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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”

(UN Photo/Stuart Price)

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

Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu

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

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Monday, May 4

● Disclosure doesn’t burden First Amendment

● Man leaves mark on Mercury

● Trading with enemy doesn’t pay

● DOT announces tank car safety standards

● Homeowner democracy grows large

Photos: Celebration As Six Officers Charged In Baltimore

It was a sight to see.

Listen: “Baltimore 9″ Defy Curfew

TRNS followed a group of 9 young activists intent on rejecting Baltimore’s curfew.

The Weekend Ahead – May 2-4, 2015

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Italy marks 70 years since the Nazi surrender in the country, it’s Mayweather-Pacquiao time in Vegas and Baltimore’s citywide curfew expires on Monday.

The World in 2:00 – May 1, 2015

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Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced today that six Baltimore police officers will be charged in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.

Slideshow: Baltimore Celebrates Officers’ Charges

Jubilation in Baltimore, MD, May 1, 2015, after news broke that the six arresting officers of Freddie Gray are facing charges ranging from manslaughter to murder. (Photo by James Cullum)

Baltimore residents expressed joy following the announcement that 6 officers involved in Freddie Gray’s arrest will face strict charges.