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Anti-women violence put under spotlight

Jun 1, 2014

Anti-women violence put under spotlight

Nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria. A pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by her family for marrying the man she loved. Widespread rape in many war zones. And in California, a murderous rampage by a disturbed young man who had depicted college sorority ...

May 27, 2014

France's white-collar workers face stress, even suicide, at the office

France’s white-collar workers are facing an increasing number of “brutal” psychological risks in the workplace, critics say, citing workplace pressure and harassment. Despite its famously generous labor laws, France is also witnessing depression, long-term illnesses, professional burnout and even suicide among its service sector ...

May 25, 2014

'Revenge porn' ruling ignites debate

by Barbara Ellen

A court in Koblenz, Germany, has ruled that intimate, compromising photographs should be deleted at the end of a relationship if one partner wants it. In this case, the woman wanted the man to delete erotic photographs she had consented to pose for. When ...

May 20, 2014

Asia meth demand soars; Japan top market

Asia’s robust economy and strong demand for drugs drove global production and trafficking of methamphetamine to record levels last year, with Japan one of the most lucrative markets, the United Nations says.

U.S. restaurant chain: Don't bring guns into our stores

May 20, 2014

U.S. restaurant chain: Don't bring guns into our stores

Chipotle is asking customers not to bring firearms into its stores after it says gun rights advocates brought military-style assault rifles into one of its restaurants in Texas. The Denver-based company notes that it has traditionally complied with local laws regarding open and concealed ...

Women at top 'more likely to be fired'

May 18, 2014

Women at top 'more likely to be fired'

by Edward Helmore

The perception that high-achieving businesswomen are more vulnerable than their male counterparts to being abruptly fired — pushed off the “glass cliff” in the contemporary corporate vernacular — has been borne out by a new study from a global management consultancy. Researchers at Strategy&, ...