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Feminist group sues Miss France beauty contest

19-10-2021 PARIS: A leading feminist organization in France said Monday it was suing the promoters of the Miss France beauty contest in a labor court, alleging they used discriminatory criteria to select participants. The “Osez le feminisme” (Dare to be a Feminist) group, along with three failed contestants, said they …

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Protest held at Beijing Olympic torch lighting

18-10-2021 BEIJING: The flame for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics was lit on Monday in a ceremony as human rights activists protested nearby. Several protesters with banners managed to get into the event being held at Greece’s ancient Olympia before being stopped by security. A number of others were reportedly …

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Another temple vandalized in Bangladesh violence

18-10-2021 Bureau Report DHAKA/ NEW DELHI: Police in Bangladesh have detained at least 300 suspects after two Hindu men were killed and temples vandalized following unrest triggered by the alleged desecration of the Muslim holy book during a Hindu religious festival last week. Violence erupted across Bangladesh after a photo …

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Saudi–led coalition kills 160 Houthis in Yemen

18-10-2021 RIYADH/ SANA’A: The Saudi-led coalition supporting Yemen’s government says it has killed 160 Houthi rebels in air raids south of the strategic city of Marib, where loyalists say rebels have made advances. “We carried out 32 strikes … in Abdiya over the past 24 hours,” the coalition said on …

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