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Pope Rebukes Climate Deniers as 'Perverse' in Bonn Message

Pope Rebukes Climate Deniers as 'Perverse' in Bonn Message

By Nicole Winfield | Nov 16
Pope Francis didn't cite any countries by name, but the United States has announced it is withdrawing from the Paris accord, and President Donald Trump has nominated several people in his administration who question scientists' conclusions

Doctors Without Borders Secures Generic Hepatitis C Treatment

Doctors Without Borders Secures Generic Hepatitis C Treatment

Nov 15
Doctors Without Borders has secured generic Hep C meds. Now it costs $120 for a 12-week treatment -- down from a whopping $1,800 in 2015.

6 Czechs 'Fined' for Sporting Borat Mankinis in Kazakhstan

6 Czechs 'Fined' for Sporting Borat Mankinis in Kazakhstan

Nov 15
A group of six Czech tourists who dressed up in skimpy swimsuits made famous by Sacha Baron Cohen's "Borat" have reportedly been detained by authorities in Kazakhstan's capital Astana.

Religious Groups Immediately Seek Exemptions From Australia Same-Sex Marriages

Religious Groups Immediately Seek Exemptions From Australia Same-Sex Marriages

Nov 15
Lawmakers opposed to gay marriage are already moving to wind back anti-discrimination laws, with debate in Australia intensifying over the possibility of gay wedding boycotts and refusals to provide a celebrant, venue, flowers or a cake.

Rights Group Urges China to Ban Abusive 'Gay Conversion'

Rights Group Urges China to Ban Abusive 'Gay Conversion'

By Yi-Ling Liu | Nov 15
The Chinese government should stop hospitals and other medical facilities from subjecting LGBT people to conversion therapy that in some cases has involved electroshock, involuntary confinement and forced medication, a human rights group said Wednesday.

Australians Support Legalizing Marriage Equality in Survey

Australians Support Legalizing Marriage Equality in Survey

By Rod McGuirk | Nov 14
Australians have said they support gay marriage in a postal survey that ensures the Parliament considers a bill to legalize same-sex weddings this year.

Italy Church Defends Ordaining Seminarian in Gay Sex Probe

Italy Church Defends Ordaining Seminarian in Gay Sex Probe

Nov 14
An Italian diocese is defending its decision to ordain a seminarian accused in a book and an investigative TV report of having engaged in gay sex with a fellow teenager while both studied at the Vatican's youth seminary.

UN Member States Maintain Non-Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation in Olympic Truce Resolution

UN Member States Maintain Non-Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation in Olympic Truce Resolution

Nov 14
The resolution, which passed by consensus, included the contested reference to non-discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation in the Olympic Charter.

Russian TV Network Registers As Foreign Agent in U.S.

Russian TV Network Registers As Foreign Agent in U.S.

By Chad Day and Vladimir Isachenkov | Nov 14
Russian state-funded TV channel RT has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent after pressure from the U.S. government, documents released Monday show.

'Weinstein Effect' Goes Global as Powerful Men Confronted

'Weinstein Effect' Goes Global as Powerful Men Confronted

By Aron Heller | Nov 14
Nearly half of the "#metoo" mentions since the movement has been launched have come from outside the U.S., and decades-old accusations have led to the downfall of some of those countries' most powerful men

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