In an effort to combat gender stereotypes, a government-funded preschool in Stockholm has eliminated the use of gendered pronouns.
President Dilma Rousseff has not been shy about sacking ministers accused of corruption, but with no freedom of information law, progress will be limited.
Every year, Forbes releases a list of the world’s most powerful woman, influential in everything from politics to technology to culture. The list includes obvious choices, such as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but also includes unexpected choices, such as Lady Gaga (No. 11 this year). Here are the 10 most powerful women: (See full list here)
Qaddafi and Condoleezza Rice: Muammar Qaddafi is known for being surpassingly weird, but what's wrong with having a crush on Condoleezza Rice?
The nonprofit supports Kenyan students who need mentoring or lack the means to pay for school. The next problem to solve: 9,000 desks for 14,000 students.
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It's so not all about Muammar Qaddafi, except it mostly is.
Libyan rebels say that they are preparing to wipe out the last few pockets of Qaddafi loyalists in the city, but a swift victory is not certain – raising concerns about an insurgency.
A forum launched in Amman to overcome the city's social divisions draws inspiration from the country's Bedouin past.