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Jerusalem Gay Pride Draws Thousands under High Security

Thousands took part in Jerusalem's Gay Pride parade Thursday, waving rainbow flags and calling for tolerance in the Holy City with security tight following a 2015 knife attack by a Jewish extremist that killed a teenager.

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Chinese Cartoonist Slams Twitter for Refusing Tiananmen Emoji

Chinese artist Badiucao, whose anonymous political satire infuriated Beijing, on Thursday announced a protest campaign against Twitter for what he says is pandering to China, after the platform's refusal to create a special tank man emoji to mark the 30th Tiananmen anniversary.

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Dora Maar Shakes Off Picasso's Shadow in New Paris Show

She has gone down in his history as the muse who was almost Picasso's match, but a new show in Paris tries to drag Dora Maar out from under his shadow.

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Netanyahu Appoints Israel's First Openly Gay Minister

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tapped Amir Ohana as acting justice minister, the first openly gay minister in the country's history.

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High Heels 'Necessary', Japan Minister Says after Petition

Japan's health and labor minister has defended workplaces that require women to wear high heels to work, arguing it is "necessary and appropriate" after a petition was filed against the practice.

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Lisbon Nights: The 'Melting Pot' Inspiring Madonna

In a neighborhood bar on a cobbled square in Lisbon's historic working-class Alfama district, an eclectic mix of punters pull up little wooden stools around a dozen intimately lit tables.

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Trump Blames Drug Use for Transgender Army Ban

U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday he decided to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military because they take a "massive amounts of drugs."

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Commission into French Church Sex Abuse Claims Opens

An independent commission set up by the French Catholic Church to look at allegations of sexual abuse by clerics begins its work on Monday by launching an appeal for witness statements.

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With #KuToo, Japan Women Kick Back at High-Heels at Work

A group of Japanese women Monday submitted a petition to the government to protest what they say is a de-facto requirement for female staff to wear high heels at work.

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Senior Lawmaker Says Israel Should be Ruled by Jewish Law

A senior member of parliament campaigning to be Israel's next justice minister said Monday that the country should be ruled by Jewish law, just like in biblical times.

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