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Release of men jailed in gang rape stirs protests in India
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The Associated Press | August 18, 2022
An activist holds a placard during a protest against remission of sentence by the government to convicts of a gang rape, in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. Altaf Qadri | AP NEW DELHI — A Muslim woman who was gang raped while pregnant during India's devastating 2002 religious ...
What a pest! Spotted lanternflies are spreading in the U.S.
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Jaclyn Diaz | August 18, 2022
A spotted lanternfly creeps on the ground during a baseball game in Pittsburgh in 2021. Keith Srakocic | AP Ever since the spotted lanternfly first appeared in Berks County, Pa., in 2014 (arriving from its home in Asia), this invasive species has been booking it across the United States. Recent ...
Police say the death toll in Afghan capital mosque bombing surpasses 20
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The Associated Press | August 18, 2022
Mourners carry the body of a victim of a mosque bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 18. 2022. Ebrahim Noroozi | AP KABUL, Afghanistan — A bombing at a mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul during evening prayers killed at least 21 people, including a prominent cleric, and wounded ...
Plácido Domingo linked to criminal ring in Argentina, prosecutors say
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Anastasia Tsioulcas | August 17, 2022
Opera star Plácido Domingo, performing at a concert in Marbella, Spain on July 11. Jorge Guerrero | AFP via Getty Images Prosecutors in Argentina have linked disgraced opera star Plácido Domingo to a criminal group in Buenos Aires that was a front for sexual trafficking, including of minors, as well ...
Afghan women raise their voices in two new anthologies
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Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson | August 17, 2022
Meghan Collins Sullivan | NPR This week marks a year since the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan, a bitter anniversary for many Afghans and foreigners, like me, who lived and worked there. We watch in anguish as its leaders reestablish their punitive, hyper-conservative emirate that forces Afghan women and girls ...
A new label revives forgotten female composers’ music
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Olivia Hampton | August 17, 2022
New record label La Boîte à Pépites dedicated its first release to French composer Charlotte Sohy (1877-1955). La Boîte à Pépites The realization came as a shock to Héloïse Luzzati. How could she have spent the better part of three decades playing music without every studying a piece composed by ...
Scotland becomes the first country to offer tampons and pads for free, officials say
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Becky Sullivan | August 16, 2022
Period products are seen in a Scottish supermarket in 2020, when Scotland's parliament initially approved legislation to make such products available for free. Jeff J. Mitchell | Getty Images Period products, including tampons and sanitary pads, are now free of cost in Scotland to anyone who needs them. Starting this ...