Yangon residents pray for recovery for woman shot at anti-coup protest
21 February 2021 | 12:33 pm
Myanmar protesters pray for the recovery of a 20-year-old woman who was shot and injured at an anti-coup protest on February 9. She is currently in critical condition at hospital.
1 Apr 2022
A German woman who moved to Syria as a teenager to join the 'Islamic State' has gone on trial in the city of Halle. Leonora M. is accused of aiding and abetting crimes against humanity. Now 22, she is alleged to have enslaved a Yazidi woman in Syria.
25 Apr 2022
A Japanese woman born at the dawn of the 20th century and believed to have been the world's oldest person died at age of 119, public broadcaster NHK said on Monday. Kane Tanaka, born in 1903, the year of the Wright Brothers' first controlled flight of their motor-driven airplane, was confirmed by Guinness World Records in 2019 as the oldest living person.
30 Apr 2022
Wishma Sandamali, a 33-year-old Sri Lankan woman, died in a Japanese detention centre in March of last year. Her death sparked debate on the treatment of the 1,500 asylum seekers currently in detention in Japan. Many of them claim they are being treated inhumanely. Despite its economic might, Japan takes in few refugees. In 2020, it accepted less than 100 asylum seekers, while France, whose population is half the size of Japan's, took in 24,000. Our correspondents report from the city of Nagoya, where Wishma died.
8 May 2022
In what the judge described as a "historic" case, a woman has been found guilty of sexual assault after poking holes in her partner's condoms without his knowledge or consent.
14 May 2022
A court in El Salvador has sentenced a woman to 30 years in prison because she suffered an obstetric emergency that ended her pregnancy. Abortions are banned in the Central American country.
10 Jun 2022
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14 Jun 2022
Police discovered ten hand grenades in the basement of a recently deceased 98-year-old woman’s home. The discovery was made by someone cleaning out the elderly woman’s basement after she died in March.
22 Jun 2022
US President Joe Biden has nominated Mohegan Indian Tribe Lifetime Chief Marilynn Malerba to oversee the US Mint. It marks the first time a Native American's signature will appear on the US currency.
29 Jun 2022
A snakebite to the farm owner led German police to finding more than 110 snakes. The woman who was poisoned is in a critical condition in hospital.
4 Jul 2022
With a track record for challenging abuses of presidental power, Ketanji Brown Jackson joins a diverse and divided US Supreme Court.
27 Jul 2022
Nigerian mother of two Crystal Chigbu wept for days after her daughter was born with a rare limb condition that doctors said needed an amputation. After hearing other parents talk about their experiences, Chigbu started Irede Foundation, an organisation that recycles prostheses and donates them to children in need in Nigeria.
11 Hindu men given life sentences for raping a Muslim woman in 2002 and killing seven of her family have been released from prison. The rape took place during riots in Gujarat state, led at the time by Narendra Modi.
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In the first papal visit to South Sudan, Pope Francis is highlighting the plight of women in the young nation who face the world's highest material mortality rate and are subject to widespread sexual violence.
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The US announced that it will allow the first transfer of a Russian oligarch's confiscated funds to Ukraine. In the meantime, Germany says it has evidence of over 100 war crimes in Ukraine.
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Strong earthquakes struck Turkey and Syria on Monday. The region is frequently hit by tremors. Here's why.