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US songwriter Bob Dylan wins Nobel Literature Prize

US songwriter Bob Dylan wins Nobel Literature Prize Thu, 13 Oct, 2016

American music legend Bob Dylan on Thursday won the Nobel Literature Prize, the first songwriter to win the prestigious award and an announcement that stunned prize watchers.
Pakistan bans Bollywood films as Kashmir tensions rise

Pakistan bans Bollywood films as Kashmir tensions rise Sat, 01 Oct, 2016

Indian films have been banned in cinemas across Pakistan as tensions between Islamabad and nuclear-armed rivals New Delhi over recent scuffles in the disputed Kashmir region spilled into the world of Bollywood and celebrity.
Nepal criticized for not stopping child marriages

Nepal criticized for not stopping child marriages Thu, 08 Sep, 2016

Traditional practices, poverty, last year's massive earthquake and Nepal's ongoing political instability mean child marriages remain a serious problem in the country, where 10 percent of the girls marry before they are 15, even though the government says it is making progress to combat the problem, rights groups say.
Pope declares Mother Teresa a saint

Pope declares Mother Teresa a saint Sun, 04 Sep, 2016

Mother Teresa, the nun whose work with the dying and destitute of Kolkata made her a global icon of Christian charity, was made a saint on Sunday.
Moroccan Olympic boxer held over alleged sex attacks

Moroccan Olympic boxer held over alleged sex attacks Fri, 05 Aug, 2016

Brazilian police arrested a Moroccan Olympic boxer on Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting two female cleaners in the athletes' village in Rio de Janeiro.
Syrian refugee crowned German 'wine queen'

Syrian refugee crowned German 'wine queen' Thu, 04 Aug, 2016

A 26-year-old Syrian student has become the first refugee to be crowned queen of one of Germany's wine-making regions.
Brother of murdered Pakistan social media star arrested

Brother of murdered Pakistan social media star arrested Sun, 17 Jul, 2016

The brother of a controversial Pakistani social media star has been arrested for her murder, confessing he strangled Qandeel Baloch for "honour", police said Sunday.
Thousands rally in Australia for same-sex marriage

Thousands rally in Australia for same-sex marriage Sat, 25 Jun, 2016

 Thousands of Australians marched at same-sex marriage rallies across the country on Saturday calling on whichever party wins a July 2 national election to quickly introduce same-sex marriage laws.
Sufi singer shot dead by extremists in Pakistan

Sufi singer shot dead by extremists in Pakistan Wed, 22 Jun, 2016

A famous Sufi singer was shot dead in Pakistan on Wednesday in an attack claimed by Islamic extremists. Two attackers on a motorcycle opened fire on Amjad Sabri's car while he was on his way to a local TV appearance in the southern port city of Karachi, police officer Arif Mahar said.
Fifty killed in Florida gay club shooting, worst in U.S. history

Fifty killed in Florida gay club shooting, worst in U.S. history Sun, 12 Jun, 2016

A gunman armed with an assault rifle killed 50 people at a packed gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on Sunday in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history which authorities described as a possible act of terrorism.
Hundreds attend tightly-policed gay pride march in central Kiev

Hundreds attend tightly-policed gay pride march in central Kiev Sun, 12 Jun, 2016

More than 700 gay rights activists marched through central Kiev on Sunday, prompting an unprecedented security operation in the ex-Soviet country where homophobia remains widespread.
Violence back to haunt football at Euro 2016

Violence back to haunt football at Euro 2016 Sun, 12 Jun, 2016

Hundreds of fans charging through streets holding chairs above their heads ready to throw and bloodied, bare-chested men brawling with police -- football's plague of violence has returned with a vengeance in France.
Paris museums shut as swollen Seine reaches peak

Paris museums shut as swollen Seine reaches peak Fri, 03 Jun, 2016

Paris' world-famous Louvre and Musee d'Orsay museums shut on Friday to rush valuable artworks out of their basements, as the rain-swollen River Seine reached its highest level in three decades.
Sex workers suffer 'horrific' rape, beatings and discrimination: report

Sex workers suffer 'horrific' rape, beatings and discrimination: report Thu, 26 May, 2016

Sex workers around the world face violence, rape, widespread discrimination and extortion, a global human rights watchdog said on Thursday, with male or transgender sex workers facing further stigma from the police, clients and the community.
Ukrainian singer Jamala wins Eurovision competition

Ukrainian singer Jamala wins Eurovision competition Sun, 15 May, 2016

Ukrainian singer Jamala snatched victory from arch-rival Russia to win the Eurovision song contest, adding a touch of political drama to the annual kitsch extravaganza.
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