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Pepsi pulls Kendall Jenner advert amid outcry

Pepsi pulls Kendall Jenner advert amid outcry

Image copyright Pepsi Pepsi has pulled an advert that sparked an outcry and accusations that the drinks maker was trivialising recent street protests across the US. The advert featured reality TV star Kendall Jenner leaving a photo shoot to join a heavily policed demonstration. She defuses the tension by walking to the police line and […]

Dutch men hold hands to protest against homophobia

Dutch men hold hands to protest against homophobia

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Politicians from Democrats 66 party, Alexander Pechtold (L) and Wouter Koolmees (R), arrived a meeting in Le Hague holding hands to show support for the movement Dutch men are uploading pictures of themselves holding hands on to social media to stand against homophobia. The trend was sparked by an […]

Barry Manilow opens up about sexuality

Barry Manilow opens up about sexuality

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Manilow describes his husband as “the smartest person I’ve ever met in my life” Singer Barry Manilow has spoken for the first time about being gay, revealing he kept his sexuality secret for years out of fear of disappointing his fans. The 73-year-old, who married his long-term partner Garry […]

Trump strategist Bannon loses National Security Council seat

Trump strategist Bannon loses National Security Council seat

Image copyright EPA Image caption Steve Bannon is a lightning rod for much anti-Trump criticism President Donald Trump has removed his senior strategist Steve Bannon from the US National Security Council (NSC). The appointment in January raised fears that the gathering of US intelligence chiefs could become politicised. A White House aide told US media […]

Under water

Under water

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The aftermath of a mudslide and floods in Trujillo, northern Peru A series of devastating floods in Peru have left 100 dead and tens of thousands homeless since the start of the year. Entire roads and bridges have been swept away, towns have been engulfed and farmland has been turned […]

Russia court considers Jehovah's Witnesses ban

Russia court considers Jehovah's Witnesses ban

Image caption Russia’s justice ministry argues that Jehovah’s Witnesses pamphlets incite hatred Russia’s Supreme Court has begun hearing a government request to outlaw the Jehovah’s Witnesses and declare it an extremist organisation. The justice ministry has already placed its headquarters near St Petersburg on a list of extremist groups. More than seven million people worldwide […]

Indian man held for divorcing wife via postcard

Indian man held for divorcing wife via postcard

Image copyright AFP Image caption Activists say thousands of Muslim women have been divorced by their husbands by triple talaq An Indian man has been arrested for harassment and cheating for divorcing his second wife via postcard. Mohammed Haneef, 38, sent the postcard just three weeks after he got married in the southern city of […]

Indian bank staff praised for fending off robbers

Indian bank staff praised for fending off robbers

Indian bank staff praised for fending off robbers By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Twitter/@parveenkumar_ht Image caption Indian police say they intend to reward the two bank employees for preventing a crime Two Indian women are being hailed for their bravery in fighting off robbers at the State Bank of […]

Degrees of fear

Degrees of fear

Image caption Yale student Larissa Martinez is worried about her future status in the US Sitting in a lecture hall at the University of California, Los Angeles, Maria Marquez found her mind was wandering. The history undergraduate was wondering what would happen if she or a member of her family were to be deported from […]

Malaysia MP: 'Ok for rape victims to marry their rapists'

Malaysia MP: 'Ok for rape victims to marry their rapists'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shabudin Yahaya said there was “nothing wrong” with rape victims marrying their rapists A Malaysian MP has drawn outrage for saying it can be OK for rapists to marry their victims and that some 12-year-old girls were “physically and spiritually” ready to get married. Shabudin Yahaya from the ruling […]