Colombia’s Congress rejects referendum on gay couples’ right to adopt

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nsnbc : Colombia’s Congress has rejected a referendum that sought to repeal a controversial Constitutional Court ruling that allows gay couples to adopt children. A House of Representatives committee rejected the referendum in a 20 – 12 vote. Colombia’s gay minority community was rejoicing over the vote calling it a victory for all More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, April 8th, 2017

“We Will Live On” ISIS Survivors’ Rap Video Proves Christians, Muslims and Yazidis Can Coexist

Siraj Davis (nsnbc) : The music video “We Will Live On” is a multi-religious, multi-lingual amalgam with Christian, Muslim, and Yazidi music artists sounding a bugle in Kurdish and English languages More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Culture as a binding factor in our society, interview with Camilla Habsburg-Lothringen

Djoeke Altena (nsnbc) : We need culture to know where we came from, says her Imperial and Royal Highness Archduchess of Austria and Princess of Tuscany Camilla Habsburg-Lothringen. “In a time where society is More...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, February 12th, 2017

The lock of love: how leaving padlocks became a modern-day romantic ritual

Ceri Houlbrook (TC) : Cities as distant and varied as Moscow and Manchester, New York and Newport, Beijing and Blackpool all have one striking feature in common. Masses of padlocks, engraved with the names or initials More...

By nsnbc On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Zuckerberg’s holiday home stirs up dark history of West Coast capitalism in Hawaii

Henry Knight Lozano (TC) : Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s purchase of a US$100m, 700-acre piece of land in Kauai, Hawaii, sparked controversy after he filed lawsuits against hundreds of Hawaiians who hold long-standing More...

By nsnbc On Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Russia’s Broken Pen: PEN Russia Expelled Author Sergei Parkhomenko

nsnbc : The Russian branch of the Poets, Essayists and Novelists association, a.k.a. PEN expelled Sergei Parkhomenko. A move that reminded some of the “good old Soviet days” when “Samizdat” More...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, December 18th, 2016

How did Moscow’s stray dogs learn to navigate the metro?

Jacqueline Boyd (TC) : For most of us, commuting is a task to be endured. Busy, noisy and often cramped, the world’s underground transport systems are places that we humans tolerate as a matter of necessity. But More...

By nsnbc On Monday, December 12th, 2016

Female Belgian Interior Ministry Staffer Suspended for Making Porn: At the Ministry

nsnbc : A female staffer at the Interior Ministry in Belgium has been suspended for producing porn, in the elevator at the office of the General Director. The highest administrative court ruled against her complaint More...

By nsnbc On Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Jesus Walked With Dinosaurs: Russian Orthodox Archdiocese in Tatarstan

nsnbc : The Archdiocese of the Russian Orthodox Church in Tatarstan published an article in a local newspaper and on its website, claiming that the Bible shows dinosaurs existed some 2,000 years ago. In other words, More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, November 12th, 2016

A sad song of musical censorship in India and Pakistan

Laksmi Subramanian (TC) : At the end of September 2016, the Indian motion picture producer’s association, India’s largest organisation related to entertainment, announced a ban on all Pakistani artists. Female More...