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Indonesian maid says tortured with vacuum cleaner tube in Hong Kong abuse case

Indonesian maid says tortured with vacuum cleaner tube in Hong Kong abuse case

Dec 08, – The landmark trial, featuring pictures of Erwiana Sulistyaningsih’s bruised body, has sparked international outrage at the treatment of maids in the Asian financial center. An Indonesian domestic helper told a Hong Kong court on Monday that she had been tortured by her employer, with a vacuum cleaner tube placed in her mouth […]

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Egypt court cuts sentences on Islamist women

Egypt court cuts sentences on Islamist women

Dec 08, – The initial verdict handed down late last month caused an international and domestic outcry. “This is God-given,” Ola Alaa, an 18-year-old medical student who was initially sentenced to 11 years, told The Associated Press by telephone after reaching her home in the coastal city of Alexandria. “I think (the authorities) wanted to […]

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1 killed, 8 injured in northern China explosions

1 killed, 8 injured in northern China explosions

Nov 06, – A series of small explosions killed one person and injured eight others Wednesday outside the provincial headquarters of the ruling Communist Party in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan, officials said. Officials gave no word on the target or perpetrators of the blasts, which state media said were caused by homemade bombs. […]

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Clinton Foundation: Chelsea eyes global health projects, gay rights

Clinton Foundation: Chelsea eyes global health projects, gay rights

May 28, KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The only child of former U.S. President Bill Clinton told The Associated Press during a visit to Malaysia that her focus will be on the Clinton Foundation’s work, especially “related to health, not just in the United States but also around the world.” Chelsea Clinton said Tuesday she […]

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Pink balloons bring smiles in war-weary Afghan capital

Pink balloons bring smiles in war-weary Afghan capital

May 25, KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Each balloon contains a written message of peace from volunteers around the world, said Colombian-American artist Yazmany Arboleda, who organized the “We Believe in Balloons” day. More than 100 Afghan artists and other volunteers were up before dawn Saturday to put the messages inside and fill the balloons with […]

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UN Women calls for urgent action against gender-related killings

UN Women calls for urgent action against gender-related killings

Statement by Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women and Assistant Secretary-General May 20, – Recent historic global agreements coupled with ground-breaking work on the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women are setting the stage to address gender-related killings, also known as femicides or feminicides. These crimes are different than homicide […]

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