World News

UK: David Cameron outlines new anti-terror measures to MPs

UK: David Cameron outlines new anti-terror measures to MPs

New powers are needed to seize terrorist suspects’ passports and stop British-born extremists from returning to the UK, David Cameron has said. It was “abhorrent” British citizens had “declared their allegiance” to groups like Islamic State, he told MPs. He said the inability to stop UK terrorists returning home from overseas was “a gap in […]

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James Foley executioner said identified as British rapper

James Foley executioner said identified as British rapper

British and American intelligence services have identified the man suspected of beheading US journalist James Foley as a UK citizen who traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State, the Sunday Times reported.

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Haiti gang raids jail and frees inmates

Haiti gang raids jail and frees inmates

An armed gang has attacked a prison in Haiti freeing an unconfirmed number of inmates. The Croix-des-Bouquets jail held more than 800 prisoners before the Sunday morning attack. The action caused panic in the area around the capital Port-au-Prince where the prison is located. “We heard a lot of gunshots, and we saw people running […]

By August 11, 2014 Read More →

National News

Detroit on track to exit bankruptcy in record time

Detroit on track to exit bankruptcy in record time

It took decades of mismanagement, malfeasance and meltdowns in its bread-and-butter manufacturing sector for Detroit to hit fiscal rock bottom, but the path to exit bankruptcy could take less than a year and a half.

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Michael Brown shooting: Ferguson police wear cameras

Michael Brown shooting: Ferguson police wear cameras

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun using body cameras, three weeks after a white officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. The death of Michael Brown, 18, led to weeks of often violent protests between local residents and the police. Differing accounts of what happened before Mr Brown was shot led to calls for […]

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Riots erupt after vigil for Michael Brown

Riots erupt after vigil for Michael Brown

Rioting over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer has erupted in Missouri, police say. People looted shops, vandalised cars and stores, and set a building alight on Sunday as police tried to block off access to several areas of St Louis. Police say Michael Brown, 18, was shot on Saturday […]

By August 11, 2014 Read More →

Community News

US gay marriage advocates urge supreme court to strike down state bans

US gay marriage advocates urge supreme court to strike down state bans

In a bold legal move, gay marriage advocates are urging the US supreme court in three pending cases to decide once and for all whether states can ban same-sex unions.

By September 1, 2014 Read More →
Non-Jewish partners in gay marriage are now entitled to become Israeli citizens

Non-Jewish partners in gay marriage are now entitled to become Israeli citizens

Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar instructed the Population and Immigration Authority and the Jewish Agency to grant Israeli citizenship to the spouse of any Jew, regardless of the sexual orientation of the couple.

By September 1, 2014 Read More →
The Darker Side for Gays in Lebanon

The Darker Side for Gays in Lebanon

BEIRUT – In a country where civil liberties remain the prerogative of the powerful and wealthy, the Lebanese gay scene is to be treaded carefully. The recent arrest of 27 members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community shows that those not so lucky – those belonging to the more vulnerable tranches of society – are always at risk of experiencing the darker side of Lebanon.

By September 1, 2014 Read More →

Life & Society

Building Public Trust is a Key Factor in Fighting West Africa’s Worst Ebola Outbreak

Building Public Trust is a Key Factor in Fighting West Africa’s Worst Ebola Outbreak

KANDOPLEU/ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire – The nurse carefully packs the body into a plastic bag and then leaves the isolation tent, rinsing his feet in a bucket of water that contains bleach. Then he carefully takes off his safety glasses, gloves and mask and burns them in a jerry can.

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Ebola crisis: Liberian troops impose slum quarantine

Ebola crisis: Liberian troops impose slum quarantine

Security forces in Liberia’s capital have deployed to enforce a quarantine in a large slum area in Monrovia in order to contain the spread of Ebola. The isolation of West Point and a countrywide night-time curfew are the latest anti-Ebola measures to be ordered by the president.

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WHO: Ethical to use untested Ebola drugs

WHO: Ethical to use untested Ebola drugs

Untested drugs can be used to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization says. The WHO said it was ethical in light of the scale of the outbreak and high number of deaths – more than 1,000 people have died in West Africa. The statement was made after its medical experts […]

By August 12, 2014 Read More →

Sports News

NFL Teams Demur On Michael Sam, After Rams Cut Him

NFL Teams Demur On Michael Sam, After Rams Cut Him

When the St. Louis Rams drafted Michael Sam last spring, it was widely seen as an historic moment, as the young defensive end would become the first openly gay athlete playing for an NFL team.

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Women’s Football Struggles for Equal Rights In Uganda

Women’s Football Struggles for Equal Rights In Uganda

Growing up with five brothers, soccer-mad Majidah Nantanda had half a team to compete against at home in Makindye, a suburb in Uganda’s capital, Kampala. But at her school, in the 1990s, there were two sports rules: “Netball for the girls and football for the boys,” recalls the 32-year-old, as she stands on the sidelines of a boy’s game in Makindye.

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Star soccer player dies in Algeria after being hit by object from crowd

Star soccer player dies in Algeria after being hit by object from crowd

Cameroonian Albert Ebosse has died after being hit by an object thrown by spectators following a game in Algeria. Ebosse, who was 24, was declared dead after being taken to hospital in Tizi Ouzou, east of the capital Algiers. The JS Kabylie striker, who had scored in a 2-1 home defeat by USM Alger, was […]

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Entertainment News

Joan Rivers Critical After Surgery Mishap

Joan Rivers Critical After Surgery Mishap

By Nathan James Joan Rivers, the grande doyenne of American stand-up comedy, has been placed on the critical list at New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital after suffering “full cardiac and respiratory arrest” during minor throat surgery at an E. 93rd Street clinic, FDNY and family sources confirmed this morning. Rivers, 81, is the star […]

By August 28, 2014 Read More →
Vietnam Uses Rap to Capture Young Audience

Vietnam Uses Rap to Capture Young Audience

“Rappers Vo Viet Phuong, 25, and Nguyen Trong Duc, 27, record the latest edition of Rap News Plus at Vietnam News Agency’s television studio in central Hanoi, Vietnam, July 15, 2014. (VOA/Marianne Brown) By Marianne Brown HANOI — Despite government controls, the Vietnamese media industry is evolving as it faces growing competition from digital content. […]

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R&B/Pop Artist Marck Angel Releases “Summertime: Part I” Music Video

R&B/Pop Artist Marck Angel Releases “Summertime: Part I” Music Video

R&B/Pop Marck Angel doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon. Fresh off his performance at Harlem Pride this year, the singer recently released the music video off his third single “Summertime, ” directed by Red. The imagery and energy in this music video is intriguing and entertaining. The video displays good friends having […]

By July 9, 2014 Read More →

Other Articles

The real superheroes of P’Town Carnival

The real superheroes of P’Town Carnival

Rev. Irene Monroe The best week to be in Provincetown is the week of Carnival. The parade is its signature extravaganza. While many would contest that any week in P’Town during the summer months is a carnival, the official date is always week thirty-three—this year it was from August 16th – August 22nd. The 2014 […]

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Back to Kansas

Back to Kansas

Three months into an over-extended stay in our Nation’s Capitol, life has been no crystal stair. I wallowed on orange leather seats of a train marked “Going Nowhere Fast” listening to Lana Del Ray. This self-proclaimed Brooklyn baby was far from where I once called home. And since DC doesn’t have a yellow brick road, […]

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Ukraine’s LGBT Community Threatened, As War Approaches

Ukraine’s LGBT Community Threatened, As War Approaches

As Russian troops continue their invasion of Northeastern Ukraine, the former Soviet republic’s LGBT community faces new dangers as bombs and shells rain down on their cities. Beginning Tuesday, “thousands” of Russian soldiers, weapons, and military vehicles have poured across the border, capturing towns and cities in the Dontesk region, where pro-Russian separatists have been fighting the Kiev government since May.

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