Women's rights

September 28, 2018 - 1:07 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court on Friday lifted a temple's ban on women of menstruating age, holding that equality is supreme irrespective of age and gender. The historic Sabarimala temple had barred women age 10 to 50 from entering the temple that is one of the largest Hindu pilgrimage...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-In is escorted by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres after a photo opportunity Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
September 25, 2018 - 1:52 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 4:50 p.m. South Korean President Moon Jae-in says the current round of nuclear diplomacy with North Korea is "completely different" than the many failed deals that have frustrated past negotiators. Moon is...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2017 file photo, Indian Muslim women rest inside Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi, India. India's government on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. The government decision came after it failed to get approval of Parliament a year after the court ruled that the practice of triple "talaq" violated the constitutional rights of Muslim women. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)
September 19, 2018 - 3:29 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. The government decision came after it failed to get approval of Parliament a year after the court ruled that the practice of...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2018 file photo, Kenny Still Smoking stands over the tombstone of his 7-year-old daughter, Monica, who disappeared from school in 1979 and found frozen on a mountain, as he visits her grave on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Browning, Mont. A top U.S. Justice Department official says it’s doubling the amount of federal funding for tribal public safety and crime victims as it seeks to tackle the high-rates of violence against Native American women. The announcement on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, comes amid increased focus on the deaths and disappearances of Native American women and girls in the United States. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department will double the funding it grants tribes for public safety programs and crime victims as it seeks to tackle the high-rates of violence against Native American women, a top official said. In an interview, the Justice Department's third-highest...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, the Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr., delivers the eulogy during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, in Detroit. The controversial eulogy laid bare before the world what some black women say they have experienced for generations: sexism and inequality in their houses of worship every Sunday. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 09, 2018 - 10:54 am
DETROIT (AP) — A black pastor's controversial eulogy at Aretha Franklin's funeral laid bare before the world what black women say they have experienced for generations: sexism and inequality in their houses of worship every Sunday. In eulogizing the beloved artist known as the Queen of Soul, the...
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August 31, 2018 - 5:21 am
MADRID (AP) — A divisive debate over the legal status of prostitution has reignited in Spain after the country's staunchly feminist government was embarrassed to find out that it had approved the country's first sex workers' union. Women's rights groups and policymakers have long been divided over...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar, a former doctor for USA Gymnastics and member of Michigan State's sports medicine staff, sits in court during his sentencing hearing in Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University said Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, that the NCAA has cleared it of any rules violations in the Nassar sexual-assault scandal. Nassar pleaded guilty to assaulting girls and women while working as a campus sports doctor for Michigan State athletes and gymnasts in the region. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
August 30, 2018 - 8:56 pm
The NCAA cleared Michigan State University of any rules infractions in the Larry Nassar sexual-assault scandal, the school announced Thursday. The school released a letter from Jonathan Duncan, the NCAA's vice president for enforcement, that addressed the Nassar case, as well as an investigation...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Swift honored Aretha Franklin with a moment of silence during a concert in the Queen of Soul’s hometown. Swift told a sold-out crowd at Detroit’s Ford Field on Tuesday, Aug. 28, Franklin did so much for music, women’s rights and civil rights. Swift said words could never describe how many things Franklin did that made the world a better place. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
August 29, 2018 - 8:13 am
DETROIT (AP) — Taylor Swift honored Aretha Franklin with a moment of silence during a concert in the Queen of Soul's hometown. Swift told a sold-out crowd at Detroit's Ford Field on Tuesday that Franklin did so much for music, women's rights and civil rights. Swift said words could never describe...
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Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, left, looks to German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas as she participates in a meeting of German ambassadors in Berlin Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP)
August 27, 2018 - 9:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister said Monday that Europe should fill the gaps left by the withdrawal of American funds and diplomacy in international organizations and key regions of the world. Heiko Maas told an annual gathering of German diplomats in Berlin that Europe should increase its...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 12, 2018 file photo, a newly-transplanted cannabis cuttings grow in pots at a medical marijuana cultivation facility in Massachusetts. In a report released on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, researchers at UC San Diego detected marijuana's mind-altering ingredients in breast milk of nursing mothers, raising doctors' concerns amid evidence that increasing numbers of U.S. women are using pot during pregnancy and afterward. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
August 26, 2018 - 9:04 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Marijuana's main mind-altering ingredient was detected in nursing mothers' breast milk in a small study that comes amid evidence that more U.S. women are using pot during pregnancy and afterward. Experts say the ingredient, THC, has chemical properties that could allow it to disrupt...
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