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Senate panel backs U.S. strike on Syria

WASHINGTON — The<p>Senatetook a crucial step Wednesday toward authorizing a punitive strike on Syria but deep reluctance was evident in the House, where lawmakers questioned whether the U.S. was in danger of being drawn into another Middle East war.<p>President Obama, who announced Saturday that he would …

UN: press should not be 'intimidated into silence' over state secrets

Two senior UN representatives have warned the British government that the protection of state secrets must not be used as an excuse to "intimidate the press into silence" following the detention of David Miranda under the Terrorism Act.<p>Frank La Rue, the UN special rapporteur on freedom of …

Russian lawmaker proposes bill to strip gay parents of custody rights

So-called gay “propaganda” must be banned in the family, says the bill’s sponsor<p>A little more than 24 hours after Vladimir Putin insisted that Russia is not targeting LGBTQ people and stripping them of their basic rights, a Russian lawmaker has introduced yet another bill to target LGBTQ people and …

Syria crisis: Pope tells Vladimir Putin world leaders have allowed 'senseless massacre'

Pope Francis has written to Vladimir Putin criticising world leaders for standing by while a "senseless massacre" unfolded in Syria.<p>In a letter sent on Sept 4 to Mr Putin in his role of host of the G20 conference, and published on Thursday, Francis wrote: "It is regrettable that, from the very …

Up to 20,000 North Korean prison camp inmates have 'disappeared' says human rights group

Thousands of North Korean inmates of Camp No 22, one of Kim Jong-un's most brutal labour camps, have disappeared according to a human rights group.<p>There are fears that up to 20,000 may have been allowed to die of disease or starvation in the run-up to the closure of the camp at the end of last year.<p>…

New Mexico clerks lead the push to legalise same-sex marriage

Pending a state supreme court decision and absent clear laws, county clerks are issuing licenses based on personal politics<p>Doña Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins didn't mince words on whether he feels frustrated that other clerks in New Mexico haven't joined him in issuing marriage licenses to same-sex …

IRS To Count Automatic Gratuities As Wages, Not Tips

Gratuity included? A new IRS rule could end, or at least curtail, the practice.<p>The Internal Revenue Service will soon begin classifying automatic gratuities as service charges that are taxable as regular wages and subject to payroll tax withholding. Currently, they're considered tips, and it's up …

Study: Generosity Is More Evolutionarily Advantageous Than Selfishness

The Prisoner’s Dilemma is the gift that keeps on giving, to researchers<p><b>Problem:</b> It’s a problem, or a dilemma, as old as time. Let’s rehash, quickly. Your classic prisoner’s dilemma involves two prisoners being interrogated separately. If both deny committing the crime, they serve a short prison …

'Batwoman' Authors Quit After Superhero's Same-Sex Marriage Is Denied

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Batwoman may be a superhero, but her powers apparently don't extend to being able to marry someone …

Bill Clinton Steps Up To Dispel The Confusion Over Obamacare

With the launch of the major piece of the Affordable Care Act less than a month away, the Obama administration is escalating the public relations push with one of their most effective weapons – former President Bill Clinton, now known to many as explainer in chief.<p>Speaking from his presidential …

Islamic Militants Release a Video of Their Own Suez Canal Attack

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Islamist militant group al-Furqan released a video on Wednesday which apparently shows its own …

Jews help guard UK mosques after attacks | UK

<b>London, UK</b> - Muslim leaders in an area of north-east London have recruited the help of a police-trained ultra-orthodox Jewish neighbourhood patrol to bolster security following attacks on mosques and threats against Muslim communities in the UK.<p>The initiative, in the Stamford Hill neighbourhood of …

Gold miners in remote Alaska town want answers after task force storms in

Some miners in Alaska want the feds to start digging for answers.<p>A task force including members of 10 state and federal law enforcement agencies descended on a gold mine in the tiny town of Chicken (pop. 17) last month, in what locals described as a raid.<p>“Imagine coming up to your diggings, only to …

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Iran nuclear: Firms' asset freeze annulled by EU court

<b>The EU's top court has ruled that the EU should unfreeze the assets of seven Iranian banks and other businesses hit by sanctions.</b><p>The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said there was insufficient evidence that the businesses concerned were involved in nuclear proliferation.<p>Post Bank Iran, Iran …

San Antonio adopts disputed gay rights measure

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio's leaders on Thursday approved anti-bias protections for gay and transgender residents, over the disapproval of top Texas Republicans and religious conservatives who packed a City Council hearing and occasionally shamed supporters for comparing the issue to the civil …

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Female Writer Murdered in Afghanistan

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Vatican Denies Pope Francis Phoned a Gay Frenchman

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Christophe Trutino is one of three things: an elaborate troll, one very lucky dude, or the victim of …

US Law Enforcement Brothers Arrested For Allegedly Trafficking Extremely Powerful Guns To The Philippines

The complaint charges that between January 2009 and March 2013, the brothers leveraged their law enforcement credentials to obtain military-grade assault rifles, sniper rifles, and other high-powered weapons before selling them to overseas customers with the help of another brother who resides in …

Iran foreign minister Zarif tweets happy Jewish new year

<b>Iran's foreign minister has confirmed he sent a message on Twitter wishing Jews a happy new year.</b><p>Mohammad Javad Zarif told Tasnim news agency that he sent a tweet saying: "Happy Rosh Hashana".<p>In a Twitter exchange that followed, he also distanced himself from the Holocaust denials of former …

South Asia

Yemen: Al-Qaeda Kalashnikov prize for Ramadan

<b>Machine guns and automatic rifles were handed out to winners of a religious competition organised by al-Qaeda in Yemen, it's been reported.</b><p>According to the News Yemen website, the contest was held during the fasting month of Ramadan in the south-eastern governorates of Ibb, Ad-Dali and al-Bayda. …

GOP Congressman: 'Constitutional Crisis' If Obama Bucks Vote

President Obama on Friday declined to say whether he'd go ahead with military action in Syria if Congress votes against it — a what-if scenario that's attracting growing attention in the wake of preliminary House head counts that suggest there's nowhere near enough votes for passage.<p>It's a question …