World Briefs: Malala to be UN peace messenger

Malala to be UN peace messenger

NEW YORK • Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is to become the youngest United Nations Messenger of Peace, the organisation's chief said.

The 19-year old Pakistani education activist will be appointed tomorrow by UN Secretary- General Antonio Guterres and will help promote girls' education around the world.

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High heels get the boot at work

VANCOUVER (Canada) • The provincial government in British Columbia, Canada, has amended workplace legislation to prevent employers from forcing women to wear high heels at work, The Guardian newspaper reported yesterday.

BC Green party leader Andrew Weaver filed a Bill in March to prevent employers "from setting varying footwear and other requirements based on gender, gender expression or gender identity".


China info on visit false: Dalai Lama

TAWANG TOWN • The Dalai Lama yesterday accused China of spreading false information about his trip to a monastery near India's border that drew protests from Beijing. which claims the Himalayan area as its territory.

"I wish one Chinese official would accompany me while I'm visiting here, what I'm doing, what I'm saying. They should know the reality," the 81-year-old monk told reporters in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang.

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