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100 Women: Muslim women rally round #MosqueMeToo

Image copyright Getty Images Muslim women are using #MosqueMeToo to share their experiences of sexual harassment during the Hajj pilgrimage and other religious settings. Egyptian-American feminist and journalist Mona Eltahawy first talked about her experience of sexual assault during Hajj in 2013. She is behind #MosqueMeToo. Muslim men and women …

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South Africa’s ‘Doom Pastor’ found guilty of assault

Image copyright Mountzion General Assembly Image caption Lethebo Rabalago (not shown here) claims Doom insecticide can heal people with cancer and HIV A South African self-styled prophet who sprayed his followers with the insecticide, Doom, has been found guilty of assault, local media report. Lethebo Rabalago – widely known as …

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#MeToo California assemblywoman accused of groping

Image copyright California Assembly Image caption Cristina Garcia has previously said alcohol is not an acceptable excuse for sexual misconduct A California state assemblywoman who rose to national prominence as a campaigner against sexual assault is now herself accused of misconduct. The state legislature is investigating Democrat Cristina Garcia, who …

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Winter Olympics 2018: Who is winning the propaganda battle?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Pence (L) and North Koreans Kim Yong-nam (C) and Kim Yo-jong (C) studiously ignored each other at the opening ceremony Two unusual guests marked the beginning of the Winter Olympics in South Korea – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s sister and the father of …

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Selling a ‘lovable’ Australia to the US

Image copyright Tourism Australia Image caption The Tourism Australia advert, with Paul Hogan in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge Australia has put Crocodile Dundee at the centre of a lavish ad campaign to attract US tourists. Trevor Marshallsea explores why Australia is betting so heavily on a 1980s character …

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Winter Olympics 2018: Samsung giveaway phone snub sparks Iran fury

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The diplomatic row broke out over allegations the Iranian delegation was being snubbed by organisers The head of the Pyeongchang Olympics’ organising committee has apologised to Iran after a diplomatic row broke out over commemorative Olympic smartphones. Lee Hee-beom intervened after Iranians reacted with fury …

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Winter Olympics: Yuri On Ice performed by Japanese skaters

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Miu Suzaki and Ryuichi Kihara helped Japan come third on the opening day of the figure skating team competition Team Japan have delighted anime fans by performing a figure skating routine set to music from the popular Yuri On Ice animated series at the …

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