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  • Personal suffering fuels Malaysia trans advocate's fight

    30 May 2016 at 12:27am
    Malaysian transgender woman Nisha Ayub was arrested in 2000 by the feared state religious enforcers who swoop on Muslims suspected of "un-Islamic" behaviourNisha Ayub has endured virtually everything thrown at Muslim-majority Malaysia's repressed transgender community: contempt, violence, arrest and sexual assault in a prison where she was sent to become a "real man". "The way they treat you is like ...
  • Bleaching kills third of coral in Great Barrier Reef's north

    30 May 2016 at 12:24am
    SYDNEY (AP) ? Scientists say mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, though corals to the south have escaped with little damage.
  • Polish grandpa heads from New York to Portugal... in a kayak

    30 May 2016 at 12:12am
    Polish kayaker Aleksander Doba begins his translatlantic kayak adventure from New York to Lisbon on May 29, 2016 in New YorkA Polish grandfather left New York Sunday on his third solo trans-Atlantic crossing in a kayak, aiming to arrive in Portugal in time to celebrate his 70th birthday on firm ground in September. Aleksander Doba paddled off from the tip of Manhattan ...
  • New photo of Japanese hostage appears with message pleading for help

    29 May 2016 at 11:56pm
    Kyodo handout photo of Japanese journalist Jumpei YasudaThe Japanese government said on Monday it was doing all it could to secure the release of a Japanese journalist being held hostage by an al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, after an apparent photograph of the man was posted on the internet. This is my la...
  • Computer glitch at JFK Airport causes massive check-in lines

    29 May 2016 at 11:55pm
    NEW YORK (AP) ? A computer outage at JFK Airport's Terminal 7 has caused massive check-in delays.
  • Martin Truex Jr. dominates NASCAR race in Charlotte

    29 May 2016 at 11:45pm
    Martin Truex Jr poses with the trophy after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthew Bishop)CONCORD, N.C. (AP) ? Martin Truex Jr. didn't avoid ladders or black cats, never worried about cracking mirrors or stepping on cracks. He knew his bad luck on the Sprint Cup circuit would change.
  • Ruthless Nibali leaves mark on dramatic Giro win

    29 May 2016 at 11:36pm
    Vincenzo Nibali (C), Michele Scarponi (L) and Bob Jungels (2nd L) take the start of the 21th and last stage of the Giro d'ItaliaSome will call Vincenzo Nibali's dramatic Giro d'Italia victory lucky, but it served as a reminder that 'The Shark' is dangerous when in deep water. Three years after the Italian sealed a maiden pink jersey with an epic ride through the snowy Dolo...
  • Chad's Habre: desert warlord turned brutal tyrant

    29 May 2016 at 11:17pm
    Chad'sHissene Habre seized power in 1982 and quickly embraced the role of remorseless dictator, his rule was marked by fierce crackdowns on dissent, including alleged torture and executions of opponentsA desert warfare specialist, Chad's Hissene Habre seized power in 1982 and quickly embraced the role of remorseless dictator, with brutal repression the hallmark of his eight-year reign of terror. Often dressed in combat fatigues that complemented...
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