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Hong Kong Protesters Burn Flag, Police Fire Pepper Spray

Hong Kong Protesters Burn Flag, Police Fire Pepper Spray

Sep 21
Protesters in Hong Kong burned a Chinese flag and police fired pepper spray Saturday in renewed clashes over grievances by the anti-government demonstrators.

US to Send Troops to Saudi Arabia, Hold Off on Striking Iran

US to Send Troops to Saudi Arabia, Hold Off on Striking Iran

By Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns | Sep 21
The Pentagon on Friday announced it will deploy additional U.S. troops and missile defense equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Indonesia's President Delays Vote on New Criminal Code

Indonesia's President Delays Vote on New Criminal Code

By Niniek Karmini | Sep 20
Indonesia's president urged lawmakers on Friday to delay a vote on a proposed new criminal code amid mounting criticism of the bill, which opponents say threatens democracy and discriminates against minorities.

Canada's Trudeau Comes Under Fire Over Brownface Photo

Canada's Trudeau Comes Under Fire Over Brownface Photo

By Rob Gillies | Sep 20
At a time when bigotry seems on the rise around the world and doors are being shut, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become known as a champion of diversity.

'Deeply Sorry' Trudeau Begs Forgiveness for Brownface Photo

'Deeply Sorry' Trudeau Begs Forgiveness for Brownface Photo

By Rob Gillies | Sep 19
Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's campaign moved to contain a growing scandal, following the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. The prime minister apologized and begged Canadians to forgive him.

As Shock Wears Off, Mental Health Concerns Grow in Bahamas

As Shock Wears Off, Mental Health Concerns Grow in Bahamas

By Dánica Coto | Sep 18
Stories of survival are trickling out across northern Bahamas as the initial shock wears off from Hurricane Dorian, one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes in history. And the extent of the storm's terror lingers on in the minds of many.

Facebook Auto-Generating Pages for Islamic State, al-Qaida

Facebook Auto-Generating Pages for Islamic State, al-Qaida

By Desmond Butler and Barbara Ortutay | Sep 18
A whistleblower's complaint shows that Facebook has inadvertently provided two extremist groups with a networking and recruitment tool by producing dozens of pages in their names.

EU Chief: The Risk of A No-Deal Brexit "Remains Very Real"

EU Chief: The Risk of A No-Deal Brexit "Remains Very Real"

By Mark Carlson and Samuel Petrequin | Sep 18
The risk of Britain leaving the European Union without a divorce deal remains "very real," European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker declared Wednesday as EU lawmakers debated the ramifications of a no-deal Brexit.

Nepal's Sexual Minorities Say Progress in Rights has Stalled

Nepal's Sexual Minorities Say Progress in Rights has Stalled

By Binaj Gurubacharya | Sep 18
Nepal seized the lead in equal rights for sexual minorities in South Asia four years ago with a new constitution that forbids all discrimination based on sexual orientation. Even citizenship certificates and passports now allow a "non-male, non-female" ca

Rwandan Gospel Singer Comes Out as Gay, to Country's Shock

Rwandan Gospel Singer Comes Out as Gay, to Country's Shock

By Ignatius Ssuuna | Sep 16
Albert Nabonibo shocked many Rwandans in August when he revealed in an interview with a Christian YouTube channel that he is gay in a country where such a public assertion of homosexuality is unheard of.

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