China selfie-app leader Meitu seeks to 'beautify the world'

/ Feb 23, 2017

China selfie-app leader Meitu seeks to 'beautify the world'

Strolling a tree-lined Shanghai street with friends, Hu Dongyuan pulls out her smartphone and does what millions of Chinese women do daily: take a selfie, digitally “beautify” their faces, and pop it on social media. Such virtual make-overs, typically involving lightening skin, smoothing out ...

Feb 20, 2017

IS rapes and tortures Sunni women too, rights group says

Fighters from the Islamic State group, whose abuses against Yazidi women have been well documented, are raping and torturing Sunni Arab women too, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The watchdog documented cases of arbitrary detentions, beatings, forced marriages and rape by the jihadists on ...

Feb 2, 2017

Japan Golf Association downplays questions over 2020 venue

The Japan Golf Association said Tuesday it has no issues to address despite criticism over the 2020 Tokyo Games golf venue not extending full memberships to women and questions surrounding its selection process. Kasumigaseki Country Club, located in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, also prohibits women ...