Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

Hong Kong leader says dialogue and 'mutual respect' offer way out of chaos

"I sincerely hope that this was the beginning of society returning to peace and staying away from violence," said the leader

Woman delivering newspapers in the middle of a political campaign

Political campaigns may influence acceptance of violence against women

According to a research political campaigns may in fact influence the acceptance of violence against women

Children walking in a refugee camp

No country and no work: refugees despair at slow pace of Malaysia's reforms

Without having basic rights, Malaysia’s refugees are facing mental health issues and leaving many turning to underground work

Silhouette of a person sitting in front of the Taj Mahal in India

India's 'invisible' intersex people struggle

As many as 1.7% of children are born intersex - with reproductive organs, genitals, hormones or chromosomes that do not fit the usual expectations of male and female

Medical office with ultrasound machine.

As U.S. restrictions tighten, women seeking abortions hit the road

Nine of the 50 U.S. states this year passed legislation restricting abortion. Among the strictest were bans on abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected

Police officers during a protest.

Inside the Hong Kong protesters' anarchic campaign against China

The protests, which started as a peaceful rebuke of the Hong Kong government back in April, have evolved into a direct challenge to Communist Party rule 

Woman conducting tests in a chemical laboratory.

Norway detects radioactive iodine by Russian border days after blast

Norway's radiation and nuclear safety authority said it had detected the radioactive iodine at its air filter station in Svanhovd

Policemen on duty as protesters attend an anti-government rally in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, China

As Hong Kong braces for protests, Chinese paramilitary holds drills across border

The airport was returning to normal but under tight security after thousands of protesters had jammed its halls on Monday and Tuesday nights

#MeToo media coverage sympathetic but not necessarily empowering for women

"The goal of the movement is to empower women, but according to our computational analysis that's not what's happening in news stories," said one of the analysts

Hong Kong airport suspends flights due to protests.

Hong Kong protesters offer apologies, China doubles down after airport clash

Ten weeks of increasingly violent confrontation between police and protesters have plunged the city into one of its worst crisis

Police officer during a procedure.

FBI seeking to question alleged Al Qaeda operative in Brazil

Brazil's ministries of justice and foreign affairs said the Egyptian had entered Brazil in 2018 and was a legal resident in the country

United States of America passport

New rule would disqualify half of immigrants who apply for a visa in the US

Human rights groups have criticized the plan as an effort to reduce legal immigration without going through Congress to change the law

Woman wearing purple shirt holding smartphone white sitting on chair

Women gain more political and economic power, but gender gap persists

The decline in egalitarian attitude was starkest among highly educated, high-salaried white people in professional jobs, researchers said

Toddlers and pensioners join Hong Kong weekend protests

Campaigners of all ages, from toddlers to pensioners, took to the streets of Hong Kong in a flurry of anti-government protests across the city on Saturday

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