The reggaeton artist challenging sexist stereotypes

[ad_1] Colombian musician Gelo Arango wants reggaeton to stop focusing on sex and the mistreatment of women. Reggaeton is one of the fastest growing music genres in the world, with artists like Luis Fonsi racking up billions of views for their songs online. Gelo told BBC Minute that to do reggaeton as a woman "you have to show off your body". She says her challenge is to change perceptions about
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The Skripals and the Salisbury poisoning: What happened next?

[ad_1] Throughout this week, we have been looking back at some of the BBC website's most-read stories of the year and asking: what happened after the news moved on? Image copyright PA Image caption An advent procession inside Salisbury Cathedral: Tourism in the city has dipped since the poisoning It was just a tiny bottle of liquid, but the use of Novichok, a substance from the past deployed as a
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Sheikha Latifa: Mary Robinson ‘backed Dubai version of events’

[ad_1] Image copyright United Arab Emirates Foreign Ministry Image caption Sheikha Latifa was photographed alongside Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Former UN rights chief Mary Robinson has been accused of supporting the emirate of Dubai's version of events over a princess who was feared missing.Mrs Robinson, who recently met Sheikha Latifa, daughter of Dubai's ruler, said she was a "troubled young woman".She told the BBC the
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Maidstone murder charge after woman found dead

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption The victim has not yet been named by police A man has been charged with the murder of a 19-year-old woman who was found dead on Christmas Day.Kent Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service were called to an address in Maidstone at about 13:18 GMT.Mohammad Qoraishi, 27, of London Road, Maidstone, has been charged with murder.He has been remanded in custody and will
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US shutdown impasse over Trump’s wall drags on

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The National Archives building in Washington has been shut down by the dispute A partial US government shutdown is likely to continue into next week amid an impasse over funding for President Trump's proposed Mexico border wall.Both Congress chambers adjourned within minutes without acting to end the six-day closure. Many lawmakers did not return to Washington for the sessions.Whether or not to fund the
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Firefighters tackle building blaze in Greenock

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFirefighters tackle building blaze in Greenock Firefighters are tackling a large fire in a building in Greenock town centre. Crews were called to the scene in Jamaica Street at about 17:07. The fire service said a number of engines had been mobilised and firefighters were dealing with a "large, well-developed" blaze.A spokeswoman said: "Crews remain on scene and are working to
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Man injured in Tower Hamlets ‘ammonia attack’

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The 29-year-old victim was targeted on Roman Road at 17:40 GMT A man has been injured after a substance, believed to be ammonia, was thrown at him in east London.The 29-year-old victim was targeted at about 17:40 GMT on Roman Road, Tower Hamlets.Scotland Yard said the man had been taken to hospital but had not suffered serious injuries.An investigation is under way but so
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Caerphilly family’s presents stolen on Christmas Eve

[ad_1] Image caption Carl Davies said that they have received support from their neighbours A family whose presents were stolen on Christmas Eve have described the loss as "heartbreaking".Carl Davies, from Rhymney, Caerphilly, said they were alerted when their neighbour shouted up the stairs that their door was open.The family later noticed that their BMW had been stolen alongside the gifts, and the car was then found burnt out.Gwent Police