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Gambia's president said that he wants to implement a policy change that would shift the country's language from English to a local language.
A capacity crowd filled the halls of Yerevan's National Opera and Ballet Theater on Feb. 10 for a performance of the "Anoush" opera.
A Canadian freelance photographer was killed in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday after a crude bomb exploded near where he and firefighters were standing, said activists and his sister.
In celebration of International Women's Day on March 8th this year, Amnesty International staged a campaign on the Tinder dating app.
But high current valuations and low trailing returns on equity and capital have left shareholders in the dust from the spinning wheels of its lagging stock.
The planet is not in danger of catastrophic man made global warming. Even if we burn all the world's recoverable fossil fuels it will still only result in a temperature rise of less than 1.2 per cent.
Israeli settlers on Saturday attacked Palestinian residents and international activists near Shuhada Street in the center of the flashpoint southern West Bank City of Hebron, a local activist said.
International Women's day is celebrated to mark the first success of struggle of French women laborers for wages and treatment as equal to men.
Syrian government forces seized a town from rebels near the Lebanese border on Saturday, their latest attempt to cut off opposition fighters' fluid supply lines from the country, state media and activists said.
Government aircraft have dropped crude "barrel bombs" on an embattled rebel-held city in western Syria, killing civilians, activists said.
Prominently displayed in Frogh's office is a picture of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton granting her the award as First Lady Michelle Obama smiles, clapping by her side.
In a unanimous decision, the state's highest court found that Elaine Huguenin, co-owner of Elane Photography in Albuquerque, violated state law when she turned away Vanessa Willock and her partner in 2006 on the grounds that photographing the same-sex couple's wedding ceremony would violate her religious beliefs.
Editor's note: Robin Morgan , activist and author of 22 books, hosts the radio show/podcast "Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan": WMCLive.com and iTunes.
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A colonial-era law criminalizing "unnatural" sex is reinforcing the stigma that leaves men who have sex with men in Myanmar "hidden, silenced and shamed", hindering efforts to contain HIV/AIDS among this highly at-risk group, AIDS experts and activists say.
It was about eight years ago that Shalini Nataraj saw the girl, and she still remembers her.
The ongoing protests in Venezuela have left at least 20 people dead since breaking out last month. Both sides have staged massive rallies, with opponents accusing President Nicolás Maduro of authoritarianism and mishandling the economy and supporters backing his continuation of Hugo Chávez’s legacy of social welfare. Maduro has bristled at outside attempts to intervene. We host a debate on who is protesting in Venezuela, and why, with two guests: Margarita López Maya, a Venezuelan historian and political analyst with the Center for Development Studies at the Central University of Venezuela, and Roberto Lovato, a writer with New American Media who recently returned from reporting in Caracas.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is rebuffing warnings from the U.S. and European Union as the crisis in Ukraine threatens one of the worst east-west standoffs since the Cold War. The pro-Russian Crimean Parliament has voted to hold a referendum on splitting off from Ukraine and joining Russia. But the vote’s legitimacy has been called into question after the installation of a pro-Russian government in Crimea just last week. We host a roundtable discussion with three guests: Anton Shekhovtsov, a Ukrainian citizen and researcher at the University College London specializing in far-right movements; Jonathan Steele, former Moscow correspondent for The Guardian and author of "Eternal Russia: Yeltsin, Gorbachev, and the Mirage of Democracy"; and Keith Gessen, an editor at n+1 magazine who covered the 2010 Ukraine elections for The New Yorker.
- Putin Rejects U.S.-EU on Ukraine; Crimea Sets Referendum for Secession
- Senate Rejects Independent Oversight of Sexual Assault
- Top Army Prosecutor Suspended for Alleged Sexual Assault; General Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charges
- FBI Probing Senate Panel for Seizing Classified CIA Docs on Torture
- "Deporter-in-Chief" Obama Faces Pressure to Issue New Reprieve for Undocumented Immigrants
- Duke Energy Ordered to Stop Pollution at N.C. Coal Plants
- Mall Shooting Wounds 1 in Tennessee; Idaho Approves Concealed Guns on College Campuses
- Colorado Prisoner Avoids Death Penalty with Backing of Victim's Father
- Rep. Ryan: Lunch Programs Yield "Full Stomach, Empty Soul"
- Mumia Abu-Jamal Criticizes Senate Rejection of Justice Dept. Nominee
Annmarie Chiarini, whose ex-boyfriend posted private nude photos of her online, has emerged as a leading voice in the movement to pass legislation that criminalizes "revenge porn."