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September 7, 2018

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro stabbed at campaign event in Brazil

iStock/Thinkstock(RIO DE JANEIRO) -- Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right candidate in Brazil's presidential election, was stabbed at a campaign event on Thursday. Federal police confirmed to ABC News that a 40-year-old suspect in the attack that occurred in Juiz de Fora, about 125 miles north of Rio de Janeiro, had been detained. Bolsonaro, known as "The Brazilian Trump," was being carried on the shoulders of a supporter when he was attacked, authorities said. Flavio Bolsonaro, Jair's son and ..
September 7, 2018

India’s top court legalizes gay sex in historic verdict

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW DELHI) -- The world's largest democracy just struck down a ban on gay sex. On Thursday, India's top court declared parts of Section 377 unconstitutional, in a historic decision that finally brings to end a colonial-era ban many have long fought to dismantle and that may herald a change in countries across the world. "To deny the LGBT community of their right to sexual orientation is a denial of their citizenship and a violation of their privacy," said Justice D.I...
September 6, 2018

In a first, Royal Academy will exhibit equal number of male and female nudes

David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images(LONDON) -- When the Royal Academy of Arts in London revealed its plans for next year's Renaissance nude exhibition earlier this week, it announced there would be gender parity among the paintings, sculptures and drawings. That is to say, equal numbers of naked men and naked women. Notably, the latter will not outnumber the former. The exhibition will attempt to "trace the development of the nude through some of the great masters of the Renaissance," ..
September 6, 2018

Four men plead guilty to helping smuggle turtles in candy wrappers

U.S. Attorneys Office(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Four men pleaded guilty in federal court in South Carolina to taking part in an international wildlife smuggling between the U.S. and China, authorities said. Matthew Harrison Kail, 30; Joseph Logan Brooks, 29; and Matthew Tyler Fischer, 25; face up to five years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 after pleading guilty to conspiracy to smuggle wildlife. William Martin Fischer, 48, who is Matthew Fischer's father, faces up to one year imprisonmen..