Turkey: Court upholds exit from treaty on violence against women
20 July 2022 | 1:18 pm
The decision by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to withdraw Turkey from the Istanbul Convention on gender-based violence had triggered a backlash.
A civil rights group in Malawi has launched a crowdfunding campaign for women and girls stranded in Oman who had travelled to the country for job opportunities.
Hong Kong has undergone dramatic changes since the imposition of the national security law in the summer of 2020. Many pro-democracy politicians and activists have been arrested.
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Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been facing growing criticism over his response to his country's earthquake disaster. It comes at a time when he's gearing up for a re-election campaign, but now doubts are being cast on whether the vote will take place in May as expected.
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Michelle Yeoh battles her way through a multiverse, Angela Bassett leads a grieving nation at war, and Cate Blanchett deviously manipulates members of a world-class orchestra.
It's been a month since two devastating earthquakes hit Turkey and Syria, killing more than 50,000 people. Many hospitals and clinics in Turkey are full of injured patients, while other facilities are heavily damaged, making it difficult to provide much-needed routine medical treatment to other residents.
The number of women on the tech startup scene is growing, and so is their frustration with sexist treatment. But that could be a good sign.
Ten years after a heist that has been praised for its execution still only one perpetrator remains behind bars. The thieves were able to make off with $50 million (€47 million) worth of diamonds.
The UN has recently cut food aid to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Observers fear this will lead to severe health problems, and also increased crime. They say refugees must be allowed to work.
Over the past several years, hundreds of unmarked graves have been discovered near the sites of Canada's former residential schools, in which the government forcibly placed some 150,000 indigenous children. In what's been described as cultural genocide, both boys and girls were subjected to psychological and physical abuse. But the differences between the male and female experience still have effects today.
After the Indian government said it opposes same-sex unions, India's Supreme Court has referred petitions seeking recognition of same-sex marriages to the five judge Constitutional Court.
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Howitzers without GPS, rocket launchers restricted to short-range: The US is sending Ukraine weapons with critical limitations. Observers say US officials are trying to avoid a confrontation with Russia.
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We look at reactions in the international papers as France's pensions reform protests turn violent and chaotic. Elsewhere, India continues its search for the leader of a Sikh separatist movement who has been on the run for nearly a week and whose supporters defaced the Indian embassy in London this week. Finally, we end with a stunning photo from the animal kingdom!
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According to TMZ and 'The Hollywood Reporter,' Beyoncé and Adidas are cutting ties. Their partnership began in 2019 when Beyoncé relaunched Ivy Park. At the time, Queen Bey called the arrangement "the partnership of a lifetime". "Adidas has had tremendous success in pushing creative boundaries.
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