Mus-cats: Omani woman juggles 500 felines
27 November 2020 | 3:43 pm
Maryam al-Balushi has accumulated 480 cats and 12 dogs in her home in Oman's capital Muscat, a menagerie she has grown over the past decade, identifying with her furry friends many of which were rescued from the street and grinding hardship.
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Farida Shenga is one of Mombasa's few female rickshaw drivers. While necessity initally forced her into the profession, Farida now relishes it, and takes no nonsense.
20 Sep 2021
Women municipal workers will not be returning to work in Kabul, unless they occupy "positions that men could not fill or that were not for men", says Molavi Hamdullah Nomani, the Taliban member who holds the post of Mayor of Kabul. The other women must "stay at home" and will be paid. In Kabul municipality, 27% of employees are women.
25 Sep 2021
Teresa Xu arrives at a court in Beijing to fight for the right to freeze her eggs. A public hospital turned down her demand in 2018 and asked to see a marriage license, in accordance with national law.
16 Oct 2021
Lieutenant Colonel Elmarie Myburgh is the only profiler in the South African police service. It is a daunting task in one of the most violent countries in the world, where a person is killed every 25 minutes and 115 rapes are reported each day.
3 Oct 2021
There are few casting decisions as hotly anticipated as the question of who will be the next 007, with many expecting that a black Bond or even female Bond is on the cards. Londoners discuss whether they think a woman should play the role, ahead of the much-delayed world premiere of the latest James Bond film, "No Time To Die", in the British capital. Daniel Craig has already weighed in on the matter, saying in an interview: "Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, but for a woman?"
16 Oct 2021
Egyptian female soccer coach, Farida Salem, started her own academy to help aspiring women footballers achieve their dreams and challenge stigma and social boundaries in a male-dominated sport.
24 Oct 2021
German police officer Antje Pittelkau took up the post of head of the EUCAP Sahel Niger mission in January. She and her colleagues are there to support Niger in the fight against terrorism and organized crime.
13 Nov 2021
Anger in Poland after a woman died from complications in her pregnancy. A termination had been delayed because doctors feared breaking Poland's near-total ban on abortion. Also we meet those in Iraq who are challenging the norms of highly traditional society that encourages women to stay at home. Plus providing a much needed social media platform for women in midlife; Annette Young talks to the chief creative officer of hellorevel.com, Nina Lorez Collins.
19 Nov 2021
Dawn Sturgess was exposed to Novichok found in a counterfeit perfume bottle in 2018. The incident occured shortly after the attempted murder of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal.
24 Nov 2021
Inspired by a novelistic memoir from author Annie Ernaux, “Happening” recounts the predicament of a young woman who decides to terminate an unwanted pregnancy despite the legal and social hurdles that stand in her way.
11 Dec 2021
A whistleblower issues a "damning account" of the UK's withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying tens of thousands of Afghans were left behind to die. Meanwhile, there's disappointment in the US after the Justice Department closes an investigation into the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till. Plus: Angela Merkel marks her last day in office, Berlin techno DJs apply for World Heritage status and the French city of Rouen votes on replacing a Napoléon statue with one of a woman.
26 Dec 2021
The green, fertile hills of eastern Congo are as beautiful as they are dangerous. This no-man's land is also home to militia woman Mama Faida. She carries a rusty AK-47 and bears the scars of brutal conflict. But she hopes her children have a brighter future ahead.
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The number of registered voters aged 18-34 for Kenya's election on August 9 has fallen, despite population growth, with some saying promises made to them are not fulfilled.
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Colombia's first leftist president, ex-guerrilla Gustavo Petro, is set to be inaugurated in Bogota. He aims to curb rampant inequality in the Latin American country.
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The war in Ukraine has exposed Germany's overreliance on Russian gas, prompting a search for alternatives. Solar power is one and is already seeing a surge. Is the former solar powerhouse on the cusp of a new solar boom?
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China has said military exercises around the contested island would continue. Several days of activity have disrupted shipping and air travel, with Taiwan saying the move amounts to a blockade.
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Ryan Giggs arrives at Manchester Crown Court for the start of his trial after being accused of assault against two women.