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Violence, hostility slow Europe's progress on LGBTI equality: rights group

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Azerbaijan, Russia and Armenia are the worst countries in Europe for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights, but violence against LGBTI people remains rife across the continent, a rights group said late on Sunday.<p>Riot police stand guard …

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Eiffel Tower went dark last night to commemorate #ArmenianGenocide centennial. Thank You #France. http://t.co/y3jsGFMIxj

A Hospital Is Already Giving Apple Watch To Its Patients

The Apple Watch began arriving in homes and businesses across America on Friday.<p>And in New Orleans, one doctor immediately strapped it to his patient’s wrist.<p>“We need to fundamentally change behavior,” says that doctor — Richard Milani. “And the Apple Watch has the potential to [do] it.”<p>Milani is …

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Turks join Armenians in marking 1915 mass killings

<b>Istanbul, Turkey -</b> Thousands of Turks and Armenians from around the globe have commemorated in Istanbul the centenary of the 1915 mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire.<p>Events organised by Turkish and foreign nongovernmental organisations were held in Istanbul throughout Friday to mark …

Pelosi Statement on the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

<i>Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement in remembrance of the centennial of the beginning of the</i> …

What You Should Know About The Armenian Genocide

April 24 marks the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, a massive tragedy that brutally snuffed out the lives of 1.5 million Armenian Christians in …

Turkey Condemns Russia’s Recognition of Armenian Genocide

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Although Ankara respects its friendship with Moscow, the recent statements related to the mass killings of Armenians during WWI …

Armenians worldwide mark 1915 genocide of 1.5 million people

<b>BEIRUT</b> -- Around the world on Friday, tens of thousands of people of Armenian descent commemorated the genocide 100 years ago of 1.5 million …

What Obama’s Refusal to Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide Tells Us About the U.S. — and the Rest of the World

Today, April 24, 2015, is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian Genocide. During the next several years, about one and a half …

Armenia marks 100-year anniversary of Ottoman massacre

The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks, an event which still stirs bitter feelings as both sides argue over whether to call it genocide.<p>The annual April 24 commemorations mark the day when …

Harper government back in the middle of historic Turkey-Armenia dispute

Canada once again finds itself in the middle of international and diaspora politics, this time revolving around a pair of First World War 100th anniversary commemorations in Armenia and Turkey on the weekend.<p>The Harper government is sending Immigration Minister Chris Alexander to Armenia to attend …

Steve Jobs Took the Armenian Genocide Personally

Friday is the date of the Apple Watch launch—but also the anniversary of a terrible genocide that sent Steve Jobs’s adoptive grandparents fleeing to …

New DNA codes for mammoths: Step toward bringing them back?

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth, thanks to work that could be a step toward …

One Hundred Years of Exile

Two generations after his grandfather fled mass slaughter, California-born Raffi Hovannisian returned to Armenia—and ran for president.<p>On Inauguration Day 2013, a few minutes after 12 p.m., Raffi Hovannisian stood before a massive crowd at Liberty Square in the heart of Yerevan, Armenia. Thousands …

Armenia church canonises 1.5 million 'genocide' victims

The Armenian Apostolic Church has held a service in which it canonised 1.5 million Armenians it says were massacred during the last years of the Ottoman empire, as the country prepares to mark a 100 years since the mass killings.<p>The ceremony outside Armenia's main cathedral, Echmiadzin, close to …

Vox Pops: Life as an Armenian in Turkey

<b>Istanbul -</b> The population of Armenian Turkish citizens living in Turkey is unclear, with estimates ranging up to 70,000. With a legal minority status in Turkey as defined by the Treaty of Lausanne of 1923 for all non-Muslim minority groups, they are entitled to "an equal right to establish, manage …

Richard Hovannisian on Armenians and genocide's burden

As a boy in the Central Valley, Richard Hovannisian was discouraged from learning to read, write or even speak his parents' native language, Armenian. He made up for lost time, becoming a preeminent Armenian scholar, founding the Armenian studies program at<p>UCLA(where he is professor emeritus) and, …

It is 'discrimination' to call massacres of Armenians 'genocide', Turkey says

Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu uses centenary of massacres to angrily denounce campaign for recognition<p><b>Turkey</b> has used the anniversary of the <b>massacres of more than a million Armenians</b> beginning 100 years ago this week to attack countries calling for the event to be called a …

8 things to know about the mass killings of Armenians 100 years ago

<b>(CNN) —</b> The mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, which began 100 years ago Friday, is said by some scholars and others to have been the first genocide of the 20th century, even though the word "genocide" did not exist at the time.<p>The issue of whether to call the killings a genocide is …

Supreme Court should call off the police dogs

The law makes it easy for police to stop a car because of a minor infraction — even if the real reason for the stop is a hunch or a hope that the officer will find drugs or other evidence of a more serious crime. The Supreme Court exacerbated that problem in 2005 when it ruled that police are free …

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Researchers 'edit' human embryo genes for the first time ever

A controversial study has outlined the first ever attempt by researchers to edit the genes of human embryos.<p>The intention of the study -- undertaken …