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‘I’m not doing it for fun’: German MP returns to parliament as a transgender woman

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Markus Ganserer was re-elected to the Bavarian state parliament in October, but he won’t be taking his seat in the chamber. Instead, Tessa Ganserer, Germany’s first transgender lawmaker, will sit where Markus once did. Representing the Green Party, Tessa Ganserer is Germany’s first openly transgender politician. Ganserer represented Nuremberg North as Markus since 2013, and Read More

Interview with gay man lands Egyptian TV presenter in jail despite anti-LGBT views

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An Egyptian TV host known for expressing views against LGBT issues in the past has instead been jailed for promoting the gay lifestyle. The sentence stems from a 2018 on-air interview with a gay man about his life. Mohamed Al-Gheiti was sentenced to one year in prison and fined 3,000 Egyptian pounds ($176) by the Read More

WhatsApp enforces new restrictions to combat spread of fake news

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WhatsApp is limiting the number of times a message can be forwarded on in a bid to combat the spread of fake news. The messaging service rolled out the change in India last summer after rumours spread on social media led to several brutal murders and lynchings – and now, the restrictions are being imposed Read More

Teen in Trump hat denies mocking Native American protester

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A teenager who went viral after appearing to confront a Native American man has said he was trying to calm tensions rather than increase them. Nick Sandmann was criticised after being filmed face to face with Nathan Phillips, an activist and Vietnam War veteran who was singing and playing a drum as he participated in Read More

Armed Venezuelan soldiers detained in Caracas for trying to stage ‘uprising’ against Maduro

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Venezuela’s military has detained a group of the National Guard soldiers who stole weapons, and called for an uprising to be staged against President Nicolas Maduro. Early on Monday morning, videos surfaced on social media showing a group of some two dozen men dressed in military uniforms and carrying assault rifles on the streets of Read More

Famous bikini-clad hiker freezes to death on Taiwan mountain

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A hiker who gained fame for scaling summits while scantily clad has been found frozen to death on the side of a mountain in Taiwan after suffering a bad fall during her latest challenge. Dubbed the ‘Bikini hiker’, Gigi Wu clearly had a passion for climbing. The 36-year-old ascended many of Taiwan’s tallest mountains and Read More

Over 100 security killed in Taliban attack on Afghan military training center – reports

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Published time: 21 Jan, 2019 13:47 Edited time: 21 Jan, 2019 13:59 Taliban militants killed over 100 members of the Afghan security forces in an attack on a military compound in the central province of Maidan Wardak, Reuters reported citing a source in the military. “We have information that 126 people have been killed in Read More

Pakistani officers gun down 4 people, incl. 13-year-old girl, claiming they were ‘terrorists’

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Over a dozen members of a police counterterrorism unit were arrested in Pakistan after footage, which showed officers riddling a car with bullets and killing four people including a teenage girl, surfaced online sparking protests. Pakistan’s Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) initially said the killings in Sahiwal, a city in a in Punjab Province, were lawful Read More