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109 People Dead After Stampede Near India Temple

by Alberta_Sparks
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View this image › AP Eighty-nine people were killed in a stampede near a Hindu temple in India’s central state of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday, BBC News reported. Crowds of pilgrims crossing a bridge over the Sindh River to the Ratangarh temple for a Hindu festival panicked when rumors spread the bridge was collapsing, resulting in dozens crushed by the crowds and many more dead after jumping from the bridge. In the aftermath of the incident, it was unclear how many people were on the bridge at the time, but officials warned more dead could be found near the bridge. […]

Moscow Threatens To Arrest LGBT Activists Because Homosexuality Is A Sin

by HazelS
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View this image › Nikolai Alexeyev (L, front), protesting against a ban on staging a gay pride parade during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Tatyana Makeyeva / Reuters The Moscow department of regional security has warned controversial LGBT rights activist Nikolai Alexeyev that participants in a rally planned for October 21 would be subject to arrest under the ban on “promoting non-traditional sexual relations to minors” in a letter dated October 9 and posted on Alexeyev’s Facebook account on Friday. The letter warned that the planned rally’s location — in a square near the Church of Christ the Savior […]