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Seychelles Parliament Passes Bill to Decriminalize Sodomy - Seychelles News Agency
World  (tags: Seychelles, Gay Rights, Equality, church opposition, democracy, parliament )

- 6 days ago -
Out of 28 members present for the vote, 14 voted in favor while the other half abstained. 4 members were not present for the vote. No MPs voted against it. Seychelles are islands in the Indian Ocean. Their President proposed it in StateoftheUnion speech
'You Were Charlie, You Were Paris. Will You Be Ankara?'
World  (tags: violence, humanrights, death, Ankara, turkey, bombs, killed, empathy )

- 70 days ago -
A man has shared a Facebook post calling for empathy with the victims of a suicide bomb attack in the Turkish capital of Ankara that killed at least 34 people and wounded 125.
People of Hiroshima Happy to See G-7 Ministers, But Lament Lack of Denuclearization
World  (tags: Hiroshima, hibakusha, G-7 Leaders, war, Atomic Bombs )

- 44 days ago -
"It's good that the foreign ministers came to lay flowers, but I'd like to see (representatives from) Russia and China included as well," said a 66-year-old resident of the city's Asakita Ward.
26 New Fatalities as More Quakes Hit Kyushu; 900 or So Injured
World  (tags: earthquake, Kyushu, Japan )

- 39 days ago -
Two more powerful temblors hit Kumamoto Prefecture before dawn on April 16, raising the death toll from the series of earthquakes rattling southern Japan to at least 35.
Douglas Seeks Obama Legacy in Hiroshima
World  (tags: asia, war, usa, Hiroshima, Obama, Michael Douglas, peace, message )

- 11 days ago -
Hollywood actor Michael Douglas, a U.N. "messenger for peace," wants President Barack Obama to issue a strong message against nuclear weapons when he visits Hiroshima later this month.
Cartoon: If Trump Were a Syrian Refugee
World  (tags: Syrian refugees, Trump, Human Rights, freedoms, conflict, death, ethics, middle-east, society, politics, world )

- 80 days ago -
I don't have much to say about Donald Trump's repugnant comments about immigrants, aside from the suggestion that he use some of his billions to buy a clue about the desperation that drives people into these situations.
World  (tags: BDS, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, UK, politics, ethics, middle-east, news, world, society )

- 76 days ago -
G4S, the world's largest security firm, is selling its entire business in Israel in a move that it said was for "commercial reasons." The global BDS campaign has claimed that it was responsible for the decision because of pressure it applied.
Video Shows Execution of Palestinian in Jerusalem ~ VIOLENT VIDEO
World  (tags: world, violence, human rights, Israel, Palestine, society, freedoms, news, politics, government, death, ethics, conflict, middle-east )

- 94 days ago -
The video shows a Border Police officer shooting at the man, who falls to the ground. Then several other heavily armed officers shoot dozens of bullets into the body of the man as he lies on the ground and as passersby hurry away from the scene.
ACT NOW: UN Secretary General: Save Madaya From Starvation
World  (tags: citizens around the world, syria, madaya, intentional starvation, UN secretary General )

- 132 days ago -
As citizens from around the world, we are truly horrified by the intentional starvation of the residents of Madaya. We call on you to urgently use your powers to get the siege on Madaya lifted, and to end the blockades on all towns across Syria
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