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Oh Canada, Ew Nigeria: Which Countries Are Most Accepting Of The Gays?

The Pew Research Center just released the results of a new survey detailing the acceptance of homosexuality around the globe. The numbers you see above represent the percent of people who believe in acceptance — as polled in 39 countries among 37,653 respondents from March 2 to May 1, 2013. » 6/04/13 6:15pm 6/04/13 6:15pm

Iranian Women Banned From 77 College Majors Because They Were Getting…

As the Iranian school year begins today, Human Rights Watch is urging the nation to reconsider the male-only restrictions on 77 majors, including accounting, counseling, and engineering. Alarmingly, the ban was only instituted last month; while no clear reason for the new restriction has been cited by the Iranian… » 9/22/12 2:00pm 9/22/12 2:00pm

Grizzled Do-Gooder George Clooney Arrested in D.C.

George Clooney led a protest in Washington, DC today, in which he and other demonstrators — including his father, Nick Clooney — called on alleged war criminal Omar-Al Bashir to stop the violence in Sudan and allow humanitarian aid workers to enter the country. Both George and Nick were arrested, as were former… » 3/16/12 1:40pm 3/16/12 1:40pm

Saudi Princess Wants To Drive, Promises A Woman's Revolution

Fairy tales teach us that part of being a princess means having your dreams come true. Getting what you want. Princess Ameerah al-Taweel is gorgeous, rich, and owns a pet zebra. But her true desire? To be able to drive in her homeland of Saudi Arabia — and for other women to be able to drive as well. » 6/20/11 1:40pm 6/20/11 1:40pm

Hillary Clinton Says Al Jazeera Is "Real News," Unlike American Networks

This week while testifying before the U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities Committee, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised Al Jazeera and dared to suggest that the constant fear-mongering, silly social networking, and misinformation featured on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC isn't the height of journalistic excellence. » 3/04/11 12:30pm 3/04/11 12:30pm