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Demonstrators held signs reading "Harassed it is no," "In France a rape every 8 minutes," and "Together let us break the silence," during a demonstration in Marseille, France, on Oct. 29, 2017. Thousands of French women have denounced in a new online campaign the shocking response of police officers victim-blaming them or mishandling their complaints as they were reporting sexual abuse.

French sexual abuse victims denounce police mistreatment

Despite recent training programs for French police and growing awareness around violence against women, activists say authorities must do more to face up to the gravity of sex crimes and to eradicate discrimination against victims.

A healthcare worker prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen Covid-19 vaccine during a Care For The Homeless vaccination event at the Health Center of Susan's Place Shelter For Women in the Bronx borough of New York, U.S., on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

The US and Israel were early world leaders on vaccinations. Now they are trailing

The United States, meanwhile, despite having a surplus of doses, has fully vaccinated only 57 percent of its population, according to a New York Times tracker. Resistance remains high among some demographic groups and within some specific workforce sectors, including police officers and firefighters.

US Special Representative for North Korea, Sung Kim, right, speaks during a briefing after a meeting with South Korea's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Noh Kyu-duk at a hotel in Seoul, South Korea.

US urges North Korea to stop missile tests and return to talks

A senior US diplomat on Sunday urged North Korea to refrain from additional missile tests and resume nuclear diplomacy, days after the North fired off its first underwater-launched ballistic missile in two years.

In this photo released by the Colombian presidential press office, one of the country’s most wanted drug traffickers, Dairo Antonio Usuga, alias “Otoniel,” leader of the violent Clan del Golfo cartel, is presented to the media at a military base in Necocli, Colombia.

Colombia’s most wanted drug lord captured in jungle raid

Colombian security forces have captured the country’s most-wanted drug trafficker, a rural warlord who stayed on the run for more than a decade by corrupting state officials and aligning himself with combatants on the left and right.

A shattered window of a damaged car at the site of a suicide attack, in northern Parwan province in 2019.

Taliban honor suicide bombers’ ‘sacrifices’ in bid to rewrite history

On Tuesday, the Taliban government brought together families of suicide bombers at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, praising the deaths of their children and siblings in the fight against the US-backed coalition and Afghan government and giving them condolence payments and a promise of land.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pauses during the inauguration ceremony for the TurkStream natural gas pipeline, operated by Gazprom and Botas, in Istanbul on Jan. 8, 2020. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Kerem Uzel

Turkish opposition begins joining ranks against Erdogan

Turkish opposition parties are presenting an increasingly united and organized front aimed at replacing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and even forcing early elections in the coming year to challenge his 19-year rule.

People waited to pass through security measures to enter a popular bar in Nottingham, England, last week.

Rise in ‘needle spiking’ puts women in Britain on high alert

There have been multiple reports of “needle spiking” — which involves an injection being administered to someone without their knowledge or consent, usually in a nightclub or bar setting — as opposed to the more commonly-known method of contaminating alcoholic drinks.

Taliban members patrolled in Kabul in September.

US struggles with Afghan evacuees weeded out in vetting and now in limbo

Several dozen have been red-flagged, despite having helped the United States during its 20-year war in Afghanistan, because screenings uncovered apparent records of violent crime or links to Islamist militants that follow-up evaluations have not cleared, officials said.