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Body-Positive Women Find Twinkly Way to Publish Nude Photos on Instagram (Photos) Beauty Featured 

Body-Positive Women Find Twinkly Way to Publish Nude Photos on Instagram (Photos)

(Sputnik) – To embrace and highlight the natural beauty of their bodies, a group of ladies stripped off their clothes and covered themselves in bright sparkles for an inspiring project. #PositivelyGlittered is a project featuring women of all shapes and sizes who accept their bodies “as they are” and pose for photos wearing nothing but glitter. An Instagram account with the same name has so far published less than 20 images, but has already found almost 4,300 admirers. According to Roseanna Mae, the project’s founder, the main idea is to encourage body positivity. A post shared by Positively Glittered (@positivelyglittered) on Nov 5, 2017 at 4:45pm PST Read More

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‘Accepted Practice’: US Troops Told to Ignore Child Rape in Afghanistan Human Rights 

‘Accepted Practice’: US Troops Told to Ignore Child Rape in Afghanistan

Afghanistan (Sputnik) – US soldiers were told that sex crimes against children are a “culturally accepted practice” in the country and that “nothing could be done about it,” a report by the US Department of Defense’s inspector general said. American servicemen on a military mission in Afghanistan who tried to report cases of sexual child abuse to their superior officers were literally told to ignore such incidents, according to the findings. “None of the individuals said that they had actually witnessed child sexual abuse. However, some stated that they had heard about the occurrence of child sexual abuse and reported this to their chains of command. In some cases, the interviewees Read More

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Beauty Queen Selfie Gets Middle East Warhawks’ Panties in a Twist Scandal 

Beauty Queen Selfie Gets Middle East Warhawks’ Panties in a Twist

(Sputnik) – When Miss Iraq and Miss Israel took a selfie together, many people took to social media to voice mixed reactions, and some were downright angry at the show of friendship. Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, shared a photo on her Instagram account calling Miss Iraq, Sarah Eedan, “amazing.” Her post was liked nearly 3,000 times. Eedan had earlier posted to Facebook describing how she is the first Iraqi woman in 45 years to represent Iraq in the Miss Universe 2017 pageant currently underway in in Las Vegas, Nevada. Many reacted negatively to the two posing together as women from around the world gathered for the Miss Universe 2017 Read More

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Pork Pal Teaches That Not Only Dogs and Cats Can Serve as a Human’s Best Friend Good News 

Pork Pal Teaches That Not Only Dogs and Cats Can Serve as a Human’s Best Friend

(Sputnik) – While some pigs have little more to look forward to in life than the dinner table, this little piggy’s Instagram account has about 300k followers. This video reveals how a pot-bellied mini pig living in the US named Hank spends his time lounging about like an ordinary human. He leads an active and healthy lifestyle: he preserves a balanced diet, swims in a pool, celebrates Halloween and Father’s Day, and sleeps in a bed. But the most adorable spectacle is when his belly is being scratched! The pork pet is only 1-year old, but his Instagram account @mybestfriendhank is followed by almost 300k Read More

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US Army Lifts Ban on Recruits With Mental Health History Featured Human Rights 

US Army Lifts Ban on Recruits With Mental Health History

United States (Sputnik) – People with a history of depression, bipolar disorder, drug and alcohol abuse and self-mutilation are now able to obtain waivers in order to join the US Army, according to a report published by USA Today Sunday. Though waivers for recruits with a history of mental health issues were banned in 2009, the news outlet reported that the latest unannounced policy change had been enacted in August as officials began to face the challenge of recruiting 80,000 new service members by September 2018. This is the second year that the US military has lowered its standards in an attempt to reach new recruitment goals. In order to reach Read More

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Women’s Panel Unearths Dark Cages Housing Minor Girls in Delhi’s Brothel Colony Featured Human Rights 

Women’s Panel Unearths Dark Cages Housing Minor Girls in Delhi’s Brothel Colony

India (Sputnik) – Frequent raids by the Delhi Women Commission have confirmed that the brothels in Dehli’s GB road largely constitute trafficked women, most of whom are minors. The minors are kept in narrow underground cage-like structures whenever raids are anticipated. The narrow lanes of Delhi’s GB Road, just behind one of India’s busiest railway stations, is colonized by brothels that entertain lonely souls, mostly migrant laborers from adjoining states. But hiding behind the glitz and the hustle-bustle are the dark cages, mostly underground, that are witness to the horrifying tales of minors trafficked from near and far and forcibly thrown into the flesh trade. These dark cages called ‘Tehkhanas’ Read More

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‘National Epidemic:’ STDs at Unprecedented High in US, CDC Reports Health 

‘National Epidemic:’ STDs at Unprecedented High in US, CDC Reports

United States (Sputnik) – Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are at an all-time high in America, with Alaska reporting the highest incidence, according to 2016 data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report states that Alaska has a “disease” score of 484 sexually infected people per 100,000 people, making it the US state with the highest STD rate. Mississippi came second, followed by Louisiana and Georgia. New York, with a population of almost 9 million people, is the 13th-highest-scoring state. Vermont was ranked as the state with the lowest rate of STD infection, followed by West Virginia and Maine. This is the third consecutive year that Read More

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Nine-Year-Old Girl Books Disneyland Trip After Guessing Dad’s Paypal Password Travel 

Nine-Year-Old Girl Books Disneyland Trip After Guessing Dad’s Paypal Password

(Sputnik) – Attention parents and guardians: make sure your Paypal password isn’t obvious or simple. One tech-savvy nine-year-old girl from Immingham, Lincolnshire, gave her father a bone-chilling shock after blowing roughly $1,300 on a dream trip to Disneyland Paris. Ian Wilson, the child’s father, was fast asleep when his daughter, Susan, got ahold of his phone and began a little midnight shopping spree (well, maybe not so little) after figuring out his Paypal password. Dishing out the benjamins, Susan spent over $500 on flights and a hotel gift card, another $300 on a VIP trip to the Eiffel Tower and just shy of another $500 on park tickets and the Disneyland Express Read More

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Indian Woman Becomes an Icon for Helping Fellow Women Wield the Wheels of Change Badass Women 

Indian Woman Becomes an Icon for Helping Fellow Women Wield the Wheels of Change

India (Sputnik) – Sneha, who runs ‘She Can Drive’ – India’s exclusive driving training institute for women by a woman has trained hundreds of women in India’s financial capital Mumbai. Some of her students have even got placements in companies as drivers of office vehicles that drop off women employees after work. Ensuring the safety of women while upholding their liberty has always been a major challenge to Indian policy-makers. While a number of laws are in place to ensure safety, the threat of violence is pervasive and shadows the liberty of women, forcing them to strategize everything including the mode of transport and the timings of travel. Sneha Read More

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Moral Bankruptcy: Woman Raped in Full Public in India as Passersby Film Crime Human Rights 

Moral Bankruptcy: Woman Raped in Full Public in India as Passersby Film Crime

India (Sputnik) – A stomach-churning video of an inebriated man sexually violating a woman in full public view on a pavement of one of India’s busiest cities – Vizag – surfaced Monday morning, unleashing a wave of shock across the country. A mentally challenged woman who was too weak to fight back was raped by a drug addict in broad daylight in the city of Vizag in southern India. The incident has sparked an intense debate on media platforms not only because the heinous crime happened in broad daylight but also because passersby chose to film the incident instead of Read More

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