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Colombian students in miniskirt protest against sexism

Image copyright Mariana Duque Díez Image caption Students from the political science faculty put on miniskirts and shorts to protest A Colombian university has faced a backlash after advising female students not to wear miniskirts to avoid “distracting classmates and teachers”. Branding the advice sexist, students mounted a campaign to …

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Dow tumbles to correction territory

Image copyright Getty Images Wall Street shares slid sharply again on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling by more than 1,000 points for the second time this week. The 4.15% plunge to 23,860 thrust the blue chip index into correction territory, amid wider losses. The S&P 500 dropped …

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Cambodian tourists bailed over fake orgy porn charge

Image copyright PA Image caption Cambodian police released a group shot of the 10 arrested foreigners in January A court in Cambodia has granted bail to seven of the 10 foreign tourists who were charged last month with producing pornographic images. The group were arrested in January after photographs emerged …

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French minister Nicolas Hulot denies harassment allegations

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Hulot has described the rumours of sexual harassment as “shameful” A minister in French President Emmanuel Macron’s cabinet has denied rumours of sexual harassment, two weeks after another was accused of rape. Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot, one of Mr Macron’s most popular cabinet members, …

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Lucas Warren: Baby with Down's becomes face of Gerber

Image copyright Gerber Image caption Lucas’ father said he hoped his son’s win could help people with disabilities become more accepted An 18-month-old boy with Down’s syndrome has been named as this year’s “spokesbaby” of the US baby food brand Gerber. Lucas Warren from Georgia is the first child with …

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Italy cycling team head arrested in doping investigation

Image copyright EPA Image caption Doping scandals have overshadowed some major cycling competitions Italian police have arrested the head of a top amateur cycling team and several associates suspected of encouraging young cyclists to take banned drugs. Police raids took place in Lucca and elsewhere in Tuscany, media report. The …

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Anti-obesity programmes in primary schools 'don't work'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Children were encouraged to do an extra 30 minutes of exercise every day School programmes encouraging children to take more exercise and eat healthily are unlikely to have any real effect on childhood obesity, a study in the British Medical Journal suggests. More than …

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