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Chris Hemsworth Encourages Australians to Support Marriage Equality

Chris Hemsworth Encourages Australians to Support Marriage Equality

Aug 23
Chris Hemsworth is asking Australians to support marriage equality in the upcoming postal vote by sharing a message on Instagram.

UK Seeks Smooth Rules to Resolve Legal Disputes After Brexit

UK Seeks Smooth Rules to Resolve Legal Disputes After Brexit

Aug 23
Britain says rules governing judicial cooperation with the European Union should stay much as they are now after Brexit to prevent international business disputes and divorce battles from becoming longer and more complicated.

Prominent Russian Theater Director Put Under House Arrest

Prominent Russian Theater Director Put Under House Arrest

By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Aug 23
A Moscow court put a widely revered theater director under house arrest Wednesday on charges of embezzling $1.1 million, in a case widely seen as part of ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression in Russia.

German Police Seize Thousands of 'Trump' Ecstasy Tablets

German Police Seize Thousands of 'Trump' Ecstasy Tablets

Aug 22
German police say they have seized thousands of tablets of the party drug ecstasy in the shape of Donald Trump's head, a haul with an estimated street value of 39,000 euros ($45,900.)

Chile Families Fight for Acceptance of Transgender Children

Chile Families Fight for Acceptance of Transgender Children

By Eva Vergara | Aug 22
Monica Flores was returning from a holiday abroad when Chilean police stopped her for questions at the airport. They were bothered that their records didn't match: She had left the country with a son and returned with a daughter.

Russian Theater Director Detained in Embezzlement Case

Russian Theater Director Detained in Embezzlement Case

By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Aug 22
In a blow to Russia's contemporary arts scene, investigators on Tuesday detained one of the country's most prominent directors and are pressing embezzlement charges against him.

Civil Rights Voices Outraged Over 'Stop The Fags' Poster Campaign in Melbourne

Civil Rights Voices Outraged Over 'Stop The Fags' Poster Campaign in Melbourne

Aug 21
The appearance of an anti-LGBT poster campaign in Melbourne that used questionable statistics to denigrate gay families has many in Australia up in arms as the country is poised to have a postal vote on the national legalization of same-sex marriage.

After Being Rescued by Guardian Angel Drag Queens, Man Helps Them with Crowdfunding Page

After Being Rescued by Guardian Angel Drag Queens, Man Helps Them with Crowdfunding Page

Aug 21
A trio of drag performers in Sydney, Australia can add the title "hero" to their resumes.

UK Promises to Prosecute Online Hate Crimes Vigorously

UK Promises to Prosecute Online Hate Crimes Vigorously

By Danica Kirka | Aug 21
British authorities are promising to prosecute hate crimes committed online as vigorously as those that take place face-to-face, recognizing the growth of hate speech on social media and the potential for such crimes to affect large numbers of people.

Penn Jillette Apologizes to Newfoundland for Insult Comedy

Penn Jillette Apologizes to Newfoundland for Insult Comedy

Aug 20
Penn Jillette is apologizing profusely for his wisecracks insulting Newfoundland.

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