Australia's first-ever cricket test match against the Afghan men's team won't happen if the Taliban don't backtrack reports of banning women from the sport.
Local media have reported the Taliban fired tear gas and used batons to break up the second day of protests demanding that women's rights be protected.
In a special edition, Annette Young heads to the southern French town of Arles, which each year hosts 'Les Rencontres d'Arles', an international festival of photography. The event is now seeking to give more exposure to women photographers.
Afghan women: An uncertain future under Taliban rule
When she was growing up in Australia's biggest city of Sydney, Liz Mills dreamt of one day becoming a professional basketball coach. Little did she know that she would end up having fame thrust upon her thousands of kilometres away in Africa, where she has made history as the first woman to coach a men's basketball team in a continental tournament.
As captain of Afghanistan's wheelchair basketball team and a women's rights activist, Nilofar Bayat fled for her life when the Taliban took over, seeking safety in Spain where she hopes to soon be back on the court.
With the Taliban in control of Afghanistan, the UN Women director for Asia Mohammad Naciri warns of a gender emergency, where "women and girls have been consistently and systemically targeted". In the weeks leading up to their return to power, the Taliban's leadership have strived to portray a softer image than when they last ruled Afghanistan between 1996 and 2001. But women struggle to take comfort from such assurances.
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Team USA's Simone Biles took to the Olympics podium after winning bronze in the women's balance beam final. It was Biles' first taste of competition in Tokyo since standing down during the women's team final last week to focus on her mental health.
The Lagos State Government, through the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), has hundreds of men and women employed as street sweepers with the duty of cleaning up the state’s roads and highways. On Thursday, two of those sweepers were killed in a hit-and-run incident. Sadly, it is not the first time.