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Today is 2018 International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Bififeri

Around the world, millions of people in over 130 countries will observe today as the International International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Bififeri (IDAHOTB). The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) was created in 2004 to alert politicians, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the alarming situation of lesbians, gay, bisexuals, transgender people and all …

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Economic proposals in draft government conference in Italy's 5-star league

ROME (Reuters) – Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and Far-Right League are expected to approve on Thursday a political program for its planned coalition government, said 5-star leader Luigi Di Maio. Reuters has seen a draft program dated May 16 before it was handed over to the party leaders for their approval. The following are highlights of the most important economic …

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British companies hope to cash at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Parallels: NPR

A souvenir shop in Windsor, England, sells wedding themed T-shirts and other memorabilia before Saturday's royal wedding. Frank Augstein / AP hide caption change caption Frank Augstein / AP A souvenir shop in Windsor, England, sells wedding themed T-shirts and other memorabilia before Saturday's royal wedding. Frank Augstein / AP "We have massive flags with Harry and Meghan on," says …

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Protest camps quietly as Gazan's fast and fills sandbags

GAZA (Reuters) – Young men filled sandbags to prepare for future protests in opposition to Gaza's Israeli border on Thursday, although tents were mostly empty as Palestinians joined Muslims around the world and observed the daylight fast at the start of Ramadan. A Palestinian man reads the Quran in a tent during the holy month of Ramadan at a protest …

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Fear casts shadow over Burundi to extend the rule of the president

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) – Burundians stood for a long time on Thursday to vote in a referendum that could allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to be in force until 2034, deepen the fear of political repression and ethnic conflict in the heart of Africa's Great Lakes. Burundi opposition leader and vice-president of parliament Agathon Rwasa greets a woman after voting at a …

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The clothing ban alone will not stop next Grenfell, says review

Robert Wright, London May 17, 2018 Print this page A review of building safety in the wake of last year's catastrophic fire in Grenfell Tower has been criticized as it did not require a ban on flammable garments on the outside of the high-rise buildings. [19659005] More than 70 people died in June in the Grenfell fire, which spread both …

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"With friends like Trump, who needs enemies?" E.U. the chief scorer asks

Trump has confused Europeans by threatening to reduce tariffs on EU steel and aluminum exports and renounce an agreement to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, which E.U. Trump has also violated an important international principle for the Middle East peace process by moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. Some EU leaders have made a …

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The post-Grenfell review finds British building regulation systems broken

LONDON (Reuters) – A government test ordered after the Grenfell Tower fire killed 71 people in London in June last year has shown that Britain's building regulation has been broken but has stopped recommending a direct ban on combustible clothing. PHILOTOOTH: Workers are inside the burned mill of the Grenfell Tower in London, UK, October 16, 2017. REUTERS / Hannah …

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