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How the #MeToo movement came to Mongolia
A rape allegation against an MP has highlighted progress and challenges in country’s nascent women’s rights movementA year ago, Saranzaya Chambuu received a distressed phone call from her sister Naranzaya. Their roommate had brought a male friend home the night before. When she left for work, he stayed. Hours later, Naranzaya called her elder sister. “She was crying and asking: ‘Who was that man? He raped me and then he left.’”That man, they would soon learn, was a ruling party MP, Gantulga Dorjdugar, who is now under investigation. He says he has been wrongly accused and the two “mutually consented” to having sex. Continue reading... [...]
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Militants abduct cop from outside his residence in Kashmir
Militants abduct cop from outside his residence in Kashmir [...]
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Mumbai: Fire brigade praises fire resistence installed at Beaumonde Towers
Mumbai: Fire brigade praises fire resistence installed at Beaumonde Towers [...]
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Merchant ship catches fire off Kochi port, Navy launches rescue op
Merchant ship catches fire off Kochi port, Navy launches rescue op [...]
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Indian PM posts video of 'refreshing and rejuvenating' workout
Narendra Modi wields a staff and stretches over a boulder in fitness regime shared onlineNarendra Modi, whose supporters boast of his physical prowess and indifference to sleep, has shared the secrets to his morning fitness regime in a video in which the Indian prime minister wields a staff, walks backwards and flexes over a boulder.The “refreshing and rejuvenating” benefits of his exercise workout were posted online on Wednesday, and also included a meditative stroll along a path inspired by nature. Related: Yoga with Modi: Indian PM stars in cartoon video of poses Continue reading... [...]
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Three Rohingya refugees killed as monsoon rains hit Cox's Bazar
At least three Rohingya refugees have died and more have been made homeless after lethal mudslides in camps in BangladeshAt least three three Rohingya refugees have died in Cox’s Bazar after extreme monsoon rains hit the refugee camps causing lethal mudslides.A 3-year-old Rohingya boy died and his mother was injured when the mud walls of their house in Kutupalong settlement collapsed while they were sleeping. Two Rohingya refugees were killed in Balukhali camp. Mohammad Ali, 20, died after he was crushed by an uprooted tree on Tuesday morning, while a Rohingya woman died after she was crushed in her shack when the rain triggered a landslide. Related: Myanmar and UN announce deal for return of Rohingya Continue reading... [...]
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Heavily armed police in Paris rescue captives, arrest hostage-taker
Heavily armed police in Paris rescue captives, arrest hostage-taker [...]
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Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy agrees to change GT Devegowda's portfolio
Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy agrees to change GT Devegowda's portfolio [...]
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How coming out of hideout to buy a sim cost Armaan Kohli his arrest
How coming out of hideout to buy a sim cost Armaan Kohli his arrest [...]
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'We no longer die in childbirth': how Indian villages saved their mothers
A little feminism goes a long way in parts of rural India where the number of women who die in labour has been cut by 90 percentThe message is written on a poster, hung between trees that offer shade but little relief from the blazing sun. It spells out what has been achieved in this rural Indian village: “We no longer die in childbirth.”For the women of Purabgaon, in the Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh, expectations had always been clear. Get married young, then have back-to-back pregnancies. Those babies would be delivered in unsanitary conditions at home by a dai, a village midwife with no training and many superstitions. Continue reading... [...]
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Will soon find out if real deal can happen, Trump tweets before summit with Kim Jong-un
Will soon find out if real deal can happen, Trump tweets before summit with Kim Jong-un [...]
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Human rights violations in North Korea will take a backseat at Trump-Kim summit
Human rights violations in North Korea will take a backseat at Trump-Kim summit [...]
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How India is winning the fight to end child branding
When a traditional healer burned hot clay into the chest of two-year-old Kushbu Lal, she died. Now moves are afoot to criminalise a practice that continues to cost livesJamna Lal shifts uncomfortably on his ancient charpoy bed, seemingly unable to comprehend that he may have been responsible for the death of his two-year-old daughter. He thinks for some time and eventually nods his head. “Yes, I’m also responsible. I decided to take her to the bhopa instead of the hospital, and I must suffer the consequences.” Lal’s daughter, Kushbu, developed breathing problems in January last year. Like many families in villages around Bhilwara, in the southern Indian state of Rajasthan, he did not immediately think of taking her to the hospital. Related: 'I don't like it': India's tattoo girls reject branding ritual – in pictures Continue reading... [...]
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Stab victim Khadija Siddiqi: ‘My case is a fight for all Pakistani women’
The woman whose attempted murder by an ex-boyfriend became a cause celebre hopes her legal battle will inspire other womenA student who was stabbed 23 times in daylight in one of Pakistan’s busiest streets has accused the country’s justice system of misogyny after her attacker, having been found guilty of attempted murder, was sensationally acquitted last week.Khadija Siddiqi was ambushed as she collected her six-year-old sister from school two years ago. She was repeatedly slashed across the throat and abdomen by fellow student Shah Hussain in an attack she said was motivated by revenge after she had spurned his advances. She escaped with her life only after her driver managed to drag Hussain off her. Her attacker was sentenced to seven years in prison – the minimum for attempted murder. But in an extraordinary turn, last week he was acquitted by the high court following claims by his lawyers that it had been Siddiqi who had pursued him, based on a letter she had written when she was 17, and that she had wanted the case to become “high profile”. Continue reading... [...]
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Dr Kafeel Khan's brother shot at in Gorakhpur, condition critical
Dr Kafeel Khan's brother shot at in Gorakhpur, condition critical [...]
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Vladimir Putin says he is willing to meet Trump at summit
Russian president reaches out after welcoming Trump’s call to readmit Moscow into G7Vladimir Putin has said he is happy to meet Donald Trump once Washington is ready to hold a summit and welcomed the US president’s call to bring Russia back into the G7 group of leading industrialised nations.Speaking to reporters in Qingdao, China, the Russian president said Austria was among the countries that have offered to host his meeting with Trump. Continue reading... [...]
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Bollywood star apologises over Hindu terror plot row
Priyanka Chopra ‘saddened and sorry’ after TV series portrayed Hindu terror plotThe Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra has apologised after a furore over a US TV series that showed her uncovering a terror plot hatched by Indian Hindu nationalists.The episode of the spy thriller Quantico showed Chopra’s character, an FBI agent named Alex Parrish, thwarting the plan and noticing one of the terrorists wearing a Hindu rosary. The terrorists had tried to frame Pakistanis for the attack planned ahead of a summit on Kashmir, a disputed Himalayan territory that arch-rivals India and Pakistan both claim. Continue reading... [...]
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Mumbai inundated in just first rain
Mumbai inundated in just first rain [...]
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Maharashtra rains: 2 killed, Mumbai streets waterlogged | All you need to know
Maharashtra rains: 2 killed, Mumbai streets waterlogged | All you need to know [...]
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Shehla Rashid says RSS, Nitin Gadkari planning to kill PM Modi 'Rajiv Gandhi-style'
Shehla Rashid says RSS, Nitin Gadkari planning to kill PM Modi 'Rajiv Gandhi-style' [...]
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Taliban announces three-day ceasefire over Eid
Suspension of hostilities is first at end of Ramadan since 2001 but operations against ‘foreign occupiers’ will continueThe Taliban have announced a three-day ceasefire over Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, though they said operations against “foreign occupiers” would continue.It is the first time the group has agreed to a ceasefire at Eid since the US invasion in 2001. Related: The US and Afghanistan: can’t win the war, can’t stop it, can’t leave Continue reading... [...]
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The new arrivals: the final chapter
As we conclude our award-winning series, our protagonist decides life in Britain is too hard for asylum seekers Eighteen months ago, we invited you to follow a project we were embarking on with Le Monde, El País and Der Spiegel to look more closely at the lives of refugees and asylum seekers as they tried to make new homes for themselves in Europe.Almost 10,000 of you signed up to this newsletter, and this is the final instalment. Continue reading... [...]
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Woman found dead under mysterious conditions in 5-star Delhi hotel
Woman found dead under mysterious conditions in 5-star Delhi hotel [...]
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Bollywood film draws flak for female masturbation scene
Veere Di Wedding also shows women having casual sex, swearing and smokingA hit Bollywood film described as India’s answer to Sex and the City is causing controversy for its depiction of women masturbating, having casual sex and smoking.Veere Di Wedding, Hindi for Friend’s Wedding, is a buddy comedy about four childhood friends who live in Delhi’s upmarket southern neighbourhoods and reunite for one of their weddings. Continue reading... [...]
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'All ready to go' for summit with North Korea, says Donald Trump
'All ready to go' for summit with North Korea, says Donald Trump [...]
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'I couldn't even scream': survival and abuse inseparable for Kabul children | Pariwash Gouhari
Street children are forced to brave violent sexual predators in the Afghan capital as they struggle to earn moneyFor 14-year-old Ahmed*, life as a kid on the streets of the Afghan capital has become synonymous with abuse. His voice calm and unwavering, Ahmed reels off stories of the assaults he has suffered over the years. “One day, a man asked me to buy him a pack of chewing gum. I went out and bought it, and took it back to his house,” Ahmed tells me in a dimly-lit apartment he shares with his family. “He then forced me inside his home and raped me.” It happened two years ago, but his stories go back to when he was five years old.Violence is an accepted form of punishment in most households, and children get used to it Related: Kids working on Kabul's streets get a second chance at childhood | Sune Engel Rasmussen Continue reading... [...]
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Tell-all memoir 'risks derailing' Imran Khan election hopes
Punjab court delays book by ex-wife Reham said to malign politician aiming to be Pakistan’s prime ministerA tell-all memoir by Imran Khan’s second wife is causing uproar in Pakistan and threatens to derail the former cricketer’s campaign to be elected prime minister next month.Reham Khan, 45, a journalist, married the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party chairman in 2015 but the couple divorced less than a year later. She has said the book will reveal details about their marriage and the inner workings of Pakistani politics. Related: Hopes for rare peaceful handover as Pakistan election date announced Continue reading... [...]
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Arun Jaitley turns fact-checker after Rahul tears into BJP in Mandsaur
Arun Jaitley turns fact-checker after Rahul tears into BJP in Mandsaur [...]
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