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Saturday 9 November 2013
News World

where is she? pussy riot member missing in Russian prison system

Bridget Conway
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You may remember the news headlines earlier this year about Russian punk-rock band ‘Pussy Riot,’ if not, here’s an update about what’s going on: Pussy Riot made headlines worldwide with their fluorescent, flash-mob performances of noisy free speech, which nevertheless were harmless. The band, consisting of three young women in their twenties, two of them…
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Thursday 7 November 2013
News World

woman arrested in Saudi Arabia for driving father to hospital

Emma Nobel

A Kuwaiti woman was arrested in Saudi Arabia earlier this week for driving her diabetic father to a hospital. The latest incident comes just days after more than 60 women filmed themselves driving and posted the videos online in protest against the country’s ban against women driving without being accompanied by a male companion. Although…
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Friday 16 August 2013
Culture Featured Food

friday foodie: breakfast, or something like it

Freya Dumas
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  I’ve written about my conflicted relationship with breakfast before: love the food, but find it difficult to eat. One thing I didn’t mention in my previous post is that I’m also quite the Western breakfast traditionalist. At home it’s usually toast, porridge, or yoghurt. Out it’s normally Eggs Benedict or French toast. I also…
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Monday 8 July 2013
Culture Life Politics World

VGen, positive health, and the importance of aid

Heidi La Paglia
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After having developed an interest in the social bases of global gender inequality and differences in men and women’s health, I spent a considerable amount of time studying relevant academic theories and views. But aside from doing research and developing my own understanding, I didn’t think that there was anything an individual like me could…
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