Pakistan seizes militants linked to attack on Malala

Sep 13, 2014

Pakistan seizes militants linked to attack on Malala

Pakistan’s army said Friday that it has arrested 10 militants suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who won world acclaim after she was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating gender equality and education for women. ...

Women's work culture under fire

Sep 12, 2014

Women's work culture under fire

by Chikako Mogi and Kyoko Shimodoi

One morning in February, the government personnel department began an experiment in a nondescript building in a Tokyo residential area that could end up rewriting the rules of the nation’s powerful bureaucracy. For the first time, it invited 19 women from different ministries to ...

Japanese writer Uehashi wins Hans Christian Andersen award

Sep 12, 2014

Japanese writer Uehashi wins Hans Christian Andersen award

Japanese children’s book author Nahoko Uehashi has received the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Author Award, the highest international recognition given to authors and illustrators of children’s books. The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) decided on the winner of the award, also ...

Sep 12, 2014

UNICEF: 46 percent of South Asian girls marry by age 18

Nearly half of girls in South Asia marry before their 18th birthday as children in the region continue paying the price of persistent inequality, according to a UNICEF report released Thursday. The report said child marriage is pervasive in the region even though most ...

Sep 9, 2014

Respiratory virus 'clusters' sweep U.S., sickening kids

Clusters of severe respiratory illness across a dozen U.S. states have raised concern about the spread of an unusual virus that is striking children but not adults, health officials said Monday. The culprit in most cases identified so far is enterovirus 68, or EV-D68, ...