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Considering all options to decriminalize homosexuality: Govt – Times of India

Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: The government on Thursday said it was considering all options to decriminalize homosexuality. Law minister Kapil Sibal said, “We must decriminalize adult consensual relationship.” UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi also on Thursday said she …Supreme Court says gay sex illegal, govt hints at legislative routeHindustan TimesSC says gay sex punishable, withdraws legal […]

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New York college freshman dies in fraternity pledge ‘ritual’: prosecutors – NBCNews.com (blog)

NBCNews.com (blog)Baruch College, part of the City University of New York, said the pledging event was “unsanctioned” and that the school has a “zero-tolerance policy” for hazing. “Baruch College had no knowledge of this event or that the fraternity was rushing a pledge …Baruch College Student Dies in Fraternity Pledge Ritual in PoconosNew York TimesPolice […]

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Halt in aid is blow to US effort to help Syrian rebels – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWASHINGTON – The U.S. decision to suspend the delivery of nonlethal aid to rebels in northern Syria is another blow to American efforts to strengthen and unify insurgents fighting Bashar al-Assad, analysts say. The State Department said Wednesday it …US, concerned about militants, suspends some Syrian rebel aidLos Angeles TimesTop US-backed Commander in Syria […]

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Ukraine police stand down after clashing with defiant protesters – Fox News

Fox NewsSeveral thousand police in riot gear pulled back after clashing with protesters in the central square of the Ukrainian capital Wednesday following an overnight confrontation in which police scuffled with demonstrators as they dismantled barricades and evicted …Police in Kiev Halt Assault on Independence SquareNew York TimesUkrainian riot police withdraw after overnight move on […]

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UPDATE 1-Japan’s defence plans focus on China and islands dispute – Reuters

Reuters(Adds Chinese Foreign Ministry comment). By Kiyoshi Takenaka. TOKYO Dec 11 (Reuters) – Japan will set up a new amphibious military unit and deploy unarmed surveillance drones in its southwest, where it faces a row with China over disputed islands, …Japanese Defense Panel Calls for Expanded Regional RoleNew York TimesJapan to Beef Up Military in […]

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India’s Top Court Upholds 153-Year-Old Law Criminalizing Gay Sex – Bloomberg

BloombergIndia’s top court upheld a 153-year-old colonial-era law that criminalizes gay sex, leaving it up to lawmakers to amend the legislation in a setback for homosexual rights in the world’s second-most populous country. The ruling by a two-judge bench of the …Court Restores India’s Ban on Gay SexNew York TimesIndian Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Gay LawVoice […]

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South Africans Celebrate First Black President, but Boo the Current One – TIME

TIMEThousands, including dozens of global dignitaries, piled into Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela. But when current President Jacob Zuma took the stage, he was roundly jeered. By Alex Perry / Qunu, South Africa …Body of Nelson Mandela Lies in State in PretoriaNew York TimesNelson Mandela’s body lying in state […]

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Uruguay OKs first national marketplace for marijuana – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay’s Senate gave final congressional approval Tuesday to create the world’s first national marketplace for legal marijuana, an audacious experiment that will have the government oversee production, sales and …Uruguay approves first national market for legal marijuanaWashington PostUruguay to legalize marijuana, Senate saysCNN InternationalUruguay becomes first country to legalize marijuanaCBS […]

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Sports

Curtis Granderson, Mets finalize four-year deal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Curtis Granderson and the New York Mets have completed a $60 million, four-year contract. The deal with the three-time All-Star outfielder is the team’s most expensive since Sandy Alderson took over as general manager.Granderson tweaks Yanks; 3-team trade discussedWashington PostGranderson to Switch to No. 3 With MetsNew York […]

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Granderson Tweaks Yanks; 3-Team Trade Discussed – ABC News

ABC NewsWith the winter meetings off to a slow start, Curtis Granderson injected some playfully provocative words into New York’s baseball rivalry. Granderson was introduced by the Mets on Tuesday after completing a $60 million, four-year contract, a rare direct switch …Granderson joins Mets, weighs in on ‘true New Yorkers’MLB.comGranderson to Switch to No. 3 […]

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Tech-stock investors may find clues in anti-NSA tactics – MarketWatch

MarketWatchFor online privacy advocates, the new anti-spying push by U.S. technology companies might be seen as a cynical move that comes too late to protect consumer data from years of government snooping. But for tech investors, it’s a warning that may have come …Microsoft and Google Lead Plan to Reform Government SurveillanceThe EscapistTechnical Response of […]

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Crowds Mass in South Africa to Bid Farewell and Honor Mandela – New York Times

New York TimesSOWETO, South Africa — In an outpouring of praise, memory and celebration, scores of leaders from around the world, including President Obama, joined tens of thousands of South Africans in vast rainswept soccer stadium on Tuesday to pay common …World leaders join singing crowds for Mandela memorialCNN InternationalObama’s speech at Mandela memorial: ‘Mandela […]

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Obama arrives for Mandela service, celebration – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG — Thousands of South Africans filled trains and buses and headed to a soccer stadium where President Obama and other leaders from around the globe were honoring Nelson Mandela in a memorial service Tuesday. Extreme levels of …South Africa, world leaders gather to honor MandelaWashington PostNelson Mandela memorial: Snipers, troops stand guardCNN InternationalObama, […]

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Three to the Hall – North Platte Telegraph

North Platte TelegraphLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox spent decades trying to beat each other, no holds barred. On this day, however, they were a mutual admiration society.Joe Torre, the most important manager in Yankees history, earns well-deserved …New York Daily NewsJoe Torre, Tony La Russa, Bobby […]

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Mandela memorial service: Mourners gather in Johannesburg – BBC News

BBC NewsTens of thousands of mourners are expected in Johannesburg for a memorial service for Nelson Mandela. US President Barack Obama and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will be among those paying tribute. The service will be held at the 90,000 …Journalist recalls covering Mandela’s campaignUSA TODAYWorld leaders, thousands of South Africans to honor […]

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Adriana Lima’s 9 Favorite Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Looks (Photos) – Daily Beast

Daily BeastAdriana Lima first graced the Victoria’s Secret runway in 1999 at age 18, alongside some of the world’s biggest supermodels: Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, and Stephanie Seymour. Ever since, Lima has been a staple at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, with …Square Roots | The Making of a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show LookNew York […]

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New project to create drinking water from the Red Sea will also boost shrinking … – Washington Post

Washington PostJERUSALEM — The Dead Sea has been rapidly disappearing for the past 50 years, one of the world’s natural wonders careening toward ecological collapse. But in a deal signed Monday and hailed as “historic,” Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority …Israel, Jordan and Palestinians Sign Water Project DealNew York TimesIsrael, Jordan, Palestinians Approve Water-Sharing […]

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Hagel to Discuss Afghanistan During Visit to Pakistan – Businessweek

BusinessweekU.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, steps off of a helicopter after arriving at the International Security Assistance Force Headquarters, on December 7, 2013 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photographer: Mark Wilson/Getty Images. U.S. Defense Secretary …Hagel Warns Pakistan to Help Open NATO Supply RouteBloombergHagel Urges Pakistan to Reopen Afghan Supply RouteWall Street JournalHagel to meet with […]

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Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine feted at Kennedy Center Honors – Reuters

ReutersWASHINGTON Dec 8 (Reuters) – With notes of rock, jazz and opera, Washington feted piano man Billy Joel, actress Shirley MacLaine and guitarist Carlos Santana on Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors, the capital’s annual celebration of the arts.Billy Joel’s Kennedy Center Honor: ‘Our poet and our pal’NewsdayKennedy Center honors Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine and […]

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Thailand unrest: Opposition MPs pledge to resign – BBC News

BBC NewsThailand’s opposition MPs are to resign en masse, officials say, after weeks of anti-government protests in Bangkok. Opposition-backed street protesters have been trying to oust PM Yingluck Shinawatra, saying she is controlled by her brother, former PM …Members of Thai Opposition Party Quit ParliamentNew York TimesThai Leader Yingluck Shinawatra Says Instability May Drag OnWall […]

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Ukraine opposition rally keeps pressure on Yanukovich – Reuters

ReutersKIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s opposition leaders urged hundreds of thousands of pro-Europe protesters at a rally on Sunday to keep up pressure on President Viktor Yanukovich to sack his government and drop plans for closer ties with Russia. The protesters …Ukraine Demonstrators Say They Won’t Relent on Demands for ChangeNew York TimesUkrainians Rally as Opposition […]