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The Boy Scouts of America has ended a blankey ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees.
The new policy, which takes effect immediately, comes
14th European Maccabi Games - a major Jewish sporting event - are being staged in Germany for the first time on the site of the 1936 Berlin Olympics
The Greek PM has been holding urgent talks with his Syriza Party, ahead of the start of new bailout talks with creditors on Tuesday
Competition at the 2015 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival in Tbilisi got underway on Monday. The city’s brand new Athletics Stadium greeted the
Amid reports that Yemen’s truce has now descended into violence, victims of Saturday’s Saudi-led airstrike in Taiz are taking stock of the damage
Boston has withdrawn its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The city and the U.S. Olympic Committee severed ties following a low level of support
At least 22 people are reported dead after armed men opened fire at a wedding ceremony in northern Afghanistan. It happened at Deh Salah district in
Europe must build on momentum generated by a series of landmark decisions on recognising gay relationships, campaigners have urged.
The emergency services are at full stretch in two areas of France as they battle wildfires threatening to engulf homes and livelihoods. The country’s
Sarrin has been a launchpad for ISIL for months and its capture will cut off a major supply line for the Islamist militants
Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize for his work at Fifa, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
His statement follows a meeting between
What has happened to the Eternal City? Rubbish on the streets of Rome and wildcat strikes causing delays on subway trains have prompted national and
Blood donors are being offered discounts on tickets to a music festival in Transylvania, in a move that would make Count Dracula himself proud. The
With record numbers of migrants drowning in the Mediterranean, many others seeking a better life in Western Europe are opting to travel overland via
Croatia’s Constitutional Court has ordered a retrial of former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader after he successfully appealed against a guilty verdict
The International Olympic committee will decide the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday in Kuala Lumpur. The IOC members will choose
Kurdish fighters in northern Syria are accusing the Turkish army of shelling their positions
UK publisher Pearson has confirmed that it is planning to sell its 50 percent stake in The Economist, following its sale of the Financial Times to a
On the frontline between Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants, a group of young women have mobilised. They have left their homes and dreams
Mexico has been confronted with evidence of its grisly drugs underworld. Investigators searching for a group of missing students have so far
Computers inside Britain’s House of Parliament were used to make 250,000 requests to access pornography sites last year. The figures work out to 700
Manchester United have signed Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero on a three-year deal. The future of current Reds number one David de Gea remains
French farmers fighting what they call unfair competition have mounted blockades at the country’s borders – targeting lorries bringing in foreign
After three weeks of relative calm Chinese shares went into free fall on Monday.
The major indexes tumbled by more than eight percent, the largest
Climbers of Mount Fuji can now flash their ascent and conquest of Japan’s highest peak in an instant. Selfies can be uploaded on to social media
Rock legends, big hitters, ‘sacred monsters’ of the music world strutted their talents at this years Paleo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland. Patti
The Turkish military has begun a major campaign against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) after a series of incidents apparently brought to an end a
A tribute to love and loyalty. That’s the theme in Andy Grammer’s upbeat hit “Honey I’m Good”. It is the second single from the singer’s sophomore
He is the first serving US President to visit Ethiopia. But in talks with its premier on Monday, Barack Obama warned that more must be done to
The Russian rouble continued to slide on Monday, a result of falling oil prices that have slumped to a four month low.
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