Medication for mental health: Call to ‘end pill-shaming’

[ad_1] "You're weak for taking them." "Why do you need that?" "I wouldn't date someone taking medication."These are all examples of pill-shaming - where people criticise others and make them feel guilty for taking medication for their mental health.The Royal College of Psychiatrists is worried that people are being made to feel so ashamed that they're put off getting help for conditions such as anxiety and depression.Video Journalist: Laura FosterFollow

Transgender women in India: ‘This is how we survive’

[ad_1] Transgender people in India were granted legal status in 2014 but many face discrimination and struggle to find work.According to activist Dr Santosh Kumar from the transgender rights group Rista, there are an estimated five million transgender people in India, commonly known as hijra - a definition that also includes transsexuals, cross-dressers, eunuchs and transvestites.While some businesses are becoming more inclusive, activists feel more needs to be done. [ad_2]

Would you buy a handbag from Plada or Loius Vuitton?

[ad_1] Image copyright ZIGOR ALDAMA Image caption You've heard of fake handbags being passed off as luxury brands, but an entire store? The internet's global reach has made stealing brands' intellectual property even easier, and businesses are losing billions as a result. So what should they be doing to protect themselves? When two new luxury fashion boutiques opened in the Chinese city of Renhuai this summer, it was hard to
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Melbourne ‘terror plot’: Three held over ‘chilling’ gun plan, police say

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police said the men had planned to target a crowded area in Melbourne Australian police say they have arrested three men who were plotting to commit a terror attack in Melbourne.The group had been attempting to source a semi-automatic rifle to kill as many people as possible in a crowded place, authorities said.The suspects - aged 21, 26 and 30 - were allegedly

How to check if Black Friday deals really are cheaper

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images It's time for that seasonal debate once again: Are so-called Black Friday bargains all they are cracked up to be?Research from the consumer group Which? suggests that most products are actually cheaper at other times of year.But the website Trusted Reviews said that Black Friday can indeed be the best time to buy many products, particularly tech items.As a result it is advising consumers to
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Yemen war: Fighting resumes at key port of Hudaydah

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Battles have resumed in the port city of Hudaydah, a strategic location in the Yemeni conflict Fighting has broken out in the Yemeni city of Hudaydah despite both the Saudi-led military coalition and Houthi rebels agreeing to halt offensives.Coalition warplanes resumed bombing following clashes between rebels and pro-government forces. The UN is attempting to revive talks to end a three-year war that has
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Chicago policeman critically wounded in hospital shootout

[ad_1] A Chicago police officer is in a critical condition and multiple people are injured after a shootout with a gunman at a hospital.The gunman reportedly shot at least one victim multiple times outside the city's Mercy Hospital in addition to the police officer.Police say the suspected gunman has been shot. Officials have not yet confirmed a motive.The hospital campus is being evacuated and searched for more victims.The officer has

Airbnb removes Israeli West Bank listings

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Airbnb says it will remove from its listings all homes in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.The US firm said it made the decision because settlements were at the "core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians".The move has been welcomed by Palestinians but Israel has called it "shameful" and threatened legal action.The West Bank settlements are considered illegal under international law, though Israel
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Colorado man jailed for wife and daughters’ murders

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chris Watts avoided death penalty A Colorado man, Chris Watts, has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his pregnant wife and their two daughters.Shanann Watts, 34, and their daughters, Celeste, three, and Bella, four, were reported missing on 13 August.Days later the children's bodies were found in oil tanks and their mother buried in a shallow grave.A judge on