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Femicide: A global scourge

Femicide: A global scourge

Every day in 2017, 137 women and girls were intentionally killed by their partner or a family member somewhere in the world, according to UN statistics.This adds up to over 50,000 women's lives ended by those closest to them, a scourge blamed on deep-rooted g

He, she, they: Americans and the choice of gender pronoun

He, she, they: Americans and the choice of gender pronoun

A few years ago Emily Gardner, who identifies as "more feminine than not," instructed family members of a new preference to be referred to as "they" rather than "she."The 23-year-old represents a growing trend among progressive Americans, who are claimin

'Pad Man' faces 'Terminator' in Sri Lanka vote fight

'Pad Man' faces 'Terminator' in Sri Lanka vote fight

Sri Lanka's presidential election is a showdown between a man offering free sanitary pads and a former soldier dubbed the "Terminator" by his own family.Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, 70, a retired army lieutenant colonel, was the de facto military chief who crushed

Croatia's 'Schindler's List' producer dies aged 87

Croatia's 'Schindler's List' producer dies aged 87

Croatian film producer and Holocaust survivor Branko Lustig, who won Oscars for "Schindler's List" and "Gladiator", died Thursday in Zagreb aged 87, state-run HINA news agency reported.Lustig was born into a Croatian Jewish family in the eastern town of O

After Swede killer's pardon, Sri Lanka frees 267 more prisoners

After Swede killer's pardon, Sri Lanka frees 267 more prisoners

More than 250 Sri Lankan convicts aged over 65 have been given amnesty just days after the president sparked outrage by pardoning the well-connected killer of a Swedish teen, officials said Thursday. Jude Jayamaha, the scion of a wealthy Sri Lankan family and