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  • British-Iranian woman jailed for attending men's volleyball and asking for women to be able to go to volleyball matches, awaits trial 6 days ago

    A British-Iranian woman was arrested in Tehran for attending a men's volleyball game and asking for women to be able to go to such matches. An Amnesty International, UK, petition, being widely shared on social media stated that Ghoncheh Ghavami was imprisoned in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison just for asking...
  • Penelope Cruz named 'sexiest woman alive' by Esquire magazine October 14, 2014

    Spanish actress Penelope Cruz has been named this year's "sexiest woman alive" by Esquire, the men's lifestyle magazine said on Monday. The 40-year-old follows last year's winner, American actress Scarlett Johansson, to earn the honor chosen by Esquire editors. Cruz, whose last film was director Ridley Scott's 2013 thriller "The Counselor," alongside...
  • Esquire names Penelope Cruz 'sexiest woman alive' October 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Penelope Cruz is Esquire's "sexiest woman alive." Cruz is the 11th woman to be given the title by the magazine. Previous honorees include Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Rihanna, Charlize Theron and Scarlett Johansson. The "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" and "Vanilla Sky" actress tells Esquire that she had "an attraction to drama"...
  • Man, who helped evacuate pregnant woman from cyclone Hudhud, dies in Odisha October 12, 2014

    Kendrapara (Odisha): A 40-year-old man who had risked his life to save seven women and children from meeting a watery grave in a crocodile-infested rivulet during the evacuation drive ahead of Cyclone Hudhud, died on Sunday sending shockwaves across far-flung Okilopala and Satabhaya villages in Odisha's Kendrapara district. "Sahadev Samal died...
  • Swedish woman world's first to give birth after womb transplant October 5, 2014

    Stockholm: A Swedish woman has become the world's first to give birth after having a womb transplant, opening up the possibility for thousands of infertile women to have babies, the doctor in charge of the research project said on Saturday. The unnamed Swede in her mid-30s delivered a healthy baby boy...
  • Woman with a new womb gives birth to baby October 4, 2014

    London: In a medical first, a woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a womb transplant, the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure said on Friday. The 36-year-old mother received a uterus from a close family friend last year. Her baby boy was born prematurely but healthy last month, and...
  • White US woman sues over sperm from black donor October 3, 2014

    Cleveland: A woman has sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she and her partner had intended. The Ohio woman is seeking damages and wants to ensure the sperm bank doesn't make a similar mistake...
  • Assam: Woman cheated by lover, gangraped September 14, 2014

    Rangiya (Assam): A 25yearold woman was gangraped allegedly by a youth she trusted as her lover and seven of his friends at Hajo in Rangiya on Saturday night. SubDivisional Police Officer Kanteswar Gogoi said the girl from Nalbari came to meet the boy, who had befriended her...
  • Indian man admits to sexually touching sleeping woman on plane September 11, 2014

    New York: A 62yearold Indian man has pleaded guilty to sexually touching a woman seated next to him aboard a flight from Houston to Newark and faces two years in prison. The accused, Devender Singh, a resident of Louisiana, admitted before US District Judge Stanley Chesler in Newark federal court...
  • J&K: Woman rescued from marooned house, delivers baby in army hospital September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Acting on a distress message, the Army evacuated a pregnant woman from her house in the submerged ShereShafi locality in Srinagar to the military hospital where she gave birth to a baby boy. "We received a message in the afternoon that one Ms Arshida, a resident of Pampore area...
  • Elderly woman beheaded in machete attack in UK September 5, 2014

    London: An 82yearold woman of Italian origin was beheaded at her home here by a machetewielding suspect who may have been inspired by videos of the Islamic State's recent gruesome killings of two captive American journalists. Palmira Silva was found dead in the garden behind a house in Edmonton in north...
  • Heart flown from Bangalore to save patient in Chennai in two hours September 4, 2014

    Bangalore: In a story of an interstate heart transplant, doctors have transplanted the heart of a braindead accident victim from Bangalore to another patient in Chennai. The heart was flown away in a record two hours to save the life of a patient in a private hospital in Chennai. Doctors...
  • ISIS asks US to release a woman known as 'Lady alqaeda' August 29, 2014

    ISIS is asking US to release a woman known as 'Lady alqaeda'. She is a Pakistani neuro scientist with a world class education. ISIS is offering to set hostages free if the US releases "lady al qaeda" from a Texas prison. ...
  • ISIS offered to swap Pakistani woman scientist for slain US journalist August 22, 2014

    Washington: In an email to the family members of slain American journalist James Foley, his captors from the Islamic State militant group demanded release of several prisoners, including a Pakistani woman scientist who has been convicted of terrorism charges in the US. In their email dated August 12, to family members...
  • With nine surgeries, a Delhi woman fights a rare disease August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Life cannot be more cruel to Payel Bhattacharya, a patient of Von HippelLindau (VHL), a rare autosomal genetic condition that predisposes individuals to benign and malignant tumors. The 34yearold, who has already undergone nine surgeries, is still suffering as the tumors continue to spread in her body ...
  • Female bank staffers may soon get transfers of their choice August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Female employees of public sector banks will soon be entitled to a major benefit of getting transfers of their choice. The Finance Ministry has asked the banks to formulate womenfriendly transfer policies so that they can get transfers at places where their husbands are working or parents are living. The...
  • Furore over dancing with woman police officer sexist: Shah Rukh Khan August 12, 2014

    Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan hit back at those who criticised a woman police officer for dancing with him at an event in Kolkata recently. The actor said the furore of the incident is silly and sexist. Subinspector Sampa Haldar was seen dancing to a popular number from the Khanstarrer...
  • This woman photographed her hair growing back after chemotherapy and it's the most amazing thing to look at August 11, 2014

    A cancer survivor, who lost all her hair to chemotherapy, photographed every stage of it growing back. From the stubble to lush wavy locks, the photographs are the most satisfying thing you will see today. ...
  • Bangalore: woman nabs sexual assaulter, hands him over to the police August 10, 2014

    Bangalore: In a heroic display of courage, a young woman from Bangalore chased, nabbed and hit a man who was sexually harassing her. Veena Ashiya Chindlur, a young entrepreneur, was on her morning jog on Friday when a man accosted her. Instead of being intimidated, she chased him, forced him to...
  • Scolded for late coming on duty, woman CISF constable shoots self August 10, 2014

    A woman CISF constable allegedly shot herself at Bhopal airport after being scolded by her senior for reporting late on duty, police said on Sunday. Constable Ritu Kumari (25) shot herself on August 5, after being allegedly scolded by a Central Industrial Security Force's (CISF) officer. She is battling for life...
  • Bearded British Sikh woman selected for portrait series celebrating 60 of the best beards from all over the world August 8, 2014

    A British Sikh woman, who suffers from a condition that causes facial hair growth, has been selected for a new portrait series celebrating 60 of the best beards from all over the world. Harnaam Kaur, who decided to keep her beard despite being bullied, was chosen for Project 60, which marks...
  • Meerut rape: UP Woman Commission team meets victim August 7, 2014

    A team of the UP State Women Commission on Thursday met the 20yearold girl who was allegedly raped and forcibly converted to another religion at Sarawa village in Kharkhauda area here. Chairperson of the commission Zarina Usmani said she inquired about the incident from the victim, her family members and...
  • Saudi bans brides from 4 countries: newspaper August 7, 2014

    Saudi men have been banned from marrying women from three Asian and one African country as the Gulf state toughens the rules restricting marriage with foreigners, a local daily said. Marrying women from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar and Chad is no longer permissible, Makkah newspaper reported. It said the total population of these...
  • Exceeded my own expectations: CWG silver medallist Sarita August 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Woman boxer Sarita Devi on Tuesday said she exceeded her own expectations by winning a silver medal in the justconcluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as she had made a comeback to the sport after a gap of two years. "I did better than my expectation because before the Commonwealth Games...
  • Meerut gangrape: 3 arrested for raping 20yearold woman August 5, 2014

    A 20yearold teacher in Meerut in Uttra Praedsh has allegedly been gangraped. The teacher alleged that she was abducted on July 23 and taken to Hapur where she was gangraped. UP Police on Tuesday arrested three people, including a village chief and a woman, in the alleged gangrape and religious...
  • Congress leader's son rapes a 21yearold woman, probe on August 3, 2014

    A 21yearold woman was allegedly abducted and raped by a local Congress leader's son in Meerut, police said on Sunday. The victim, a resident of Gautam Budh Nagar district, alleged that she was abducted from Noida sector 29 on July 28 by a local Congress leader's son, who took her to...
  • 20yearold missing woman's body found in Muzaffarnagar August 3, 2014

    The body of a 20yearold woman, who was allegedly abducted along with her sister, was found at Kairana town in Shamli district in Muzaffarnagar, police said on Sunday. The 20yearold woman, identified as Shiba, is suspected to have been strangulated to death by some unidentified persons. Her body was found on...
  • CWG 2014: Seema Punia named India's flagbearer August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: Woman discus thrower Seema Punia, who won a silver for India at the 20th Commonwealth Games, will be the flagbearer for the country during their closing ceremony. Seema had on Friday won a silver medal in the women's discus throw competition. All members of the Indian contingent who will take part...
  • Karnataka: CCTV footage shows woman stealing newborn from hospital August 1, 2014

    Belgaum: Belgaum Police in Karnataka is on the lookout for a woman who has been captured on CCTV stealing a newborn from a hospital. The newborn was allegedly stolen from the labour room of KLE Hospital on July 23 by an unidentified woman. The woman apparently walked into the labour room posing...