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Brazilian transgender dancer shatters Carnival parade taboo

SAO PAULO (AP) — When dancer Camila Prins entered Sao Paulo’s Carnival parade grounds, a costume of feathers clinging to her sinuous body, she fulfilled a dream of feminine beauty nearly three decades old. Prins says she first realized she wanted to be a woman at a Carnival party at age 11, when, like the…

Nevada caucuses: What to expect in the next step to take...

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat do young voters want in Nevada?The race to decide which Democrat will take on Donald Trump in November's presidential election in the US has resumed in Nevada.Moderate ex-mayor Pete Buttigieg and left-wing Bernie Sanders are the front-runners nationwide, but only two states have voted so far.…

Saudi rapper faces arrest for Mecca Girl music video

Image copyright Asayel Slay Saudi officials have called for the arrest of a female rapper who released a music video for her song Mecca Girl that praises women from the holy city as "powerful and beautiful".Social media users reacted angrily, calling the authorities "hypocritical".In 2018 the crown prince of the conservative country began a programme…

Germany admits there’s a far-right problem, but what to do?

BERLIN (AP) — As Germany’s president expressed his sympathy and shock during a candlelight vigil for nine people killed by an immigrant-hating gunman, a woman called out from the crowd, demanding action, not words. But the country’s leaders are struggling to figure out how to counter a recent rise in right-wing hate, 75 years after…

Franklin Graham: Legal action claims over Glasgow cancellation

Image copyright Getty Images A US evangelist group has claimed to have taken legal action against a Glasgow venue over the cancellation of a Franklin Graham event.The preacher's Hydro appearance was scrapped by the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) following pressure from the council and religious groups.Venue staff said the move was prompted by "recent adverse…

McConnell-linked group funds ads helping N Carolina Democrat

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A political committee linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is funding ads and other campaign materials designed to meddle in North Carolina’s Democratic Senate primary, the group acknowledged on Friday.Campaign finance documents filed late Thursday show the Faith and Power PAC receiving all of its money so far — $2.95…

Polish mayor tries to make amends for other town’s misstep

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish mayor is trying to make amends with a French community that broke formal ties with another Polish town because the latter adopted a declaration against “LGBT ideology.” In a letter to the French municipality of Saint-Jean-de-Braye, Wlodawa Mayor Wieslaw Muszynski offered a twinning agreement to replace the one it…

Students and parents protest LGBT teachers resignation

Students and parents protest LGBT teachers resignation

Justices return for season of big decisions, amid campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a Supreme Court that says it has an allergy to politics, the next few months might require a lot of tissues.The court is poised to issue campaign-season decisions in the full bloom of spring in cases dealing with President Donald Trump’s tax and other financial records, abortion, LGBT rights, immigration, guns,…

Labour leadership: Nandy ‘would serve in opponents’ teams’

Image copyright Getty Images Labour leadership candidate Lisa Nandy has said she would would be "happy" to serve in a shadow cabinet led by either of her rivals.Speaking on ITV's Good Morning Britain, she said she, Sir Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long-Bailey were "quite good mates behind the scenes".Sir Keir, seen as the front-runner, has…

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