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Fighting discrimination in India, one purse at a time

Asia Pacific Mar 21, 2021

Fighting discrimination in India, one purse at a time

The sound of men punching holes into colorful rubber sheets reverberates across a tiny studio in India's largest slum — an unlikely birthplace for luxury handbags made by a marginalized community seeking to reclaim its identity. Chamar Studio owes its name, derived from the Sanskrit ...

Uproar after Modi critic quits top Indian university

Asia Pacific / Politics Mar 21, 2021

Uproar after Modi critic quits top Indian university

The resignation of one of India's most prominent intellectuals and a fierce government critic from a top university has sparked student protests and worries about freedom of speech in the world's biggest democracy. Pratap Bhanu Mehta, a respected scholar on political theory and constitutional law, ...

Icelandic volcano subsiding after first eruption in 900 years

World Mar 21, 2021

Icelandic volcano subsiding after first eruption in 900 years

A volcano that spewed glowing red lava near Iceland's capital Reykjavik after awakening for the first time in 900 years appeared to be subsiding on Saturday, posing no danger to people, experts said. Streams of red lava bubbled and flowed out of a fissure in ...

Hakuho recovering after Friday knee surgery

Sumo Mar 21, 2021

Hakuho recovering after Friday knee surgery

Yokozuna Hakuho has undergone endoscopic surgery for a knee injury that forced him out of the ongoing Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, a source familiar with the matter said Sunday. According to the source, the 36-year-old Mongolia-born grand champion, who won a record-extending 44th top-division title ...

Hawks extend win streak against Lakers as LeBron James injured

NBA Mar 21, 2021

Hawks extend win streak against Lakers as LeBron James injured

The Atlanta Hawks earned their eighth win in a row, a 99-94 road victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Atlanta snapped L.A.'s four-game winning streak and kept the longest winning streak currently in the NBA alive in the process. However, the story of the day was ...

Magus Riiber holds off Akito Watabe to take 35th World Cup win

Winter Sports Mar 21, 2021

Magus Riiber holds off Akito Watabe to take 35th World Cup win

Norway's Jarl Magnus Riiber earned his 35th Nordic Combined World Cup win in Germany on Saturday, just managing to hold off Japan's fast-finishing Akito Watabe in a sprint to the line. Riiber started the 10-kilometer cross-country ski leg in Klingenthal, with a six-second advantage over ...

Barcelona women win 20th straight game

Soccer Mar 21, 2021

Barcelona women win 20th straight game

An unstoppable Barcelona won their 20th game out of 20 on Saturday, thrashing Rayo Vallecano 4-0 away from home to continue their record-breaking run in Spanish women's soccer's top flight. Swiss international Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic and Nigeria forward Asisat Oshoala struck in the first half while ...