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Nine months after ‘Don’t Ask’ repeal, gay troops slowly come out

In the nine months since being given the legal right to serve openly in the military, gay service members are increasingly speaking out about the double lives they led under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law. As gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans and their supporters celebrate June as “Pride Month,” two senior officers — a Navy woman and an ...

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Writer, director Nora Ephron dies

Los Angeles – Writer and film director Nora Ephron, known for her work on movies such as When Harry Met Sally, has died in New York at age 71, according to media reports on Tuesday night, hours after it was first revealed that she was gravely ill and near death. A spokesperson for her…

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Syria is in a “state of war”, says President Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has declared on Tuesday that his country is at war. Assad urged his government to continue the fight against the foreign back terrorist rebels at all costs. The fate of the nation is a stake! In a statement broadcast live on Syrian TV Assad said: “We live in a real state of war from all angles,” ...

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UN Expert: Justice For All Victims Of Human Trafficking

Wednesday, 27 June 2012, 2:36 pm Press Release: OHCHR UN Expert Calls For Justice For All Victims Of Human Trafficking … Even The ‘Imperfect’ Ones GENEVA (26 June 2012) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, said that the human rights of trafficked persons are not yet the primary consideration ...

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Shrine fire: Shutdown disrupts life in Kashmir

Srinagar: Life across Kashmir was disrupted Tuesday due to a strike called by separatists over gutting of the 200-year-old Dastageer Sahib shrine in Khanyar area of the city. Schools, colleges, offices, shops and other commercial establishments were closed due to the strike called by almost all separatist groups including both factions of…

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Why I won’t be going to the London Olympics

Iran’s president stays away but other controversial national leaders will attend, causing a headache for David Cameron President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad applauded Iran’s athletes but said he would not be going to London to watch them. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has said he would like to come to the London Olympics but will not be attending because ...

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Greek caretaker government sworn in

Athens: The Greek caretaker government, which will lead the country to the second round of national polls in June, was sworn in on Thursday morning at a ceremony held at the Presidential mansion in Athens. Headed by Panayiotis Pikrammenos, top judge of the Greek Supreme Administrative Court until his appointment to the post on Wednesday, it is tasked to “preserve ...

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