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Source: The Guradian

Joe Biden announces 2020 presidential campaign

Today 06:05 GMT

Former vice-president Joe Biden has announced he will seek the presidency, becoming the most prominent name to enter the crowded field of Democratic candidates competing to take on Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

Biden later walked back his comments, stating of Trump: “I don’t want to get down in the mosh pit with this guy.”

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Source: The Guradian

Carly Booth faces criticism over sponsorship deal with Golf Saudi

Today 05:09 GMT

The Scottish golfer Carly Booth has suffered an online backlash after announcing a sponsorship deal with Golf Saudi in social media posts that were subsequently deleted.

The body on Thursday distanced itself from the 26-year-old’s involvement with Golf Saudi with a spokesperson insisting any matters arising from sponsorship deals were for Booth and her management to address. Booth’s posts were removed on Wednesday afternoon, but Golf Saudi are still listed as a sponsor on her official website at time of writing.

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Source: Common Domain

This Nike ad showing a woman’s underarm hair is making some people very uncomfortable

Today 05:09 GMT

The Nike Women Instagram account posted an ad featuring Nigerian-American singer Annahstasia modeling one of the brand’s sports bras — and with her curly underarm hair on full display — captioned with “Big mood.”

When a brand like Nike shows female models with underarm hair, M.A.C. shows female models with whiskers, or Billie shows other women with hair on their stomachs — or Bella Thorne confidently flashes her underarm hair on the beach — it assures women that their body hair is perfect natural, and even nothing to be ashamed of.

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Source: Fox News

Leslie Marshall: Biden's in for 2020 -- Here's why he'll make Trump a one-term president

Today 06:04 GMT

Former Vice President Joe Biden finally announced Thursday, via video, that he is running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 – and that’s a good thing.

Most importantly of all, I believe he can fulfill the Democrats’ number one goal: to make Donald J. Trump a one-term president.

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Source: BBC

What's behind the US anti-abortion 'heartbeat bills'?

Today 06:04 GMT

A slew of states have introduced new anti-abortion legislation that would ban the procedure as soon as a foetal heartbeat can be detected.

"Instead of just framing the debate of religion versus access to abortion, there's now a more nuanced conversation happening that recognises that there is not one 'religious' position."

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Source: Fox News

Café that charged a ‘man tax’ and gave women priority seating is going out of business

Today 06:05 GMT

The café asked male patrons upon checkout if they wanted to pay an optional surcharge meant to represent the gender pay gap and offered female patrons priority seating.

The celebration will include a “pay as you feel” scheme and all proceeds will be donated to Maiti Nepal, a nonprofit organization dedicated to help the victims of sex-trafficking in Nepal, the Evening Standard newspaper reported.

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Source: Fox News

Women forced to exchange sex for food aid after Mozambique cyclone, Human Rights Watch says

Today 06:05 GMT

As swaths of coastal Mozambique remain ravaged by the aftermath of last month’s tropical cyclone, many women who have lost their possessions are now being forced to trade sexual favors for food assistance, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) investigation has found.

A slew of victims and aid workers told the watchdog group that local community leaders, some with ties to the government, were demanding that vulnerable women without money to pay bribes exchange sex acts to get their names put on food distribution lists.

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Source: The Guradian

Joe Biden: Anita Hill not satisfied with former vice-president's apology

Today 06:05 GMT

Former vice-president Joe Biden, who launched his third campaign for president on Thursday, told Anita Hill he regretted the way he handled her testimony against Clarence Thomas at the 1991 supreme court hearings but she was not “satisfied” by the conversation. Biden contacted her earlier this month to express his “regret for what she endured” during the hearing, an attempt to reckon with a defining moment from his past that looms over his present bid for the White House.

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Source: The Guradian

Kyotographie 2019: the vibe of Japan's new era

Today 06:04 GMT

In works on display at Kyotographie, which has adopted the theme Vibe, we find a bubbling unrest under the surface of polite society.

Kyoto’s annual photographic festival, coinciding with the start of Japan’s new imperial era, will attempt to read the country’s mood and expose its hidden problems. On 1 May Japan enters the Reiwa era.

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Source: The Guradian

Bernie Sanders booed as Democratic hopefuls try to woo women of color

Today 06:05 GMT

White House candidate Bernie Sanders got a rocky reception when he gave a halting performance at an event this week focusing on female voters of color, while Kamala Harris was given a standing ovation – but was vigorously challenged in the popularity stakes by rivals Elizabeth Warren and Beto O’Rourke.

Women of color are such a powerful voting bloc in America that they are predicted to be highly influential – if not decisive – in choosing the Democratic nominee for the 2020 election.

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Source: The Guradian

Harvey Weinstein trial should be public, news organizations argue

Today 06:05 GMT

News organizations are fighting to open Harvey Weinstein’s next court appearance to the public, after both prosecutors and defense attorneys asked for it to be held behind closed doors.

At a hearing set for Friday, ahead of the disgraced movie mogul’s trial in New York on rape and sexual assault charges, the sides will argue over whether some of the many women who have accused Weinstein of sexual assault – besides the ones involved in the criminal charges – will be allowed to testify at his June trial.

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Source: DW

White House, US states strive to limit abortions at home and abroad

Today 02:25 GMT

When the US mission took issue with a text condemning sexual violence in conflict zones over the mention of reproductive health services on Tuesday, the Trump administration's suppression on abortion, both at home and abroad, was thrown into sharper relief.

Most recently, the White House expanded the Mexico City Policy, requiring foreign NGOs that receive US funding to certify that they do not provide abortions or give abortion advice.

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Source: Fox News

Bernie Sanders visibly frustrated as hecklers unload at She The People Forum for women of color

Thursday 23:40 GMT

2020 presidential contender Bernie Sanders faced an aggressive and, at times, outwardly combative audience at the She The People Forum devoted to women of color in Houston on Wednesday, as the self-described democratic socialist seemingly struggled to convince attendees of his commitment to minority and underprivileged communities.

One person apparently shouted, "We know!". BERNIE SANDERS, AT FIERY FOX NEWS TOWN HALL, MAKES NO APOLOGIES FOR MAKING MAD MILLIONS. "And," Sanders continued, as he held his hand up to quiet the crowd and apparently to wag his finger, "as somebody who actively supported Jesse Jackson's campaign, as one of the few white elected officials to do so in '88, I have dedicated my life to the fight against racism, and sexism, and discrimination of all forms." Sanders faced similar backlash when he responded to an audience question about white supremacy by discussing immigration and the federal minimum wage, as well as his sweeping "Medicare for All" proposal.

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Source: The Guradian

Runaway Saudi sisters call for 'inhuman' woman-monitoring app to be pulled

Today 01:30 GMT

Two runaway Saudi sisters on Wednesday urged Apple and Google to pull an “inhuman” app allowing men to monitor and control female relatives’ travel as it helped trap girls in abusive families.

Maha and Wafa al-Subaie, who are seeking asylum in Georgia after fleeing their family, said Absher – a government e-services app – was bad for women as it supported Saudi Arabia’s strict male guardian system.

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Source: BBC

The effect of childbirth no-one talks about

Today 00:35 GMT

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This effectively implied that before this change, childbirth was deemed too common to be highly traumatic – despite the life-changing injuries, and sometimes deaths, women can suffer as they bring children into the world. According to the World Health Organization, 803 women die from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth every day.


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