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Kenyan press up in arms over 'draconian' media bill Kenya's media reacted with shock and outrage Friday after parliament voted through a bill that could see journalists and outlets slapped with huge fines for violating a code of conduct.
01 ноября 2013
Photo courtesy of Germany to allow third gender option at birth Germany on Friday will become the first European country to allow babies born with characteristics of both sexes to be registered as neither male nor female.
30 октября 2013
Sultan of Brunei introduces tough Islamic punishments The Sultan of Brunei announced the phased introduction of tough Islamic punishments including death by stoning for crimes such as adultery, in the monarchy's latest step towards conservatism.
22 октября 2013
Caetano Veloso. ©Reuters/Mario Anzuoni Brazil singers fight for right to veto biographies Famous Brazilian songwriters -- long activists for freedom of expression -- are themselves coming under fire as they fight an attempt to overturn a law allowing celebrities to veto unauthorized biographies.
15 октября 2013
NASA ban on Chinese scientists 'inaccurate': lawmaker A controversial decision by NASA to bar Chinese scientists from a conference on exoplanets next month was deemed "inaccurate" Tuesday by the US congressman who wrote the law.
09 октября 2013
©RIA Novosti Kazakhstan to toughen punishment for incitement of labor conflicts Kazakhstan is getting a new edition of the Criminal Code. It will toughen punishment for incitement of labor conflicts and cybercrimes.
04 октября 2013
©REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes Kazakhstan MP suggest adopting anti-gay law Kazakhstan’s Parliament deputy Bakhytbek Smagul has suggested drafting a law to ban same-sex relations.
03 октября 2013
Erna Solberg. ©Reuters/Stian Lysberg Solum/NTB Scanpix Next Norwegian government to get tough on immigration Norway's incoming government will get tough on immigration, future prime minister Erna Solberg, said Monday as she presented the main policies of the minority coalition she is forming with a populist right-wing party.
02 октября 2013
©Reuters/Bazuki Muhammad Malaysian protesters rail against security proposal Around 30 people protested Monday against a Malaysian parliamentary proposal that critics say allows detention without trial, denouncing it as a broken promise by the government to scrap oppressive laws.
30 сентября 2013
Bill Clinton backs Obama's push to promote health law President Barack Obama got backing from Bill Clinton Tuesday as he sought to promote his health care law to the US public amid a congressional battle and an approaching sign-up date.
25 сентября 2013
Kazakhstan calls US to repeal Jackson-Vanik amendment Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrissov had a meeting with US Congressmen during his official visit to Washington this summer.
23 сентября 2013
Obama: Navy Yard shooting must inspire gun law change President Barack Obama used a memorial service for the victims of America's latest mass shooting on Sunday to make another impassioned appeal to reform gun ownership laws.
23 сентября 2013
Foreigners flock to New Zealand for gay marriage More than 80 same-sex couples, including 24 from overseas, have said "I do" in New Zealand since a law legalising gay marriage took effect a month ago.
21 сентября 2013
Obama urges new gun laws, swift Congress action unlikely President Barack Obama called on Congress Tuesday to tighten gun laws after the latest in a "ritual" of shooting massacres, but lawmakers admitted there is insufficient support for new legislation.
18 сентября 2013
© Kazakhstan mulls transplanting organs without notifying families Emergency organ transplantation without notification of the patient’s families, in case they are not immediately available, may be put into a law in Kazakhstan.
17 сентября 2013
Hawaii takes step to legalizing gay marriage Hawaii's governor on Monday called a special legislative assembly next month to debate a bill legalizing gay marriage, in what would make it the 14th US state to do so.
11 сентября 2013
Gay rights activists protest Russia law About 300 gay rights activists rallied in Madrid on Tuesday as part of an international protest against hotly disputed Russian laws cracking down on homosexuals.
04 сентября 2013
Same-sex couples tie knot in New Zealand Dozens of same-sex couples said "I do" Monday as New Zealand became the first Asia-Pacific country, and only the 14th in the world, to legalise gay marriage.
20 августа 2013
©RIA Novosti Kazakhstan wants to ban gay 'propaganda' Kazakhstan parliament wants to follow in Russia's footsteps and put through a bill banning homosexuality 'propaganda' in Kazakhstan.
19 августа 2013
©REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez US plans lower sentences for drug users The United States announced plans Monday to reduce its use of mandatory sentences for drug offenses in order to tackle a cycle of poverty and incarceration in overcrowded jails.
13 августа 2013

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