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On Intl. Migrants Day, IFUW Notes Most Refugees Are Women

| By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Dec 17, 2014
In anticipation of International Migrants Day on December 18, the International Federation of University Women (IFUW) highlights the need for good education and job for women and migrants.

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Elton John and Husband to Tie the Knot Once More

| Dec 17
Same-sex couples have been allowed to marry in Britain since March. Previously, gay couples could form civil partnerships, which carried the same legal status as marriage but without the title.

Cuba Releases US Prisoner Alan Gross

| By Julie Pace and Matthew Lee | Dec 17
American Alan Gross has been released from a Cuban prison after five years, as part of an agreement that also includes the release of three Cubans jailed in the United States, senior U.S. officials said Wednesday.

Aussie Leader: Siege Gunman Dropped Off Watch List

| By Kristen Gelineau | Dec 17
A gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list - but was dropped off it years ago for reasons that remain unclear, Australia's prime minister said Wednesday.

Egypt Refers to Trial 26 Suspected Homosexual Men

| By Sarah El Deeb | Dec 17
An Egyptian official says prosecutors have referred 26 men arrested in a raid on a bath house to trial on charges connected to their suspected homosexuality.

British Teacher Comes Out, Gets Letter of Support From Student

| By Winnie McCroy | Dec 17
After a British teacher came out as gay to his primary school students, he received a heartwarming letter of support from a nine-year-old child in his class, letting him know that it wouldn't change the way she felt about him.

Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some Who Died in 2014

| By Bernard McGhee | Dec 17
Here is a roll call of some of the people who died in 2014.

Qatar's World Cup: Will Gay Fans Be Welcome?

| By John Leicester and Rob Harris | Dec 16
Cooled, modern stadiums. Fans traveling from the Middle East and beyond, to a region anxious to prove it can put on a show and have its own brand of fun. All against doubts about whether women, gays and beer-drinkers will feel comfortable.

Rights Group Says Discrimination Rising in Hungary

| Dec 16
Europe's leading human rights organization said Tuesday that discrimination against Gypsies, Jews, gays and other minorities in Hungary is getting worse and is urging authorities to fight racist violence and take other steps to protect the vulnerable.

Manila Seeks Custody of US Marine in Murder Case

| By Jim Gomez | Dec 16
The Philippine government says it is seeking custody of a U.S. Marine charged with the murder of a Filipino transgender woman.

Gay Café Manager Dies a Hero During Sydney Hostage Crisis

| By Winnie McCroy | Dec 16
A 34-year-old gay café manager was killed on early Tuesday morning, as he helped save lives during the harrowing hostage crisis in Sydney, Australia.

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