Neymar sponsors withdraw ads after rape accusation
08 June 2019 | 1:46 pm
A woman who has accused Brazilian soccer star Neymar of raping her in a Paris hotel has testified to Sao Paulo police. His sponsors are backing out, but Neymar still enjoys massive support in his home country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?"
Nazi memorabilia and weapons valued at around €3 million have been found by police in Rio de Janeiro. The hoard was found during an investigation into a suspected raping of a minor.
Brazil star Neymar greets fans in Barranquilla just before the World Cup qualifier against Colombia. Neymar said Sunday that the 2022 World Cup will be his last as he "doesn't have the strength to put up with more football".
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.
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.
Jineth Bedoya was kidnapped, tortured and raped by paramilitaries 21 years ago. After fighting for years, she has now finally found justice in the form of an international verdict.
Three-year-old Saba died from malnutrition in Ethiopia's Amhara last month. Conflict in neighboring Amhara has spread to the region, forcing thousands to flee their homes - carrying with them stories of hunger and brutality.
"It's a day of triumph," says Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya, hailing the decision of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which ruled that the Colombian State was responsible for her kidnapping, rape and torture at the hands of paramilitaries in 2000.
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