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Sexual harassment pervades science. This scientist is talking to Congress about how to change that

Kathryn Clancy has spent years studying the many ways sexual harassment pervades science, from university research labs to field biology sites. This week, she’s taking those findings to Congress. The University of Illinois anthropology professor has found that harassment against women – and in particular, women of color – runs rampant in the space sciences. […]

Indian state offers free breast implants to poor women

Indian state offers free breast implants to poor women

Thousands of poor women in India’s Tamil Nadu state have been offered free cosmetic breast surgery, including implants, its health minister said Friday, because “poor people also have a right to look beautiful”. The southern Indian state is known for its populist schemes, which have previously included free canteens and providing thousands of disadvantaged people […]

China Reacts Angrily to New US Sanctions Against North Korea

China Reacts Angrily to New US Sanctions Against North Korea

China responded angrily Saturday to new sanctions the United States imposed on North Korea, maintaining they were counterproductive to efforts to halt Pyongyang’s nuclear and long-range missile development programs. U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Friday what he called the “largest ever” set of sanctions against North Korea and threatened a “phase two” if the […]

Private birthday party for Mugabe, 94

Private birthday party for Mugabe, 94

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe celebrated his 94th birthday on Saturday with a private black-tie party hosted by his family, three months after he was ousted from power. Mugabe’s birthday was previously a major public event in Zimbabwe, marked by an outpouring of fawning congratulations and tributes in official media from regime loyalists, government ministries […]

Philippine Catholics protest bill to legalise divorce

Philippine Catholics protest bill to legalise divorce

Around 2,000 Roman Catholic Filipinos protested in Manila on Saturday against a push to legalise divorce, with church groups also using the “Walk for Life” march to slam President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly drugs war. The pre-dawn protest was organised by church groups worried about the possible passage of a divorce bill, which is being championed […]