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Shell to resume Arctic drilling off Alaska as green groups warn of disaster

Oil,Arctic,Energy,Environment,Fossil fuels,World news,Royal Dutch Shell,Business,US news,Oil,Commodities,Oil and gas companies,Climate change,Energy industry,Cop 20: UN climate change conference | Lima,Global climate talks,Obama administration<p>Environmentalists accuse the government of ‘looking the …

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Prince Manvendra, The World's First Openly Gay Prince, Fights For LGBT Rights In India

In 2006, the Crown Prince of one of India's oldest royal families made a public announcement that made headlines around the world: the 40-year-old formerly married Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil was actually gay. This announcement made Prince Manvendra the world's only openly gay prince -- and it …

Anatomy of a racist revolution: How the GOP was hijacked by small-state bigotry

<b>(AP/Jacquelyn Martin/Chris Carlson)</b><p>In some ways, it’s a tale as old as America: state vs. federal power. But 50 years ago, something sinister happened<p>Conor Lynch<p>May 11, 2015 4:35pm (UTC)<p>This story has been corrected since it was originally published.<p>Since the United States Constitution was signed …

Civil Rights

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Kenyan university massacre survivor emerges after two days in cupboard

Al-Shabaab promises more attacks as student Cynthia Cheroitich leaves college unharmed after being persuaded it was safe to leave her hiding place<p>A survivor of Thursday’s attack on a Kenyan university by the Somali-based Islamic extremists al-Shabaab has been found safe and well after hiding for …

Argentine archaeologists find secret Nazi lair in jungle

Stone structures in the remote region of Misiones are thought to be the ruins of a hideout build by Nazis, in case their leaders needed to flee Germany<p>A team of <b>Argentine</b> archaeologists investigating a series of ruins in the jungle, close to the border with Paraguay, believe they have discovered a</b> …

World History

Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew, 'a true giant of history', dies aged 91

Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, who led the city-state for more than three decades, has died aged 91.<p>Lee’s son and current prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, announced the news in the early hours of Monday morning local time, prompting a flurry of tributes from world leaders.<p>Lee Kuan Yew – …

Clean & Clear Taps Transgender Teen as Its New Spokesmodel

This is the kind of progress we need.<p>Every so often, something happens that makes you realize, hey! Maybe the world's not so bad after all. <i>This</i> is one of those things.<p>Clean & Clear, the drugstore skincare brand that most likely dominated your bathroom sink area throughout high school and college, …

Russia and North Korea declare 2015 a 'year of friendship'

Regimes ostracised by international community and targtted by UN decide to team up<p>Ostracised by the international community, North Korea and Russia have declared 2015 a year of bilateral friendship that will be marked by a series of political, economic and cultural exchanges.<p>North Korean state …

Home Office tells Nigerian asylum seeker: 'You can't be a lesbian, you've got children'

Gay rights campaigner Aderonke Apata has been told she's 'not homosexual' and cannot be granted refugee status in Britain, despite fears for her safety if she's deported back to anti-gay Nigeria<p>The Home Office has been accused of having ‘outdated’ views on sexuality, after it rejected an asylum …

10 ways white people are more racist than they realize

<b>(MilamPhotos via iStock)</b><p>Progressives like to believe they’re enlightened, but they’re no less vulnerable to their implicit biases<p>Kali Holloway<p>March 4, 2015 8:45pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>If there’s anything our fraught national dialogue on race has taught us, it's that …

African-American News

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Ala chief justice tells judges: Refuse gay marriage licenses

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama appeared set within hours to become the 37th state where gays can legally wed, prompting one couple to pitch a tent …

LGBTQI

Hundreds attend funeral for gay Latina teen killed by Denver police officers

(Continued from Page 1)<p>[ Previous ]<p>But even as questions swirled about her death, Hernandez’s life was in focus Saturday.<p>Her friends wore red sweat …

Argentine ex-spy chief missing in prosecutor death case

Argentine investigators have failed to track down a former spymaster wanted for questioning over the death of a prosecutor who accused President Cristina Fernandez of covering up Iran's alleged role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre.<p>Prosecutors said on Thursday they were unable to locate …

Why Lance Bass’s Big Gay Wedding Matters

E!’s airing of the ‘N Sync-er’s marriage will be America’s first televised gay wedding. Is it gross to put your wedding on TV? Yes, obviously. But …

Outrage follows Denver police shooting of Latina in stolen car

A row of burning candles and makeshift crosses sits in a bleak alleyway here, marking the spot where 17-year-old Jessica Hernandez's joyride in a stolen car came to a violent end.<p>Mimi Madrid Puga, 26 and a youth organizer, gazed at the memorial.<p>"I was Jessie 10 years ago," she finally said. "I took …

Chile opens new front in the 'last battle' for reproductive rights

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January in Latin America: Tech News You Shouldn't Miss

A new digital entertainment venture called FAV! Network announced its official launch, Portada Online reported. Targeted at Latino millennials, it will create video content in English, Spanish and Portuguese, to be distributed through YouTube channels and similar platforms.<p>Bitcoin startup Xapo made …

A Peace Deal with Colombia's Marxist Guerrillas Won't Fix Latin America's Cocaine Problem

Colombia's broader drug problem is, and always has been, that the global war on drugs has made cocaine production too profitable for too many people.<p>At last year's United Nations General Assembly, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos asked the world to imagine his country "without coca," the …

Killing of hostages by Islamic State highlight growing threats for more assertive Japan

The killing of two Japanese taken hostage by the Islamic State group has violently driven home the high stakes Japan faces and limited options it can muster in such circumstances.<p>It also offers a glimpse into how Japan is struggling to handle the rising menace of terrorism.<p>Until this crisis, Japan …

Lesbians kiss in front of 'anti-LGBT' politician on a plane

Two women took a selfie of themselves kissing in front of Russian politician Vitaly Milonov, known for his anti-gay rights views - and posted it on Instagram<p>Two lesbian activists have snapped a photo of themselves kissing in front of anti-gay rights Russian politician Vitaly Milonov.<p>The women were …

Gay No More: The Story of Michael Glatze

I Am Michael centers on Michael Glatze, a prominent gay activist who found Christ and renounced his homosexuality. Director Justin Kelly and star …

Uganda finds body thought to be of Lord’s Resistance Army deputy

DNA testing underway to identify rebel commander Okot Odhiambo, who may have been killed a year ago<p>Uganda is conducting DNA tests to determine whether a body discovered is that of the wanted deputy of the Lord’s Resistance Army rebels.<p>Army spokesman Paddy Ankunda said what was believed to be the …

To The FDA, Everyone Transgender Is a Gay Man

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced in December that it would soon reevaluate policies to allow more gay and bisexual men to donate …

LGBTQI

Sundance Film Festival ’15 Recap: Dicks, Docs, and ‘Dope’

The biggest indie film fest in the world boasted a plethora of fascinating documentaries, compelling coming of age movies, and lots of …

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