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China's new policy against gender bias meets fans, scepticsNew measures against gender discrimination in Chinese workplaces forbid employers from asking potential female hires questions such as whether they are married
The Associated Press16 minutes ago
Indian court orders 1 million to vacate forest landIndia's top court has ordered more than a dozen states to evict nearly 1 million people from forest land as they have failed to prove ownership claims.
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
AutoNation names USAA executive as new CEOAutoNation, the country's largest automobile dealership chain, has named a new CEO
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
Church of England says Sunday services no longer mandatoryThe Church of England has acknowledged the reality of shrinking congregations and overworked priests and lifted a 400-year-old rule requiring all churches to hold services every Sunday
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
Men, women and children ride in the back of a truck in a convoy evacuating hundreds out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants in Baghouz, eastern Syria, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Small trucks carrying disheveled men, women and children left the Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in eastern Syria in an escorted convoy on Friday, hours after coalition airstrikes meant to pressure the militants targeted the area on the banks of the Euphrates River. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
More civilians leave last IS-held pocket in eastern SyriaSmall trucks carrying civilians leave Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in eastern Syria in escorted convoy
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
A Swastika, painted on the wall of the Stedelijk Museum overnight, is seen in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Vandals suspected of being football hooligans from The Hague have daubed graffiti including swastikas and anti-Semitic texts on buildings in Amsterdam. The graffiti were discovered Friday, ahead of a match Sunday between ADO and Amsterdam powerhouse Ajax. Ajax fans are banned from attending the match following previous clashes between fans of the two clubs. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Vandals paint swastikas on buildings in AmsterdamVandals suspected of being soccer hooligans from The Hague have painted graffiti including swastikas and anti-Semitic texts on buildings in Amsterdam
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
Visitors sit in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Asian shares were mostly lower Friday after a slide on Wall Street as investors nervously watched the U.S.-China trade talks in Washington. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
Global shares mixed as investors watch trade talksGlobal shares are mixed as investors nervously eye U.S.-China trade talks in Washington
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
FILE - In this March 12, 2016, file photo, Marines of the U.S., left, and South Korea, wearing blue headbands on their helmets, take positions after landing on a beach during the joint military combined amphibious exercise, called Ssangyong, part of the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle military exercises, in Pohang, South Korea. Ahead of the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, some observers say there is an uncertainty over the future of the decades-long military alliance between Washington and Seoul. (Kim Jun-bum/Yonhap via AP, File)
Worry about US-SKorea alliance grows before Trump-Kim summitWorry about US-South Korea grows ahead of second Trump-Kim summit
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, then WNBA president Lisa Borders addresses media members before Game 1 of the WNBA basketball finals between the Seattle Storm and the Washington Mystics in Seattle. Borders, former president of the WNBA, who was named the head of Time's Up last year, says she has resigned as president and CEO of Time's Up, the gender equality initiative formed in 2018 in response to sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood. Borders says in statement Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, that she is stepping aside "with deep regret" due to family issues. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Allegations against son led to Time's Up CEO's resignationSexual misconduct allegations against her son prompted the president and CEO of Time's Up to resign
The Associated Press48 minutes ago
Pope Francis adjusts his papal cross as he arrives for the opening of the second day of a Vatican's conference on dealing with sex abuse by priests, at the Vatican, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Pope Francis has issued 21 proposals to stem the clergy sex abuse around the world, calling for specific protocols to handle accusations against bishops and for lay experts to be involved in abuse investigations. (Giuseppe Lami/Pool Photo via AP)
Vatican sex abuse summit seeks new culture of accountabilityCardinals attending Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse have called for a new culture of accountability in the Catholic Church to punish bishops and religious superiors who fail to protect their flocks from predator priests
The Associated Press50 minutes ago
FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018 file photo, sixteen-month-old Ethan Dvash-Banks, left, and his twin brother, Aiden, play in the living room of their apartment in Los Angeles. A federal judge in California has ruled that the twin son of gay couple Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother. District Judge John Walter said Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, that the State Department was wrong to deny citizenship to 2-year-old Ethan Dvash-Banks. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
Judge grants citizenship to twin son of gay coupleA federal judge in California has ruled that a twin son of a gay couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother
The Associated Press56 minutes ago
In this Feb. 1, 2019 photo, a surveillance camera is seen near the spot where "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett allegedly staged the attack in Chicago. Chicago police tapped into a vast network of surveillance cameras _ and some homeowners' doorbell cameras _ to help determine the identities of two brothers who later claimed they were paid by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett to stage a racist and homophobic attack. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
Chicago's vast camera network helped solve Smollett caseChicago's vast network of surveillance cameras helped track down brothers who discredited Smollett attack
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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