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Indonesia President: Spread Wealth, Protect Diversity

Indonesia President: Spread Wealth, Protect Diversity

Aug 16
Indonesia's president vowed a fairer distribution of the nation's wealth and a renewed commitment to protecting diversity after volatile months in which the country's reputation for tolerance was undermined by religious tensions and attacks on minorities.

Italian Hotel Comes Under Fire for 'Gay Bathroom' Sign

Italian Hotel Comes Under Fire for 'Gay Bathroom' Sign

Aug 15
A hotel in southern Italy is causing a social media stir over a sign some deem homophobic.

Report: ISIS Accuses Another Man of Being Gay, Executes Him in Public

Report: ISIS Accuses Another Man of Being Gay, Executes Him in Public

Aug 15
Disturbing photos have surfaced online, purporting to be members of ISIS executing a man in public who was accused of being gay.

Irish Pol Calls LGBT Outlet's Article About 'Gay Icon' Prince George 'Outrageous and Sick'

Irish Pol Calls LGBT Outlet's Article About 'Gay Icon' Prince George 'Outrageous and Sick'

Aug 11
An Irish politician is making headlines this week for calling out an LGBT website for its article about Prince George, who was called a "gay icon."

Nepal Strengthens Laws Against Dowry, Menstruation Exile

Nepal Strengthens Laws Against Dowry, Menstruation Exile

By Roshan Sedhai | Aug 11
Nepal's parliament has passed a bill toward making women safer by strengthening laws against acid attacks along with the ancient Hindu customs of demanding dowry payments for marriage and exiling women who are menstruating.

As North Korea Plans Missile Launch, US, S. Korea Ready War Games

As North Korea Plans Missile Launch, US, S. Korea Ready War Games

By Eric Talmadge | Aug 11
Military officials said Friday they plan to move ahead with large-scale U.S.-South Korea exercises later this month that North Korea, now finalizing plans to launch a salvo of missiles toward Guam, claims are a rehearsal for war.

Life-Saving Drones Used to Rescue Swimmers off French Coast

Life-Saving Drones Used to Rescue Swimmers off French Coast

Aug 10
It could be the "Baywatch" of the future: A cutting-edge lifesaving initiative - the rescue drone - is taking flight again this summer off France's popular Atlantic beaches.

North Korea Details Plan to Fire Missile Salvo Toward Guam

North Korea Details Plan to Fire Missile Salvo Toward Guam

By Eric Talmadge | Aug 10
North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers. If carried out, it would be the North's most provocative missile launch to date.

Challenge Filed in Court to Australian Gay Marriage Ballot

Challenge Filed in Court to Australian Gay Marriage Ballot

By Rod McGuirk | Aug 10
Gay-rights advocates filed a court challenge Thursday to the government's unusual plan to canvass Australians' opinion on gay marriage next month, while a retired judge said he would boycott the survey as unacceptable.

Guam's Worries Grow as Tensions Rise Between US, North Korea

Guam's Worries Grow as Tensions Rise Between US, North Korea

By Grace Garces Bordallo and Cathy Bussewitz | Aug 9
Residents of the tiny Pacific island of Guam say they're afraid of being caught in the middle of escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea after Pyongyang announced it was examining plans for attacking the strategically important U.S. territory

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