Jul 27 2015 Boy Scouts of America Lifts Ban on Gay Leaders

The Boy Scouts of America lifted its outright ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees on Monday, rolling back a policy that has deeply divided the membership of the 105-year-old Texas-based organization.
The new policy, which takes effect immediately, comes three years after the organization removed its prohibition on gay youth, but local Boy Scout [...]

 

Jul 27 2015 Boy Scouts of America Lifts Ban on Gay Leaders

The Boy Scouts of America lifted its outright ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees on Monday, rolling back a policy that has deeply divided the membership of the 105-year-old Texas-based organization.
The new policy, which takes effect immediately, comes three years after the organization removed its prohibition on gay youth, but local Boy Scout [...]

 

Jul 27 2015 Zimbabwe Farmers Fear Winter of Hunger After Poor Tobacco Crop

Farmer Kenny Mabvumbe looked upset as he returned virtually empty-handed from the tobacco auction floors in the Zimbabwean capital of Harare.
His decision to venture into tobacco farming had turned into a nightmare. Only 70 kg out of the 200 kg he took to auction had been accepted, earning him a paltry $147.
“I have learned a [...]

 

Jul 27 2015 Zimbabwe Farmers Fear Winter of Hunger After Poor Tobacco Crop

Farmer Kenny Mabvumbe looked upset as he returned virtually empty-handed from the tobacco auction floors in the Zimbabwean capital of Harare.
His decision to venture into tobacco farming had turned into a nightmare. Only 70 kg out of the 200 kg he took to auction had been accepted, earning him a paltry $147.
“I have learned a [...]

 

Jul 27 2015 US Calls Fight Against Human Trafficking a Must Win

The United States is promising not to give up its fight against what Secretary of State John Kerry calls the “scourge” of modern slavery. Officials released the country’s annual human trafficking report Monday – a report that’s being met with some criticism. VOA’s National Security correspondent Jeff Seldin has more from the State Department. [Read [...]

 

Jul 27 2015 US Calls Fight Against Human Trafficking a Must Win

The United States is promising not to give up its fight against what Secretary of State John Kerry calls the “scourge” of modern slavery. Officials released the country’s annual human trafficking report Monday – a report that’s being met with some criticism. VOA’s National Security correspondent Jeff Seldin has more from the State Department. [Read [...]

 

Jul 27 2015 Turkey, US Try to Establish Buffer Despite Differences

Turkey says it has secured an agreement with the Obama administration to jointly secure a zone in a small part of northern Syria. But while U.S. officials are confirming the outlines of the deal, discrepancies in how Washington and Ankara view the buffer suggests the accord is not complete.
The zone’s proposed area would extend along [...]

 

Jul 27 2015 Turkey, US Try to Establish Buffer Despite Differences

Turkey says it has secured an agreement with the Obama administration to jointly secure a zone in a small part of northern Syria. But while U.S. officials are confirming the outlines of the deal, discrepancies in how Washington and Ankara view the buffer suggests the accord is not complete.
The zone’s proposed area would extend along [...]

 

Jul 27 2015 Dutch Exhibit to Highlight 17th-Century ‘Selfies’

The selfie may be a contemporary look, but a Dutch museum aims to show that its roots go back centuries.
In an upcoming exhibition, the Mauritshuis in The Hague is showing a collection of self-portraits by master artists including Rembrandt, Jan Steen, Carel Fabritius and Gerrit Dou from Dutch painting’s 17th-century Golden Age.
The self-portrait was particularly [...]

 

Jul 27 2015 Dutch Exhibit to Highlight 17th-Century ‘Selfies’

The selfie may be a contemporary look, but a Dutch museum aims to show that its roots go back centuries.
In an upcoming exhibition, the Mauritshuis in The Hague is showing a collection of self-portraits by master artists including Rembrandt, Jan Steen, Carel Fabritius and Gerrit Dou from Dutch painting’s 17th-century Golden Age.
The self-portrait was particularly [...]

 
 
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