Ghana’s parliament passes controversial new anti-LGBTQ bill

Ghana’s parliament passes controversial new anti-LGBTQ bill

LONDON -- Ghana’s parliament has passed a controversial new anti-LGBTQ bill following months of debate that could make it illegal to identify as a citizen of the LGBTQ in the West African nation.The bill -- named the Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill -- was passed by the national…
High-level migration meeting between US, Mexico, Guatemala to result in ‘several important announcements,’ officials say

High-level migration meeting between US, Mexico, Guatemala to result in ‘several important announcements,’ officials say

(WASHINGTON) -- A meeting between top representatives from the United States, Mexico and Guatemala on Wednesday will result in "several important announcements" about "commitments for deeper cooperation" on managing migration between the countries involved, according to senior Biden administration officials.Officials said those announcements would include a joint statement that showcases…
Israel-Gaza live updates: Israeli official says negotiations are slow

Israel-Gaza live updates: Israeli official says negotiations are slow

(NEW YORK) -- More than four months since Hamas terrorists invaded Israel on Oct. 7, the Israeli military continues its bombardment of the neighboring Gaza Strip.The conflict, now the deadliest between the warring sides since Israel's founding in 1948, shows no signs of letting up soon and the brief cease-fire…
Rhino poaching on the rise in South Africa, new figures show

Rhino poaching on the rise in South Africa, new figures show

(PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA) -- Rhino poaching increased in South Africa in 2023, the government said.The new data, released by South African officials, shows 2023 saw a total of 499 Rhinos poached across the Southern African nation, an increase of 51 from to the previous year."During 2023, 499 rhinos were poached…
Pope Francis visits Rome’s Gemelli hospital for tests, returns to Vatican

Pope Francis visits Rome’s Gemelli hospital for tests, returns to Vatican

(ROME) -- Pope Francis on Wednesday visited Rome's Gemelli hospital following his general audience at the Vatican, the Vatican said."After the general audience Pope Francis went to the Gemelli Isola Tiberina Hospital for some diagnostic tests," a Vatican official said. "Afterwards, he returned to the Vatican."During his weekly appearance earlier…
Russia jails well-known activist who criticized Ukraine war

Russia jails well-known activist who criticized Ukraine war

(MOSCOW) -- One of Russia's best-known human rights defenders was sentenced by a Moscow court Tuesday to two and a half years in prison for criticizing the war in Ukraine, amid a continuing crackdown by the Kremlin on dissent.Oleg Orlov, 70, has long been a leading voice in Russia's human…