Cubans have voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in a groundbreaking national referendum, the country's National Electoral Council announced Monday. Voters in Sunday’s referendum approved a new 100-page family code ... On Monday, PresidentMiguel Díaz-Canel celebrated the measure's passage, tweeting, "Love is now the law." ... .
TikTok is facing the prospect of a £27m fine for failing to protect the privacy of children, the UK’s data watchdog has said. An investigation conducted by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) found the video-sharing app may have breached data protection law between May 2018 and July 2020 ... He said the ICO had several ongoing investigations ... .
The caller said there were “multiple people kidnapped including her husband,” police said ... Authorities said a search of the home recovered a semiautomatic rifle, two handguns, ammunition, ledgers that indicated human smuggling and other evidence connected to the operation ... ....
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The war in Ukraine and its global fallout transfixed the meeting of world leaders at the U.N.General Assembly this year. When it wasn’t out front, it lurked in the background of virtually every speech ... And U.N ... He warned of starvation, destabilization of nations, riots, and mass migration if help doesn't arrive quickly ... U.S ... ___.
Danish authorities reported a gas leak Monday from the defunct Nord Stream 2 pipeline close to the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea, according to Interfax news agency ... The coast services have set up a 5-nautical-mile security zone as a security measure," Interfax reported ... .
TOKYO, Japan – Thousands of Japanese and foreign dignitaries gather in Tokyo on Tuesday to honour assassinated former prime minister Shinzo Abe, at a rare state funeral that has sparked controversy and protest ... The ceremony for Abe, held at the Nippon Budokan in central Tokyo, is expected to cost at least 1.7 billion yen (12 million USD) ... .
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft rammed an asteroid at blistering speed Monday in an unprecedented dress rehearsal for the day a killer rock menaces Earth...Scientists expected the impact to carve out a crater, hurl streams of rocks and dirt into space and, most importantly, alter the asteroid’s orbit ... Monday’s target ... ___ ... .
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PARIS...IHR said at least 76 people have been killed in the crackdown in Iran, up from a previous count of 57 ... "Rioters have attacked government buildings and damaged public property," Mazandaran's chief prosecutor told official news agency IRNA, charging that they were steered by "foreign anti-revolutionary agents" ... .
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What began as a small regional political, economic and security bloc back in 1996 with five members — the Shanghai Five — is now the world’s largest organisation with more than 30 per cent of the globe’s GDP. And yet the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is rarely in the news unlike ASEAN, the GCC, the EU and Opec... 16, 2022 ... AP ... Read more ... .
London - Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin said on Monday that he had founded the WagnerGroup private military company in 2014, the first public confirmation of a link he has previously denied and sued journalists for reporting. The Wagner Group, staffed by veterans of the Russian armed forces, has fought in Libya,..read full story. .