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Saudi Women may soon no longer need a man’s permission to travel

The move could be a major step for women’s rights, but some fear it’s too good to be true.

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Saudi women could soon be allowed to travel the world freely.

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Muslim women protest burkini ban in France swimming pool

The modest swimsuit style has been banned from numerous public pools. These women are fighting back.

Inspired by the late American activist Rosa Parks, Muslim women in France staged a protest on Sunday, defending their right to wear whatever they choose to go swimming.

Seven Muslim women were cheered on by Muslim community members as they entered the Jean Bron swimming pool in Grenoble, along with 30 non-Muslim supporters, despite being told that their modest swimsuits — often referred to as burkinis — were not permitted. They soaked in the water for approximately one hour, as part of “Operation Burkini,” a demonstration organized by the Citizen Alliance of Grenoble to challenge the burkini ban.

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Hundreds of divers just set the world record for the largest underwater cleanup

More than 600 divers from across the globe collected well over 1,000 pounds of trash in Florida.

A group of 633 divers entered the waters of Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier in Florida on Saturday, setting a new Guinness World record for the largest underwater cleanup as they jumped in to retrieve waste from the ocean.

While the official weight of the waste they collected has yet to be confirmed, the divers reportedly cleaned up at least 1,626 pounds of marine litter. Ocean conservation group Project AWARE believes the initiative could have yielded as much as 3,200 pounds of trash.

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