Nick Squires 9:40 AM An Italian woman could face up to six years in jail after her husband accused her of not doing enough cooking and cleaning at home.
David Wroe Australia could soon have its first woman fighter pilot and is likely to have at least five women in the cockpit of the Joint Strike Fighter when the cutting-edge warplane comes into operation at the start of next decade.
Eben Novy-Williams The National Football League will require that female candidates be interviewed for all vacant executive positions, Commissioner Roger Goodell said.
Thousands of people have marched through Melbourne to demand asylum seekers be allowed to remain in Australia and the closure of offshore detention centres.
Ninety-five per cent of asylum-seeker children who have lived at Nauru are at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder, a medical team led by the Australian Human Rights Commission has found, in research that will fuel calls for asylum seekers in Australia to be saved from returning to offshore detention.
Simon Romero A judge in central Brazil has taken the rare step of proclaiming that he will allow women to have legal abortions in cases of microcephaly.
Wave of public anger forces leader of controversial men's advocacy group Return of Kings to call off public gatherings planned for several Australian cities on Saturday.
Up to 10 Anglican churches around Australia are offering sanctuary to about 270 asylum-seeks at risk of being returned to Nauru in the wake of a failed High Court challenge.
Kate Aubusson A five-year-old boy allegedly raped on Nauru is one of 90 children who face being returned to the offshore detention centre, where his rapist is still detained, ABC 7.30 reports.
Judith Ireland Labor will try and bring on a parliamentary vote on same-sex marriage, with frontbencher Terri Butler planning to move a motion "soon" for a lower house decision on the cross-party marriage equality bill.
Ummul Baneen Amid this largely patriarchal society, Pakistani women, be they educated campaigners or illiterate mothers, are at the forefront of advocating for girls' right to school.
Jenny Noyes For the first time, people who don't identify as 'male' or 'female' can choose another option in ABS surveys.
Timna Jacks Feminist groups will descend on Federation Square on Saturday night to confront a "neomasculinist" online group called Return of Kings, which supports the legalisation of rape on private property.
Michael Gordon, Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker Baby Samuel's parents earmarked him for great things, but soon he may be returned to Nauru, where the future looks bleak.
Neil McMahon Stan Grant was pressed on whether he was entering politics and David Morrison defended his selection has Australian of the Year. Q&A spent much of 2015 with a yoke around its neck. It returned for 2016 surprisingly liberated.
Phoebe Moloney Return of Kings supporters are planning to meet face-to-face in Sydney for the first time. Website founder Daryush Valizadeh says it is time for the group to 'come out of the closet'.
Judith Ireland Labor frontbencher Penny Wong is used to to hearing arguments against same-sex marriage. But for Australia's most prominent gay politician - one hurts more than others.
The plan comes after an almost 30-year struggle by non-Orthodox Jews who have fought for extended rights for women at the holy site.
"[We will be] sending the strongest message that we are sorry. That that was a dark chapter in our state's history and that we are better than that," says Premier Daniel Andrews.
Sujoy Dhar An Indian court has sentenced three men to the death penalty for raping and killing a 20-year-old woman in in Kamduni village, West Bengal.
Opposition Leader Bill promises that marriage equality could happen under a Labor government without wasting $160 million on a plebiscite.
Emily Sears, Laura Lux An Australian model, who is being applauded for responding to men who send her unsolicited images on social media by telling their girlfriends, shares why she does it.
Serbia's prime minister asks parliament to sack defense minister for sexist remark to female reporter
Defence Minister Bratislav Gasic triggered public outrage last December after remarking to a crouching female reporter: "I love these journalists who kneel so easily."
A US federal judge has awarded damages to three women who sued after they were dismissed from their chauffeur jobs because a Saudi prince wanted only male drivers.
Todd Martens "I want to make more of what I want to play so I can play something that I enjoy," says USC student Stephanie Henderson.
Annie Gowen This week, about 500 women traveled by bus toward a temple in the Indian state of Maharashtra with the intent of storming its sacred altar -- where females have been barred for more than 400 years.
Esther Han Melissa McCaull is adamant she followed instructions, but her son's skin turned into the colour of an "overripe tomato".
Matthew Knott The former PM told a conservative Christian group in the United States "we need less ideology and more common sense", urging policy makers to pass on the institution of marriage "undamaged" to future generations.
Emily Rauhala Their suit is part of a nascent push to use Chinese law to advance gay rights.
Richard Willingham Sex workers say Andrews government plans to change ways they can advertise their services ignore far more important issues.
Tom Decent Mitchell Pearce has been stood down from training by the Roosters indefinitely in the wake of his drunken Australian Day celebrations in which he similuated a lewd act with a dog.
Bridget Bowman This is not satire.
Matthew Knott A split has re-opened within the Coalition over same-sex marriage, after conservative senator Eric Abetz warned he may vote against allowing gays and lesbians to marry even if the Australian public backs the change at a national plebiscite.
PAM BELLUCK omen should be screened for depression during pregnancy and after giving birth, an influential US health panel said Tuesday.
Trans rights activist Paris Lee: "My father bullied me for years, hitting me and criticising me to try and make me macho. Trans kids need love and acceptance, Jeremy Clarkson."
Stephen Ceasar Bikram Choudhury was found guilty of sexually harassing his own lawyer, who was fired after she began investigating claims that he raped a yoga student.
Ebony Bowden She's known for lighting up breakfast television as co-host of Today, but Lisa Wilkinson has revealed her personal pain while trying for a fourth child.
Peter Mitchell US presidential hopeful Ted Cruz's claim sexual assaults on women in Australia went up significantly after strict gun laws were introduced has been challenged by a Washington Post analysis.
Chuck Lindell A jury investigating undercover videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood admitting to illegally selling fetal tissue have instead indicted the abortion opponents who shot the video.
Mark Kenny Fresh from giving new hope to disaffected anti-Turnbull Liberals by staying in federal politics, Tony Abbott heads to the United States on Tuesday to gee-up one of the religious Right's most reactionary bodies, the pro-Christian, Alliance Defending Freedom.
Belinda Merhab "Whilst family violence is still happening behind closed doors, the conversations aren't."
Ellen Wulfhorst More than a quarter of the world's nations have sexist laws on nationality, including stripping women of citizenship if they marry a foreigner.
Judith Ireland He's famous for his capacity to deliver a slap down. He wasted no time using his acceptance speech at the Australia Day awards to serve up more tough words - this time for the PM.
The Victorian government has vowed to crack down on gay conversion therapists who claim they can "cure" homosexuality.
Michaela Whitbourn The spectacle of gruff men in suits hugging a fellow commuter in an airport lounge might raise the odd eyebrow. When that commuter is Catherine McGregor, the world's most senior transgender military officer, it is nothing short of profound.
Deborah Snow Lieutenant-General David Morrison became an internet sensation with a searing attack on sexism and demeaning treatment of women within the defence force.
Ebony Bowden The radio station, a media partner of the White Ribbon foundation, did not apologise for the broadcast in a statement issued while "Lathamland" was still on air.
Ebony Bowden Mark Latham has given listeners a taste of his vitriolic Triple M show, attacking "political correctness gone beserk" in a teaser ahead of his Friday debut.
Heide Brandes "He deserves what he gets. There will never be a day where I don't think of how I was violated," says victim Sherry Ellis.
Phil Noble Asylum seekers in a northern English town have become easy targets for racist abuse because they have been housed in properties that almost all have red front doors.
Abby Phillip America's largest LGBT rights organization, the Human Rights Campaign, announced that it has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.
"The Transgender Persons Bill will help protect and empower India's transgender population, but the government needs also to address the bill's shortcomings."
Peter Dominiczak and Steve Swinford A French-style blanket ban ruled out but individual organisations will be able to choose to stop Muslim women wearing the veil.
Judith Ireland A US man who had come to Australia to hold seminars on how to pick up women has had his visa cancelled on character grounds.
A jail supervisor says American Pie singer Don McLean has been arrested on a misdemeanour domestic violence charge in Maine.
Jorge Branco Police union says officer shown shoving woman repeatedly in the throat "showed restraint".
Shashank Bengali and Jonathan Kaiman Despite a national law banning same-sex intercourse, tens of thousands of gay Indians use Grindr for social networking, dating and, yes, sex.
GAIA PIANIGIANI "To expect a woman to see her belly growing, to raise a doomed life, is inhumane.I felt like a container, not a human being,"
Philip Wen Taiwanese voters have delivered an overwhelming rejection of the Beijing-friendly Kuomintang government, sweeping opposition candidate Tsai Ing-wen to a landslide victory in the island's landmark presidential election on Saturday.
Eamonn Duff Seventy-four women across Australia reached out for rape and domestic violence support every day during the festive period, alarming new figures have shown.