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Father Martin Magill, a Catholic priest, used his address at the funeral of 29-year-old Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee to call out the senior politicians sitting in the congregation for being too slow to unite against violence prior to her murder last week. Magill, a family friend of McKee’s, received a warm standing ovation from mourners when he made the point during his homily in Belfast’s St Anne’s cathedral. He said, “I commend our political leaders for standing together in Creggan on Good Friday. I am however left with a question: ‘Why in God’s name does it take the death of a 29-year-old woman with her whole life in front of her to get us to this point?’” For the full story, click the link in bio 👆 (📹: Reuters ) - #lyramckee #woman #women #journalist #reporter #murder #journalism #politician #politicians #newira #ira #irishrepublicanarmy #rira #terrorism #terrorist #extremism #violence #vigil #femicide #violenceagainstwomen #genderviolence #belfast #londonderry #derry #northernireland #ni #uk #ireland #irish #british

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Maria del Carmen Silva, a 52-year-old former professional ballerina in Peru, is teaching free ballet classes to girls in poor neighborhoods in Lima ❤️ - #ballet #ballerina #ballerinas #balletdancer #balletlife #balletlovers #balletclass #pointe #enpointe # #ballerinasofig #dancersofig #instaballet #dance #dancer #woman #women #girl #girls #education #teacher #teachers #teacherlife #teachersofig #teachersofinsta #teachersofinstagram #student #students #lima #peru #peruvian

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From a 10-year-old Japanese skateboarder to a ballerina teaching free classes to girls in poor areas in Peru, @kassy is here to tell you about the badass women we’re crushing on this #WCW 👩💕🙌 - #skybrown #skate #skateboard #skateboarding #skateboarder #skater #skatergirl #sk8 #skatelife #ballet #ballerina #ballerinas #balletdancer #balletlife #dance #dancer #politician #womeninleadership #woman #women #girl #girls #feminism #womensrights #womenempowerment #thefutureisfemale #japan #uk #peru

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Faye Mooney, a 29-year-old British aid worker working in Nigeria, has been shot dead by gunmen at a holiday resort in Kaduna state in the northwest of the country, according to the British High Commission. A Nigerian man was also shot dead in the attack on Friday, and three others were kidnapped. Officials did not name the other person who was killed or release any details about those who were kidnapped. Kidnappings occur often in Nigeria, where both locals and foreigners are targeted, mainly for ransom. Kaduna police said in a statement that it was making “intensive efforts to rescue the people who had been kidnapped, apprehend the fleeing culprits and bring them to justice. Mercy Corp, the non-governmental aid agency Mooney worked for, said that she was a dedicated and passionate communications and learning specialist who had devoted her almost two years with the agency to making a difference in Nigeria. Mooney had also taught in Iraq and worked in Kosovo to combat human trafficking. (📷: LinkedIn, Facebook ) - #fayemooney #woman #women #aidworker #aid #aidwork #humanitarian #humanitarianwork #humanitarianworker #gunman #gunmen #violence #attack #kidnapping #kidnapper #kidnappings #kidnap #hostage #femicide #violenceagainstwomen #genderviolence #death #rip #kaduna #nigeria #nigerian #africa #british #uk #unitedkingdom

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Mitsuhiro Iwamoto, a 52-year-old blind Japanese sailor, has successfully completed a nearly two-month, nonstop journey across the Pacific Ocean, reportedly making him the first person with a visual impairment to do so. Iwamoto completed the 8,700 mile (14,000 kilometer ) journey on Saturday. He departed for Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture from San Diego on his yacht on February 24 with the help of Doug Smith, a sighted American navigator. This is Iwamoto’s second two-person attempt to cross the Pacific Ocean. His first attempt in 2013 ended after his boat struck a whale and sank, and he had to be rescued by the Japanese military. The Japan Blind Sailing Association says Iwamoto is the first person in blind sailing, in which a sailor with a visual impairment steers a boat while a sighted navigator informs them of the surrounding situation, to successfully make the journey across the Pacific. “I didn’t give up and I made a dream come true. I’m the happiest person on earth,” Iwamoto said 🇯🇵⛵️🙌(📷: Reuters ) - #blind #visuallyimpaired #blind #legallyblind #visualimpairment #disability #disabled #disabilitypride #disabilityrights #disabilityawareness #man #men #blindsailing #sailor #sailors #sailing #sail #sailorlife #yacht #yachts #nautical #lifeatsea #instaship #sails #sailinglife #sailingday #sailinglovers #yachting #japan #japanese

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From the first Iranian woman to compete in an official boxing match to a 100-year-old German grandma running for election in her town’s council, @kassy is here with all the badass women you should know about this #WCW 👩💕🙌 - #abortion #abortions #abortionrights #prochoice #prolife #womensrights #reproductiverights #equality #mybodymychoice #boxing #boxer #boxinglife #boxingtraining #grandma #grandmas #grandmother #grandmothers #grandparent #grandparents #feminism #thefutureisfemale #womenempowerment #woman #women #girl #girls #southkorea #iran #germany

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An illustration by artist Cristina Correa Freile showing a devastated Quasimodo from the Disney film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” holding Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral, has gone viral on social media. The cathedral, one of Paris most historic landmarks and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, caught fire on Monday and suffered catastrophic damage. By 11pm local time, Paris’ fire chief said that the structure, including the two main towers, had been “saved and preserved as a whole,” but that two-thirds of the roof was destroyed. The ceiling and the 90 meter – 295 foot – spire have also collapsed, Firefighters are continuing to work on extinguishing the fire, and French President Emmanuel Macron is treating the fire as a national emergency and has vowed to rebuild the cathedral. The cause of the fire is currently unclear, though there have been renovations ongoing. Click the link in bio for the latest updates 👆 (📷: @dibujosdecristina ) - #notredame #notredameparis #notredamecathedral #quasimodo #hunchbackofnotredame #disney #cartoon #cartoonist #art #artist #illustration #artistsoninstagram #sketch #drawing #instsaart #fire #fires #tragedy #cathedral #cathedrale #monument #landmark #church #history #paris #parisfrance #france #french #france 🇫🇷 #français

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#Breaking : Sudan’s defense minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf has resigned as the head of the country’s military transitional council just one day after he announced the removal of longtime president Omar al-Bashir. @ikrandd explains what you need to know about the events of the past 24 hours. Follow @world for more stories like this. - #sudanuprising #sudanrevolts #sudan_revolts #omaralbashir #omarhassanalbashir #bashir #military #militarycoup #coup #president #politician #protest #protests #march #marches #demonstration #rally #government #antigovernment #sudan #sudanese #africa #african #مليونية6ابريل

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WARNING: This video may be disturbing to some viewers. A woman in Taiwan is recovering after four small sweat bees were discovered to be living inside her left eye. The 28-year-old woman, who was only identified by her last name He, had been plucking weeds around her relatives’ graves as part of tomb-sweeping festival, when a gust of wind blew into her eyes. She told reporters that she thought it was dirt, but decided to visit the hospital after her eyes were still swollen and in pain. The doctor said he looked into the gap between her eyes and saw what looked like an insect leg, before slowly pulling it out. He proceeded to pull out four small sweat bees which were still intact and alive. The woman has now been discharged and is expected to make a full recovery 🐝👁😱 (📹: Reuters ) - #bee #bees #sweatbee #sweatbees #insect #insects #savethebees #beesofinstagram #eye #eyes #opthalmology #opthalmologist #eyedoctor #eyesurgeon #eyedoctors #doctor #doctors #doc #doctorlife #medicallife #medlife #patient #patients #patientcare #taiwan #taiwanese #蜜蜂 #眼睛 #台灣

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A photo of a young Sudanese woman standing on top of a car leading chants in a nationwide anti-government protest has gone viral and become an iconic image of the role that women are playing in the movement. The photo of 22-year-old Alaa Salah was captured by local photographer Lana Hajo during a protest on Monday in the capital of Khartoum demanding that President Omar al-Bashir step down 🇸🇩✊ For the full story, click the link in bio 👆 (📸: lana_hago / Twitter ) - #woman #women #girl #girls #sudanuprising #sudanrevolts #sudan_revolts #omaralbashir #omarhassanalbashir #bashir #protest #protests #march #marches #demonstration #rally #government #antigovernment #khartoum #sudan #sudanese #africa #african #مليونية6ابريل

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New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern has admitted that she helped pay for the groceries for a mom with her two kids at the supermarket after seeing the mom had forgotten her wallet at home. After a Facebook post about the incident went viral, a journalist asked Ardern whether it was true and why she decided to help the mom, to which Ardern, who became the second world leader to give birth while in office last year, replied, “Because she was a mum.” 🇳🇿❤️ (📹: Reuters ) - #jacindaardern #woman #women #politician #primeminister #womeinleadership #mom #moms #mother #mothers #mum #mums #parent #parents #kid #kids #child #children #groceries #workingmom #kindness #newzealand #nz #aotearoa #kiwi

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A 15-year-old boy in Italy named Simone has gone viral after he stood up to a far-right politician at a protest of far-right activists and supporters in Rome on Saturday. Hundreds of far-right supporters took to the streets of Torre Maura, a suburb in Rome, to demonstrate against the temporary rehousing of 70 Romany (also known as Roma ) people at a reception center in the area. As one of the leaders of the fascist Italian political party Casapound was telling journalists that the people of Torre Maura didn’t want Romany people around, Simone interrupts and saying that he disagrees and that the party was exploiting the anger of the people to turn into votes. “This thing of always going against minorities is not OK with me,” Simone said. “When you talk about European funds to invest in the neighbourhood, I think those funds must be spent on everyone. No one should be left behind. Neither the Italians, nor the Romany, nor the Africans should be abandoned.” The video has since gone viral, and Simone is being hailed as a hero. (📹: Abolizione del suffragio universale / Facebook ) - #simone #boy #boys #antifacist #antifascism #antifascismo #farright #facist #facism #politician #politicians #activist #activism #romany #romani #roma #protest #minority #minorities #racism #racist #razzismo #equality #equalrights #casapound #torremaura #rome #italy #italian #italia

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Wildfires in the northeastern mountainous region of South Korea have forced some 4,000 people from their homes and at least one person dead. The fire, which is one of the largest wildfires in South Korea’s record, is believed to have started by sparks from an electric transformer in Gangwon Province, northeast of Seoul. Fanned by strong winds, the fire raged through hills and villages, scorching hundreds of homes on Thursday night and Friday morning, prompting the government to declare a national emergency. The main fire had been contained by Friday afternoon. The government has directed all resources to fight the flames and provide relief for those forced to evacuate the region which hosted the Winter Olympics last year (📹: Reuters ) - #wildfire #wildfires #fire #fires #naturaldisaster #disaster #evacuation #victim #victims #disaster #displaced #homeless #searchandrescue #evacuation #forest #village #town #destruction #gangwon #sokcho #southkorea #southkorean #korea #korean #sk #속초산불 #강원도 #산불 #속초 #고성

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You may have seen celebrities like George Clooney, @theellenshow , and @eltonjohn posting about boycotting luxury hotels because they are owned by Brunei, which just introduced a new law that punishes gay sex with death by stoning. @ikrandd explains all that you need to know. Follow @world for more stories like this. - #stoning #deathpenalty #gaysex #samesex #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #lesbian #gay #bisexual #transgender #queer #intersex #lovewins #loveislove #equality #equalrights #sharia #islam #muslim #muslims #quran #islamic #religion #humanrights #georgeclooney #ellen #ellendegeneres #boycottbrunei #brunei

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A video of a man swaggering into a court room has gone viral online, gaining more than 71 million views on Twitter alone. The man in the video is Jawad Bendaoud, who was jailed last week in Paris for lending his flat to two men in the 2015 Paris attacks that killed 130 people. Bendaoud actually also went viral in 2015 for his statement to the media following the attacks when he was taken in for questioning live on camera. For the full story, click the link in bio 👆 (📹: France 2 ) - #jawadbendaoud #man #men #toughguyentrance #meme #memes #twittermeme #video #videos #entrance #court #courtroom #criminal #terrorism #terrorist #attack #bataclan #paris #france #french #francais #français

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A video showing a group of men physically assaulting a transgender woman during a protest in Paris has gone viral online and caused outrage. The video was filmed last Sunday during a weekly demonstration of Algerian expats against Algeria’s 82-year-old president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned this week. The woman, Julia, told the New York Times that while she has experienced inappropriate comments and behavior from men, this was the first time that she was a victim of physical assault. Officials have launched an investigation into the incident based on violence committed on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. (📹: Lyes_Alouane / Twitter ) - #transgender #trans #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtrights #transrights #translivesmatter #woman #women #man #men #gender #discrimination #sexualdiscrimination #assault #attack #violenceagainstwomen #feminism #equality #equalrights #protest #demonstration #république #paris #manifestation #algeria #algerian #france #french #francais

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It’s #WCW , and @kassy is here to tell you about all the badass women we’re crushing on this week, from Slovakia’s first woman president to an 80-year-old DJ in Poland 👩💕🙌 - #zuzanacaputova #president #politician #womeninleadership #activist #activism #djwika #dj #djs #djlife #music #boxing #boxer #moms #mother #woman #women #girl #girls #feminism #feminist #equality #equalrights #genderequality #womenempowerment #thefutureisfemale #slovakia #poland #china

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Gavin Thomas visited the Beijing office of Weibo, China’s biggest social media network, on Tuesday and shared a tweet of what happened. The eight-year-old from Minneapolis, Minnesota, is very popular in China and already has more than 2.4 million followers on his Weibo account, which he created in July last year 👨‍💻🇨🇳😂 (📸: @gavinthomas ) - #gavin #gavinthomas #boy #boys #meme #memes #vine #vines #child #children #kid #kids #fan #fans #office #offices #work #colleague #colleagues #coworker #coworkers #weibo #beijing #china #chinese #假笑男孩 #微博 #新浪微博 #北京 #中國

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There’s a cafe in Bangkok, Thailand where you can play with corgis, and the corgis have super adorable names too, like Porkchop, Pumpkin, Salmon, Bean, and Babycorn 🐶😭❤️ (📹: Reuters ) - #corgi #corgis #corgigram #corgiinstagram #instacorgi #corgisofinstagram #corgilife #corgilovers #dog #dogs #pet #pets #instapet #petsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #dogstagram #instadog #animal #animals #cafe #dogcafe #travel #explore #bangkok #thailand #thai

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South Korean rapper Sik-K ( @younghotyellow94 ) was performing in Manchester, UK, on Saturday when he noticed a fan about to faint. He swiftly responded by handing her a bottle of water all while rapping “you alright?” on beat. “I think everyone’s safety is the most important. That’s why I temporarily stopped the show to make sure everything was alright,” Sik-K told BuzzFeed News 😂 The fan from Belgium spoke to us about her experience, click the link in the bio for the full story 👆 (📹: trblzee / Twitter ) - #sikk #rapper #rap #rappers #concert #gig #song #music #livemusic #musicians #musicianlife #minsik #khiphop #h1ghrmusic #krnb #koreanrapper #smtm #aomg #fan #fans #girl #girls #man #men #korea #korean #southkorea #sk #manchester #uk

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Muhamad Fazri Hassan, a 26-year-old teacher at SK Gas school in Sandakan town in Sabah, Malaysia, filmed two students from his special education class trying to hula hoop during a PE class earlier this month. Hassan told BuzzFeed News he initially shared the video to his Instagram stories, but it somehow made its way to Twitter, where it went viral. After that, he decided to tweet the video himself to answer some of the questions he was receiving about special education and Maisarah, the girl in the blue scarf who has global developmental delay. The video then went viral again, being watched more than 3.5 million times on Twitter ❤️😭 To see more videos of the kids, click the link in bio 👆(📹: @fazri hassan ) - #girl #girls #kid #kids #child #children #hulahoop #hulahooping #hoop #hooplove #hoopersofinsta #hoopersofig #hooping #specialeducation #education #teacher #teachers #teacherlife #teachersofig #teachersofinsta #teachersofinstagram #educator #educators #learning #school #schools #teaching #teach #malaysia #malaysian

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“We are not immune to the viruses of hate, of fear, of other. We never have been. But we can be the nation that discovers the cure,” @jacindaardern said. - #jacindaardern #woman #women #shooting #gunman #gun #guns #terrorism #terrorist #mosque #islam #religion #muslim #muslims #islamophobia #islamophobic #christchurch #christchurchshooting #newzealand #nz #kiwi #aotearoa

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The founder and the entire all-women editorial board of a Vatican women’s magazine have quit en masse, citing efforts by the Vatican to marginalize them and discredit their work. This comes after the magazine exposed the sexual abuse of nuns by priests last month, leading to a public admission of the problem from Pope Francis for the first time a few days later. Lucetta Scaraffia, the founder and editor of the monthly magazine Women Church World, which is published by the Vatican’s newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, submitted a letter of resignation to Pope Francis on Tuesday. In her letter, Scaraffia said that L’Osservatore Romano’s new top male editor started participating in their editorial meetings along with journalists from his newspaper in December, and the staff of the magazine felt controlled. (📷: AP ) - #woman #women #editor #journalist #journalists #reporter #news #press #pressfreedom #editorial #nun #nuns #priest #priests #catholic #catholicchurch #church #catholicism #religion #sexualabuse #metoo #timesup #gender #genderviolence #feminism #equality #equalrights #vatican #italy #italian

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It’s #WCW so @kassy is here to tell you about all the inspiring things that women around the world have been up to this week, from supporting Muslims to redefining fashion trends 👩💕🙌 - #headscarf #hijab #hijabi #headscarfforharmony #muslim #religion #terrorism #prayer #mosque #christchurchshooting #christchurch #newzealand #nz #kiwi #zahraelham #singer #music #talentshow #afghanstar #afghanistan #kimono #islam #modestfashion #fashion #style #ootd #tokyo #japan

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John Sato, a 95-year-old man from New Zealand, couldn’t sleep after the terrorist attack in Christchuch, which left 50 people dead. “I stayed awake quite a lot at the night. I didn’t sleep too well ever since. I thought it was so sad. You can feel the suffering of other people,” Sato told Radio New Zealand. He heard about memorials taking place across the country in the days following the shootings and decided to visit a mosque in Pakuranga, Auckland. He took a bus from his home in Howick to attend the vigil, and then decided to take three more buses into the city center to attend a rally against racism 🇳🇿😭❤️ For the full story, click the link in bio 👆 (📷: Getty ) - #man #men #shooting #massshooting #gunman #gun #guns #terrorism #terrorist #violence #attack #mosque #mosques #islam #religion #muslim #muslims #islamophobia #islamophobic #racism #christchurch #christchurchshooting #auckland #newzealand #nz #kiwi #kiwis #aotearoa

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This March, we’re collaborating with @instagram to find and highlight women around the globe who are making an impact in their local community and on Instagram. ❤️ Meet Dani Burt ( @dani burt ), a doctor of physical therapy and the first-ever women’s World Adaptive Surfing champion. - #wcw #daniburt #surf #surfing #surfer #sea #ocean #water #watersports #surfstyle #surflife #surfphotography #surfinglifestyle #surfers #watersport #wave #waves #amputee #amputeelife #amputeegirl # #iamadaptive #adaptiveathlete #disability #disabilityawareness #girl #girls #woman #women #womenempowerment #thefutureisfemale

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Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel-Wahab, known by her first name Sherine, has been banned from performing in her country after she suggested that it doesn’t respect free speech during a performance in Bahrain. After a video showing her saying, “Here, I can say whatever I want. In Egypt, anyone who talks gets imprisoned,” went viral online, she was banned from performing by Egypt’s Musician Union on Friday and called in for questioning. The singer, who is a judge on the Arabic version of The Voice, was sentenced to six months in prison – later suspended on appeal – last year for joking that the Nile was polluted during a performance. She apologized for her latest comments on a TV interview late Friday, saying she made a joke when she was tired and that it was a mistake. (📷: @sherine , AP ) - #sherine #sherineabdelwahab #woman #women #singer #singers #celebrity #celeb #concert #gig #performer #performance #freespeech #comment #dissent #dissident #feminism #womensrights #equality #genderequality #equalrights #abdelfattahelsisi #elsisi #crime #bahrain #egypt #egyptian #شيرين

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Korean singer-songwriter Jung Joon-young has been arrested after he admitted to filming and sharing sexually explicit photos of women without their knowledge or consent as part of a scandal involving several high profile Korean celebrities including Seungri from Big Bang. For the whole story, click the link in bio👆 (📷: AP ) - #jungjoonyoung #JJY #정준영 #man #men #kpop #celebrity #singer #music #woman #women #consent #privacy #spycam #recording #camera #video #equality #feminism #womensrights #metoo #timesup #2days1night #korea #korean #southkorea #sk #몰카 #molka #kakao

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