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Russia: Formal Complaint Made Over Gay Crackdown in Chechnya

Russia: Formal Complaint Made Over Gay Crackdown in Chechnya

Oct 17
A gay Russian man accused authorities in Chechnya on Monday of jailing and beating him as part of a broad crackdown on LGBT people.

Formal Complaint Made Over Gay Crackdown in Chechnya

Formal Complaint Made Over Gay Crackdown in Chechnya

Oct 16
A Russian man is accusing authorities in Chechnya of jailing and beating him as part of a broad crackdown on gay people.

Clinton Brands WikiLeaks Boss 'Tool of Russian Intelligence'

Clinton Brands WikiLeaks Boss 'Tool of Russian Intelligence'

By Rod McGuirk | Oct 16
Hillary Clinton has told an Australian state broadcaster that WlkiLeaks founder Julian Assange was a tool of Russia in his release of hacked emails that hurt the U.S. Democratic presidential nominee's campaign.

Death Toll from Blast in Somalia's Capital Rises to 189

Death Toll from Blast in Somalia's Capital Rises to 189

By Abdi Guled | Oct 15
The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia's capital rose to 189 with more than 200 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in the Horn of Africa nation.

Anti-LGBTQ Clerics Ring Mourning Bells to Protest Gender Law in Greece

Anti-LGBTQ Clerics Ring Mourning Bells to Protest Gender Law in Greece

By Demetris Nella | Oct 15
Church bells have rung "in mourning" across a western Greek diocese to protest the passing of a law making it easier for people to officially change their gender.

In Africa, LGBTQ Rights Activists Worry About Trump Impact

In Africa, LGBTQ Rights Activists Worry About Trump Impact

By Carley Petesch | Oct 15
Though the Trump administration's overseas policies on LGBT rights remain to be seen, the erosion of domestic advances directly undermines the authority of the U.S. to speak out internationally

Ex-Hostages Back in Canada After Harrowing Raid to Free Them

Ex-Hostages Back in Canada After Harrowing Raid to Free Them

Oct 15
A couple held hostage for five years by a Taliban-linked extremist network in Afghanistan was safely back in Canada on Saturday after what the husband described as a harrowing firefight during a raid to free the family.

Huge Blast Rocks Somalia's Capital; Police Say 20 Killed

Huge Blast Rocks Somalia's Capital; Police Say 20 Killed

By Abdi Guled | Oct 14
A huge explosion from a truck bomb killed 20 people in Somalia's capital, police said Saturday, as shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they'd heard in years.

Freed Family Reaches Canada, Says Kidnappers Killed 1 Child

Freed Family Reaches Canada, Says Kidnappers Killed 1 Child

By Martin Benedyk, Rob Gillies And Jill Colvin | Oct 14
Former hostage Joshua Boyle says the Haqqani network in Afghanistan killed his infant daughter and raped his American wife during the five years they were held in captivity.

Spy, Temptress, Victim? Mata Hari Still Eludes Definition

Spy, Temptress, Victim? Mata Hari Still Eludes Definition

By Raf Casert | Oct 14
A century ago on Sunday, an exotic dancer named Mata Hari was executed by a French firing squad, condemned as a sultry Dutch double agent who supposedly caused the deaths of thousands of soldiers during World War I.

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