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Mexico govt denies army gave orders to 'kill' criminals

- Mexico's government denied on Friday that soldiers were given standing orders to kill criminals days ahead of an alleged massacre of gang suspects last year.

Russian gay couple gets asylum in Finland: Report

Helsinki - A Russian gay couple has been granted asylum in Finland because of the discrimination they faced at home over their sexual orientation, Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat reported on Friday.

Rally in Madrid against law on right to protest

Madrid - About two thousand people marched to the rhythm of drums in Madrid on Tuesday against a controversial new Spanish law that regulates the right to demonstrate.

Haiti warns of security threat in migration crisis

Port-au-prince - A flood of people leaving the Dominican Republic for Haiti could grow into a humanitarian disaster and regional security threat, Port-au-Prince warned Tuesday.

EU slams 'disturbing' Thai student sedition charges

Bangkok - The European Union hit out at Thailand's junta Tuesday for pursuing sedition charges against a group of anti-coup student activists, describing their arrest and prosecution in a military court as a "disturbing development".

Experts want to quiz troops over Mexico missing students

- Experts from a regional human rights body investigating the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico complained Monday that government delays in allowing them to interview soldiers could limit their work.

Istanbul police use teargas to break up Gay Pride parade

Istanbul - Riot police in Istanbul used teargas and fired rubber pellets to disperse thousands of participants in the city's Gay Pride march after some began chanting slogans against the president, an AFP reporter said.

Russian MP urges Facebook blockage over rainbow flag

Moscow - A Russian lawmaker, who has strongly backed anti-gay legislation, said Facebook should be shut down in Russia over its support for the US Supreme Court's decision to legalise same-sex marriage.

Gay pride events in Latin America seek more rights

Santiago - Marchers in several Latin American nations including Chile and Mexico pressed for more gay rights, with many celebrating the US Supreme Court's historic decision allowing same-sex couples to wed.

Thousands celebrate Dublin Pride after marriage vote 

Dublin - Tens of thousands of revellers created a carnival atmosphere on the streets of Dublin on Saturday in the first gay Pride parade since Ireland became the first country in the world to vote for same-sex marriage.

'Feminist drone' delivers abortion pills to Poland

Varsovia - Feminist activists on Saturday sent a drone from Germany to Poland carrying abortion pills to highlight the staunchly Catholic country's restrictive abortion laws.

Thousands celebrate Dublin Pride after marriage vote 

Dublin - Tens of thousands of revellers created a carnival atmosphere on the streets of Dublin on Saturday in the first gay Pride parade since Ireland became the first country in the world to vote for same-sex marriage.

Huge crowds for Berlin Gay Pride after historic U.S. ruling

Berlin - Several hundred thousand people filled the streets of Berlin for the city's Gay Pride parade on Saturday, a day after the US Supreme Court legalised same-sex marriage nationwide.

14 Thai students face seven years in jail for anti-junta rally

Bangkok - Fourteen Thai students were taken into custody Saturday after staging an anti-coup rally on charges that could see them jailed for seven years, as the ruling junta tightens its chokehold on dissent.

Hate crimes shake Brazil's religious melting pot

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's image as a religious melting pot has been shaken in recent weeks by a series of hate crimes, raising alarm over growing intolerance amid a surge in Evangelical Christianity.

Dominican Republic says 17,000 Haitians return voluntarily

Santo Domingo - More than 17,000 undocumented Haitians have voluntarily left the Dominican Republic since the end of a controversial registration process that left thousands of people facing deportation, officials said Friday.

Supreme Court makes gay marriage legal throughout US

Washington - The US Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal throughout the nation in a much-awaited landmark decision that triggered wild jubilation and tears of joy across the country.

Panama president urges nation to accept Noriega apology

Panama - Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela urged the nation Thursday to forgive jailed former dictator Manuel Noriega after he apologized to victims of his 1983-1989 regime.

US slams 'brutality' of Islamic militants in rights report

Washington - The United States denounced the "brutality" of Islamic militants Thursday and highlighted a litany of abuses in Iran and Cuba as it unveiled an annual assessment of human rights around the world.

Record 18 journalists jailed in Egypt, says watchdog

Cairo - Journalists are facing "unprecedented threats" in Egypt with a record number behind bars, mostly for links with ousted president Mohamed Morsi's banned Muslim Brotherhood, a media watchdog said Thursday.

Obama urges China to take 'concrete steps' to ease tensions

Washington - President Barack Obama urged Beijing to take "concrete steps" to ease tensions over cyber hacking and its wide-ranging maritime claims, as the United States and China ended three days of candid talks.

Colombian generals implicated in civilian killings: HRW

Estanzuela - Human Rights Watch accused some of Colombia's top generals Wednesday of links to the "generalized and systematic" execution of civilians, who were then presented as felled FARC guerrillas.

New China-U.S. bid to protect world's oceans

Washington - China and the United States launched a joint initiative Wednesday to protect the oceans, highlighting such cooperation as proof the two nations can work together despite stubborn disagreements.

Anti-gay bill clears key vote in Kyrgyzstan parliament

Bichkek - Lawmakers in ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly in favour of a law activists say discriminates against homosexuals, in the crucial second of three mandatory readings of the bill.

Germany urged to investigate Al-Jazeera journalist arrest

Doha - The German authorities should carry out an investigation into the two-day detention of Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour, a global rights watchdog said Wednesday.

Sri Lanka says war crimes probe delayed by elections

Colombo - Sri Lanka's proposed war crimes investigation has been delayed by several months until September as the government focuses on impending parliamentary elections, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said Wednesday.

Arrested Al-Jazeera journalist arrives back in Qatar

Doha - Jailed Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour arrived back in Qatar on Tuesday, blaming his controversial two-day detention in Germany on pressure from the Egyptian government.

Al-Jazeera's Mansour blames Berlin detention on Egyptian pressure

Berlin - Egyptian-born Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour on Tuesday blamed his controversial two-day detention in Germany at Cairo's request on pressure that the "tyrannical regime" had placed on Berlin.

Italy denies role in CIA extraordinary rendition of imam

Strasbourg - Italy denied any involvement on Tuesday in the CIA's "extraordinary rendition" of an Egyptian imam kidnapped in Milan in 2003 on charges of terrorist connections.

US, China expose faultlines but vow cooperation

Washington - The United States and China candidly laid bare their differences Tuesday including on ensuring freedom of the seas and cyber hacking, but insisted they will work together to avoid confrontation.
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