Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Online Dating Fuels New Danger for Gays in India - Wednesday July 8th, 2015 at 10:21 PM

Online Dating Fuels New Danger for Gays in India

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Since India’s Supreme Court recriminalized sodomy in 2013, gays have increasingly become targets of robbery and extortion, a trend fueled by Internet dating, activists say.

Pope Moves to Warm Ties With Indigenous Bolivians

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Community has nursed historical resentment against the church, dating back to its New World legacy of colonial oppression of native peoples.

Baltimore's Mayor Fires Police Chief

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The mayor of Baltimore on Wednesday fired the city’s police commissioner following criticism of his handling of rioting triggered by the death of a black man in police custody, as well as a subsequent surge in homicides. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake thanked Police Commissioner Anthony Batts for his service — and praised the job he had done — but said growing criticism of his performance had become a "distraction'' that was preventing the city from moving ahead. "We...

One dead and many migrants missing as boat sinks off Greece

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Migrant boat sinks in Aegean sea with up to 21 people missing amid rescue operations. Report by Jennifer Cordingley.
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Barack Obama warned by Kenyan leaders to not promote gay rights during his visit

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by ddp USA/REX Shutterstock (4849642r).. President Barack Obama looks on.. Investiture ceremony for Attorney General Lynch, Washington DC, America - 17 Jun 2015.. Loretta Lynch become the eighty-third Attorney General of the United States...

Silvio Berlusconi is given three-year sentence after being found guilty of corruption charges

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The court in southern Italy sentenced Berlusconi to three years in jail and banned him from holding any public office for five years, a judge said in a ruling shown live on television.

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Berlusconi Is Convicted in Graft Case 

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The former Italian prime minister was found guilty of bribing a senator to undermine the government of his longtime opponent, Romano Prodi.

Pope praises Bolivia's reforms, pays tribute to slain priest

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LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Pope Francis arrived in Bolivia on Wednesday, praising the government of leftist President Evo Morales, the country's first indigenous leader whose frosty relationship with the Catholic Church has begun to thaw under the Argentine pontiff's papacy.

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Iran says makes new proposal in nuclear talks, West unimpressed

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VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has offered "constructive solutions" to resolve disputes in nuclear talks with six major powers, the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported on Wednesday, but Western officials suggested they had heard nothing new from Tehran.

Boko Haram offers to swap kidnapped girls for detainees

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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's Boko Haram extremists are offering to free more than 200 young women and girls kidnapped from a boarding school in the town of Chibok in exchange for the release of militant leaders held by the government, a human rights activist has told The Associated Press....

Is ISIL winning the information war - Highlights - YouTube

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Published on Jul 8, 2015
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FBI: U.S. can't crack secret terror messages from ISIS - YouTube

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Published on Jul 8, 2015
Terror groups are using encrypted programs to prevent authorities from accessing their communications. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.
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PBS NewsHour full episode July 8, 2015 - YouTube

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Published on Jul 8, 2015
Wednesday on the NewsHour, technical glitches roil the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines and The Wall Street Journal. Also: Debating privacy of encrypted communications, aging oil pipelines prompt Great Lakes safety concerns, a crisis of confidence for the Chinese economy, how the shutdown of export-import bank may affect U.S. business and why TV remains dominant in the digital age.

Bad day for geeks: Tech disruptions plague United, NYSE, WSJ

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NEW YORK (AP) -- It was a rough day for tech: The nation's biggest airline, its oldest stock exchange, and its most prominent business newspaper all suffered technology problems that upended service for parts of the day....

U.S. Air Force leader sees Russia as 'biggest threat'

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia is the biggest threat to U.S. national security and America must boost its military presence throughout Europe even as NATO allies face budget challenges and scale back spending, U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James said on Wednesday.

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Jean-Marie Le Pen Beats Daughter in Court Again

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French court rules Marine Le Pen can’t strip her father of honorary chairmanship of far-right National Front party.