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Gay Pride Prouder and Louder after Orlando Attacks

Tens of thousands of Europeans paid tribute in Gay Pride marches on Saturday to the 49 people massacred in a gay nightclub in Orlando last weekend in a defiantly festive atmosphere.

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Husband Murdered in Rare Male Pakistan 'Honor Killing'

A man's throat was slit by relatives of his wife who disapproved of their marriage in the latest "honor killing" to hit Pakistan, police said Saturday.

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Australia PM Regrets Dinner Invite for 'Anti-Gay' Cleric

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull voiced regret Friday after inviting a senior Islamic leader who has condemned homosexuality to a fast-breaking Ramadan dinner.

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Degree of Uncertainty? Turkish Row over Erdogan Academic Record

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who this month picked up no less than the 44th honorary doctorate of his political career, likes nothing more than to give one of his trademark political speeches in full academic regalia.

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U.S. Christian Preacher Praises Orlando Attack as 'Great'

A California Baptist preacher has sparked uproar for praising as "great" the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando that left 49 people dead and scores injured.

"Today, people say like, well aren't you sad that 50 sodomites died?" pastor Roger Jimenez of the Verity Baptist Church in Sacramento told his congregation during his sermon delivered on Sunday, just hours after the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Florida.

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Christian Man Kills Own Sister in Name of 'Honor'

A Pakistani girl has been killed by her brother for insisting on marrying a man of her choice, police said Tuesday, marking the country's latest gruesome "honor killing" following a string of incidents that have sparked national outrage.

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French President Slammed over Gay 'Gaffe'

French media mocked President Francois Hollande on Tuesday after he described sexual orientation as "a choice", in his reaction to the Orlando gay nightclub massacre, comments that had provoked outrage on social media.

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Germany Warns Refugees against Polygamy, Child Brides

Germany will not recognize polygamy or marriages involving minors, its justice minister said Tuesday, as concern rises over such cases amid a record influx of refugees, many from Muslim countries.

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Turkey Police Seize 'Gadhafi's Dagger' in Istanbul

Turkish police have seized a jewel-encrusted ivory dagger said to have belonged to Libya's late leader Moammar Gadhafi and which was going to be sold for millions of dollars on the black market, Anadolu news agency reported.

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Trump's German Ancestral Home Sees Few Reasons to Brag

Kallstadt, a tidy village in Germany's lush wine country, has plenty of things to take pride in if you ask its friendly citizens -- but Donald Trump is not one of them.

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