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  • Sat, 4, Mar, 2017 - 5:00:AM

5 Questions: Auckland uni group disbands, Sweden brings back draft, claims women integrate better than men + More

Image: Members of Sthe Swedish national women's football team at the 2016 Summer Olympics against the United States / Agencia Brasilia / Wikimedia Commons

1. What's next for Auckland University? A student club called the European Students Association – which many believe to be a white nationalist group – has announced it will disband after an avalanche of criticism.

2. What is happening in Sweden? Amid fears of Russian aggression, Sweden has re-introduced compulsory military conscription - for women and men.

3. Do women integrate better than men? That's what Berlin-based Afghan model Zohre Esmaeli is arguing.

4. How awesome is the Swedish women's national football team? The Blågult have launched a new line of jerseys with phrases like "I believe women can do anything they decide to" printed on the back instead of players' names, as part of the #IDittNamn ("in your name") campaign.

5. Are you excited for Disney's first openly gay character shown on screen? The company has announced the upcoming live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast" will feature an openly gay character.

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