Social affairs

Participants wave LGBT pride rainbow flags during annual Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
August 02, 2018 - 9:55 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Over 15,000 people marched in the Gay Pride Parade through Jerusalem on Thursday, partying in the shadow of a recently passed surrogacy law that excludes homosexual fathers and outraged the gay community. Waving rainbow flags emblazed with the Star of David and blasting music,...
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August 02, 2018 - 9:48 am
Google is reportedly working on a mobile version of its search engine that will comply with strict censorship controls in China. The Intercept reported that the work has been ongoing since the spring of 2017 and was accelerated in December following a meeting between Google CEO Sundar Pichai and a...
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Dozens of activists gather outside the parliament in Rome to protest on Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, amid new concerns within the community about discrimination. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Simone Somekh)
August 02, 2018 - 9:45 am
ROME (AP) — Dozens of activists have gathered outside Italy's parliament on Roma Holocaust Memorial Day amid new concerns about discrimination against the minority community. Waving Roma flags and displaying signs reading "Stop xenophobia" and "No to pogroms," the activists gathered Thursday to...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, Fla. Trump and porn star Stormy Daniels could be on stage in Ohio at the same time, some 90 miles apart on Saturday, Aug. 4. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
August 02, 2018 - 9:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — Experts appointed by the U.N. Human Rights Council and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights are condemning what they describe as "strategic" attacks on the press by U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump has broadly labeled news media the "enemy of the people" and regularly...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2016, file photo, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer hugs his wife, Shelley, after their 44-28 win over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game, in Glendale, Ariz. Ohio State placed Meyer on paid administrative leave Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, while it investigates claims that his wife knew about allegations of abuse against former Buckeyes assistant Zach Smith, who was fired last week. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
August 02, 2018 - 6:33 am
Urban Meyer's Ohio State program has been one of the best in college football and for the most part has avoided major off-field issues and player behavior problems that tarnished his championship teams at Florida. Now Meyer appears to be in jeopardy of losing his job as Buckeyes coach over the...
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August 02, 2018 - 5:48 am
LONDON (AP) — One of Iceland's top whaling companies says it has stopped hunting minke whales this year, in response to a new government regulation that enlarged the protected area for baleen whales. The temporary halt to whaling comes about a month earlier than expected, Gunnar Jonsson, owner of...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook said it has uncovered “sophisticated” efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to influence U.S. politics on its platforms. The company said it removed more than 30 accounts from Facebook and Instagram because they were involved in “coordinated” behavior and appeared to be fake. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
August 02, 2018 - 5:46 am
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Facebook stunned and angered organizers of a protest against white supremacists when it disabled their Washington event's page this week, saying it and others had been created by "bad actors" misusing the social media platform. The company said the page — one of 32 pages...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2018 file photo, demonstrators holds signs as they gather in front of the Supreme Court in Washington after President Donald Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee. Worried by the prospect of a reconfigured court, abortion-rights advocates are intensifying efforts to ensure access to abortion for women who might be affected by a new wave of bans and restrictions. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
August 02, 2018 - 4:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Abortion-rights advocates are intensifying efforts to make it easier for women to get abortions amid a new wave of state-level bans and restrictions expected to occur under a reconfigured U.S. Supreme Court. The efforts include boosting financial aid for women needing to travel long...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, July 31, 2018, Pope Francis prays during an audience in St. Peter's square at the Vatican. The Vatican said Thursday Aug. 2, 2018, that Pope Francis has changed church teaching about the death penalty, saying it can never be sanctioned because it "attacks" the inherent dignity of all humans. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, FILE)
August 02, 2018 - 4:28 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has changed Catholic Church teaching about the death penalty, saying in a new policy published Thursday that it is always "inadmissible" because it "attacks" the inherent dignity of all humans. The Vatican said Francis had approved a change to the Catechism of the...
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An army tank patrols on a street in Harare during protests by opposition party supporters Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. Hundreds of angry opposition supporters outside Zimbabwe's electoral commission were met by riot police firing tear gas as the country awaited the results of Monday's presidential election, the first after the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. (AP Photo/Mujahid Safodien)
August 02, 2018 - 2:27 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president said Thursday that his government has been in touch with the main opposition leader in an attempt to ease tensions after election-related violence in the country's capital. As the African nation awaited results from its presidential election on Monday,...
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