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Obama Orders Review of Election-Season Hacking

By Kathleen Hennessey | Dec 9
President Barack Obama ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review of election-season cyberattacks, including the email hacks that rattled the presidential campaign and raised fresh concerns about Russia's meddling in U.S. elections.

2 Teen Girls in Morocco Acquitted of Homosexuality Charges

Dec 9
A Moroccan judge has acquitted two teenage girls put on trial for homosexuality, charges that angered LGBT rights groups who have long argued that same-sex relationships should not be a crime.

South Korean President is Impeached in Stunning Fall

By Foster Klug, Kim Tong-Hyung and Hyung-Jin Kim | Dec 9
South Korean lawmakers on Friday impeached President Park Geun-hye, a stunning and swift fall for the country's first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury.

Paris Continues to Struggle with Worst Pollution in a Decade

Dec 8
Facing its worse winter pollution in a decade, Paris is sticking to controversial traffic restrictions.

Rights Group, Worried About HIV, Urges Philippines Action

By Teresa Cerojano | Dec 8
A human rights group says the Philippines is facing one of the fastest growing epidemics of HIV in the Asia Pacific, fueled by government policies that restrict intervention, including access to condoms by men who have sex with men.

Malta Bans Gay Conversion Therapy, a First for Europe

Dec 7
Malta has become the first European country to ban gay conversion therapy, imposing fines of up to 10,000 euros ($10,750) and a jail term of up to one year for offenders.

Report Says Dole Facilitated Trump Call with Taiwan's Leader

Dec 7
Last week's telephone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan's president was the result of six months of behind-the-scenes work by former Sen. Bob Dole acting on behalf of the Taiwanese government, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

UNICEF Survey: 80 Percent of Filipino Youth Suffer Violence

Dec 6
A U.N. agency that promotes children's rights says a high prevalence of violence against Filipino children, with eight out of 10 suffering some form of physical or psychological abuse, with the highest number of incidents found among LGBT youth.

Beijing Faces Decision on How to Respond to Trump's Tweets

By Nomaan Merchant | Dec 5
Chinese leaders face a challenge: How to deal with Donald Trump.

Report: ISIS Militants Throw Man Off Roof for 'Being Gay,' Mob Throws Rocks at Body

Dec 5
A group of ISIS militants accused a man for the "crime of being gay" before executing him by throwing him off the roof of a building in Aleppo, Syria, according to a report from The Daily Mail.

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