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The couple endured 3.5 hours of homophobic slurs and the airline, Jetstar, gave them $50 vouchers for their troubles. 

January 06 2018 9:17 PM

Controversial foreign secretary Boris Johnson defends his friend and colleague, Toby Young, after offensive tweets surface.

January 05 2018 5:36 PM

A lawsuit will force the nation's media regulator to explain the basis for its antigay restrictions of online content.

January 04 2018 4:50 PM

Abu Omer, a.k.a. "White Beard," had been in hiding after the collapse of the Islamic State's control of Mosul.

January 03 2018 4:56 PM

India’s eastern Bhubaneswar city opened its first public toilet for the transgender community in December.

January 03 2018 3:25 PM

Models walked the runway in New Dehli dressed in outfits designed by some of the most renowned names in fashion.

January 02 2018 5:57 PM

Nicola Sturgeon is setting out to highlight the accomplishments of young people and make her country more inclusive.

December 31 2017 12:42 PM