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Turkey bans LGBT events in capital, citing ‘public security’ – World

Turkish officials have banned all events by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights groups in the country’s capital, in a move LGBT organizations call illegal and discriminatory. The ban took effect Saturday for an “indefinite” period and applies to all LGBT film screenings, theatres, panels and exhibitions. The Ankara governor’s office announced Sunday that the ban was imposed to protect “public ...

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‘I’ve lived out a James Bond movie’: Ousted Caracas mayor on the run from Venezuelan government – World

The ousted mayor of Caracas pledged to spread his protest against Venezuela’s socialist government across the world as he arrived in Spain on Saturday, a day after escaping from house arrest and slipping past Venezuelan security forces into Colombia. Antonio Ledezma’s flight from Bogota landed at Barajas airport in Spain’s capital, Madrid. With a Venezuelan flag draped over his shoulder, ...

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Dozens killed in bombings in Damascus, eastern Syria – World

At least five children and two rescue workers were killed Friday in a Damascus suburb during a government bombing campaign amid escalating violence in and around the capital despite a truce, activists reported. State media said that rebels shelled government-controlled neighbourhoods of Damascus, killing at least three civilians. Meanwhile, activists said militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ...

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