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Thousands march in Ukraine capital's Gay Pride

Thousands march in Ukraine capital's Gay Pride Sun, 23 Jun, 2019

More than 8,000 people turned out  for Kiev's annual Gay Pride parade amid tight security as far-right activists sought to disrupt the celebration, organisers said.
Netherlands mulls host city for Eurovision 2020

Netherlands mulls host city for Eurovision 2020 Sun, 19 May, 2019

Several Dutch cities threw their hat in the ring to host Eurovision 2020 after the Netherlands won this year's glitzy song contest with a stirring power ballad about heartache.
Ukraine drops Eurovision singer over Russia row

Ukraine drops Eurovision singer over Russia row Tue, 26 Feb, 2019

Ukraine's national broadcaster has dropped the singer who was meant to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest due to apparent political differences over Russia.
Spike Lee finally wins first competitive Oscar

Spike Lee finally wins first competitive Oscar Mon, 25 Feb, 2019

Veteran director Spike Lee on Sunday won his first competitive Oscar, taking home a statuette for best adapted screenplay for the film "BlacKkKlansman."

Sydney, Hong Kong kick off 2019 parties with dazzling fireworks

Sydney, Hong Kong kick off 2019 parties with dazzling fireworks Tue, 01 Jan, 2019

Sydney and Hong Kong put on stunning fireworks displays to welcome to the New Year, among the first in a wave of celebrations for billions around the world.
New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern gives birth to baby girl

New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern gives birth to baby girl Thu, 21 Jun, 2018

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to her first child, a girl, on Thursday, Ardern said in a posting on Instagram.
Philippines' Duterte stirs controversy by kissing woman on lips

Philippines' Duterte stirs controversy by kissing woman on lips Mon, 04 Jun, 2018

A kiss by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on a Filipino woman's lips while on an official visit in South Korea sparked anger and jokes on Monday, as feminists denounced what they called his "perverted way" of taunting his female critics.
Harry and Meghan marry in emotional star-studded pageant

Harry and Meghan marry in emotional star-studded pageant Sat, 19 May, 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot on Saturday in a star-studded Windsor Castle ceremony watched the world over, that married British tradition and US razzmatazz.
Israel clucks with pride after Eurovision victory

Israel clucks with pride after Eurovision victory Sun, 13 May, 2018

 Israel revelled in its victory at the Eurovision Song Contest on Sunday, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu briefly breaking out in a chicken dance in tribute and social media abuzz.
Bollywood icon Sridevi dies aged 54

Bollywood icon Sridevi dies aged 54 Sat, 24 Feb, 2018

Sridevi, Bollywood's leading lady of the 1980s and '90s who redefined stardom for actresses in India, has died at age 54.
Moscow cinema stops showing 'Death of Stalin' after police raid

Moscow cinema stops showing 'Death of Stalin' after police raid Fri, 26 Jan, 2018

A Moscow cinema which screened British comedy "The Death of Stalin" in defiance of an official ban has announced that it will stop showing the film after a raid by Russian police on Friday.
Iceland closes gender gap but violence against women remains

Iceland closes gender gap but violence against women remains Tue, 12 Dec, 2017

For nine years in a row, the World Economic Forum has ranked Iceland as having the world's smallest gender-equality gap, and for about as long gender studies professor Gyda Margret Petursdottir has been asked how the Nordic island nation became such a paradise for women.
50 killed at Las Vegas concert in deadliest US shooting

50 killed at Las Vegas concert in deadliest US shooting Mon, 02 Oct, 2017

A gunman killed at least 50 people and wounded more than 200 others when he opened fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas Sunday in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.
Germany celebrates first gay marriages

Germany celebrates first gay marriages Sun, 01 Oct, 2017

Germany celebrates its first gay marriages Sunday as same-sex unions become legal after decades of struggle, but campaigners say the battle for equal rights isn't over yet.
Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest for first time

Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest for first time Sat, 13 May, 2017

Portugal's Salvador Sobral won the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest performing a jazz-style ballad written by sister Luisa, beating second-place Bulgaria.
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