years
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A woman's face drives relationship length: study

Men looking for a quick fling prefer women with more "feminine" facial features, said a study Friday that delved into the evolutionary determinants of the mating game.

A woman's face drives relationship length: study
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US House passes bill banning abortion after 20 weeks

The US House of Representatives approved a Republican measure Tuesday restricting abortion to the first 20 weeks after conception, one of the most stringent pro-life bills in the past decade.

US House passes bill banning abortion after 20 weeks
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US study links pollution to autism risk

Pregnant women who were exposed to high levels of air pollution were twice as likely to have a child with autism as women who lived in low pollution areas.

US study links pollution to autism risk