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Legislative amendments: Participation in foreign armed conflicts is criminal offence in Kazakhstan

Participation in foreign armed conflicts has become a criminal offence in Kazakhstan.

Legislative amendments: Participation in foreign armed conflicts is criminal offence in Kazakhstan
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Rio to ban cosmetic surgery... for dogs, cats

Lawmakers in Rio de Janeiro, where plastic surgery is all the rage, have approved draft legislation banning cosmetic surgery for dogs and cats.

Rio to ban cosmetic surgery... for dogs, cats
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Interior Ministry mulls opening DNA laboratories throughout Kazakhstan

The Ministry of Internal Affairs is planning to open DNA laboratories in Kazakhstan's regions.

Interior Ministry mulls opening DNA laboratories throughout Kazakhstan
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Ukraine to debate Tymoshenko bill to save EU deal

Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday was set to debate a bill to let jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko go abroad for treatment in a last-ditch attempt to save a crucial deal with the European Union.

Ukraine to debate Tymoshenko bill to save EU deal
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Kazakhstan to counteract propaganda of same-sex marriages and lifestyles

We could consider mechanisms to fend children off information promoting same-sex marriages and to set liability for those disseminating such information: PM.

Kazakhstan to counteract propaganda of same-sex marriages and lifestyles
Kazakhstan calls US to repeal Jackson-Vanik amendment
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.

Kazakhstan calls US to repeal Jackson-Vanik amendment
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Kazakhstan President calls to zero tolerance for crime

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev instructed the government and the Parliament to pursue zero tolerance polices and promote zero tolerance for crime in the society.

Kazakhstan President calls to zero tolerance for crime
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Pentagon unveils new measures against sexual assaults

The Pentagon announced new measures Thursday to combat sexual assault in the military but stopped short of stripping commanders of legal authority over the criminal cases as demanded by many lawmakers.

Pentagon unveils new measures against sexual assaults
Uruguay's lower house approves legal regulated marijuana
Uruguay's lower house approves legal regulated marijuana

Uruguay's lower house Wednesday approved a controversial bill which for the first time would put a government in charge of production and distribution of legal marijuana.

Uruguay's lower house approves legal regulated marijuana
US Senate clears border security hurdle for immigration bill
US Senate clears border security hurdle for immigration bill

The US Senate easily cleared a key immigration reform hurdle Monday, advancing a critical compromise Republican measure that would tighten security on the US border with Mexico.

US Senate clears border security hurdle for immigration bill
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US House passes bill banning abortion after 20 weeks

The US House of Representatives approved a Republican measure Tuesday restricting abortion to the first 20 weeks after conception, one of the most stringent pro-life bills in the past decade.

US House passes bill banning abortion after 20 weeks
Border security dispute puts US immigration bill at risk
Border security dispute puts US immigration bill at risk

A huge US immigration bill inched forward Tuesday in the Senate, but Republicans warned that the landmark reform risks stalling or even dying in Congress unless backers agree to further tighten border security.

Border security dispute puts US immigration bill at risk
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Quebec moves to allow assisted suicide

The government of Canada's mostly French-speaking Quebec province on Wednesday unveiled legislation allowing terminally ill patients to kill themselves with a doctor's help.

Quebec moves to allow assisted suicide
Gay marriage vote set to deliver Britain's Cameron more problems
Gay marriage vote set to deliver Britain's Cameron more problems

British Prime Minister David Cameron faces further dissent from within the ranks of his Conservative Party as a bill to legalise gay marriage returns to Parliament Monday.

Gay marriage vote set to deliver Britain's Cameron more problems
Kazakhstan MP opposes same-sex relationships
Kazakhstan MP opposes same-sex relationships

Majilis deputy Kairbek Suleimenov believes that Kazakhstan requires mechanisms for countering trends like same-sex relationships and marriages.

Kazakhstan MP opposes same-sex relationships
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MP calls to persecute pedophilia in Kazakhstan

Majilis deputy Kairbek Suleimenov expressed his opinion on methods of countering pedophilia in Kazakhstan.

MP calls to persecute pedophilia in Kazakhstan
Brazil gives green light to same sex marriage
Brazil gives green light to same sex marriage

Brazil on Tuesday became the third and largest Latin American country to give a de facto green light to same-sex marriage.

Brazil gives green light to same sex marriage
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. ©REUTERS/Andrew Taylor
Australian PM brought to tears in parliament

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's tough exterior cracked Wednesday as she choked back tears while introducing a bill into parliament on disability reforms.

Australian PM brought to tears in parliament
Vermont OK's small amounts of pot
Vermont OK's small amounts of pot

Vermont's legislature on Monday voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, making the New England state the 17th to relax restrictions on the drug.

Vermont OK's small amounts of pot
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Vermont legislators approve 'death-with-dignity' bill

Legislators in the US state of Vermont approved a "death-with-dignity" bill Monday enabling terminally ill patients to take their own lives with lethal medication requested from their doctors.

Vermont legislators approve 'death-with-dignity' bill