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Latest update : 2014-02-25

Ugandan tabloid outs 200 homosexuals after passing of anti-gay law

There are petitations and tweets a-plenty online protesting Uganda's anti-gay law, passed yesterday. We take a look at the latest, including a backlash against a Ugandan tabloid's decision to "out" 200 homosexuals. Also, documentaries in Uganda shining the light on the causes of the upsurge in homophobia, including the influence of American evangelicals. Finally, a rather unfortunate photo of Angela Merkel and Benajamin Netanyahu.

By James CREEDON

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2017-03-24 Donald Trump

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2017-03-22 London

Internet users say 'we are not afraid' after Westminster attack

We take a look at some initial online reactions to the Westminster attack in London. Web users are paying tribute to the victims but refusing to give in to fear.

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