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UN Agency Encourages Family Planning in Nigeria

Posted: 11/18/2014 - UN Reports that Nigeria would significantly benefit by encouraging birth control in the western African country of Nigeria, whose population is already over 170 million.

French Women Compain of "Pink Tax"

Posted: 11/18/2014 - A women's rights group has started an online petition to end what it calls and "invisible tax," the practice of charging women more money than for the same product.

Putin: Russia Won't Accept Rebel Defeat

Posted: 11/17/2014 - Russian President Vladimir Putin tells German TV he will not allow pro-Russian rebels inside Ukraine to be defeated by the Ukrainian government.

Kenya Women March for Right to Wear Mini-Skirts

Posted: 11/17/2014 - Demonstrators march through the streets of Kenya's capital of Nairobi in support of women who have recently been subject of attacks by gangs of men for wearing clothing thought to be too provocative.

Travelers from Mali to Be Screened for Ebola

Posted: 11/16/2014 - U.S. health officials say travelers from Mali will be subject to the same screening and monitoring as people arriving from three other Ebola-affected countries.

Batteries Die in Comet Lander Philae

Posted: 11/15/2014 - The European Space Agency says its Philae lander has performed a series of scientific tests on the surface of a comet and returned plenty of data before depleted batteries forced it to go silent.

France: Big cat on the Prowl is Not a Tiger

Posted: 11/14/2014 - Authorities in France have been searching for a large cat believed to be roaming near Disneyland in Paris. Initial reports that it was a tiger are being discounted.

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