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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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Senate Passes Fast-track Authority, Moves To Resistant House

The bill moves on to the lower chamber where it faces an inevitable battle from House Democrats.

Senate Rejects Currency Provision

Senate Republicans (Photo by James Cullum)

The failed provision is a win for President Obama who issued a veto threat over the entire fast-track bill if the amendment passed

UN: Women Disproportionately Affected by Nepal Earthquake

The flag of the Nepal at the United Nations. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

Gender discrimination, a lack of maternal health facilities and poor security in temporary camps is making post-earthquake life difficult for Nepali women.

The World in 2:00 – May 22, 2015

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UN data shows women disproportionately affected by the Nepal earthquake and Irish voters are poised to legalize same-sex marriage in a national vote today.

Obama Signs Law Granting Congressional Review Of Iran Deal

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Congress will now be able to reject or approve a nuclear deal reached with Iran which is expected to be announced June 30

Obama Reaffirms Support For Israel, Defends Iran Nuclear Action

“It would be a moral failing on my part if we did not stand up firmly, steadfastly not just on behalf of Israel’s right to exist, but its right to thrive and prosper,” Obama said .