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January 3, 2019 7:42 PM Gay couple sue for right to marry in Hong Kong

A gay couple have filed a lawsuit to legalise equal marriage in Hong Kong. The two men, aged 21 and 31, lodged a claim at Hong Kong’s high court, arguing that not allowing same-sex couples to marry is a violation of their right to equality under the autonomous territory’s Bill of Rights and basic law, reports South China Morning Post. The 21-year-old 85

January 1, 2019 4:06 PM People who died in 2018: List of celebrities and famous people who died in 2018

AS we step into 2019, we remember some of most famous and well known faces who lost their lives in 2018. Here is the full list of celebrities who died in 2018. 2018 was a year fans had to say goodbye to many much loved celebrities across the globe. Famous names include Swedish DJ Avicii, June Whitfield, Stephen Hawking and former US President George 281

December 31, 2018 12:44 AM Why legalising gay sex in India is not a Western idea

The decriminalisation of gay sex was arguably the biggest news story of 2018 in India. So, it wasn't surprising when it became a hotly debated topic at one of the year-end parties I recently attended in Delhi. The common consensus was that the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a colonial-era law has pushed the country towards adopting Western ideals 75

December 21, 2018 1:27 PM Kathy Griffin calls out all-male comedy rich list

Kathy Griffin has criticised the lack of women on Forbes magazine's latest list of the world's best-paid comedians. Jerry Seinfeld topped the rankings with estimated earnings of $57.5m (£45.3m). Amy Schumer was the first woman to make the list last year but has dropped back out this time. Ricky Gervais is the only British comedian on the list. He is a new entry 87

December 19, 2018 11:10 AM Courtney Act releases song in Eurovision 2019 bid to represent Australia

Courtney Act has thrown her hat in the ring to represent Australia at Eurovision 2019, releasing a new song titled “Fight for Love.” The RuPaul’s Drag Race finalist has had a momentous year. She won ITV’s Celebrity Big Brother, hosted the UK’s first-ever bisexual dating show The Bi Life and is headlining Channel 4’s Christmas show Courtney Act’s Christmas 276

December 19, 2018 8:12 AM BREXIT LIVE: Verhofstadt sparks furious row with MPs

A BREXIT row has erupted between Guy Verhofstadt and Brexiteers who have warned the EU chief to back off from telling Britain what to do, as a no deal exit from the bloc edges closer. “If no deal is the outcome it will be as much the responsibility of the EU for backing the UK into an untenable position.” His rant comes after Mr Verhofstadt said those 70

December 18, 2018 7:17 PM BELGIUM CHAOS: Prime Minister offers RESIGNATION as UN migrant pact crisis ERUPTS

BELGIUM’S Prime Minister Charles Michel has offered to resign after losing a vote of no confidence amid a political crisis over a controversial UN migration pact. The decision to adopt the UN migration pact sparked violent protests in the Belgian capital, Brussels, on Sunday, amid fears it could lead to an increase in immigration. Demonstrators clashed 103

December 17, 2018 2:56 AM Workplace reforms 'will protect gig economy workers'

Workers on zero-hour contracts, agency employees or "gig economy" workers are to be better protected by a package of workplace reforms, the government says. Under new legislation to be introduced on Monday, staff would have to be told details of their rights from their first day in a job, including eligibility for paid and sick leave. Workers would also be given 70

December 14, 2018 4:34 PM Bulgaria: Billboards featuring LGBT couples vandalised

Billboards featuring LGBT+ couples and the slogan “It’s not scary, it’s just love—Different People, Equal Rights” have sparked controversy in Bulgaria. The street posters were installed this week in various Bulgarian cities as part of a European Commission-funded project by a group of six Bulgarian non-governmental organisations, aimed at tackling homophobia 129

December 14, 2018 2:45 PM Who is shining a torch for women today?

The general election of 14 December 1918 saw the first votes cast by women in the UK. It was also the first time that women were eligible to stand for election as an MP. The 1918 Representation of the People Act had given women the vote a few months earlier - but only for those who owned property and were over 30 years old. It wasn't until 1928 that all women 51