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Philippines' Duterte says he wants same-sex marriage legalised

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has said he want to bring same-sex marriage to his country, in a move that will bring into even deeper conflict with the Church. He's also used "gay" as slur. Aside from the would-be LGBT commissioner, the President is also considering to tap 2009 CNN Hero of the Year Efren PeƱaflorida as head of the PCUP.


Japan approves missile shield expansion with US-made land-based Aegis launchers

Japan approves missile shield expansion with US-made land-based Aegis launchers

Deployment of the two Aegis Ashore systems will be enough to protect the entire territory of Japan from a possible missile attack or a ballistic missile. Japan needs to drastically improve its missile defence, Tokyo added. The Defence Ministry also studied another United States anti-missile system, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD), but chose Aegis Ashore due to its cost-effectiveness and other factors, officials said.


Pentagon spent $22-million on UFO research, report says

Pentagon spent $22-million on UFO research, report says

The former Democratic leader from Nevada was instrumental in starting the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, according to The New York Times . 7, 2017. Bigelow has spoken about his belief in UFOs visiting the United States as well as the existence of aliens. The Department of Defense said it ended funding the project in 2012 when it "determined that there were other, higher priority issues that merited funding ".


Juan Orlando Hernandez Reelected as President of Honduras

Juan Orlando Hernandez Reelected as President of Honduras

The tribunal said that Hernandez beat center-left challenger and TV star Salvador Nasralla by 1.53 percentage points, according to the official count, sparking fraud accusations and calls for renewed street protests. Honduras has been roiled by political instability and violent protests since the election. The tally has been questioned by the two main opposition parties and a wide swathe of the diplomatic corps.


Government to overhaul the process of linking Aadhaar with DBT accounts

Government to overhaul the process of linking Aadhaar with DBT accounts

These accounts, that were started on its payments bank, were later turned into accounts to which all subsidy payments, including cooking gas subsidies of close to 50 lakh customers that totaled around Rs 167 crore were directed to. Following its order to temporarily suspend the Aadhaar eKYC licence of Airtel and Airtel Payments Bank by the UIDAI, the government is reportedly looking to overhaul its process for linking direct benefit transfers (DBT) to bank accounts and Aadhaar, as per this ...