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Cannes 'turned away amputee in flat shoes'

<b>Film producer Valeria Richter, who has part of her left foot amputated, says she was stopped at the Cannes Film Festival for not wearing high heels.</b><p>She told BBC 5 live red carpet officials pointed at her shoes and said: "No, no, this won't work, you can't get in like this."<p>Ms Richter, who was …

The mob killing of Farkhunda was a defining moment for women's rights in Afghanistan

In March this year, a 27-year-old woman was beaten to death in Kabul. Here, the lawyer who represented her family in court explains why this landmark case could change the future for ordinary Afghan women<p>Surrounded by hundreds of men, the 27-year old-woman begged for her life.<p>Her pleas were ignored.<p>…

Hubble Space Telescope Turns 25, With Discoveries and Drama Galore

At the ripe old age of 25, the Hubble Space Telescope is arguably the best-known science instrument in the world — but that's only partly due to the scientific wonders it has revealed.<p>To appreciate the full significance of the $2 billion orbiting observatory's place in science and culture, you have …

Telescopes

Why I Teach My Students to be Brave

At my spoken word camp, I watched a 15-year-old girl bring us to tears with her raw openness. That is why I teach.<p><b>By Kristin Leong</b><p><b>Editor’s Note, Part</b> …

Captain and Crew Member Arrested After Migrants Die in Capsize

Prosecutors said Tuesday they have arrested the Tunisian captain and a Syrian crew member of a boat that capsized off the coast of Libya with hundreds of people aboard in what may be the deadliest migrant tragedy ever.<p>Assistant Prosecutor Rocco Liguori said the two men were charged with favoring …

North Africa

5 Things You Need to Know About #BringBackOurGirls and Boko Haram

1. It’s no longer just 276 school girls; we’re talking about 800,000 affected children.<p>There have been more than 276 abductions, at least 500 since …

Africa’s lone child migrants face robbery and torture on journey to Europe

Flavio di Giacomo was having dinner in a restaurant on the Italian Mediterranean island of Lampedusa when a group of boys appeared. “I think there were eight of them, all from Eritrea. The youngest was 11 years old,” said Di Giacomo, who works for the International Organisation for Migration. “The …

Save the Children

Meet The Woman Inspiring Thousands Of American Latina Entrepreneurs

Nely Galan was the first Latina network president. Now she’s working to inspire other Hispanic women to start their own businesses.<p>When Nely Galan was a little girl, she didn’t hang posters of movie stars and musicians on her wall. She hung a photo of Sherry Lansing, the first woman to head a …

In the words of Evelyn Amony

In the words of Evelyn Amony: “I was forced to become one of his 27 'wives' ”<p><i>Evelyn Amony was abducted by the Ugandan rebel group known as the Lord’s</i> …

Make Every Woman Count

<b>Source:</b> The Huffington Post<br>This last year was an amazing year for women's advancement. Whether on the red carpet, Twitter or in the halls of the …

Saudi Women Still Can't Drive, But They Are Making It To Work

The sign on the door to the office of eTree, an online advertising agency in Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh, reads: "Girls Only."<p>The company's founder, Esra Assery, admits it's a little sexist, and we both laugh at the joke in male-dominated Saudi Arabia — the only country that prohibits women from …

Saudi Arabia

17 Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets for Success | Inc.com

Successful entrepreneurs are usually inspired by other successful entrepreneurs. That means that if people don't have great role models--especially role models in whom they can see themselves--they're at a big disadvantage.<p>That's among the biggest challenges facing women who want to start new …

Entrepreneurship

An Epic Feminist Edit-a-Thon Takes Aim at Wikipedia's Gender Gap

<i>A photo from multidisciplinary artist Krystal South’s internet-exploration project Identify Yourself.</i><p><b>UPDATE: The 2015 Art + Feminism Edit-a-Thon is</b> …

How Women And Minorities Are Changing The Tech Game

<i>Part of the series “Entrepreneurial Women Rocking the World”</i><p>In my work with professionals who are committed to building thriving, rewarding careers and businesses, I’m hearing more and more from women who have exciting ideas and want to launch multi-million dollar enterprises, and believe they have …

Surfing

Emma Watson gives feminism new life (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a fellow and deputy director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. She wrote "The Dressmaker of Khair Khana," a book that tells the story of an Afghan girl whose business created jobs and hope during the Taliban years.</i> …

Finding justice for survivors of gender-based violence in Somalia

<b>PUNTLAND, Somalia –</b> Sixteen-year-old Sahra* was herding goats in Puntland, Somalia, last September when a man approached her and asked for drinking …

Africa

Build Your Own Cloud! Hard Drives Get a Second Life

Getting the convenience of the cloud with the value of external hard drives<p>My life has become a series of low-storage warnings.<p>My laptop scolds me that it’s out of free space; my smartphone refuses to let me take another photo. It’s 2015, and where are all the darn terabytes I was promised?<p>Right at …

Second Life

Kakenya Ntaiya exchanged female genital mutilation for an education, now runs school for girls in Kenya

Kenyan schools entrepreneur and international women's rights advocate, Dr Kakenya Ntaiya, made an extraordinary bargain at the age of just seven.<p>The …

2015 Golden Globes Beauty: The Year in Film’s Best On-Screen Makeovers and Make-unders

Clothes may make the proverbial man, but this year’s Golden Globe–nominated actresses are a testament to the transformative power of hair and makeup. Best Supporting Actress nominee <b>Emma Stone</b> got into character as **Michael Keaton’**s troubled daughter in <i>Birdman</i> with the help of a platinum dye job, …

¿Qué valor tiene el diseño gráfico en el tejido empresarial?

Este pregunta que aparece en el titular resultará una obviedad si la formulamos dentro de nuestro sector. El diseño gráfico ejerce una importante …

Casa Diamante / Formwerkz Architects

Casa Diamante / Formwerkz Architects<p>Arquitectos<p>Ubicación<p>Singapur<p>Equipo de diseño<p>Alan Tay , Foo Yuet Yee, Cai Xun<p>Estructura<p>Portwood & …

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Complejo Habitacional de Haugerud - ABIBOO Architecture

<b>Proyecto:</b> Complejo Habitacional de Haugerud <b><br>Arquitectura:</b> ABIBOO Architecture <b><br>Ubicación:</b> Oslo, Noruega <b><br>Equipo:</b> Alfredo Munoz, Joaquin Millan, Luis …

Norm, o pug fotogênico – Bem Legaus

A última edição da <i>Ludique</i>, uma revista online que fala tudo sobre “fotografia móvel”, conta a pequena história de um cachorrinho chamado <i>Norm</i>. Seu …

JKC2 / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

JKC2 / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd<p>Arquitectos<p>Ubicación<p>Singapur<p>Director de Equipo<p>Diego Molina, Maria Arango<p>Equipo<p>Linda Qing, Lee Cheow Yeh, Julius Daguio Caramat, …

Vivienda en Isfahan / Logical Process in Architectural Design Office

Vivienda en Isfahan / Logical Process in Architectural Design Office<p>Arquitectos<p>Ubicación<p>Isfahan, Irán<p>Arquitecto a Cargo<p>Ehsan Hosseini, Elham …