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2 men in Indonesia caned dozens of times for gay sex

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Banda Aceh, May 23 (AP)- Two men in Indonesia's Aceh province were publicly caned dozens of times Tues-day for consensual gay sex, a punishment that intensifies an anti-gay backlash in the world's most populous Muslim country and which rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture."
More than a thousand people packed the courtyard of a mosque to witness the caning, which was the first time that Aceh, the only province in Indonesia to practice Shariah law, has caned people for...
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Trump embraces Israel, but Russian ties still trail him

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Jerusalem, May 23 (AP)- President Donald Trump enthusiastically embraced Israel's leader. He solemnly placed a note in the ancient stones of Jerusalem's Western Wall on Monday. He sent a signal of solidarity to an ally he's pushing to work harder toward peace with the Palestinians.
But Trump's...
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Much-anticipated Ariana Grande concert ends in blood, horror

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Manchester, May 23 (AP)- A highly anticipated night for Ariana Grande fans ended in blood and terror after an explosion tore through the foyer of the Manchester Arena.
At least 19 concertgoers were killed and about 50 others were injured Monday night.
Shaun Hunter was with his daughters - Eva...
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Iran reformists sweep Tehran municipal council election

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Tehran, May 22 (AP)- Candidates backing reform of Iran's clerically overseen government swept municipal elections in Tehran, taking all 21 local council seats in the country's capital while moderate President Hassan Rouhani won a second term in office, authorities said on Monday.
Their win in...
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Indonesia police arrest dozens in raid on Jakarta gay sauna

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Jakarta, May 22 (AP) - Indonesian police detained dozens of men including several foreigners in a weekend raid on a gay sauna in the capital, another sign of growing hostility to homosexuality in the world's most populous Muslim nation.
Police spokesman Argo Yuwono said 141 men were detained for...
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