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Born to curse or be cursed?

Imagine this. Suddenly, one day you are accused of practicing witchcraft and are forced to live in isolation by society. You are accused of bewitching a neighbor’s child or of crop failure. You are forced to eat human excreta. Or you are tortured, attacked, doused with gasoline or beaten to death following the forced accusations.

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“People with disabilities should not be stigmatized”

WHEN Jessica Cox pumps petrol at the gas station, people usually stare because she does it with her feet.

What people usually don’t know is that she holds two Guinness World Records; one for being the first armless person in aviation history to become a certified pilot, and the other for being the first person without arms in the American Taekwondo Association to get a black belt.

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Saudi blogger Dahlia Rahaimy: ‘I write what needs to be said’

For the first time in 35 years, Saudis can go to the movies again in their country, part of a drive to modernize the arch-conservative desert kingdom. Saudi blogger Dahlia Rahaimy told DW how important the reforms are.

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Winnie didn’t die, she multiplied

Winnie Mandela was a woman who was fearless, defiant, and strong-willed, a woman who refused to be silenced. At times, she was subjected to hellish torture. Later, she often found herself in the midst of political controversy and scandals. A negative image of this South African heroine emerged in the world.

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24.04.2018 | 14:02

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Iranian artist Shirin Neshat celebrates women in Islamic societies

The most successful Iranian woman photographer and filmmaker of her generation is back with a film about a legendary female Arab singer. Before the movie’s summer release, Neshat dwells on her rootless artistic life. Read more here

    

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Remembering the legacy of Romy Schneider

In “3 Days in Quiberon,” Marie Bäumer plays Romy Schneider, who gave her last interview during a stint in rehab in 1981. Here’s a look back at Schneider’s most memorable films. Read more here

 

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24.04.2018 | 13:57

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