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MONDAY, 23 JULY 2018, 04:19

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Macron to reorganize private office after bodyguard scandal: source

Yesterday at 23:52 PM, via Reuters

French President Emmanuel Macron has ordered a reorganization of his office after acknowledging failings in the way the presidency handled a scandal over Macron’s top bodyguard who was filmed beating a protester on May Day, a source close to the presidency said on Sunday.

India withdraws controversial tax on sanitary pads

Yesterday at 22:15 PM, via News24

India has withdrawn a controversial tax on sanitary pads following a vocal campaign led by activists and Bollywood stars to boost female education and empowerment.

Macron’s bodyguard under investigation over May Day beatings

Yesterday at 22:14 PM, via Reuters

French President Emmanuel Macron’s top bodyguard was placed under investigation on Sunday after he was identified in an amateur video beating a protester on May Day in a case that has sparked a political storm.

Magnitude 5.9 quake injures nearly 290 in western Iran

Yesterday at 21:53 PM, via Reuters

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit western Iran on Sunday, injuring at least 287 people, hours after two quakes struck Hormozgan province in the south, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported.

Egyptian women challenge social norms by practicing Parkour

Yesterday at 21:24 PM, via Reuters

A group of Egyptian women gather at an abandoned park in a Cairo suburb once a week, climbing walls and jumping around in the strenuous physical discipline known as Parkour, while also challenging the country’s conservative social norms.

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