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Over 500 schools under scrutiny over abaya ban: French minister

Education Minister Gabriel Attal says authorities are watching schools for signs pupils could be violating the newly-announced ban on the Muslim dress.
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Spain government demands ‘transparent and urgent’ probe into Rubiales kiss

The Spanish government on Wednesday demanded transparency and urgent action from the country’s football federation against its chief Luis Rubiales over his kiss on the lips of a Women’s World Cup player.
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Spain beat England 1-0 to win first Women’s World Cup title

Captain Olga Carmona scored the winner in the first half as Spain won the Women’s World Cup for the first time, beating England 1-0 in the final.
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‘Tears will flow’: England look to lift nation’s first World Cup since 1966

The 2023 Women’s World Cup will conclude when England takes on Spain in the final in Sydney on Sunday, with the Lionesses desperate to win their nation its first World Cup since 1966.
FIBA Women's Asia Cup Division B

Iran make history at 2023 FIBA Women’s Asia Cup Division B

Iran defeated Jordan 72-54 in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday to secure the first ticket to the 2023 FIBA Women's Asia Cup Division B final.
Rape as weapon

‘Don’t let the other soldiers watch’: Rape as weapon in Sudan war

It started as a trickle, but the whispers about rapes soon became a flood. Fear took hold across Sudan, in the grip of heavy fighting since April 15.
Women’s World Cup

Women’s World Cup: Jamaica historic run comes despite ‘subpar’ support

With 30 seconds left on the clock, prolific Brazilian striker Debinha connected with the ball after a scramble on the edge of Jamaica’s six-yard box.
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Canada women footballers reach interim pay deal, but say fight ‘isn’t over’

The Canadian women’s national football team has announced it reached an interim pay agreement with the sport’s governing body in Canada, but the players say there is still a long way to go to address longstanding issues of inequity.
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Video of mob parading women naked in India’s Manipur sparks outrage

Charges of rape and murder pressed against "unknown miscreants" numbering "800-1,000" in northeastern state, currently in the grip of deadly violence between Christian minority Kuki tribe and majority Hindu Meiteis.
Strict Abortion Law

Thousands Protest in Poland Against Strict Abortion Law After Pregnant Woman Died of Sepsis

Thousands of people demonstrated across Poland on Wednesday against the country's restrictive abortion law after a woman who was five months pregnant died of sepsis, the latest such death since a tightening of the law.

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