Semenya Retains Title; Somali Stoned to Death

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South African runner Caster Semenya–who underwent gender verification tests this summer–will retain her gold medal, title and prize money for her August victory at the women’s 800 meter race at the world track and field championships in Berlin, Reuters reported Nov. 19. The results of her gender test, which stirred much controversy this year, will remain confidential.

Iraq Trains Female Cops; HIV Top Threat to Women

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In Iraq, 50 women became the first female graduates Nov. 9 of the country’s police officer training academy, The New York Times reported.
"Everyone says men are able to do everything, but that’s not true," First Lieutenant Farah Hameed, 24, said in the article. "In investigations, especially with women, women use their compassion with victims to get them to answer questions clearly."