Humanity

Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage, both sides say

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Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum have declared. DUBLIN – The Associated Press – Hurriyet Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared on May 23 after the world’s first national vote on ... Read More »

France to ban food waste in supermarkets

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Paris: In a rare show of unity France’s parliament has voted unanimously to ban food waste in big supermarkets, notably by outlawing the destruction of unsold food products. “It’s scandalous to see bleach being poured into supermarket dustbins along with edible foods,” Socialist member of parliament Guillaume Garot, who sponsored the bill, said on Thursday. Under the new legislation, supermarkets will ... Read More »

Tony Abbott getting it wrong on the Roingya

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Something is very rotten in the state of Myanmar. By any measure and any definition, a tiny ethnic minority of Myanmar is the subject of genocide. This is not something recent, even if it has been largely ignored by Western governments and media. It has been going on for more than a decade. The Canberra Times - Irfan Yusuf Something is also ... Read More »

Royal commission into child sex abuse investigating Immigration Department

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The royal commission into child sex abuse has demanded immigration authorities hand over a series of documents in a move that could eventually widen to see Australia’s detention centres become a target of the inquiry. The Sydney Morning Herald - Sarah Whyte and Bevan Shields Documents obtained by Fairfax Media in response to questions about children in detention show the powerful commission has ... Read More »

How many slave deaths for the Qatar World Cup can Fifa put up with?

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Fifa’s president Sepp Blatter could change lives of World Cup labourers at a stroke by threatening to deprive Qatar of 2022 tournament The Guardian – Marina Hyde @MarinaHyde • Trapped in Qatar: migrants who built tower of football Clearly there must be a magic number of slave deaths in the world’s richest country that would render the Qatar World Cup a moral ... Read More »