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Ugandan activists challenge anti-gay law in court

Ugandan gay rights activists and politicians filed a challenge in court Tuesday to a tough new anti-gay law that has sparked international outrage and led to cuts in foreign aid. “I believe it (the law) to be harmful, redundant, unnecessary, and inconsistent with the constitution,” said Fox Odoi, an MP and one of the

Israel ‘regrets’ fatal shooting of Jordan judge

Israel expressed regret on Tuesday over the fatal shooting of a Jordanian-Palestinian judge by Israeli troops at a West Bank border crossing, a statement from the premier’s office said. “Israel regrets the death of Judge Raed Zeiter yesterday (Monday) at the King Hussein (Allenby) bridge and expresses its sympathies to the people and government

Papua New Guinea’s PM fires senior ministers for ‘creating instability’

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has sacked his treasurer and another senior minister for “creating instability” within the government of the poor but resource-rich Pacific nation. Treasurer Don Polye and Industrial Relations Minister Mark Maipakai were dumped on Monday amid unconfirmed reports in the Post-Courier daily of “secret meetings being held to

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