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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.
BBC correspondent expelled from North Korea over reporting

BBC correspondent expelled from North Korea over reporting Mon, 09 May, 2016

North Korea detained a BBC journalist and ordered his expulsion over his reporting, the broadcaster said on Monday, as a large group of foreign reporters cover a rare congress of the country’s ruling Workers’ Party.
'Obama out': president gets in final laughs with US media

'Obama out': president gets in final laughs with US media Sun, 01 May, 2016

President Barack Obama cracked jokes and poked fun at rivals Saturday in his last appearance as US leader at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, ending his performance with a mic drop and the words "Obama out."
Colombia legalizes same-sex marriage

Colombia legalizes same-sex marriage Fri, 29 Apr, 2016

Colombia became the fourth South American country to allow same-sex marriage when the constitutional court definitively legalized it.
Only one in five European films made by women, says report

Only one in five European films made by women, says report Wed, 27 Apr, 2016

Only one film in five in Europe is made by a woman director, according to a new report which calls for positive discrimination to combat the imbalance.

U.S. music superstar Prince dies aged 57 at Minnesota home Thu, 21 Apr, 2016

Pop icon Prince -- whose pioneering brand of danceable funk made him one of music's most influential figures -- died Thursday at his compound in Minnesota. He was 57.
Britain hails Queen Elizabeth II at 90

Britain hails Queen Elizabeth II at 90 Thu, 21 Apr, 2016

 Britain celebrated the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday with tributes to a popular monarch who has steered it through the decline of empire and a wave of scandals to the Internet age.
Prince William and wife Kate begin royal tour of India

Prince William and wife Kate begin royal tour of India Sun, 10 Apr, 2016

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid their respects at one of the sites of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks Sunday as they began a weeklong visit to India, their first royal tour in two years.
French MPs approve contested ban on paying for sex

French MPs approve contested ban on paying for sex Thu, 07 Apr, 2016

French lawmakers passed a controversial law that makes it illegal to pay for sex and imposes fines of up to 3,750 euros ($4,270) on prostitutes' clients.
Country music legend Merle Haggard dead at 79

Country music legend Merle Haggard dead at 79 Wed, 06 Apr, 2016

Country musician Merle Haggard, who emerged from prison to become the poetic voice of the American working man with hits such as "Mama Tried" and "If We Make It Through December," died on Wednesday, his 79th birthday, said manager Frank Mull.

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

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Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

Protesters Storm Macedonia Parliament

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UK parliament terror attack

Four people were killed and 20 injured in a "terrorist" attack at the gates of British democracy Wednesday when a man mowed down pedestrians, then sta ...

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