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Taiwan's legislature first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage
Taiwan's legislature first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage

On Friday the legislature of Taiwan, the Legislative Yuan, voted 66 to 27 to legalize same-sex marriage, seven days ahead of the two-year deadline issued by the country's Constitutional Court in 2017. This would make Taiwan the first country in Asia to legally recognize unions between same-sex couples. The law is to take effect late this week.

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Governor of US state of Alabama signs state anti-abortion measure
Governor of US state of Alabama signs state anti-abortion measure

On Wednesday in the US state of Alabama, Governor Kay Ivey signed the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, officially outlawing nearly all circumstances of abortion in the state.

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Nickey Iyambo, former vice-president of Namibia, dies aged 82
Nickey Iyambo, former vice-president of Namibia, dies aged 82

Nickey Iyambo, former vice-president of Namibia, died on Sunday, early in the morning. He was 82 years old.

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Holy Headdress of Christ carried in procession through streets of Cahors, France
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Holy Headdress of Christ carried in procession through streets of Cahors, France

As part of the celebration of 900 years of the Cahors Cathedral in Cahors, France, celebration ongoing through April, a precious relic was carried in procession through the streets of the city: the Holy Headdress of Christ.

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