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Brazil, Long  the Most Lethal Nation for LGBTQs, Gets Deadlier

Brazil, Long the Most Lethal Nation for LGBTQs, Gets Deadlier

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 22
Anti-LGBTQ violence in Brazil has been high for years, as has the nation's level of violence overall, but new research shows that in 2017 the nation's homophobic brutality jumped even more.

'Executed' North Korean Pop Diva Takes Olympic Spotlight

'Executed' North Korean Pop Diva Takes Olympic Spotlight

By Eric Talmadge | Jan 22
Just a few years ago, she was reportedly executed by a North Korean firing squad. Now, Pyongyang's top pop diva is a senior ruling party official and a surprise headliner in the run-up to the South Korean Winter Olympics.

Undercover Report on Polish Neo-Nazis Sparks Investigation

Undercover Report on Polish Neo-Nazis Sparks Investigation

Jan 21
An undercover television report that showed members of a Polish neo-Nazi group celebrating Adolf Hitler's birthday and burning a swastika has prompted a criminal investigation.

After Huge U.S. Crowds, European Women Join Chorus for Change

After Huge U.S. Crowds, European Women Join Chorus for Change

By Danica Kirka,. Sandy Cohen, and Tamara Lush | Jan 21
Thousands of people on two continents picked up the baton from the United States and rallied Sunday in solidarity with women demanding equality, justice and an end to sexual harassment.

Island Volcano in Papua New Guinea Erupts with Ash, Steam

Island Volcano in Papua New Guinea Erupts with Ash, Steam

Jan 21
An island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupted again Sunday, sending plumes of steam and ash into the air.

Global Female Empowerment Marches Enter Second Day

Global Female Empowerment Marches Enter Second Day

By Sandy Cohen, Verena Dobnik, and Tamara Lush | Jan 21
Demonstrations in support of female empowerment are scheduled in cities across the country Sunday, a day after hundreds of thousands of people across the globe marched, chanted and protested.

Chechen Leader: Pop Star Victim of Anti-Gay 'Honor Killing'

Chechen Leader: Pop Star Victim of Anti-Gay 'Honor Killing'

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21
For months, Chechen officials have denied any involvement in the disappearance of 25-year-old pop singer Zelimkhan Bakaev. Now they're offering a theory of their own, claiming Bakaev's own family murdered him.

Toronto Police Arrest Man for 2 Deaths, Say Might be More

Toronto Police Arrest Man for 2 Deaths, Say Might be More

Jan 19
Months after dismissing fears about a potential serial killer prowling Toronto's gay village, police said they arrested a man Thursday who they allege is responsible for the presumed deaths of at least two men who disappeared from the neighborhood.

Australian Trans Prostitute Convicted for Infecting Man with HIV

Australian Trans Prostitute Convicted for Infecting Man with HIV

Jan 19
An Australian jury on Friday convicted a transgender prostitute of causing grievous bodily harm by knowingly infecting a client with HIV.

US Says Africa Important but No Apology for Trump

US Says Africa Important but No Apology for Trump

By Edith M. Lederer | Jan 19
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told African envoys "Africa is very important for the United States," but she didn't apologize for President Donald Trump's vulgar comment about the continent as they had demanded, the chair of the African Group said.

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