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Indonesian Province Sets Up Task Force Targeting Gays

Indonesian Province Sets Up Task Force Targeting Gays

May 24
Indonesian police in West Java have set up a task force to investigate activities by gays in the country's most populous province.

S. Korean Military Court Convicts Soldier Over Gay Sex

S. Korean Military Court Convicts Soldier Over Gay Sex

By Kim Tong Hyung | May 24
A South Korean military court on Wednesday sentenced an army captain to a suspended prison term for having sex with a fellow male soldier in a ruling human rights groups criticized as regressive and intimidating.

3 More Arrests in Manchester; London Tourist Sites Protected

3 More Arrests in Manchester; London Tourist Sites Protected

By Jill Lawless and Gregory Katz | May 24
British police and intelligence agencies arrested three more suspects in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing and moved quickly to secure key sites across the country, including Buckingham Palace and the British Parliament at Westminster.

Taiwan Becomes 1st in Asia to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

Taiwan Becomes 1st in Asia to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

By Johnson Lai and Christopher Bodeen | May 24
In a first for Asia, Taiwan's Constitutional Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage on Wednesday, punctuating a yearslong campaign by advocates for gay rights in one of the continent's most liberal democracies.

Ariana Grande Fans Tremble As They Recall Manchester Attack

Ariana Grande Fans Tremble As They Recall Manchester Attack

By Mike Corder | May 24
Rihanna Hardy had been excited about seeing Ariana Grande ever since she got her concert ticket as a Christmas gift. So when the day came, the 11-year-old left school a couple of hours early to make sure to get to Manchester Arena on time.

Manchester Police Name Bomber, Hunt for Accomplices

Manchester Police Name Bomber, Hunt for Accomplices

By Jill Lawless, Rob Harris, Sylvia Hui and Lor Hinnant | May 23
Investigators hunted for possible accomplices of the suicide bomber who attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 people and sparking a stampede of young concertgoers.

Islamic State Group Claims Deadly Manchester Concert Bombing

Islamic State Group Claims Deadly Manchester Concert Bombing

By Jill Lawless and Gregory Katz | May 23
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande show that left 22 people dead.

Children Among Victims of Suicide Bomb at Ariana Grande Show

Children Among Victims of Suicide Bomb at Ariana Grande Show

By Jill Lawless and Gregory Katz | May 23
A suicide bomber blew himself up as young concert-goers left a show by Ariana Grande in the northern English city of Manchester, killing at least 22 people, some wearing the star's trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons as they fled.

Trump Condemns 'Evil Losers' Who Carried Out Concert Attack

Trump Condemns 'Evil Losers' Who Carried Out Concert Attack

By Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace | May 23
President Donald Trump condemned the "evil losers" responsible for the deadly attack on concert-goers in England Tuesday and called on leaders in the Middle East in particular to help root out violence.

2 Men in Indonesia Caned Dozens of Times for Gay Sex

2 Men in Indonesia Caned Dozens of Times for Gay Sex

May 23
Two men in Indonesia's Aceh province were publicly caned dozens of times Tuesday for consensual gay sex, a punishment that intensifies an anti-gay backlash and which rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture."

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