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Sex on the Beach: Fun for Humans, Deadly for Wildlife

Sex on the Beach: Fun for Humans, Deadly for Wildlife

Nov 28, 2021

The Canary Islands have become a hot spot for outdoor sex, but used condoms are destroying wildlife.

Netherlands, Australia Find Omicron Variant as Curbs Spread

Netherlands, Australia Find Omicron Variant as Curbs Spread

By Mike Corder, Geir Moulson | Nov 28, 2021

The Netherlands confirmed 13 cases of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus on Sunday and Australia found two as the countries half a world apart became the latest to detect it in travelers.

COVID Variant Spreads to More Countries as World on High Alert

COVID Variant Spreads to More Countries as World on High Alert

By Pan Pylas | Nov 28, 2021

The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa.

Backlash Hits Norwegian 'I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus' Ad

Backlash Hits Norwegian 'I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus' Ad

Nov 27, 2021

It appears that a Norwegian ad featuring a daddy kissing Santa Claus has upset some, claiming that it sexualizes Christmas.

Australian Schools Can Still Expel LGBTQ+ Kids Despite Proposed Religious Discrimination Bill

Australian Schools Can Still Expel LGBTQ+ Kids Despite Proposed Religious Discrimination Bill

Nov 27, 2021

Australia's proposed Religious Discrimination Bill may do more harm than good for LGBTQ+ students.

Dutch Government Apologies for Discredited Transgender Law

Dutch Government Apologies for Discredited Transgender Law

Nov 27, 2021

The Dutch government apologized for a scrapped law that required transgender people to undergo surgery and sterilization if they wanted to change their birth certificate gender.

High Alert: World Scurries to Contain New COVID Variant

High Alert: World Scurries to Contain New COVID Variant

By Mike Corder, Pan Pylas | Nov 27, 2021

New restrictions were being slapped on travel from countries in southern Africa by the hour as the world scurried Saturday to contain a new COVID variant.

New Omicron Variant Stokes World Fears, Triggers Travel Bans

New Omicron Variant Stokes World Fears, Triggers Travel Bans

By Raf Casert | Nov 26, 2021

The discovery of a new coronavirus variant sent a chill through much of the world Friday as nations raced to halt air travel, markets fell sharply and scientists held emergency meetings to weigh the exact risks, which were largely unknown.

Egypt Unveils Renovated 'Avenue of the Sphinxes' in Luxor

Egypt Unveils Renovated 'Avenue of the Sphinxes' in Luxor

By Haggag Salama | Nov 26, 2021

Egyptian authorities were unveiling Thursday a renovated ancient promenade in the city of Luxor dating back 3,000 years, the latest government project undertaken to highlight the country's archaeological treasures.

Explainer: What is this New COVID Variant in South Africa?

Explainer: What is this New COVID Variant in South Africa?

By Maria Cheng | Nov 26, 2021

South African scientists have identified a new version of the coronavirus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, the country's most populous province.

South African Scientists Detect New Virus Variant Amid Spike

South African Scientists Detect New Virus Variant Amid Spike

By Andrew Meldrum and Mogomotsi Magom | Nov 26, 2021

A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country's most populous province,

Out in the World: Campaign Tackles Puerto Rico's LGBTQ Violence Issues; Travel Initiative Launched

Out in the World: Campaign Tackles Puerto Rico's LGBTQ Violence Issues; Travel Initiative Launched

By Heather Cassell | Nov 26, 2021

This year marks a new beginning for Puerto Rico's LGBTQ community following the deadliest year for transgender people in the U.S. territory in 2020.

Saudi Critic's Fiancee Urges Justin Bieber to Cancel F1 Show

Saudi Critic's Fiancee Urges Justin Bieber to Cancel F1 Show

By Aya Batrawy | Nov 26, 2021

Pop star Justin Bieber is facing growing calls to cancel his concert in Saudi Arabia next month.

World Takes Action as New Variant Emerges in Southern Africa

World Takes Action as New Variant Emerges in Southern Africa

By Raf Casert | Nov 26, 2021

A slew of nations moved to stop air travel from southern Africa on Friday, and stocks plunged in Asia and Europe in reaction to news of a new, potentially more transmissible COVID-19 variant.

Afghan Girl From Famous Cover Portrait Is Evacuated To Italy

Afghan Girl From Famous Cover Portrait Is Evacuated To Italy

Nov 26, 2021

National Geographic magazine's famed green-eyed "Afghan Girl" has arrived in Italy as part of the West's evacuation of Afghans following the Taliban takeover of the country, the Italian government said Thursday.

Chinese Fashion Photographer In Dior Controversy Apologizes

Chinese Fashion Photographer In Dior Controversy Apologizes

By Zen Soo and Huizhong Wu | Nov 25, 2021

A renowned Chinese fashion photographer has apologized for her past work after online critics called it insulting to the Chinese people and fashion house Dior removed one of her photos from a show in Shanghai.

Will Russian Lawmakers Ban Same-Sex Scenes in Movies, TV?

Will Russian Lawmakers Ban Same-Sex Scenes in Movies, TV?

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 24, 2021

Lawmakers in Russia are poised to consider fresh restrictions on movies and television when it comes to suggestions of same-sex relationships, with one comparing such content to "pornography."

Chile Congress Approves Same-Sex Marriage, Adoptions

Chile Congress Approves Same-Sex Marriage, Adoptions

By Eva Vergara | Nov 24, 2021

A measure to legalize marriage and adoption by same-sex couples was approved by the lower house of Chile's Congress on Tuesday, moving it close to final adoption. It had already passed the Senate.

Watch: Santa Is Gay and Crushing in Viral Norwegian Christmas Ad

Watch: Santa Is Gay and Crushing in Viral Norwegian Christmas Ad

By Emell Adolphus | Nov 23, 2021

For the third year, Posten (The Norwegian Postal Service) is subverting the classic Christmas tales with a bold statement.

A Call for Companies to Engage in Global LGBTQ Corporate Responsibility

A Call for Companies to Engage in Global LGBTQ Corporate Responsibility

Nov 23, 2021

Multinational corporations have a responsibility to advocate for LGBTQ human rights around the world, one researcher suggests.

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