Natasha Culzac

Natasha Culzac writes for http://independent.co.uk

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Malala Yousafzai has criticised the objectification of women in pop music

I am angered by depictions of women in pop music, Malala Yousafzai says

The teenage activist said that female artists seem to have just accepted being treated like objects

Macmillan has come under fire for using the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise funds for its charity

Macmillan Cancer accused of 'hijacking' the ice bucket challenge

The charity has so far raised at least £250,000, but has been accused of "stealing the spotlight" from the ALS Association

A building destroyed in Napa, California, following the earthquake

California earthquake: Most powerful tremor in 25 years rocks San Francisco Bay area

Its epicentre was in California's Napa County and has left at least 15,000 without power

A Malaysia Airlines flight had to return to Kuala Lumpur after suffering cabin pressure problems

Malaysia Airlines flight to Tokyo turns back after cabin pressure problems

The plane had reportedly been in the air for 50 minutes when it had to return to Kuala Lumpur

Frankie Boyle has called on the sacking of Jeremy Clarkson because the presenter is a

Jeremy Clarkson is a cultural tumour and needs to be removed, says comedian Frankie Boyle

Boyle also laid into Rupert Murdoch and criticised the lack of female panelists on TV shows

James Foley was killed by Isis militants

James Foley beheading was an 'utter betrayal of Britain', says Philip Hammond

Mr Hammond said that the UK must do all it can to tackle "barbaric" Islamic extremism "threatening us at home", while Yvette Cooper said the situation in Syria and Iraq is "no Spanish Civil War"

Cardinal Pell has provoked the ire of Australian truckers after placing them within an analogy about child abuse within the Catholic Church

Australian Cardinal George Pell offends truckers with sex abuse analogy

Cardinal Pell, who is now the Vatican's financial controller, was speaking to an Australian commission examining institutional responses to abuse allegations

Sadie Renee Johnson, 23, is due to be sentenced for starting a fire that swept across 50,000 acres in 2013

Woman ordered to pay $8m after starting 50,000-acre wildfire to keep 'bored' firefighter friends busy

It cost £4.7million to suppress the fire, which Sadie Renee Johnson started in July 2013 and which wasn't fully out until two months later

A shoe floats in the water after a boat carrying 200 migrants sank off the coast of Libya

Boat carrying 200 African migrants sinks off Libyan coast while travelling 'towards Europe'

Wooden boat ran into trouble off the coast of Qarabouli, to the east of Tripoli

The stealth warship Ghost, self-funded and designed by Juliet Marine Systems

Entrepreneur creates $10m stealth Navy warship to sell to US government

Named Ghost, it is designed to have no radar signature at all and to help soldiers in "troubled waters"

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