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  1. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Rights advocates fear rollback of women’s gains in Afghanistan

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:01pm by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... Lynne O'Donnell in London Advocates fear withdrawal of most international troops and aid agencies from country will see some hard-won improvements rolled back Afghan women ... the school, stop educating girls. The only reason my son was killed was because I was involved in promoting girls' education and the welfare of women in general," she said. "But ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545758/rights-advocates-fear-rollback-womens-gains-afghanistan
  2. News - China Insider - TAIWAN

    Women's groups criticise Taiwanese advert for 'promoting large breasts as a beauty standard'

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 05:18pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com The controversial yogurt advert has been called misleading and inappropriate for children A Taiwanese yogurt advert has come under fire from women’s rights ... woman says, giving the little girl a cup of yogurt. Watch: Fresh Delight green papaya flavoured yogurt advert Women’s groups including the Taipei Association for the Promotion of Women’s Rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1545655/womens-groups-criticise-taiwanese-advert-promoting-large-breasts
  3. News - World - RELIGION

    Pope Francis dodges questions about whether he'll raise women's status in church

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 09:27pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Rome Pope won't say if he'll boost women In his first interview with a woman journalist since his election to the spiritual leadership of the world's 1.2 billion baptised Catholics, Pope Francis dodged a string of questions about whether he intended raising the status of women in his church. The pope said women were "the most beautiful thing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543746/pope-francis-dodges-questions-about-whether-hell-raise-womens-status
  4. News - World - NIGERIA

    Boko Haram suspected of seizing 60 more Nigerian women and girls

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Maiduguri, Nigeria 60 more women and girls seized Suspected Boko Haram militants have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys in weekend attacks on villages in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said, another sign of the Nigerian military's failure to curb an Islamic uprising. "Over 60 women were hijacked and forcefully taken away by the terrorists. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539836/boko-haram-suspected-seizing-60-more-nigerian-women-and-girls
  5. News - World - RELIGION

    Kate Kelly, leader of Mormon women group, says she is excommunicated from Church

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:01am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles The Mormon church has ex-communicated the founder of a prominent women’s group for “conduct contrary” to its laws and order, according to an email cited Monday by the woman involved. Kate Kelly, a founder of Ordain Women, said in a blog that she had been informed of her ouster after an all-male panel held a disciplinary trial over her case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539435/kate-kelly-leader-mormon-women-group-says-she-excommunicated-church
  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea protests Japan’s review of ‘comfort women’ apology

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:54pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul South Korea summoned Japan’s envoy on Monday to protest against Tokyo’s review of a landmark 1993 apology to women, many Korean, forced to work as wartime sex slaves ... to undermine its own apology when the history behind the issue of “comfort women” was recognised internationally. “Japan must understand that the more the Abe government tires to undermine the Kono ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538952/south-korea-protests-japans-review-comfort-women-apology
  7. Sport - Golf

    Michelle Wie finally delivers with US Women's Open triumph

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:14am

    ... the US Women’s Open on Sunday, firing an even-par final round of 70 for the long-awaited first major title of her career. I woke up so excited. I was so grateful for this opportunity Michelle Wie ... on trying to challenge in men’s events before she had become a proven winner against the world’s top women. Sunday’s triumph was her fourth on the LPGA Tour, and her second of the year. In April, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/golf/article/1538743/michelle-wie-finally-delivers-us-womens-open-triumph
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    'Comfort women' claims not corroborated, Japanese review finds, but 1993 apology stands

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:53am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo 'Comfort women' claims not proven, probe finds An inflammatory Japanese review has concluded there is no corroboration of evidence given by former so-called "comfort women". But the government said it would not change Japan's 1993 apology over wartime sex slavery despite the finding. South Korea's foreign ministry expressed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537284/comfort-women-claims-not-corroborated-japanese-review-finds-1993-apology
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Women need new ways to quit smoking

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Psychological issues rather than nicotine addiction blamed for growing numbers Women need new ways to quit smoking Hong Kong's growing numbers of female smokers need a different approach than men to help them quit, the Council on Smoking and Health said yesterday after a survey showed cigarettes served as an emotional crutch for many women. Stress, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536411/women-need-new-ways-quit-smoking
  10. Lucy Li, 11, misses the cut but makes big impression at US Women's Open

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 09:31am

    ... Associated Press in Pinehurst, North Carolina Lucy Li’s friends back in California have been filling her inbox with emails. That’s the only way they can reach her at the US Women’s Open. ... “She proved that she can.” Li was 22 strokes behind leader Michelle Wie and 19 behind Lexi Thompson, who both know about playing the Women’s Open at a young age. Wie’s first was in 2003 when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1537459/lucy-li-11-misses-cut-makes-big-impression-us-womens-open

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