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Scientists Urge NASA to Rename James Webb Telescope Because of Namesake's Homophobic Legacy

Scientists Urge NASA to Rename James Webb Telescope Because of Namesake's Homophobic Legacy

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Mar 3, 2021

NASA is facing a new call to change the name of the James Webb telescope because of its namesake's homophobic legacy.

South Korea's First Known Transgender Soldier Found Dead

South Korea's First Known Transgender Soldier Found Dead

Mar 3, 2021

South Korea's first known transgender soldier, who protested the military's decision last year to discharge her for undergoing gender reassignment surgery, was found dead at her home on Wednesday.

Sun, Sand and Shots: Caribbean Seeks Vaccines to Revive Economy

Sun, Sand and Shots: Caribbean Seeks Vaccines to Revive Economy

By Dánica Coto | Mar 3, 2021

The Caribbean is hunting for visitors and vaccines to jump-start the stalled economy in one of the world's most tourism-dependent regions.

Virus Variant Races Through Italy, Especially Among Children

Virus Variant Races Through Italy, Especially Among Children

By Frances D'Emilio | Mar 3, 2021

The variant of the coronavirus discovered in Britain is prevalent among Italy's infected schoolchildren and is helping to fuel a "robust" uptick in the curve of COVID-19 contagion in the country, the health minister said Tuesday.

Tactical Shift: Europe Seeks Vaccine 'Overdrive' to Catch Up

Tactical Shift: Europe Seeks Vaccine 'Overdrive' to Catch Up

By Frank Jordans | Mar 3, 2021

Slow off the blocks in the race to immunize its citizens against COVID-19, Germany faces an unfamiliar problem: a glut of vaccines and not enough arms to inject them into.

Evangelical Adoption, Foster Agency Will Now Serve Same-Sex Couples

Evangelical Adoption, Foster Agency Will Now Serve Same-Sex Couples

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Mar 2, 2021

Bethany Christian Services, one of the nation's biggest adoption and foster care agencies, announced on Monday it would immediately begin working with LGBTQ families.

Polish Court Acquits Activists Who Put LGBTQ Rainbow on Icon

Polish Court Acquits Activists Who Put LGBTQ Rainbow on Icon

By Vanessa Gera | Mar 2, 2021

A Polish court on Tuesday acquitted three activists who had been accused of desecration and offending religious feelings for producing and distributing images of a revered Roman Catholic icon altered to include the LGBTQ rainbow.

Prince Harry: Split from Royal Life 'Unbelievably Tough'

Prince Harry: Split from Royal Life 'Unbelievably Tough'

By Lynn Elber | Mar 2, 2021

Prince Harry says the process of separating from royal life has been very difficult for him and his wife, Meghan.

Chinese Vaccines Sweep Much of the World, Despite Concerns

Chinese Vaccines Sweep Much of the World, Despite Concerns

By Huizhong Wu, Kristen GelineauC | Mar 2, 2021

China's vaccine diplomacy campaign has been a surprising success: It has pledged roughly half a billion doses of its vaccine to more than 45 countries.

Naomi Campbell, Idris Elba, Others Sign Supportive Letter after LGBTQ Center Closes in Ghana

Naomi Campbell, Idris Elba, Others Sign Supportive Letter after LGBTQ Center Closes in Ghana

By Kilian Melloy | Mar 1, 2021

A number of celebrities have put their names to a letter expressing concern and support following the closure of an LGBTQ community center in Ghana last week

France's Sarkozy Convicted of Corruption, Sentenced to Jail

France's Sarkozy Convicted of Corruption, Sentenced to Jail

By Sylvie Corbet | Mar 1, 2021

A Paris court on Monday found French former President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence peddling and sentenced him to one year in prison and a two-year suspended sentence.

Countries Call on Drug Companies to Share Vaccine Know-How

Countries Call on Drug Companies to Share Vaccine Know-How

By Lori Hinnant, Maria Cheng | Mar 1, 2021

Across Africa and Southeast Asia, governments and aid groups, as well as the World Health Organization, are calling on pharmaceutical companies to share their patent information.

Germany Limits Travel From French Region Over Virus Variant

Germany Limits Travel From French Region Over Virus Variant

By Frank Jordans | Mar 1, 2021

Germany announced Sunday that travelers from France's northeastern Moselle region will face additional restrictions because of the high rate of variant coronavirus cases there.

UN Human Rights Office Says 18 Dead in Myanmar Crackdown

UN Human Rights Office Says 18 Dead in Myanmar Crackdown

Feb 28, 2021

The U.N. Human Rights Office says it has received "credible information" that a crackdown Sunday on anti-coup protesters in Myanmar has left at least 18 people dead and over 30 wounded.

Some Upset in Cyprus Over 'Satanic' Eurovision Song Choice

Some Upset in Cyprus Over 'Satanic' Eurovision Song Choice

By Menelaos Hadjicostis | Feb 28, 2021

A man has been charged with uttering threats and causing a disturbance after barging onto the grounds of Cyprus' public broadcaster to protest what he said was the country's "blasphemous" entry into this year's Eurovision song contest.

Watch: Mexican Police Arrest Gay Couple for Kiss: 'Children are Present'

Watch: Mexican Police Arrest Gay Couple for Kiss: 'Children are Present'

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 27, 2021

Police arrested a same-sex couple for sharing a kiss on a public beach, declaring that the reason the men were being handcuffed was that the display of affection took place where "children are present."

US Implicates Saudi Crown Prince in Khashoggi's Killing

US Implicates Saudi Crown Prince in Khashoggi's Killing

By Eric Tucker and Aamer Madhani | Feb 27, 2021

Saudi Arabia's crown prince likely approved the killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a newly declassified U.S. intelligence report released Friday.

In Landmark Ruling, Malaysian Court Strikes Down Anti-Gay Law

In Landmark Ruling, Malaysian Court Strikes Down Anti-Gay Law

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 26, 2021

Malaysia's top court ruled in favor of a gay man who sued after being arrested and charged with seeking sex "against the order of nature." What's more, the court found the law itself to be unconstitutional.

Queen Says COVID Vaccine is Quick, Painless and Helps Others

Queen Says COVID Vaccine is Quick, Painless and Helps Others

By Danica Kirka | Feb 26, 2021

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is encouraging people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying the shot is quick, harmless and will help protect others against the disease.

Watch: Prince Harry Raps 'Fresh Prince,' Says He Didn't Walk Away

Watch: Prince Harry Raps 'Fresh Prince,' Says He Didn't Walk Away

By Danica Kirka | Feb 26, 2021

Prince Harry, who decamped from England to Southern California last year, rapped the theme song to the 1990s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" during a late-night talk show interview in which he said he didn't walk away from his royal duties.

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