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At least four people reported killed in California storm

LOS ANGELES: A severe storm pounding southern and central California reportedly killed at least four people overnight on Friday (Jan 18), causing flash floods and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people from their homes. Los Angeles city fire officials said a 55-year-old man was electrocuted after a tree downed a power line. Several people… Read More »

Turkey orders detention of 166 people in coup-related operation – media

ISTANBUL: Turkish authorities issued detention warrants on Friday for 166 people, including police chiefs, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported, in an operation linked to July’s attempted coup, which Ankara blames on followers of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. The operation was aimed at Istanbul police headquarters staff but spread across 35 provinces, targeting people who used… Read More »

UN appoints first expert to protect LGBT people from violence, discrimination

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday appointed its first independent investigator to help protect homosexual and transgender people worldwide from violence and discrimination. The United Nations expert Vitit Muntarbhorn will have a three-year mandate to investigate abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. Muntarbhorn is an… Read More »

Gunfire erupts in Florida gay nightclub, 'multiple' people injured – police

REUTERS: Shooting erupted at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida early on Sunday and “multiple” people have been injured, police said. The violence broke out at the Pulse nightclub, Orlando police said on Twitter, advising people to “stay away from area.” Local media reported that from seven to as many as 20 people had been… Read More »