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Against the advice of officials and the knowledge of scientists, villagers demanded the 32-acre lake be emptied.

December 07 2018 2:28 PM

BATEKOO is much more than a simple celebration.

December 06 2018 1:45 PM

Four police officers are charged with causing "fatal bodily harm" to Zak Kostopoulos.

December 05 2018 7:34 PM

The nation could be the first in Asia to legally recognize same-sex partnerships. But is it enough?

December 05 2018 9:23 AM

Human Rights Watch condemned the move as unconstitutional as it's an attempt to codify Sharia law.

November 30 2018 9:32 AM

The Bristol Bisons athlete has lived in the United Kingdom more than nine years.

November 29 2018 11:32 AM

Finn Stannard's schoolmates gave him a rousing ovation when he bravely stood before 1,500 of them and came out as gay. 

November 27 2018 2:22 PM