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Kate Hodal

Kate Hodal

    Scientists confirm what women always knew: Men really are the weaker sex
    Scientists confirm what women always knew: Men really are the weaker sex
    Women are more likely than men to survive in times of famine and epidemics, research published in the Journal of Proceedings of the National...
    Women forced into sex to pay hospital bills, study says
    Women forced into sex to pay hospital bills, study says
    Hospitals are detaining hundreds of thousands of people against their will every year – many of them mothers and their newborn babies – simply...
    Feel unsafe? There's an app for that
    Feel unsafe? There's an app for that
    Kenyan university student Edwin Inganji was happily pursuing his passion – computer science – until he lost his laptop in an armed robbery....
    Medical smart jacket tackles misdiagnosis of pneumonia
    Medical smart jacket tackles misdiagnosis of pneumonia
    Ugandan undergraduate Brian Turyabagye was studying engineering when his friend’s grandmother fell seriously ill. He accompanied her to hospital...
    Indonesia's police humiliated with 'virginity tests'
    Indonesia's police humiliated with 'virginity tests'
    Female recruits hoping to join Indonesia’s police force are forced to undergo two-finger "virginity tests", a rights group has found, a practice...
    Brunei's first-ever commercial feature film
    Brunei's first-ever commercial feature film
    There is a joke in Brunei that if you're not shopping, driving or eating, then you must be watching a film. In this small, Muslim-majority...
    Malaysians 'in the mood' for political change
    Malaysians 'in the mood' for political change
    He is the man many Malaysians love to hate. Once considered his nation’s political tour de force, Anwar Ibrahim has spent the greater part of...
    Plans set for Aung San Suu Kyi's first trip in 24 years
    Plans set for Aung San Suu Kyi's first trip in 24 years
    After nearly two decades under house arrest in Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi will travel to Norway and Britain in June, her party said on Wednesday.
    Thais lead Twitter assault
    Thais lead Twitter assault
    Thailand has become the first government to publicly endorse Twitter's controversial decision to censor messages in certain countries.
    Thai minister's friendship with Mugabe 'strictly social'
    Thai minister's friendship with Mugabe 'strictly social'
    For most politicians, any association with Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe -- let alone a friendship -- would be damaging to their career. Not...
    'Third sex' get chance to fly Thai high
    'Third sex' get chance to fly Thai high
    Her eyelashes and her stockinged legs are long enough to warrant a double-take from passengers on board. It may seem a form of harassment to some,...