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Tajikistan officials are texting women to tell them what to wear

If you have a phone in Tajikistan, odds are you’ve received a text message reminding you what not to wear.<p>In: “national” Tajik dress, now required by law at all “traditional” gatherings. Out: the hijab, and other kinds of Muslim dress.<p>“Observe Tajik traditional clothes,” one message read. Another …

Europe Travel: 10 Charming Villages for a Romantic Getaway

Europe’s most charming villages are at the heart of a fairytale story—gorgeous views, colorful scenery, and port-side, romantic stays against a …

صور| حلّة من التوليب بجبال “تيان شان” الصينية تستقطب آلاف الزوار | قناة TRT العربية

2017-06-01<p>تستقطب سفوح جبال “تيان شان” في منطقة سنجان ذاتية الحكم شمال غربي الصين، التي تتميز بالمناظر الطبيعية الخلابة، آلاف السياح المتوافدين من كل …

20 trips to add to your travel bucket list

Stop using precious vacation days for the same old, been there-done that trips. There's a big world out there filled with adventure, and we want you to see and do it all. Some of our suggestions will take you a little further out of your comfort zone than you're used to, while others fall into the …

Amalfi Coast

Australia Plans to Revoke Child Sex Offenders’ Passports to Combat Sex Tourism

The Australian government plans to revoke the passports of registered child sex offenders in a significant effort to help combat the booming child sex trade in Asia, officials announced this week.<p>Under the proposed legislation, about 20,000 people on the country’s sex offender registry would be …

Oregon Man Accused of Deadly Anti-Muslim Tirade Continues Rant in Court

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon man charged with murdering two people who had tried to intercede during the man’s anti-Muslim tirade spoke out at an arraignment on Tuesday, calling for “death to the enemies of America” while apparently defending his actions as a form of “patriotism.”<p>The man, Jeremy …

The 29 best books of the summer

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare your beach body — and your beach reads. The season’s hottest new books are packed with …

American Mosque Brings Men and Women Together to Pray

Muslim men are usually separated from women during religious services in mosques throughout the world. But one mosque in northern California has …

Northern California

Muslim hate crimes: Reports of Islamophobic incidents in the US soared again in 2016

More than fifteen years after 9/11, the number of Islamophobic attacks recorded in the US continues to soar.<p>Alongside data that shows Americans are …

Triple talaq hearing: Arguments before SC show Muslim minds still unwilling to think outside religion's framework

Of all the people arguing before the Supreme Court's five-judge constitution bench that is hearing the validity of triple talaq, former Union …

Jewish life in Iran was 'always better than in Europe'

Iran is frequently at odds with Israel, despite having the second biggest Jewish community in the Middle East. DW's Theresa Tropper spoke with the …

Traditional ideas of masculinity are poisoning our society. There is another way | Howard Cunnell

I thought being a man meant being tough, but then I found a more peaceful path. A new model is long overdue<p>When I was younger I was almost consumed by anger. My father had abandoned me before I was born, leaving me with powerful feelings of worthlessness. Self-destruction defined my young …

Egyptian University Students, Professors Unravel Underground Necropolis

Pope Francis cheered in Fatima

Tens of thousands of worshippers greeted Pope Francis from the esplanade of the Fatima sanctuary where the Pope made saints of two Portuguese shepherd children who are believed to have seen apparitions of the Madonna 100 years ago.

In Chinese politics, it pays to be a boring speaker

Oratory plays a central role in Western politics. A young Justin Trudeau’s moving eulogy for his father catapulted him to national prominence. Nicolas Sarkozy’s muscular flamboyance charmed France—until it didn’t. Without his rhetorical flair, Hitler would likely have been just an exceptionally …

China

A musical tale of when Britain interned German refugees

At the height of World War II, thousands of German and Austrian nationals in the UK were rounded up and sent to internment camps. But at one camp, …

Fifty years ago, this best-selling book showed the American housewife coming unglued

Domesticity and its discontents<p>Bored, lonely housewives have been skulking around American novels for half a century — undersexed, under-stimulated, …

The woman who invented Mother’s Day would absolutely hate what it is today

<b>By Kristine Phillips</b>, <i>The Washington Post</i><p>While dining at a Philadelphia tearoom owned by her friend John Wanamaker, Anna Jarvis ordered a salad – then …

John Hunter and the horrors of 18th-century surgery

With the help of artefacts from a museum devoted to the anatomical collections of John Hunter, Daniel Hahn considers how the early surgeon carried …

The Accidents of History That Shaped Global Migration

The very first immigrant from Thailand to Iceland arrived in 1979. Not a huge amount is known about who the person was — despite fastidious Nordic …

Evil May Day 1517

Foreign traders were attracted to the City of London by England’s prosperous trade in wool and cloth. They were not always made welcome.