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Germany: Police officer fired for stealing 180 kg of cheddar
Germany: Police officer fired for stealing 180 kg of cheddar

Germany: Police officer fired for stealing 180 kg of cheddar

When a truck loaded with cheddar cheese overturned in a traffic accident in Germany, the police officer assigned to secure the scene scooped up the cargo. He has lost a court appeal
3 weeks ago
WhatsApp back up after outages around the world
WhatsApp back up after outages around the world

WhatsApp back up after outages around the world

Tens of thousands of WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook users in the US, India and other countries had been unable to access the popular platforms. WhatsApp later reported the service was back. Users
4 months ago
Nobel-prize winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman dies
Nobel-prize winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman dies

Nobel-prize winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman dies

The psychologist and author Daniel Kahneman, who won the Nobel Prize in economics in 2002, has died aged 90. He became well-known to the lay public in 2011 with his best-seller “Thinking,
4 months ago
Thailand's lower house of parliament passed on Wednesday a bill that would legalize same-sex unions in the country. The text still needs the Senate's approval and the king's endorsement to become law. Thailand has one of the most open LGBTQ communities in Asia, but activists have said Thai conservative laws do not represent the community despite the changing social attitudes in the country. What happened in parliament? The bill was passed by an overwhelming majority of the 415 lawmakers present, with 10 votes against. "We did this for all Thai people to reduce disparity in society and start creating equality," Danuphorn Punnakanta, chairman of the parliamentary committee on the draft bill, told lawmakers ahead of the reading. "I want to invite you all to make history." Almost all of Thailand's major parties supported the bill. "Today society has proved to us that they care about LGBT rights," Tunyawaj Kamolwongwat, a member of the progressive Move Forward Party which has pushed for LGBTQ rights, told the French AFP news agency. "Now we finally we will have same rights as others."
Thailand's lower house of parliament passed on Wednesday a bill that would legalize same-sex unions in the country. The text still needs the Senate's approval and the king's endorsement to become law. Thailand has one of the most open LGBTQ communities in Asia, but activists have said Thai conservative laws do not represent the community despite the changing social attitudes in the country. What happened in parliament? The bill was passed by an overwhelming majority of the 415 lawmakers present, with 10 votes against. "We did this for all Thai people to reduce disparity in society and start creating equality," Danuphorn Punnakanta, chairman of the parliamentary committee on the draft bill, told lawmakers ahead of the reading. "I want to invite you all to make history." Almost all of Thailand's major parties supported the bill. "Today society has proved to us that they care about LGBT rights," Tunyawaj Kamolwongwat, a member of the progressive Move Forward Party which has pushed for LGBTQ rights, told the French AFP news agency. "Now we finally we will have same rights as others."

Thailand parliament passes same-sex unions bill

The bill passed in the lower house still needs Senate approval and the king’s endorsement before it becomes law. Thailand’s lower house of parliament passed on Wednesday a bill that would legalize same-sex unions in
4 months ago
Germany launches online registry for organ donation
Germany launches online registry for organ donation

Germany launches online registry for organ donation

The move is meant to encourage people to easily register their willingness to donate organs after their death. As of Monday, people in Germany can sign up to in an online registry to indicate
4 months ago
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300,000 Belgians take advantage of primary care psychological support

In a significant step towards enhancing mental health accessibility, nearly 300,000 individuals in Belgium have taken advantage of the primary care psychological support established by recent legislation. The National Institute for Health
4 months ago
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