Sophia Richard

Ugandan court rejects bid to nullify anti-gay law that provides for the death penalty in some cases

Uganda’s constitutional court on Wednesday upheld an anti-gay law that allows the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality.” President Yoweri Museveni signed the bill into law in May last year. The law is supported by many in the East African country but widely condemned by rights activists and others abroad. Activists had contested the law in court, but…

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Princess Kate seen out on weekend shopping trip

Following days of rampant speculation online after the royal family shared an altered family photo, Catherine, the Princess of Wales, was reportedly seen shopping over the weekend — an outing that was captured on video. Until now, Kate hadn’t been seen publicly since Kensington Palace announced in January that she’d had planned abdominal surgery. She was…

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Pakistan swears in new parliament as Imran Khan’s followers protest vote count

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s National Assembly swore in newly elected members of parliament on Thursday in a chaotic scene as allies of imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan shouted and protested what they claim was a rigged election. Lawmakers from Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party repeatedly chanted “Vote-thief!” as Shehbaz Sharif, who is expected to form the next government,…

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