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Clergy Reacts to Uganda’s Controversial Bill

Demonstrators rally against anti-gay legislation introduced by the Ugandan parliament in 2009. The bill was signed into law today. November 19, 2009. Flickr photo: Kaytee Riek

The Ugandan Anglican Church has been an avid supporter of the recently passed “anti-gay bill” in Uganda.

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Israel Remains Silent On Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill As Activists Speak Out

Demonstrators rally against anti-gay legislation introduced by the Ugandan parliament in 2009. The bill was signed into law today. November 19, 2009. Flickr photo: Kaytee Riek

This is not the first time Israel has looked past atrocities in the name of foreign relations.

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Thai Protest Leader Arrested While the UN Posts Videos

(UNITED NATIONS- TRNS) As protest leaders begin to be arrested, the UN division in Thailand decided to post an “educational” video on YouTube. This video depicts a child anticipating a cake, and as it makes its way toward him pieces are being taken from it until there is nothing left. A voiceover warns “Corruption, eats […]

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Violence Ensues In Thailand as Vote Stands

Amidst the growing violence, The United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR), said in a statement that they have “been alarmed to see individuals at protest sites with weapons”.

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Protests Continue After Difficult Thai Elections

UNITED NATIONS (TRNS) –  A Spokesperson for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, announced that the Secretary General is “concerned that a number of Thai people were not able to exercise their right to vote”. He has said that he hopes both parties in the conflict will begin a dialogue to prevent further escalation. In addition […]

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Tensions Continue to Rise Over Recent Thai Elections

UNITED NATIONS (TRNS) –  The UN has voiced their opinion on the current events in Thailand, in a statement by the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Thailand. They urged both parties to refrain from violence, and resolve the situation democratically. In a statement by UNICEF, concern was expressed for the the children whose education […]

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“The Real Pirates of the Sea”

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Piracy on the high seas is no longer archaic, and the political circumstances giving rise to such bad actors should be treated as a serious threat.

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Islamic Militants Find ‘Sin’ at Nigerian Wedding

Boko Haram is a group that does not care about the lives of civilians. All they care about is their conception of what their god wants of them, namely the death of all western civilization.

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Hacktivist Attacks: Freedom Fighters Or Freedom Violators?

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Does the government have the right to shut down hackers’ efforts to disrupt government and business websites, or should the hackers be allowed their freedom of expression by impeding, rather than destroying, functions with which they disagree?

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Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Israel

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After his trip to Israel, many are feeling reassured that President Obama does in fact stand with Israel.

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Thursday, April 2

● Profits parked in foreign tax havens

● Arsenic taken off the chickens’ menu

● Iconic Maryland crabs switched for imposters

● The 114th Congress by the numbers

● Ebola drug trial results are encouraging

● Car parts giant fixed prices and rigged bids

LISTEN: The Day Ahead – April 2, 2015

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Party leaders in the U.K. meet for a 7-way TV debate ahead of next month’s elections and Lebanon’s parliament attempts for a 21st time to select a new president.

Sen. Menendez To Face Federal Charges

The Senator could be arraigned as early as Thursday

California Gov. Issues Mandatory Water Restrictions

Aerial view of Reno, Nevada (foreground), and Lake Tahoe (background) on January 14, 2014. Between the city and the lake, the mountains are nearly bare of snow, an unmistakable sign of precipitation deficits. Photo: Kelly Redmond/NOAA

“Today we are standing on dry grass where there should be five feet of snow. This historic drought demands unprecedented action,” Gov. Brown said.

Amnesty: US Carried Out Fifth-Most Executions in 2014

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‘Governments are deceiving the public if they say the death penalty will solve crime problems,’ says Amnesty International’s Renzo Pomi.

Iran Talks Extended For Second Time

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The State department announced that Sec. John Kerry will remain in Switzerland another day for negotiations.