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‘Hong Kong not suitable for children’

There have been ten consecutive weekends of pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong. But while many have involved tear gas and violent clashes between police and protestors – this is not the full story. In the latest peaceful rally, parents and their children have taken to the streets . Video by Simon Atkinson. Filmed by Danny […]

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Are women better ultra-endurance athletes than men?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Fiona Kolbinger: “I never thought I could win the whole race” Through thunderstorms, scorching heat and icy rain, Fiona Kolbinger cycled 2,485 miles (3,999km) in a little more than 10 days over some of Europe’s most demanding terrain. In doing so, the German cyclist became the first woman to […]

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Perv Busters: Fight crime on the New York subway

The Guardian Angels and their citizen “safety patrols” were born on the New York subway about 40 years ago in response to the city’s crime-ridden transport system. More recently, a new division of the group has formed – a women-led group called Perv Busters which aims to prevent sexual assaults on the transport network. The […]