Charlene Mamaril

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Gay Pakistan: Where sex is available and relationships are difficult

<b>Pakistan is not the kind of place that most people would associate with gay liberation. But some say the country is a great place to be gay - even describing the port city of Karachi as "a gay man's paradise".</b><p>Underground parties, group sex at shrines and "marriages of convenience" to members of the …

George Wyllie art works auctioned

<b>An auction of works from the studio of the late Glasgow artist George Wyllie is to be held later.</b><p>Wyllie, who died last year aged 90, was one of Scotland's most prolific artists whose work can be found in public places around the country.<p>He is best known for his full-size straw locomotive, which was …

Home at National Theatre shines light on homelessness

<b>Home, a new play by Nadia Fall, seeks to expose theatregoers to the tough reality of young homeless people in east London, as told in their own words</b><p>"If I thought I'd had a hard day, they certainly put it in perspective for me," says director Nadia Fall at the premiere of Home, her new play at the …

US couple married for 66 years die 11 hours apart

The Knapkes were married in 1947<p><b>An elderly Ohio couple died 11 hours apart in their shared nursing home room, nearly 66 years after they were first married, US media report.</b><p>Harold and Ruth Knapke, who began courting by post during World War II, died on 11 August.<p>"I think we all agreed it was no …

Dozens dead in continuing Iraq violence

Car bombs, roadside bombs and shootings have killed at least 46 people in Iraq, police and medical sources said.<p>Sunday's violence was reported in predominantly Sunni Arab areas to the north of capital Baghdad.<p>The single deadliest attack took place in central Baquba where a car bomb killed 11 …

UN team heads to Syria 'chemical attack' site

Inspectors from the UN are heading to the site of an alleged chemical-weapons attack near Damascus, the Syrian capital, amid a ceasefire in the area approved by the Syrian government and the armed rebels in the country.<p>Monday's planned visit follows calls from Western powers for military action to …

Rioters burn down Muslim homes in Myanmar

Police in Myanmar say they have restored order after a riot during which homes and shops, largely Muslim-owned, were burned to the ground in the country's northwest.<p>Members of a 1,000-strong Buddhist mob torched dozens of homes and shops in Htan Gone, a village 16km south of Kantbalu town in …

Painting politics in Yemen

A graffiti mural in Sanaa tackling sectarianism as part of the '12th Hour' campaign. Placard reads 'sectarianism'.<p>On Saturday, Yemeni artist and activist, Murad Sobay, launched the '12th Hour' campaign, a series of graffiti murals that will be displayed across the walls of the capital Sanaa to …

Filipino protesters want to #ScrapPork

Filipino anti-corruption protesters flash their thumbs down signs during a demonstration against corruption at Luneta Park in Manila Philippines 26 August 2013. (EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN)<p>Thousands of protesters rallied in Manila on Monday, calling for Philippine President Aquino to cancel "pork …

Trial of Bo Xilai ends in China

A prosecutor has urged a Chinese court to punish Bo Xilai, the disgraced politician, with a severe sentence because of his lack of remorse over alleged corruption and abuse of power.<p>The trial came to a close after final arguments from both sides, with a verdict due to be announced later.<p>The …

Palestinians cancel talks after Israeli raid

Palestinian negotiators have cancelled a planned round of peace talks with Israel in protest against a raid on a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank in which Israeli soldiers killed three Palestinians, including a UN worker.<p>Medical sources told Al Jazeera that at least 15 others were wounded, …

UN to raise new spy claims with US

The United Nations will approach the US government over a report by a German magazine that US intelligence spied on video conferences by top UN officials, a spokesman said.<p>"We are aware of the reports, and we intend to be in touch with the relevant authorities on this," a UN spokesman, Farhan Haq, …

Kerry: Syria gas attack a moral obscenity

US Secretary of State John Kerry has signalled his country's intention to act on Syria, describing the use of chemical weapons as a "moral obscenity" and pinning the blame on the Syrian government.<p>In a strongly worded and emotive statement on Monday, Kerry said that it was "undeniable" that …

Human-animal conflict leaps up in India | India

<b>Guwahati, India -</b> Each time the sepia-coloured snake hisses, Pronita Kashyap says, "Aastik, Aastik, Aastik" - a prayer to the Hindu serpent goddess and her son.<p>Sweaty and jittery, she explains, "It is said that snakes kill by fate and tigers by chase". When the snake coils and recoils at the corner …

North Korea Has a Serious Crystal Meth Problem

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>We've known about North Korea's practice of selling state-manufactured, high quality meth in foreign …

Robert Bales to be sentenced for Afghan massacre

Sentencing begins on Tuesday for an American soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians during pre-dawn raids in two villages last year.<p>Staff Sgt Robert Bales was expected to fight for a chance of parole after pleading guilty to avoid the death penalty.<p>The sentencing phase of the trial begins a day …

CIA's Acknowledgment Of Iran Coup Role Is Latest Revelation

The CIA isn't exactly known for its openness. But for a spy agency, it's been a gusher of information over the past week when it comes to old controversies.<p>The CIA has now acknowledged its role in the 1953 coup that deposed Iran's left-leaning Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh. Few Iranians will be …

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Anti-Obamacare Rage, Once a GOP Hit, Fizzles Despite Town Halls

Forget Heritage’s town halls—the rage that fueled the Tea Party wave has died out, says Jamelle Bouie.<p>Tea Party Republicans had a huge hit with their …

Kazakh Government Following in Russia's Anti-Gay Footsteps

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>With a gay propaganda law in the works, a history peppered with anti-gay violence, lawmakers in …

Czech parliament dissolved for early elections

<b>Czech MPs have voted to dissolve parliament, paving the way for early elections.</b><p>New elections will end months of political turmoil after Prime Minister Petr Necas's government collapsed in June amid a bribery scandal.<p>A government of technocrats, formed by President Milos Zeman in July and opposed …

Horror of North Korean prison camps exposed at UN inquiry

Harrowing accounts from defectors now living in South Korea related how prison guards chopped off a man’s finger, forced inmates to eat frogs and a mother to kill her own baby.<p>Harrowing accounts from defectors now living in South Korea related how North Korean prison guards chopped off a man’s …

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Radioactive water leaks at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

The operator of Japan's tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant has said that about 300 tons of highly radioactive water have leaked from one of the hundreds of storage tanks there - its worst leak yet from one of the vessels.<p>Tokyo Electric Power Co. said on Tuesday that the contaminated water leaked …

Floating Schools Would Enable Students to Adapt to Flood-Prone Areas in Nigeria

For the community of Makoko of Lagos, Nigeria, life on the water is nothing new. Prone to flooding, residents have dealt with encroaching waters for …

This Wi-Fi-Enabled Tooth Sensor Knows If You’re Still Smoking Or Overeating

Scientists at the National Taiwan University have developed a tooth sensor to analyze oral activities. But is it safe?<p>Scientists at the National Taiwan University have taken wearable computers to a whole other level with the development of a small circuit board designed to fit into dentures, …

Join the fight against extreme poverty

<b>Last week, leaders of the African Union member nations made an ambitious pledge to end the HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics in their</b> …

DrinkSavvy Cups Detect Date Rape Drugs: Creator a Victim

Mike Abramson is the founder of DrinkSavvy, and a victim of sexual assault after drugs were slipped in his drink. Drugs such as gamma hydroxybutyrate …