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  1. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japan official heads to Seoul for talks on 'comfort women'

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 03:31pm by AFP

    ... contributed to a freeze in diplomatic ties. Kyodo cited an unnamed government official as saying that Japan would indicate it was mulling an official apology and money for the so-called comfort women ... director-general for Northeast Asian Affairs. Seoul said the talks were the first time high-level officials had met to discuss the comfort woman issue in isolation. Relations between Tokyo and Seoul ...

  2. News - World - INTERNET

    Women Who Eat On Tubes Facebook page has London railway powerless

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 08:50pm by AFP

    ... of the women appearing on the page have had their features obscured, but many others are clearly recognisable. Responding to the furore, Steve Burton, the director of enforcement for Transport ... Agence France-Presse in London London underground bosses can't do anything about Women Who Eat On Tubes Facebook page Rail chiefs powerless against weird web craze Transport ...

  3. News - China - EMPLOYMENT

    Women postgraduates land jobs easier if pregnancy is out of the way

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:38am by Vanessa Piao

    ... Vanessa Piao vanessa.piao@scmp.com Firms favour candidates who won't need maternity leave, jobseekers say Women postgrads secure jobs easier with pregnancy out of way When Zhang Ying ... The legal age for women to get married on the mainland is 20, yet most students graduate around 22. Society expectations still require they start their family between the ages of 25 and 30, when ...

  4. News - World

    Pope names eight sex abuse panel members; half women, one victim

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Vatican City Half of eight-member panel are women; one was assaulted by a priest as a child Pope names sex abuse commission members Pope Francis has named the initial ... are women, and one was assaulted by a priest as a child. The eight members were announced after Francis came under fire from victims' groups for a perceived lack of attention to the abuse ...

  5. News - World

    Women still marginalised in Hollywood, taking just 30pc of speaking roles

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 09:17pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Los Angeles Women still sidelined in Hollywood, says report Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Lawrence have shown that female leads can carry big-budget films, but Hollywood still marginalises women on screen to just 30 per cent of speaking roles, according to a new report. Women remained dramatically under-represented in 2013 despite films such as Hunger Games ...

  6. News - World - EQUALITY

    Half of all lawmakers will be women within 20 years, says UN study

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 09:09pm by AP

    ... deputy executive director of UN Women, said women must still overcome many barriers to achieve political success including attitudes that see women as less capable and able to lead. He said one ... Associated Press in New York Gender equality in the world's parliaments is on the way, but women seem to have hit the glass ceiling as heads of state with fewer in top jobs Half ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Young mainland women 'marrying elderly Hong Kong men to get residency'

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 11:56am by Samuel Chan and Clifford Lo

    ... elderly men who sought its help last year. "In the beginning, the couple had disputes over trivial matters," assistant executive director Roy Lam Man-chiu said. "She then complained ... Lam said he believed the main reason mainland women married elderly men in Hong Kong was to get residency in the city and seize their flats. In similar cases his welfare agency handled, most ...

  8. News - China

    Film director Zhang Yimou pays 7.5 million yuan fine over children

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 05:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Zhang admits he has two sons and a daughter with his current wife and a daughter with a previous wife China’s best-known film director Zhang Yimou has paid ... fathered up to seven children with different women, Zhang admitted in December he has two sons and a daughter with his current wife, Chen Ting, all from before they were married. He also has ...

  9. News - World - VIOLENCE

    Violence against women ‘extensive’ across European, says report

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 08:55pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Survey of 28 member states in EU reveals abuse on large scale, much of it unreported Violence on women 'extensive' in Europe Violence against women is "an extensive human rights abuse" across Europe with one in three women reporting some form of physical or sexual abuse since the age of 15 and 8 per cent suffering abuse in the last 12 months, ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese government defends NHK director who denied Rape of Nanking

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 03:14pm by AFP

    ... that "comfort women", who were coerced into brothels to serve Japanese soldiers during the second world war, "could be found in any nation that was at war". He subsequently apologised ... on December 13, 1937. Some foreign academics put the death count lower, including China historian Jonathan Spence, who estimates that 42,000 soldiers and citizens were killed and 20,000 women raped, ...




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