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In landmark victory for the LGBT community, Colombia legalises same-sex marriage

Apr 29, 2016

In landmark victory for the LGBT community, Colombia legalises same-sex marriage

Colombia became the fourth South American country to allow same-sex marriage when the constitutional court definitively legalized it on Thursday. #Brazil #NewsTracker #Same-sex marriage #LGBT #Argentina #Uruguay #Latin America #Mexico #Colombia
Singapore slams calls for 'soft approach' to drugs at U.N. meeting | Reuters

Apr 21, 2016

Singapore slams calls for 'soft approach' to drugs at U.N. meeting | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS Singapore on Wednesday blasted widespread calls to make the worldwide fight against illicit drugs less punitive, using a major meeting at the United Nations to argue that a "soft approach" would cause a flood of narcotics to the island state. Singapore is well-known for punishing drug-related offenses with harsh penalties including death. In contrast, European delegates railed against the idea of executing people for drug infractions. #science #Iran #Crime #Denmark #Colombia #Guatemala
Singapore slams calls for 'soft approach' to drugs at U.N. meeting | Reuters

Apr 21, 2016

Singapore slams calls for 'soft approach' to drugs at U.N. meeting | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS Singapore on Wednesday blasted widespread calls to make the worldwide fight against illicit drugs less punitive, using a major meeting at the United Nations to argue that a "soft approach" would cause a flood of narcotics to the island state. Singapore is well-known for punishing drug-related offenses with harsh penalties including death. In contrast, European delegates railed against the idea of executing people for drug infractions. #science #Iran #Crime #Denmark #Colombia #Guatemala
Front runners emerge for U.N. chief from town halls with General Assembly | Reuters

Apr 16, 2016

Front runners emerge for U.N. chief from town halls with General Assembly | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS Two or three front runners for the position of United Nations Secretary-General have emerged after 18-hours of unprecedented General Assembly town hall meetings with nine candidates, though the race is set to widen with more nominations expected, several diplomats said. The current U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon steps down at the end of the year after two five-year terms, and some predict up to 15 candidates could be vying for the job by the time the Security Council hold's its first informal straw poll in July. #India #France #Europe #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Colombia
WHO sees scientific consensus on Zika as cause for disorders | Reuters

Apr 01, 2016

WHO sees scientific consensus on Zika as cause for disorders | Reuters

GENEVA/CHICAGO Researchers around the world are now convinced the Zika virus can cause the birth defect microcephaly as well as Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that can result in paralysis, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. The statement represented the U.N. #Middle East #Health #Europe #Entertainment #Colombia
Mexico's vigilante officers use comedy to fight lawlessness; upload videos of civic offenders

Mar 16, 2016

Mexico's vigilante officers use comedy to fight lawlessness; upload videos of civic offenders

Mexicans are taking to social media to post videos of bad behavior, led by two heroes who wield comedy to expose lazy cops, litterers and arrogant drivers #ChangeAgent #YouTube #Mexico #Colombia #Mexico City #periscope #Social media heroes #Super Civicos #Arturo Hernandez
The eyebrows have it: Frog with yellow eyebrows discovered in Colombia

Mar 09, 2016

The eyebrows have it: Frog with yellow eyebrows discovered in Colombia

A new species of terrestrial frog with yellow eyebrows has been found in Colombia's East Andes, researchers announced Tuesday. #NewsTracker #Colombia #Frog #Alpine #Shareworthy #Pristimantis macrummendozai #Boyaca