Joanne Hee

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Uganda's parliament has passed a new anti-#gay law which US President Barack Obama has called "odious": The bill toughens the punishment for homosexual acts to include life imprisonment for repeat offenders. It also makes it a crime - punishable by a prison sentence - not to report homosexual activities to the police. President Yoweri Museveni still has to sign the bill before it becomes law.

A protest in Brazil against a decades-old ban on topless sunbathing failed to attract more than a dozen women: Instead, hundreds of photographers turned up for the event on Rio de Janeiro's Ipanema beach. Some men - pictured here - supported the protest and denounced "sexist legislation".

What type of a runner are you? The number of people taking up jogging on a regular basis has risen by more than a third since 2005, according to Sport England: But who are these runners and why are they doing it? We've observed 10 types - are you one of them?

Have you ever seen a stampede in a department store? Americans are flocking to the shops for #BlackFriday, the bonanza US sales day held the day after Thanksgiving. But despite its popularity, Black Friday has a dark side. The vast volume of shoppers has led to stampedes and shootings, resulting in four deaths and 67 injuries in the past five years. #BBCtrending investigates the angry side of Black Friday:

A Facebook video of her beheading - as well as the site's initial reluctance to take it down - caused worldwide outrage. Despite that, there appears to be little evidence anyone is investigating who the Mexican Jane Doe was, or the circumstances of her brutal death. The BBC goes in search of her: (Picture of graves in a poor Juarez neighbourhood)

No-one does weddings like Indians. Even the simplest can have several days of feasting and host hundreds of guests. But how is technology changing the celebrations? From "find my wife" TV shows and online planning services to worldwide wedding dress hunts and customised photo albums, the business surrounding Indian wedding ceremonies has remained firmly recession-proof.

Brothers and sisters routinely pick on one another, but when does bickering become #bullying - and what can parents do about it? A third of the children questioned for a US study said they'd been a target of sibling aggression in the last year. Were you bullied by your brother or sister, or did you bully them? What's the worst thing that happened?

World’s Happiest Countries In 2013, According To The UN

Here’s something to smile about: Global happiness is on the rise -- or at least the researchers who prepared the United Nations’ second annual World …

Sex & Sexuality in the 19th Century - Victoria and Albert Museum

Wilhelm von Gloeden, 'Two Seated Sicilian Youths', about 1900. Museum no. 2815-1952. © Victoria & Albert Museum, London<p>Male anxieties in relation to …

UK Universities

The Responsibility to Protect - United Nations University

UNMIS Troops Patrol in Abyei Area. Photo: UN Photo/Tim McKulka<p>The political uprisings in Libya and the Libyan government’s brutal repression are …

Further details have emerged about a man allegedly among the attackers at Kenya's #Westgate centre, where at least 67 people were killed. The name of the Norwegian citizen has been uncovered by BBC Newsnight: The 23-year-old, of Somali origin, is suspected of helping to plan and carry out the attack in Nairobi.

How to rebuild the Republican brand

<b>The Republican Party drew its lowest approval ratings in history during the US government shutdown and debt ceiling impasse. Political strategists offer five recommendations for how to rebuild the party's brand.</b><p>1. Move on from Ronald Reagan<p>Republican strategist Ford O'Connell notes the party cites …

A look at our news headlines from around the world for this Saturday: - UN calls for urgent Syria ceasefire - Titanic violin sold for $1.45m - Argentine train crashes into station - Escaped US killers sign on as felons - Salmond: 'Scotland's time is now' - Deadly Somali bomb targets soldiers - Blast rocks Egypt military building - Australian military probes fire link - Meet the world's first bionic man - George Takei sits down with our own Katty Kay - Premier League football: Latest scores & updates LIVE


Popcorn is seen as a vital requirement by many people on a night out watching a movie - but a study may give cinemas cause to think again: Research from Germany suggests that munching on popcorn disturbs the "inner speech" of cinema-goers, meaning they are less likely to absorb the details of adverts shown before the movie, completely undermining marketing strategies. Would you be happy to see popcorn banished from cinemas? What are the ingredients for your perfect night out watching a movie?

The music industry has a "culture of demeaning women" that forces stars to sell themselves as sex objects, singer Charlotte Church says. Speaking at BBC 6 Music's annual John Peel Lecture, she said young female artists were routinely "coerced into sexually demonstrative behaviour in order to hold on to their careers". Her comments come amid a heated debate over the sexual imagery used by pop stars like Miley Cyrus and Rihanna. Is Charlotte Church making a fair point?

Sad news for panda fans who have been waiting for an announcement of a cub born at Edinburgh Zoo - the female giant panda Tian Tian has lost her cub late on in her pregnancy: The zoo said its panda enclosure will remain closed until the end of the week to give Tian Tian time to get back into her routine and to give her keepers a chance to recuperate.

A school in Bath is reported to have banned pupils from handing out birthday party invitations at school unless the entire class is on the guest list. So if you are the parent of small children, how do you avoid this particular social minefield? Father-of-three Ben Milne considers the tricky options: What advice can you add?

Florida: Charges in Rebecca Sedwick 'bullying death'

<b>Two girls in the US state of Florida have been arrested in connection with the death of another girl who authorities say took her own life after months of relentless online bullying.</b><p>The two girls, ages 12 and 14, have been charged with felony aggravated stalking, and are said to have bullied …

A document leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden alleges the National Security Agency collects up to 250 million online address books each year The collection of contact lists from both foreign and US email and instant message accounts is outlined in a document leaked to the Washington Post. The web firms involved said that they did not give direct access to the NSA. Photo courtesy of AFPTV/AFP/Getty Images.

Compulsory Education

Introduction<p>Compulsory Education (CE) was implemented in Singapore in 2003. The first cohort of pupils under CE are Singapore Citizen children born …

Suicides in Singapore | Ministry of Health

<b>16 September 2013</b><p><b>Question No. 1374</b><p><b>Name of Person:</b> <b>Ms Faizah Jamal</b><p><b>Question</b><p>To ask the Minister for Health (a) whether studies have been conducted to …

Cold War Museum

The Czechoslovakia Coup<p>Many important issues were discussed amongst the Allied leaders during the wartime conferences of World War II. Unfortunately, …

Communists take power in Czechoslovakia - Feb 25, 1948

Under pressure from the Czechoslovakian Communist Party, President Eduard Benes allows a communist-dominated government to be organized. Although the …

Debt moves the world

AFTER the IMF lowered its global growth forecast for this year and next, it is worth reflecting that, despite all the efforts of the central banks, …

Converting to Islam: British women on prayer, peace and prejudice Around 5,000 British people convert to Islam every year – and most of them are women. Five of them talk about prejudice, peace and praying in car parks Photograph: Felicity McCabe for the Guardian

Malala Yousafzai recounts moment she was shot in the head by Taliban

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Malala Yousafzai revisits the day she was shot in the head and neck by terrorists<p>Malala Yousafzai has recounted the moment she was shot in the head and neck in an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen.<p>Yousafzai, who was nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, said …

Piers Morgan: my fight with the US pro-gun lobby "You tell me a good reason why we should not strengthen the law now to stop another young man like him going into a store tomorrow, buying four more weapons, 6,000 rounds of ammunition on the internet, and killing and shooting another 70 people in America!" Photograph: Ramona Rosales for the Guardian