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A widely shared photograph of an 8-year-old who had icicles in his hair after a 2.8-mile trek to school has become a symbol of the plight of poor rural children.
South Korea proposed that the two Koreas field a joint women’s hockey team at the Pyeongchang Games next month. North Korea wouldn’t say whether it supported the idea.
While the country’s ban on abortion is rarely enforced, the procedure is illegal with just a few exceptions, putting women at risk of prosecution and creating a culture of shame, activists say.
Nice Leng’ete started a program in Kenya to create new rites of passage to replace female genital cutting, and has saved 50,000 girls from the agonizing and controversial procedure.
The finding could lend weight to American and Saudi efforts to ostracize Iran on other issues besides the nuclear agreement.
Human rights groups have expressed concern over the high number of arrests in a country with a relatively stable democracy.
This week’s Canada Letter asks if there is such a thing as Canadian cooking and previews a special New York Times report on Canadian food and drink.
French feminists criticized the letter signed by Catherine Deneuve and other women, saying it underestimated the harm inflicted by sexual harassment
Firebombs exploded at three churches in Santiago, Chile’s capital, on Friday, just days before Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Chile and Peru.
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President Trump’s comments have outraged many global leaders, but they also fit a pattern, even inside the E.U., of dehumanizing language toward migrants
President Trump approved sanctions against the head of Iran’s judiciary, a powerful figure the administration holds culpable for the violent crackdown on anti-government protests.
An Egyptian lawyer’s prolific lawsuits seek to punish those he deems to offend Egypt’s morality or its president.
Across the continent, the president’s latest reported provocation drew a mixture of anger and bemusement.
Saudi women have long had to content themselves with watching their favorite teams on television. But on Friday, women were allowed into public sports stadiums for the first time.
Researchers found the entrance to a passage under the Berlin Wall intended to help reunite a family in the 1960s.
In marathon talks, the chancellor and the leaders of the other two main establishment parties settled the outlines of a renewed grand coalition.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could miss the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics as tensions with Seoul flare anew over World War II-era sex slaves.
The government says it is looking at banning virtual currency trades. But it isn’t clear whether, or how quickly, it will follow through.
One analyst estimates that same-sex marriage could provide a 650 million Australian dollar boost to the economy in 12 months.