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Raul Castro’s daughter calls for ‘conga’ dance against homophobia in Cuba

Cuban leader Raul Castro’s daughter, a sexologist and supporter of gay rights, has urged Cubans to join a traditional “conga” dance against homophobia taking place in Havana on Saturday. “We are the heirs of a strongly patriarchal Spanish culture, very homophobic and very discriminating,” said Mariela Castro, whose father succeeded…

India accounts for a quarter of cervical cancer deaths thanks to stigma

Social stigma is harming attempts to combat cervical cancer in India where more women die annually of the disease than anywhere else in the world, a new report said Friday. More than a quarter of cervical cancer deaths worldwide occur in India, representing 72,825 a year according to the report…

Lebanese director: Arab League blocked my film because I ‘set foot’ in Israel

Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri whose award-winning film “The Attack” has been banned in his home country said on Friday that the Arab League has asked its 22 member governments to take steps to prevent the film being shown. “The Arab League has asked Arab governments, Lebanon included, to withdraw the…

Bloomberg reporters accused of spying on Goldman Sachs traders

Financial services news group restricts access to client information from terminals after complaint from Goldman Financial services news group Bloomberg was facing questions on Friday about how reporters used information about clients gleaned from its widely-used terminals. The New York Post reported that journalists at Bloomberg had been caught using the financial…

Judge blasts Obama administration request for a stay to his Plan B as ‘alternative reality’

Judge Edward Korman of the Eastern District of New York gave no quarter to the Administration in his ruling this morning declining to issue a stay to his April ruling that made emergency contraceptives available over the counter pending the outcome of the Administration’s appeal. Korman not only repeated his…

Germany still has to recover from ‘intellectual decapitation’ in World War II

Germany on Friday marked 80 years since mass book burnings by the Nazis, as officials said the country had yet to recover from its self-inflicted “intellectual decapitation”. On May 10, 1933, less than four months after Adolf Hitler’s rise to power, his followers burned thousands of books by leading writers…

U.S. monitors: Carbon dioxide in atmosphere hits historic high

The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has broken above 400 parts per million for the first time in human history, US monitors announced Friday, indicating that climate change has reached a new high. The data showing that the average C02 was 400.03 as of May 9 was posted…

Prince Harry honors fallen U.S. soldiers

Prince Harry, in the dress uniform of his British army regiment, paid tribute Friday to US soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan on day two of a US tour dedicated in good part to war veterans. With white-gloved hands behind his back, he strolled alone through rows of white headstones…

Malcom X’s grandson Malcolm Shabazz killed in an apparent robbery attempt in Mexico

Malcolm Shabazz, the once-troubled grandson of Malcolm X, was killed in Mexico this week. While a statement was first issued via Twitter and Facebook by Shabazz family friend and public relations professional (for whom Shabazz once worked) Terrie Williams, Talking Points Memo’s Hunter Walker confirmed it separately with Shabazz’s friend…

Cambodia on track to eliminate new HIV infections by 2020

Cambodia is on track to become one of the few countries in the world to successfully reverse its HIV epidemic and may eliminate new infections by 2020, the World Health Organization said Friday. The Southeast Asian nation has reduced its HIV prevalence rate from a 1998 peak of 1.7 percent…

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