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High-Profile LGBT Event Staged in Latvian Capital

By Rayyan Sabet-Parry | Jun 22
Up to 5,000 people on Saturday participated in a high-profile gay pride event in the capital of Latvia, a former Soviet country.

Millions of People Bend and Twist Their Bodies for Yoga Day

By Nirmala George | Jun 21
Millions of yoga enthusiasts across the world bent and twisted their bodies in complex postures Sunday to mark International Yoga Day.

Thousands at Stonehenge Mark Summer Solstice

Jun 21
Thousands of revelers, new-agers and self-styled Druids descended on the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge on Sunday, catching a brief glimpse of the sun as they marked the summer solstice - the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.

Greek Island Swamped By Refugee Flood; No Relief in Sight

By Elena Becatoros | Jun 19
An inflatable dinghy touches the shore in darkness. Dozens of men, women and children jump into the shallow water, stumbling on unseen rocks as they scramble onto a narrow strip of seaweed-strewn beach.

Inside Islamic State Group's Rule: Creating a Nation of Fear

By Zeina Karam, Vivian Salama, Bram Janssen, and Lee Keath | Jun 18
When the Islamic State fighters burst into the Iraqi village of Eski Mosul, Sheikh Abdullah Ibrahim knew his wife was in trouble.

Michelle Obama Brings Gifts for Young UK Prince, Princess

Jun 17
Michelle Obama didn't show up empty-handed when she met Prince Harry for tea at Kensington Palace in London during an official visit to Britain.

N. Korea Says it Has Been Hit By Worst Drought in 100 Years

By Kim Tong-Hyung | Jun 17
North Korea says it has been hit by its worst drought in a century, resulting in extensive damage to agriculture.

Arrests Made at 'Gay Party' in Saudi Arabia

By EDGE | Jun 16
Two parties in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia were the site of several arrests of people on suspicion of homosexuality last week. They are the latest crackdown by religious police in the conservative Muslim nation on "gay parties."

US Ambassador Praises Australian Gay Rights Progress

By Rod McGuirk | Jun 15
The U.S. ambassador to Australia told Australian marriage equality supporters on Monday that although their nation continues to ban same-sex marriage, it remains more progressive than his own in protecting the rights of gay employees and sportsmen.

Zoo Animals Roam Loose in Georgia's Capital After Flooding

By Misha Dzhindzhikhashvili | Jun 14
Tigers, lions, a hippopotamus and other animals have escaped from the zoo in Georgia's capital after heavy flooding destroyed their enclosures, prompting authorities to warn residents in Tbilisi to say inside Sunday.

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