Latest World News: March 8

  1. Happy International Women’s Day!

People around the world are marking International Women’s Day with rallies against gender inequality and sexual discrimination.

In Spain, over 5 million women joined the 24-hour strike, backed by 10 unions and some of top women politicians.

Thousands of women joined street protests, shouting

If we stop, the world stops!

Well, we didn’t stop.

Dear ladies, we send you our heartfelt congratulations!

You are beautiful. You are unique. You bring a new life to this planet! Don’t ever forget that.

  1. Pest from the West snow brings chaos to roads in England.

Drivers have been told to avoid travelling due to the dreadful weather conditions.

Not only UK. Thousands of people were left without power as winter storm brought more than 60 centimeters of snow to the US east coast.

Heavy snow and icy roads led officials to close schools and cancel flights across the region.

Here, on the Adriatic coast, it’s nice and warm, by the way.

Welcome to Italy!

  1. Polish President Andrzej Duda apologised to Jews expelled in 1968:

What a shame, what a loss for the Polish Republic today that those who left – and some who are maybe dead because of 1968 – are not here with us today… I am so sorry.

The free and independent Poland of today, my generation, is not responsible and does not need to apologise.

To those who were driven out then… I’d like to say please forgive the Republic, Poles, the Poland of that time for having carried out such a shameful act.

What happened in 1968?

About 15,000 people – half the country’s Jewish population – were stripped of their citizenship and kicked out of Poland. This happened after nationwide student protests fired up by the decision to close down a patriotic play by Poland’s national poet, Adam Mickiewicz. Many of the students and professors were of Jewish origin and the communist party used this to purge Jews from the country.

  1. Iran jails woman for 2 years for removing headscarf in public.

The woman was found guilty of “encouraging moral corruption”. Dozens of similar arrests of Iranian women occured in recent weeks.

Is it illegal to not wear hijab?

Well, according to Islamic law on modesty – yes. Since the Iranian revolution in 1979, women have been forced to cover their hair.

What do you think? Should women be forced to cover their head?

Please share your opinion in the comments!

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