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Top U.S. Court Allows Trump to Restrict Transgender Military Service

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump's restrictions on transgender military service to take effect pending the outcome of litigation on the sensitive issue.

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Nadine Labaki's Capernaum Nominated for Foreign Film Oscar

Lebanese director Nadine Labaki's film 'Capernaum' was on Tuesday selected among four nominees for the best foreign language film Oscar, which will be handed out on February 24 in Hollywood.

Below is the list of nominees:

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China's Ageing Elite Live Golden Years in Style

At a gated community for Chinese senior citizens, retired military personnel, film-makers and top university professors settle into a new routine: ballet lessons, weightlifting and catered dining.

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Women in Australia March for Safe Streets after Israeli Student Killed

Thousands of protesters have marched in Australia calling for an end to violence against women, days after the murder of an Israeli student in Melbourne.

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'I Select on Penis Length,' Says Female Coach of German Men's Team

The first woman to coach a men's team in one of Germany's top five leagues is tackling sexism by sarcastically suggesting her selections are based on penis lengths.

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For Sudan Women, Protests are a Fight for Their Rights

Sudanese protester Aseel Abdo said she had to leave her family home after being threatened with arrest for joining demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir that have rocked the country.

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Vatican Says Abuse Meeting to Make Bishops 'Aware of Rules'

A meeting next month on the protection of children should give world bishops concrete guidelines for preventing and reporting abuse, the Vatican said on Wednesday.

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'Upskirting' Becomes Illegal across UK

When a man took a picture under her skirt with impunity, it was the final straw for Gina Martin -- whose campaign has produced a change in British law.

Her experience put Martin on the frontline in a fight to make the practice of so-called "upskirting" illegal, one that has seen her face lawmaker resistance and even online resistance.

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Millions Take Plunge in Giant Indian Religious Festival

More than 20 million Hindu pilgrims ritually bathed in India's holy rivers on the opening day of the Kumbh Mela, a gigantic festival billed as the world's largest human gathering.

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Cows Walk on Fire in India's Harvest Festival

Indian devotees led decked-up cows over burning hay to celebrate the Hindu harvest festival in a ritual seeking good fortune and protection from harm.

The Makar Sankaranti festival marks the advent of spring and is celebrated by kite-flying and other regional festivities in the month of January.

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