Singapore Speakers' Corner rules seen as threat to popular LGBT rally

Foreign entities including companies and non-governmental organizations will have to apply for a permit to fund or support activities at Singapore's Speakers' Corner, a move seen as an attempt to...

Protest in Paris against same-sex marriage draws thousands

Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Paris on Sunday against same-sex marriange.

EU court condemns Italy over lack of compensation for rape victims

Italy's failure to offer compensation to victims of rape and other violent crimes is a breach of European Union laws, the court's top court ruled on Tuesday, adding pressure on Rome to change its...

Polish parliament rejects proposal on abortion ban

Polish lawmakers voted down a complete ban on abortions on Thursday, handing a victory to tens of thousands of men and women who had protested the proposal in recent days.

Survey shows cannabis use on rise in Croatia

An analysis of differences in the prevalence of illegal drug use in the period from 2011 to 2015 does not indicate any major differences in the consumption of tobacco, alcohol and sedatives (...

Running naked, showing bare buttocks is crime in an Australian state

Exposing bare buttocks in public and running naked in a public place to shock or amuse have been officially made a crime in the Australian state of Victoria, it was revealed on Monday.

Top search engines to block sex-determination ads in India

Top search engines Google, Microsoft and Yahoo will block advertisements related to prenatal sex determination services following an order by India's Supreme Court, a news report said Monday.

Euthanasia performed on a minor for first time in Belgium

Euthanasia has been carried out on an underage person for the first time in Belgium, under a law introduced in early 2014, the head of the country's euthanasia commission confirmed Saturday.

Nepal failing to stop child marriage, says Human Rights Watch

Nepal’s poverty, traditional practices, patriarchy and gender discrimination have led to the country having one of the highest rates of child marriages in Asia, a leading rights group said...

Germany to make mothers disclose sex partners in child support cases

The German government said Monday that it wants to legally require women to disclose their sexual partners in order to identify their offspring's biological father in child support cases.

Conservative German interior ministers call for partial burqa ban

Interior ministers from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative political bloc called Friday for a ban on burqas in parts of public life.

Fiji will not change its national flag: PM

Fiji will not go ahead with a proposal to change its flag, Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said Thursday, meaning Britain's Union Jack will stay.

Businesses destroyed, National Guard activated after violence in US

The governor of the north-central US state of Wisconsin activated the state's National Guard on Sunday after protests of a police shooting turned violent and businesses and cars were torched...

Crowd in US state of Wisconsin turns violent after fatal shooting

A crowd gathered at a crime scene in the US state of Wisconsin turned violent late Saturday night after a man was fatally shot by a police officer, the local Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported....

Syrian refugee crowned wine queen for Germany's Moselle region

Ninorta Bahno from Syria became the first refugee Wednesday to be crowned wine queen to represent German wine producers in the region around the Moselle, Saar, and Ruwer rivers in the western part...