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Football

Serena backs U.S. women in soccer gender discrimination lawsuit

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (Reuters) - Serena Williams and other prominent American tennis players past and present on Friday expressed support for a lawsuit filed by the U.S. women's national soccer team against their federation that alleges gender discrimination in wages and conditions.

World

On International Women's Day, Sudan's Bashir orders release of female detainees

CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on International Women's Day on Friday ordered the release of all women arrested in connection with anti-government demonstrations, hours after protesters marched in the two largest cities.

World

Thousands protest on International Women's Day in Brazil

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Thousands of people, mostly women, took to the streets of several Brazilian cities late on Friday, calling for gender equality and an end to violence against women, as well as to criticize Brazil's far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, and his policies.

World

Women's Day unites activists, Turkish police break up crowd with tear gas

LONDON (Reuters) - Campaigners for gender equality took to European city streets on Friday to mark International Women's Day with celebrations and protests, while in Turkey police fired tear gas to break up a crowd of several thousand women in Istanbul in the evening.

World

Hundreds of thousands take to Spanish streets for International Women's Day

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Wearing purple and raising their fists, hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets of Spanish cities on International Women's Day on Friday calling for greater gender equality.

TECH

Google Doodle celebrates International Women’s Day

Today's Google Doodle features quotes by 13 women icons, visualised by a global array of women designers.

Nation

Better protection for women

PETALING JAYA: Although Malaysia has yet to achieve 30% women’s representation in politics, women activists say there is progress we can celebrate on International Women’s Day today.

World

Putin rides horse with female police ahead of International Women's Day

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin mounted a horse on Thursday and cantered with female police officers in footage broadcast across Russia ahead of International Women's Day.