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EU Is Poised to Restrict Passport-Free Travel

By Derek Gatopoulos, Raf Casert | Feb 12
Documents seen by The Associated Press show that European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule for two years due to the migration crisis.

Italian Pol Evokes Holocaust, Allegedly Says He'd Send a Gay Son to Furnace

Feb 11
As the battle over civil unions for LGBT couples in Italy continues, a right wing senator is making headlines for allegedly saying that he would burn his son if he were gay.

Indonesia Warns Messaging Apps to Drop Same-Sex Emoticons

By Niniek Karmini | Feb 11
Indonesia's government has demanded that instant messaging apps remove stickers featuring same-sex couples, in the latest high-profile attempt to discourage visible homosexuality in the socially conservative country.

Portugal Lawmakers Overturn Veto on Gay Rights, Abortion Law

Feb 10
Same-sex couples will soon be able to adopt children in Portugal after lawmakers voted to overturn a presidential veto, with parliament also removing some abortion restrictions Wednesday.

Senate to Vote on Hitting North Korea with Tougher Sanctions

By Richard Lardner | Feb 10
The Senate is considering hitting North Korea with more stringent sanctions in the wake of Pyongyang's satellite launch and technical advances that U.S. intelligence agencies say the reclusive Asian nation is making in its nuclear weapons program.

In Central American, Gangs An Obstacle in Battle Against Zika

By Christopher Sherman | Feb 10
For health workers battling Zika across much of Central America, the immediate menace is not the mosquitoes that transmit the virus. It's the gangsters who control the streets, and sometimes threaten their lives.

Trans Male Model Lands Upcoming Men's Health Germany Cover

Feb 9
A male model recently made history by becoming the first transgender man to land an upcoming magazine cover for Men's Health Germany.

Train Crash in Germany Kills at Least 9, Injures 150

By Matthias Schrader and Kristen Grieshaber | Feb 9
Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring around 150, slamming into each other on a curve without braking after an automatic safety system apparently failed to stop them.

North Korea's New Satellite Flew Over Super Bowl Site

By Eric Talmadge | Feb 8
Here's a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea's newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended.

New UN Stamps Supports Gay Rights

Feb 8
The United Nations Postal Administration on Thursday released six new postage stamps promoting equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

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