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South Korea seeks arrest of ex-president Park Geun-hye

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Park is South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office South Korean prosecutors have applied for an arrest warrant for former president Park Geun-hye, for her role in a corruption scandal. Earlier this month, she lost her presidential immunity and was dismissed from her post […]

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Stretching the rules

Image copyright Getty Images A social media storm erupted on Sunday when two girls were stopped from boarding a United Airlines flight because they were wearing leggings. The girls were flying as guests of employees, and thus were subject to the company’s dress code. But it is not the first time leggings, also known as […]

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Testing for 'defectives'

Image copyright ABC/Natasha Mitchell Image caption The Richard Berry Building has been rebranded to a less controversial figure After years of protest, the University of Melbourne has removed the name of a controversial professor from one of its key buildings. It draws a line under an unsavoury past, writes Elissa Doherty in Melbourne. They are […]

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'Crushed my dreams'

Image caption Wajiha Arooj hoped to continue her education – until gossip changed everything A Pakistani-born woman has won a 17-year legal battle over a university error that triggered damaging gossip that changed the course of her life, reports the BBC’s Umer Nangiana in Lahore. “The university crushed my dreams and it never apologised,” said […]

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Lost and found

Image copyright Courtesy the Partition Museum, Town Hall, Amritsar Image caption The jacket and briefcase were precious possessions of two refugees These are two unremarkable, ordinary items: a traditional embroidered jacket and a drab, brown leather briefcase. They belonged to a man and a woman who lived in Punjab in undivided colonial India. They had […]

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Sydney academic stopped from leaving China

Image copyright ABC Image caption Dr Chongyi Feng has been stopped from leaving China A Sydney university professor has been stopped twice from leaving China. Dr Chongyi Feng, a China studies academic at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), was halted at Guangzhou airport. Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan said officials had contacted relatives of […]

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Banned from school

Image copyright Olivia Acland Pregnant girls in Sierra Leone are prevented from attending school, as they are thought to be a bad influence on their peers. In April 2015 – just as schools re-opened after the Ebola crisis – the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology issued a statement banning pregnant girls from mainstream education […]

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Yemenis protest on war's second anniversary

Image copyright EPA Image caption A Yemeni photographer takes photos of a rally in Sanaa Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Yemen’s capital on Sunday to call for an end to war in the country. The demonstration was organised by Houthi rebels, who occupy the city and much of Yemen’s north. […]

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Chile pensions protest draws tens of thousands

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Organisers say more than two million people joined marches across Chile Tens of thousands of people in Chile have taken part in demonstrations against the country’s controversial privatised pension system. Demonstrators called on the socialist government of Michelle Bachelet to scrap the the system, which is managed by private funds. […]