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New Irish law recognizes existence of transgender people
The Gender Recognition Bill makes Ireland only the third European nation to allow transgender people over 18 to change their legal gender without intervention.
Pope Francis now has more Twitter followers than Miley Cyrus
Watch out Katy Perry.
Prince William gets a new job with an air ambulance company
The Duke of Cambridge says flying helicopters helps him stay grounded.
China restricts passports for Tibetans: rights groups
Only two passports were issued in Tibet's Changdu prefecture in 2012 even though 650,000 people live there.
FIFA bans scandal-tainted Chuck Blazer for life
Blazer admitted to US investigators that he took more than $11 million in bribes from 2005 to 2010.
Uber goes aquatic to bypass Istanbul's horrible traffic
'If we can get you a car in five minutes, we can get you anything in five minutes,' says one company executive.
9 things you never thought a pope would say about climate change
“We are not faced with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather one complex crisis which is both social and environmental.”
'Scantily dressed' J-Lo offends Moroccan prime minister
But the station that aired her performance won't be sanctioned.
Londoners are dealing with the city's heat wave in the most British way ever
And it looks like the sweltering heat will be stretching into next week.
China's Alibaba joins list of retailers to ban products with Confederate flag imagery
Company called the merchandise ethnically and racially offensive.
Blatter expected to attend World Cup draw in Russia on July 25
Blatter resigned from FIFA after US and Swiss authorities widened their investigations into bribery and corruption at world soccer's governing body.
Over just 3 days, a massive heat wave killed nearly 700 people in Pakistan
Temperatures in Karachi have reached 111 degrees Fahrenheit.
After today, you won't get to swoon over new pictures of Prince Harry in fatigues anymore
After 10 years of service and two tours in Afghanistan, the prince is leaving the army.
Pope Francis is lighting up his Twitter feed with climate change truth bombs
His environmental encyclical 'Laudato Si' is 184 pages long. Thankfully, he's cutting it down for those of us on the internet.
10 dead as tigers and lions roam Tbilisi after floods
Lions, tigers, bears and other wild animals escaped from a zoo in the Georgian capital Tbilisi Sunday, adding to chaos caused by flooding that has killed at least 10 people.
Swedish prince weds former glamour model
Flag-waving Swedes and royals celebrated Saturday as reality show starlet Sofia Hellqvist became a real-life princess as she married Prince Carl Philip.
Mexico City wants to take the world's biggest selfie
This Saturday, organizers in the Mexican capital hope for a Guinness record with thousands turning out for one ginormous photo.
Argentine FIFA suspect detained in Italy
Alejandro Burzaco turned himself in.
Ronaldo's mom stopped at Madrid airport with 55,000 euros in handbag
Dolores Aveiro was traveling to Portugal when the money was found and confiscated.
Last all-male Oxford University college opens doors to women
'There's absolutely no reason why we should have a male only education,' said Werner Jeanrond, master of the college.
EU drug official says pot won't be legalized in Europe anytime soon
Portugal, Germany and the Czech Republic all allow at least some use of marijuana.
South African official casually mentions Iraq War in reaction to US-led FIFA investigation
'If these developments will leave us as the way we have left the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, then it was not a worthy cause to pursue.'
How to cancel a World Cup
In theory, it should be an easy thing to do.
10 transgender icons around the world who should be as famous as Caitlyn Jenner
All over the planet and in all sorts of fields, transgender women and men have earned their places in the limelight.
'Lion Park' where an American was mauled to death has a controversial past
From cub-petting to 'canned hunting.'
This could be the first cat species to disappear in 2,000 years
The world's most endangered cat numbers less than 500. But it might be finally making a comeback.
Australian state lists koala as 'vulnerable'
Australia's Queensland state says urban expansion, car accidents and dog attacks are threatening the koala.
South Africans are mad at FIFA for ruining their proud World Cup moment
Mandela 'must be turning in his grave' over the FIFA scandal tarnishing the country's 2010 legacy, said one.
Here's what FIFA's corporate partners are saying about the scandal
Coca-Cola, Visa, Adidas, etc. — care to comment?
United States welcomed as liberators by soccer fans around the world
Carjackings are on the rise again in South Africa
While some drivers are abandoned unharmed, others are kidnapped, raped and murdered.