Shara SCHEMCK

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Why black women voters showed up for Doug Jones

For the first time in 25 years, Alabama elected a Democrat to the Senate and many say African-American women are to thank for that.<p>Democrat Doug Jones' win over Republican Roy Moore was a stunning upset in a contentious and closely watched election for the deep-red state. Even more surprising for …

Women of Color
Donald Trump

Skin tone jibes against actor spark Indian debate over prejudice

Tannishtha Chatterjee blames caste system for hatred of dark skin after storming off comedy show<p>Tannishtha Chatterjee laughed along with the first jokes, but they stung. The Indian actor had agreed to attend a comedy roast to promote her latest film, Parched. But again and again, as the programme …

India
Pakistan
Pakistan

A car crash killed his girlfriend. Three days later, he crawled out from the wreckage.

For two days, Kevin Bell was trapped in the car with his dead girlfriend.<p>The front of the 1999 Ford Explorer had shattered into a tree. The car itself was lodged somewhere down a rugged, steep embankment in rural Indiana, where it had plummeted off U.S. Route 50 some 100 feet above.<p>Bell’s left leg …

Crime

US sailor arrested in Okinawa on suspicion of rape

Case is likely to increase anger towards US military on the Japanese island, which is at the centre of a bitter battle over the relocation of a US airbase<p>Japan has issued a strong protest to the US after the arrest of an American serviceman on suspicion of raping a woman in Okinawa, in a case that …

Japan