Merkel still reigns supreme, but Hillary Clinton is 'just a breath and a ballot away' from the top spot
Woman thrown out of shop by religious police for not wearing gloves in the latest blow to women's rights
Providing water purification sachets, pumps, wells and long-term solutions
The socially conservative nation looks set to become the first country to legalise gay marriage by referendum
From the Cannes flat shoe ban to the niqab, women are punished for revealing too much – and too little
Second only to cannabis in popularity, nitrous oxide is the latest craze at festivals and concerts
Excellent palliative and end-of-life care based around patients and their families both day and night
Training session in Texas designed to help councillors 'deal with women' condemned as 'benevolent sexism'
Campaigners argue that quotas are the quickest way to improve female representation, but others warn of unintended consequences
The term marks a shift from titles that traditionally denoted a person's marital status, profession and gender
Intensive face to face support for people who are at risk of suicide
Re-training wounded servicemen and women, and helping them acquire new skills and qualifications
We have mixed feelings about St George, a third-century Roman soldier who came from modern-day Turkey
The Sharia-compliant shop aims to challenge stereotypes of women in the conservative Muslim kingdom
Hamburg has already trialled the high-tech nano-paint that repels liquids back onto late-night revellers
Expert and compassionate services offered free of charge
Is is sexist to talk of 'the women's vote', and do women really vote that differently to men?
Practical housing advice and support online, in person and by phone
Helping soldiers, veterans and their families in times of real need
While doctors may suggest plenty of exercise and a healthy diet, these centenarians don't always agree
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