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Truly, madly, deeply into books

Hoda Marmar is the administrator of the popular bilingual “Bookoholics” group in Beirut, which recently celebrated its sixth anniversary and which has, in those six years, discussed 125 books in Arabic and English.

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29.09.2018 | 11:34

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India’s top court lifts Hindu temple ban on women of menstruating age

A girl offers prayers inside a Buddhist temple on the occasion of Buddha Purnima festival, also known as Vesak Day, in Agartala, India, May 10, 2017.

In some Hindu communities, menstruating women are regarded as unclean.

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28.09.2018 | 11:17

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Modest: ‘Contemporary Muslim Fashions’ on show

An exhibition at the de Young museum in San Francisco is trying to lift the prejudices surrounding fashion for Muslim women. Modern yet modest.

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25.09.2018 | 12:00

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Mosulʹs cultural comeback

Iraqi youth and elders browse a book display at a festival titled “I am Iraqi.. I read” at a park in Mossul in the first event of its kind after the city was retaken from IS militants (source: Rudaw English; Twitter)

Music is back in Mosul, as are books and paintings. With Islamic State gone, locals are enjoying their newfound freedom and embracing culture. Will it last? Judit Neurink reports from Mosul

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25.09.2018 | 11:43

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Singapore ′maids for sale′ ad sparks investigation

 

Online ads in Singapore offering Indonesian maids for sale have drawn accusations of irresponsible marketing and human trafficking. DW spoke with the NGO Migrant Care about how domestic workers become “commodities.”

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25.09.2018 | 9:15

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Fending for freshwater turtles

Dr Chen Pelf Nyok with a freshwater turtle shell at the TCS River Terrapin Conservation Centre in Kemaman, Terengganu © Vera Nieuwenhuis

Whenever Dr Chen Pelf Nyok visited a Chinese temple in Malaysia as a child with her mother, she would insist on seeing the freshwater turtles, even if they were pressed for time. (It is common practice for the caretakers of Chinese temples to rear turtles in man-made ponds within the grounds.)

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21.09.2018 | 14:33

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Bend It Like Sahishta in the Hijaab

Kashmir is a region of unmatched beauty. The valley’s breathtaking serenity attracts thousands of tourists every year. Saddeningly, it is also marred by frequent violence due to conflict and militancy.

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21.09.2018 | 13:53

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