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Boko Haram Truce Reached; Girls to be Freed
By October 17, 2014 Read More →

Boko Haram Truce Reached; Girls to be Freed

The Nigerian government says militant group Boko Haram has agreed to a cease-fire and the release of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militants in April from the town of Chibok. The two sides reached the cease-fire deal Friday, after talks in Saudi Arabia that involved President Idriss Deby of Chad and high-level officials from Cameroon. […]

Converse sues firms over trademark shoe
By October 15, 2014 Read More →

Converse sues firms over trademark shoe

US shoemaker Converse is suing 31 companies, arguing they are copying the design of its trademark shoe. The company filed lawsuits against big retailers such as Wal-Mart and Ralph Lauren for allegedly selling imitations of its famous Chuck Taylor sneaker. The lawsuits filed in New York include companies based in Canada, Australia, Italy, China and […]

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US Seizes More Than $30M From Guinean Official
By October 15, 2014 Read More →

US Seizes More Than $30M From Guinean Official

DAKAR, SENEGAL— Equatorial Guinea’s second vice president Teodorin Nguema Obiang has been ordered by the U.S. Justice Department to sell more than $30 million worth of property it believes was bought using illegally obtained assets from corrupt business deals.

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Nigerians Mark 6 Months Since Schoolgirl Abductions
By October 15, 2014 Read More →

Nigerians Mark 6 Months Since Schoolgirl Abductions

Parents and supporters in Nigeria have marked six months since Islamists abducted more than 200 girls from a secondary school. Nigerian police on Tuesday blocked protesters demanding the release of the schoolgirls from marching on the president’s official residence in the capital, Abuja. On April 14, dozens of fighters from Islamist militant group Boko Haram […]

No Formal State Funeral Planned for ‘Baby Doc’ in Haiti
By October 10, 2014 Read More →

No Formal State Funeral Planned for ‘Baby Doc’ in Haiti

Former Haitian self-proclaimed president-for-life Jean-Claude Duvalier, known as “Baby Doc,” will receive no formal state funeral. Instead. the brutal and corrupt Caribbean dictator will be remembered during a private ceremony Saturday at the chapel of a Catholic school he once attended in Port-au-Prince. Duvalier’s lawyer, Reynold Georges, said until recently the government of Haiti under […]

US Courts Block Voter ID Laws
By October 10, 2014 Read More →

US Courts Block Voter ID Laws

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked a new law requiring voters to provide photo identification. The ruling Thursday coincided with a ruling on the same day by a federal judge in Texas striking down a Texas law that voters must provide photo identification at the polls. Both rulings mean that voters in Wisconsin and Texas […]

Mexico searches for 43 missing students
By October 8, 2014 Read More →

Mexico searches for 43 missing students

Hundreds of vigilantes have joined the search for 43 students who went missing in the Mexican town of Iguala in Guerrero state on 26 September. Members of the so-called self-defence groups said they would conduct a house-by-house search. Meanwhile, forensic tests are under way on dozens of bodies found in shallow graves near the town […]

Evolve’s TotallyHer Acquires AfterEllen.com
By October 8, 2014 Read More →

Evolve’s TotallyHer Acquires AfterEllen.com

LOS ANGELES – Evolve Media today announces the acquisition of leading lesbian lifestyle and community site, AfterEllen.com, from Viacom. The acquisition, now a part of Evolve Media’s TotallyHer women’s lifestyle publishing business, signifies Evolve’s continued commitment to lifestyle publishing and owning publishing assets that bring together unique audiences, deeply engaged with quality content and a […]

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Eric Holder Strong Defender Of Minority And LGBT Rights
By September 29, 2014 Read More →

Eric Holder Strong Defender Of Minority And LGBT Rights

Eric Holder, the nation’s first African American Attorney General tendered his resignation to President Barack Obama on Friday, September 26, 2014.Holder was a fierce fighter for the civil rights of women and minorities, and led the Justice Department (DOJ) in an unprecedented expansion of the civil rights of LGBT people.

Arab Region Has World’s Fastest Growing HIV Epidemic
By September 6, 2014 Read More →

Arab Region Has World’s Fastest Growing HIV Epidemic

BEIRUT – At a time when HIV rates have stabilised or declined elsewhere, the epidemic is still advancing in the Arab world, exacerbated by factors such as political unrest, conflict, poverty and lack of awareness due to social taboos.