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Indian artists demand end to violence against women

Feb. 9, 2020 6:54 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Dozens of artists and activists gathered in India’s capital on Sunday to demand an end to violence against women in a country where such crimes are rising despite tough laws enacted seven years ago. Dozens of artists performed a play in a park in central Delhi at the event in...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., center, speaks as former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., listen during a Democratic presidential primary debate, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, hosted by ABC News, Apple News, and WMUR-TV at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

The Latest: Bloomberg isn't at debate, but he's name-dropped

Feb. 7, 2020 10:21 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic presidential debate and the upcoming primary in New Hampshire (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Billionaire Michael Bloomberg didn’t qualify for the Democratic presidential debate in New Hampshire -- but it didn’t always feel that way. ...

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019 file photo, Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno waves to supporters gathered at Independence square, from the government palace's balcony in Quito, Ecuador. Moreno has scrambled to apologize after comments in a speech to investors on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, suggesting women tend to complain about sexual harassment when it comes from ugly people. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa, File)

Ecuador president slammed for ugly words about harassment

Feb. 2, 2020 2:06 PM EST

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's President Lenín Moreno has scrambled to apologize for comments suggesting women tend to complain about sexual harassment when it comes from ugly people. In a speech to investors Friday in the port city of Guayaquil, Moreno said men were under threat of being denounced...

UN experts: Yemen's rebels getting weapons similar to Iran's

Jan. 31, 2020 8:07 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi Shiite rebels are receiving parts for drones and weapons, some with technical characteristics similar to arms manufactured in Iran, in potential violation of a U.N. arms embargo, U.N. experts say. The experts said in a report to the Security Council obtained...

In this Jan. 14, 2020, photo, Margaret Bitsue displays a flier that features her son who she reported missing more than two years ago, Tuba City, Ariz. Bitsue hasn't seen or heard from Brandon Sandoval, the youngest of her four children, in more than two years.

Movement to highlight missing Native women expands to males

Jan. 26, 2020 7:21 PM EST

TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Margaret Bitsue's days are filled with prayer: that her son has a clear mind and that he remembers home, a traditional Navajo hogan at the end of a dirt road where a faded yellow ribbon hanging from the cedar trees points to her agony. Bitsue hasn't seen or heard from Brandon Lee...

This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows John Gardner. Gardner a Texas inmate with a history of violence against women faces execution for fatally shooting his wife, who had repeatedly told friends and family she would never get out of her marriage alive. Gardner is set to receive a lethal injection Wednesday Jan. 15, 2019 for the January 2005 slaying of Tammy Gardner.(Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)

Texas inmate faces execution for killing wife in 2005

Jan. 15, 2020 12:53 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas inmate with a history of violence against women is set to be executed Wednesday evening for fatally shooting his wife, who had feared she would never get out of her marriage alive. John Gardner, 64, is facing lethal injection for the January 2005 slaying of Tammy Gardner....

A portrait of Eugenia Machuca Campos sits amid women's red shoes placed by activists to protest violence against women in the Zocalo, Mexico City's main plaza, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. According to her sister, Campos' ex-boyfriend is serving time in jail for her Oct. 2017 murder in the State of Mexico. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

In Mexican capital, red shoes to protest killings of women

Jan. 11, 2020 6:44 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Stiletto heels. Clogs. Trainers. Tiny, child-size Crocs. Activists placed hundreds of painted-red women’s shoes on Mexico City’s sun-drenched main square Saturday to call attention to gender-based violence in a country where, on average, 10 women and girls are murdered...

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden addresses a gathering during a campaign stop in Exeter, N.H. A video of Biden that was selectively edited to suggest he made racist remarks during a recent speech was making the rounds Thursday, Jan, 2, 2020 on social media, raking in more than a million views on one tweet alone. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Video edited to suggest Biden made racist remark

Jan. 2, 2020 4:07 PM EST

A video of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that was selectively edited to falsely suggest he made racist remarks during a recent speech made the rounds Thursday on social media, raking in more than a million views on one tweet alone. Experts have been warning about the dangers of selectively edited...

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden addresses a gathering during a campaign stop in Exeter, N.H. A video of Biden that was selectively edited to suggest he made racist remarks during a recent speech was making the rounds Thursday, Jan, 2, 2020 on social media, raking in more than a million views on one tweet alone. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Video edited to suggest Biden made racist remark

Jan. 2, 2020 3:53 PM EST

A video of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that was selectively edited to falsely suggest he made racist remarks during a recent speech made the rounds Thursday on social media, raking in more than a million views on one tweet alone. Experts have been warning about the dangers of selectively edited...

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Egypt mob sexual attack on New Year's Eve sparks controversy

Jan. 2, 2020 10:42 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A video from Egypt showing a woman enduring a mob sexual assault on New Year's Eve was deemed authentic by the country's police Thursday. The viral video has reignited long-running controversy over rampant sexual harassment in Egypt. Cases of mob violence against women have been caught on tape...