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Jun 20, 2015

Female Iran VP scolds 'sanctimonious' hardliners over sport spat

One of Iran’s female vice presidents launched a furious attack Saturday on “sanctimonious” hard-liners whose threats of violent confrontation at a volleyball match prompted a clampdown on women spectators and led to vicious slurs aimed at females in Internet forums and on posters. The ...

Jun 18, 2015

U.S. rights leader asked if she tried to mislead university

A civil rights leader, who has posed for years as a black woman, faced tough questions about her racial identity long before this week’s revelations that she grew up “Caucasian” derailed her career. More than a decade ago, Howard University’s lawyers questioned whether Rachel ...

Hungary considers border fence to keep out migrants

Jun 18, 2015

Hungary considers border fence to keep out migrants

The Hungarian government is considering building a 4-meter-high (13-foot-high) fence along the border with Serbia to stop the flow of migrants reaching the country, the foreign minister said Wednesday. The government has asked Interior Minister Sandor Pinter to present preparations for the plan by ...

Definition of race becoming fluid in America

Jun 17, 2015

Definition of race becoming fluid in America

Rachel Dolezal, born to white parents, self-identifies as black — a decision that illustrates how fluid identity can be in a diversifying America as the rigid racial structures that have defined most of the country’s history seem, for some, to be softening. Dolezal resigned ...