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Turin Fixes Legal Loophole, Registers Babies of Gay Parents

Turin Fixes Legal Loophole, Registers Babies of Gay Parents

Apr 23
The Italian city of Turin has moved to fill a legal loophole by registering three babies born to gay parents who conceived abroad via artificial insemination.

Royal Baby: It's a Boy for Kate on England's National Day

Royal Baby: It's a Boy for Kate on England's National Day

By Sylvia Hui and Jill Lawless | Apr 23
For Kate, the wait is over. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy - a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne.

World's Oldest Person Dies in Japan at Age of 117

World's Oldest Person Dies in Japan at Age of 117

Apr 22
The world's oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died.

Queen Elizabeth II to Attend Pop Concert for 92nd Birthday

Queen Elizabeth II to Attend Pop Concert for 92nd Birthday

Apr 21
Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 92nd birthday with a Saturday night concert in London featuring British singers such as Sting, Tom Jones and Jamie Cullum.

Son of Stroessner-Era Figure Expected to Win Paraguay Vote

Son of Stroessner-Era Figure Expected to Win Paraguay Vote

By Pedro Servin | Apr 21
The son of a top aide to late Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner is expected to easily win Sunday's presidential election, promising to continue the country's strong economic growth with business-friendly policies.

FIFA Queries Morocco World Cup Bid, to Make 2nd Inspection

FIFA Queries Morocco World Cup Bid, to Make 2nd Inspection

By Amira El Masiti | Apr 21
FIFA's inspection of Morocco's 2026 World Cup plans ended with questions about the quality of stadiums and a demand for more details from the bid ahead of a second unexpected examination of infrastructure.

Italian City Refuses to Register Baby Born to Lesbians

Italian City Refuses to Register Baby Born to Lesbians

Apr 20
A councilwoman in the Italian city of Turin says authorities have refused to register her newborn, conceived abroad by artificial insemination, due to Italian laws that make fertility treatments available only to heterosexual couples.

Indonesia's Aceh Canes Couples for Public Shows of Affection

Indonesia's Aceh Canes Couples for Public Shows of Affection

By Heri Juanda | Apr 20
Indonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province on Friday caned several unmarried couples for showing affection in public and two women for prostitution before an enthusiastic audience of hundreds.

German Theater Asks Guests to Wear Swastikas for Hitler Play

German Theater Asks Guests to Wear Swastikas for Hitler Play

By David Rising | Apr 20
A theater in southern Germany is proceeding with plans to open a satirical play Friday about Adolf Hitler's youth in which some patrons will be wearing swastika armbands, despite objections and legal complaints.

Far-Right Cancels Bid to Shut Berlin's Berghain Techno Club

Far-Right Cancels Bid to Shut Berlin's Berghain Techno Club

Apr 19
A far-right party has withdrawn its proposal to close down one of Berlin's most famous techno clubs after the plan drew widespread ridicule in the laissez-faire German capital.

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