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Armenia Marks Centennial of Killing of 1.5 Million

By Avet Demourian | Apr 24
The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre 100 years ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, an event which remains a diplomatic sore point for both sides.

Vatican Downplays Terror Threat, Says Not Really Concerned

By Colleen Barry | Apr 24
The Vatican is downplaying the significance of an alleged planned attack against the Vatican, saying the threat dates from 2010 and therefore is not relevant or of particular concern today.

MPTs Protect Women from HIV, STIs and Unplanned Pregnancies

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 24
Researchers at CAMI Health, led by coordinator Dr. Bethany Young Holt, are searching for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies to protect against HIV, STIs and pregnancy.

Iraqi Boy's Dream of Becoming Dancer Defied Threats, Borders

Apr 24
As a boy in pre-war Baghdad, Adil Faraj dreamed of becoming a dancer, inspired by a Michael Jackson performance he watched on DVD.

Russian Court Rules Against Gay Teacher Who was Fired

Apr 23
A St. Petersburg court has ruled against a homosexual music teacher who lost her job after being outed by an anti-gay activist.

Ed Sheeran Used 'Faggoty' in Rap Freestyle, Video Pulled From Internet

By Jason St. Amand | Apr 22
A 2011 video showing U.K. singer Ed Sheeran using the word "faggoty" in a freestyle rap battle has apparently been removed from the Internet.

Court Sentences Ousted Egypt President to 20 Years in Prison

By Maggie Michael | Apr 21
An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader.

'Red Flamboyant' Looks at Vietnamese Women with HIV/AIDS

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 21
Performances begin on April 24 for the world premiere production of Don Nguyen's "Red Flamboyant," based on the true story of a small group of women living with HIV/AIDS.

Chinese Activist More Determined After Lockup

By Didi Tang and Jack Chang | Apr 19
The most prominent of five recently released Chinese women's rights activists feels her dedication to the cause has grown stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto her face and insulted her sexual orientation

El Salvador Approves Measures Banning Same-Sex Marriage, Gay Couple Adoption

Apr 18
A bill that would ban same-sex marriage in El Salvador has won preliminary approval from the legislature.

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