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  • No hope of other survivors in Kerch Strait ship fire
  • Virat named ICC captain of ODI, Test team of 2018
  • Virat named ICC captain of ODI, Test team of 2018
  • President of Zimbabwe calls for National dialogue amid protests against fuel price hike
  • Shia Waqf Board chief demands ban on Madrassas for spreading ISIS ideology
  • Snowfall in HP disrupts traffic
  • Academics, ex-diplomats write to Xi demanding Canadians be freed
  • Mamata says all Oppositions working together to take up EVMs issues with ECI
  • US to request extradition of Huawei’s Meng
  • Nissan ex-chairman Ghosn: faces more time in custody as bail denied
  • After Kangaroos, can India grab Kiwis?
  • After Kangaroos, can India grab Kiwis?
  • Two killed after pick-up truck hit by train in S Thailand
  • We changed mindset that India cannot change, says PM Modi
  • UK MPs put forward rival plans to Brexit deal
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LGBTI: Time to break the taboo of immorality, embrace the difference

United Nations, Sep 26 (UNI) To tackle challenges, including hate crimes, faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) community, the need of the hour is to educate people to change the mindset and embrace the difference.
Addressing a high-level event on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary killings of LGBTI persons around the world, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, said, ''We need to respect and embrace these differences – not criminalise them, not attack people, not deprive them of equal rights or the protection of the law, just because they are seen as ‘different’.''
Welcoming recent legislative changes that have happened in Chile - her own country, and India, Ms Bachelet noted that ''this important discussion is taking place all over the world.''
She stressed that only education can roll back prejudice and hate, which are at the core of the killings and violence against the LGBTI community, a United Nations statement said on Wednesday.
UN independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity Victor Madrigal-Borloz said, ''Every day, millions of LGBTI people, are subjected to acts of great cruelty based solely on who they are or who they choose to love or desire.''
In seven countries, same sex relationships are punishable by death, in complete violation of fundamental human rights.
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Academics, ex-diplomats write to Xi demanding Canadians be freed

22 Jan 2019 | 1:00 PM

Beijing, Jan 22 (UNI) A group of 143 scholars and former diplomats have signed an open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping demanding the release of two Canadian citizens amid an intensifying diplomatic spat between Beijing and Ottawa.

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Zimbabwe president breaks off Davos trip amid protest in his country

Zimbabwe president breaks off Davos trip amid protest in his country

22 Jan 2019 | 12:54 PM

Harare, Jan 22 (UNI) Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa returned to his home from a trade mission to Europe a week after violent protests over rising fuel costs left at least a dozen people dead.

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US to request extradition of Huawei’s Meng

22 Jan 2019 | 12:52 PM

Ottawa, Jan (UNI) The United States has informed the Canadian government it plans to proceed with a formal request to extradite Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou on allegations of banking fraud related to violations of US sanctions against Iran.

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Nissan ex-chairman Ghosn: faces more time in custody as bail denied

22 Jan 2019 | 12:52 PM

Tokyo, Jan 22 (UNI) A Tokyo court has rejected Nissan's ex-chairman Carlos Ghosn latest request for bail, despite his promise to remain in Japan and follow restrictions in exchange for his release.

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US special envoy for Afghan to visit Russia in Feb

22 Jan 2019 | 12:41 PM

Moscow, Jan 22 (UNI) United States Special envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Mamozy Khalilzad may travel Russia's capital, here in February, Russian Foreign Ministry Second Asian Department Director Zamir Kabulov said on Tuesday.

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