Sports

World swimming bans transgender athletes from female competitions

World swimming’s governing body has effectively banned transgender women from competing in women’s events, starting Monday. FINA members broadly adopted a new “gender inclusion policy” on Sunday that only allows swimmers who transitioned before the age of 12 to compete in women’s events. The organization also offered an “open competition category”. “That’s not to say

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Entertainment

BLACKPINK Fans Angry With Jisoo’s ‘Disrespect’

NOIRPINK fans are angry at an article in Rolling Stone Korea who claimed that Jisoo “doesn’t possess the most outstanding talent” in the group. The post, which has since been edited, stated that “Jisoo does not possess the group’s most outstanding talent as a singer or dancer, but her growth is much more apparent.” Fans

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Global

News analysis: Palestinians disappointed with Biden’s approach

JERUSALEM – The short ride that takes President Biden from Jerusalem to Bethlehem passes a huge mural of a smiling woman in a bulletproof vest, yellow paint giving highlights to her chestnut hair. The painting depicts Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, shot dead in May, likely by Israeli forces. The Biden administration’s response – a

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In pictures: Sri Lankan protesters persist after president’s departure

The abrupt departure of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa from Sri Lanka early Wednesday did little to quell the anger of protesters who have filled the streets of the capital, Colombo, for months, demanding his resignation. Undeterred by tear gas, the scorching sun and a military helicopter overhead, the crowds continued to grow on Wednesday, bolstered by

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