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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
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
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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Students compete in second international Neurosurgery Olympiad in Tyumen, Russia

Students compete in second international Neurosurgery Olympiad in Tyumen, Russia
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Students compete in second international Neurosurgery Olympiad in Tyumen, Russia

The second International Student Olympiad in Neurosurgery for the prize of the Governor of Tyumen Oblast, Russia took place in the first week of April at the Federal Center for Neurosurgery in Tyumen. The competition was attended by 46 people from cities within Russia as well as from Aktobe, Kazakhstan. Wikinews attended the event, and talked to some of those involved.

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

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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Actor Doris Day dies at 97

Actor Doris Day dies at 97
Actor Doris Day dies at 97

US singer, actor, and animal rights advocate Doris Day died on Monday at her home in Carmel Valley, California. Day made many studio albums, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and rescued animals from Hurricane Katrina.

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