Film show: Jessica Chastain creates a female spy team to stop World War III
08 January 2022 | 7:59 am
Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s film news, including the new Paris-set and female-led spy thriller "The 355" starring Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong'o and Penélope Cruz, as well as the French-language adaptation of Philip Roth's 1990 novel "Deception" directed by Arnaud Desplechin, plus the Icelandic nature vs nurture film "Lamb" starring Noomi Rapace.
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Zambian weightlifter Nicole Moyo’s achievements have left many mesmerized. The several-time champion who's also competed in world competitions proves that weightlifting is also a female sport.
Women and girls have been largely excluded from public life in Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power in August last year. Many women have not been allowed to return to their jobs. The Taliban banned women from all universities last week.
Aid groups are warning of a dire situation in Afghanistan following the Taliban's banning of female NGO workers. Many major international aid groups have suspended their operations, including the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). We spoke to the NRC's Afghanistan director, Neil Turner, who said that organisations like his need female employees in order to access the women they serve.
Pegasus has long been considered the world's most invisible smartphone spy tool. Even heads of state were spied on with it. Meanwhile, some manufacturers can detect the software.
For years, Emem Thomas' body drew snarky remarks from slimmer classmates in southern Nigeria that shattered her confidence and natural affability.
With over a million refugees and more than 200,000 asylum seekers, Germany is Europe's largest host country for those in search of refuge abroad. Our Perspective guest is one of last year's winners of the prestigious Global Citizen Prize, awarded for her work with female refugees in Germany, Greece and Syria.
The killing of the young former politician comes as women's rights across Afghanistan are chipped away by the Taliban. Police have not yet been able to name a suspect or a motive.
The UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed led a delegation to Afghanistan this week and met Taliban rulers to convey a clear message — restore women's rights.
A Kenyan lady is trailblazing in the aviation industry as the first black female hot air balloon pilot. Captain Joyce Beckwith flies balloons over the scenic Masai Mara.
For Habibe Yüksel, camel wrestling is much more than a sport: it is his family's legacy. Yüksel's passion for the discipline has forged her a unique position as Western Turkey's only woman in an area traditionally dominated by men.
Women in Saudi Arabia were banned from driving until 2018. Now, Saudi Arabian women are taking to motorsport in a big way at the country's first all-women motorsport event - the Rally Jameel.
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