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  • BJP announces candidates for 13 seats in Kerala, Pathanamthitta still undecided
  • BJP announces candidates for 13 seats in Kerala, Pathanamthitta still undecided
  • Death toll touches 11, CM Kumaraswamy visits building collapse site
  • Modiji does not respect his elders: Cong on BJP dropping LK Advani
  • Special Olympics 2019: India finish with tally of 368 medals
  • Special Olympics 2019: India finish with tally of 368 medals
  • Special Olympics 2019: India finish with tally of 368 medals
  • BJP drops 3 sitting MPs in first list for Assam
  • BJP drops 3 sitting MPs in first list for Assam
  • Holi celebrated without ‘incident’ in MP
  • 17 nominations for ACs, 2 for PCs filed in the district
  • 17 nominations for ACs, 2 for PCs filed in the district
  • BJP releases list of 12 candidates
  • BJP goes by text book formula: Modi in Varanasi - Rajnath, Gadkari renominated
  • Atleast 45 killed as ferry sinks in Iraq’s Tigris river
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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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Poll: Majority of people want higher taxes for rich

21 Mar 2019 | 5:46 PM

London, Mar 21 (UNI) An overwhelming majority of people in some of the world's wealthiest countries want their government to tax the rich more as most complain they are not getting their fair share of public benefits, according to a major survey.

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Mt Everest: Melting glaciers expose dead bodies

21 Mar 2019 | 5:12 PM

Kathmandu, Mar 21 (UNI) Expedition operators are concerned at the number of climbers' bodies that are becoming exposed on Mount Everest as its glaciers melt.

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Cyclone Idai: '15,000 people still need to be rescued'

21 Mar 2019 | 5:04 PM

Maputo, Mar 21 (UNI) Some 15,000 people still need to be rescued from the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai, Mozambique officials say.

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Brexit: Theresa at Brussels EU summit to urge short delay

21 Mar 2019 | 4:57 PM

Brussels, Mar 21 (UNI) Theresa May will make a direct plea to EU leaders later asking to postpone Brexit for three months, hours after telling the British public a delay was "a matter of great personal regret".

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Global South coop vital to climate change fight, says UN chief

Global South coop vital to climate change fight, says UN chief

21 Mar 2019 | 4:51 PM

United Nations, Mar 21 (UNI) South-South cooperation is key to the world’s sustainable development and the fight against global warming, the United Nations Secretary-General said, as the opening session of the Second UN Conference on South-South Cooperation got underway in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires on Wednesday.

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