Monday , September 25 2017

Tunisia bans forced anal exams for homosexuality

Tunisia, where sodomy is punishable by jail, has banned forced anal examinations to determine sexual orientation, the North African state’s minister for human rights said Friday. The authorities carry out the tests on suspected homosexuals but “these exams can no longer be imposed by force, physical or moral, or without …

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Protests spread in English-speaking Cameroon regions

Several thousand demonstrators took to the streets in English-speaking parts of Cameroon in protest at perceived discrimination in favour of the country’s francophone majority, concurring sources said. “Several thousand people have been marching in Bamenda,” the main town in northwest Cameroon and the hub of anglophone agitation, a source close …

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Ethiopia state says no armed deployment for 2017 Irreecha festival

Ethiopia’s Oromia regional state has confirmed that there will be no armed security personnel at this year’s Irreecha festival. Security on the day will be handled by unarmed police and another 300 young people whose mandate will be to prevent unethical behaviour. A top official involved in the organization of …

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Miss Turkey Dethroned a Day After Winning Crown Over a ‘Controversial Tweet’

Organizers have stripped Miss Turkey 2017 of her crown over a social media posting that was deemed insulting to the memory of the 250 people killed while opposing last year’s failed military coup, AP has revealed. The 18-year-old Beauty Queen, Itir Esen was dethroned on Friday, a day after she …

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India: 17-Year-Old Student Invents Footwear To Fight Against S£xual Assault

A 17-year-old Indian, Siddharth Mandala has invented a device meant to help women protect themselves against sexual assailants. The teenage boy and student from Telengana could simply near the incidents of sexual violence against women that characterizes each passing day in India any longer. After witnessing multiple instances of disturbing …

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Must Read: Scientists Discover New Super Antibody that Prevents HIV Infection

Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates. It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus – making it harder for HIV to resist its effects. The work is a collaboration between the US National Institutes of Health …

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