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'Anonymous' No More: Qatari Doctor Comes Out, Country's First

'Anonymous' No More: Qatari Doctor Comes Out, Country's First

May 22, 2022

A Qatari-born doctor, living in the U.S. came out, making him the first openly gay citizen from the country that punishes homosexuality.

Taliban Enforcing Face-Cover Order for Female TV Anchors

Taliban Enforcing Face-Cover Order for Female TV Anchors

By Rahim Faiez | May 22, 2022

Afghanistan's Taliban rulers on Sunday began enforcing an order requiring all female TV news anchors in the country to cover their faces while on-air. The move is part of a hard-line shift drawing condemnation from rights activists.

Australian Labor Topples Conservatives; PM Faces Early Tests

Australian Labor Topples Conservatives; PM Faces Early Tests

By Rod McGuirk | May 22, 2022

Australia's center-left opposition party toppled the conservative government after almost a decade in power, and Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese in his Saturday election victory speech promised sharper reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

UK Gay Couple Allegedly Attacked By Teens

UK Gay Couple Allegedly Attacked By Teens

By Emell Adolphus | May 20, 2022

A UK gay couple says they were attacked by a group of teens for holding hands and waiting for a taxi after going out.

Turkish Police Break Up Student LGBTQ Event, Arrest Dozens

Turkish Police Break Up Student LGBTQ Event, Arrest Dozens

May 20, 2022

Police in Turkey broke up an LGBTQ pride parade at one the country's top public universities and detained all of the participants Friday.

Monkeypox Spreads in West, Baffling African Scientists

Monkeypox Spreads in West, Baffling African Scientists

By Maria Cheng | May 20, 2022

As more cases of monkeypox are detected in Europe and North America, some scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks in Africa say they are baffled by the unusual disease's spread in the West.

Spain Confirms 7 Monkeypox Cases as European Outbreak Grows

Spain Confirms 7 Monkeypox Cases as European Outbreak Grows

By Ashifa Kassam and Barry Hatton | May 19, 2022

Health officials in Spain reported seven cases of monkeypox and Portugal updated its number of confirmed cases to 14 Thursday as an outbreak of a viral disease typically limited to Africa expanded in Europe.

State Dept Pushing to See Griner; NBA Commissioner Weighs In

State Dept Pushing to See Griner; NBA Commissioner Weighs In

By Tim Reynolds | May 19, 2022

The State Department said Tuesday that it still pushing to have regular contact with WNBA star Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury, who has been detained in Russia for nearly three months.

Exiled Russian Director Returns to Cannes, Decries War

Exiled Russian Director Returns to Cannes, Decries War

By Jake Coyle | May 18, 2022

The last two times the Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov had films playing at the Cannes Film Festival, he couldn't attend.

Portugal Finds 5 Monkeypox Cases in Men as Outbreak Spreads

Portugal Finds 5 Monkeypox Cases in Men as Outbreak Spreads

By Barry Hatton and Maria Cheng | May 18, 2022

Portuguese health authorities on Wednesday confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa.

Prince William Hopes Gay Players Encouraged by Jake Daniels

Prince William Hopes Gay Players Encouraged by Jake Daniels

May 17, 2022

Prince William expressed hope Tuesday that more soccer players will have the confidence to be open about their sexuality after Jake Daniels became the first active player in the English men's professional game to announce he is gay.

UK Officials: 4 Men Infected With 'Rare' Monkeypox in London

UK Officials: 4 Men Infected With 'Rare' Monkeypox in London

May 16, 2022

British health authorities say they identified four "rare and unusual" cases of the disease monkeypox among men who appear to have been infected in London and had no history of travel to the African countries where the smallpox-like disease is endemic.

'Wagatha Christie' Offers Her Side in Whodunnit Libel Case

'Wagatha Christie' Offers Her Side in Whodunnit Libel Case

By Danica Kirka | May 16, 2022

The woman dubbed Wagatha Christie by British tabloids testified about the sleuthing techniques that led to her nickname, saying she posted fake news about herself on social media as a ruse to discover who was leaking stories about her family to the press.

Ukrainian Band Kalush Orchestra Wins Eurovision Amid War

Ukrainian Band Kalush Orchestra Wins Eurovision Amid War

By Colleen Barry and Paolo Santalucia | May 15, 2022

Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest in the early hours of Sunday in a clear show of popular support for the war-ravaged nation that went beyond music.

Storm Chasers Face Host of Dangers Beyond Severe Weather

Storm Chasers Face Host of Dangers Beyond Severe Weather

By Todd Richmond | May 14, 2022

The deaths of four storm chasers in car crashes over the last two weeks have underscored the dangers of pursuing severe weather events.

Detention of Out WNBA's Brittney Griner in Moscow Extended for 1 Month

Detention of Out WNBA's Brittney Griner in Moscow Extended for 1 Month

May 13, 2022

The lawyer for out WNBA star Brittney Griner said Friday her pre-trial detention in Russia has been extended by one month.

Elon Musk, an Erratic Visionary, Revels in Contradiction

Elon Musk, an Erratic Visionary, Revels in Contradiction

By Tom Krisher, Michael Liedtke and Adam Geller | May 11, 2022

As the uproar over Elon Musk's $44 billion buyout of Twitter reaches a crescendo, another Musk drama, still chaotic four years after it began, has been back in court.

Tokyo to Recognize Same-Sex  Unions but Not as Legal Marriage

Tokyo to Recognize Same-Sex Unions but Not as Legal Marriage

By Mari Yamaguchi | May 11, 2022

Japan's capital has announced it will start recognizing same-sex partnerships to ease the burdens faced by residents in their daily lives, but the unions will not be considered legal marriages.

Ukrainian Actor Sasha Ivanov Joins the 'Shrimps' for French Film Sequel, But Longs for Homeland

Ukrainian Actor Sasha Ivanov Joins the 'Shrimps' for French Film Sequel, But Longs for Homeland

May 5, 2022

The French queer comedy "The Revenge of the Shiny Shrimp" was filmed last year in Ukraine where it enlisted the help of 20-year-old actor Sasha Ivanov. Now living in Paris, he longs for his homeland in the midst of a tragic war.

US Officials: Brittney Griner Considered Wrongfully Detained

US Officials: Brittney Griner Considered Wrongfully Detained

By Eric Tucker and Matthew Lee | May 3, 2022

The Biden administration has determined that WNBA star Brittney Griner is being wrongfully detained in Russia, meaning the U.S. will more aggressively work to secure her release even as the legal case against her plays out, two U.S. officials said.

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