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South Africans Celebrate International Nelson Mandela Day

AP | Brennan Williams | July 18, 2015 | Black Voices
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans honored the 67 years of former president Nelson Mandela's service to the country with 67 minutes of charity and community action around the country on his birthday Saturday. Established in 2009, the day is meant to encourage South Africans to emulate Mandela's humanitarian legacy and...

Greece Orders Banks To Re-Open Monday

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | July 18, 2015 | World
ATHENS, July 18 (Reuters) - The Greek government ordered banks to open on Monday, three weeks after they were shut down to prevent the system collapsing under a flood of withdrawals, as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras looked to the start of new bailout talks next week. The...

Saudi Arabia Says Thwarts ISIS Attacks, Hundreds Arrested

AP | Charlotte Alfred | July 18, 2015 | World
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia announced Saturday it has broken up planned Islamic State attacks in the kingdom and arrested more than 400 suspects in an anti-terrorism sweep, a day after a powerful blast in neighboring Iraq killed more than 100 people in one of the...

Iran's Khamenei: Nuclear Deal Won't Change Our Policy Towards U.S.

AP | Charlotte Alfred | July 18, 2015 | World
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said a historic nuclear deal with world powers reached this week won't change Iran's policy towards the "arrogant" government of the United States. Khamenei said Saturday in a televised speech that U.S. policy in the...

F1 Driver Jules Bianchi Dies 9 Months After Suzuka Crash

Reuters | Andrew Hart | July 18, 2015 | Sports
French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has died of critical head injuries sustained at last year's Japanese Grand Prix, his family said in a statement on Saturday. He was 25. Bianchi had been in a coma since the accident at Suzuka last October. He passed away at...

ISIS Used Chemical Weapons In Syria: Monitor

Reuters | Andrew Hart | July 17, 2015 | World
The Islamic State group used poison gas in attacks against Kurdish-controlled areas of northeastern Syria in late June, a Syrian Kurdish militia and a group monitoring the Syrian conflict said on Saturday. Two UK-based organizations investigating the attack said they had confirmed Islamic State's use of chemical...

FIFA Corruption Draws SEC Scrutiny

Reuters | Andrew Hart | July 17, 2015 | Sports
By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, July 17 (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators are examining the behavior of several companies with links to FIFA or other soccer bodies caught up in a major corruption scandal to see if there were possible violations of U.S. federal bribery laws, a...

Bernanke Criticizes Europe Over Greek Debt Crisis

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | July 17, 2015 | Business
Former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke said Friday that the “failure of European economic policy” played a significant role in the Greek debt crisis.  “Now is a good time to ask: Is Europe holding up its end of the bargain?" Bernanke asked in a blog post...

Photographer Captures Bewitching Images Of Mongolian Child Jockeys Racing Across The Steppes

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | July 17, 2015 | World
Purevsurengiin Togtokhsuren is just 13 years old, but he's already a seasoned jockey. This year marked his fifth time competing in the horse races of Naadam, Mongolia's annual summer festival. The festival celebrates the three "manly arts" of Mongolian society -- horse racing, wrestling and archery. 

Here Are 9 Unforgettable Richard Branson Quotes

The Huffington Post | Hannah Paridis | July 17, 2015 | Business
Richard Branson is turning 65 on Saturday. A high school dropout, the Virgin Group founder began in 1973 with Virgin Records, which became the biggest independent label record in the world. Now, Virgin Group now employs more than 50,000 people in more than 50 countries. Branson's entrepreneurship even led...

Japan Axes Olympic Stadium Plan As Costs Rise Above $2 Billion

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | July 17, 2015 | Sports
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Friday that the country will nix plans for a controversial stadium that would have served as the centerpiece of the 2020 Olympics, as costs have soared past $2 billion. Instead, the Japanese Olympic Committee will reopen bidding for a new stadium...

U.S. Human Rights Awards Set Off Diplomatic Brawls With Venezuela, Kyrgyzstan

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | July 17, 2015 | Politics
  WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of State this week honored a human rights activist jailed in Kyrgyzstan and a group of lawyers in Venezuela with its annual Human Rights Defender Awards, recognizing their work advancing human rights in the face of repressive government regimes. Within hours...

Hundreds Injured In South Africa Train Crash

AP | Charlotte Alfred | July 17, 2015 | World
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- More than 300 people were injured in a commuter train collision in South Africa, an emergency services spokeswoman said on Friday. Nana Radebe, spokeswoman for Johannesburg Emergency Services, said 326 people were rushed to nearby hospitals with minor to serious injuries. No...

ISIS Car Bombing Kills Dozens In Iraq

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | July 17, 2015 | World
BAGHDAD, July 18 (Reuters) - More than 100 people were killed in a suicide car bombing at a busy market in an Iraqi town on Friday, in one of the deadliest attacks carried out by Islamic State militants since they overran large parts of the country. The...

Ireland Approves Gender Recognition Bill

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | July 17, 2015 | Gay Voices
(function(){var src_url="http://embed.live.huffingtonpost.com/HPLEmbedPlayer/?segmentId=55a94b7002a760fb1b0003a9&sid=577&showPlaylist=true&autoPlay=true&hpl_host="+window.location.hostname+"&hpl_ref="+document.referrer+"&onVideoDataLoaded=HPTrack.Vid.DL&onTimeUpdate=HPTrack.Vid.TC";if (typeof(commercial_video) == "object") {src_url += "&siteSection="+commercial_video.site_and_category;if (commercial_video.package) {src_url += "&sponsorship="+commercial_video.package;}}var iframe = document.querySelector(".js-hplive-frame");iframe.src = src_url;iframe.className="";})(); Just two months after Ireland legalized same-sex marriage, the country is now the fifth country to recognize a person's self-identified gender. This newly-approved gender recognition bill allows transgender people over the age of 18 to change their gender without state or medical intervention. In the video above, Broden Giambrone, the chief executive of the Transgender Equality Network, explains to HuffPost Live what this win means for the country's transgender community and why laws like these are so important.  Keep it up, Ireland!  Sign up here for Live Today, HuffPost Live's new morning email that will let you know the newsmakers, celebrities and politicians joining us that day and give you the best clips from the day before! Also on...

New Photo Shows Pluto's 'Heart' Actually A Vast, Frozen Wasteland

Ryan Grenoble | July 17, 2015 | Science
Pluto's heart-shaped area has been wooing earthlings since NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured an image of the 1,200-mile-wide feature last week.  Unfortunately, it's not as adorable as it may seem. Gotta LOVE Pluto! RTs!...

House Democrats, Advocates Blast Trade Deal Protections For Drug Companies

Daniel Marans | July 17, 2015 | Politics
House Democrats and health care advocates blasted drug patent provisions in a current draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement on Friday, criticizing the Obama administration for advancing policies that could drive up drug global drug costs. Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), together with health advocates and a representative...

Greece's Prime Minister Tsipras Reshuffles Cabinet

Eline Gordts | July 17, 2015 | World
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's proposed bailout cleared further key hurdles Friday after German lawmakers overwhelmingly gave their backing to another financial rescue and the European Union said it would release a short-term loan to ensure Athens avoids a debt default. The developments,...

Colombia To Unearth 'World's Largest Urban Mass Grave'

Charlotte Alfred | July 17, 2015 | World
MEDELLIN, Colombia, July 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For the past seven years, Luz Elena Galeano has been searching for her husband who was last seen being forced off a bus by armed men in the Colombian city of Medellin. Her quest to find her husband, and...

Coca-Cola Wrote To FIFA Demanding Reform

Alexander C. Kaufman | July 17, 2015 | Business
NEW YORK -- Coca-Cola wants FIFA to clean up its act. The company, a major sponsor of soccer's international governing body, urged FIFA to submit itself to reforms by an independent third-party commission following reports of financial corruption in FIFA's upper ranks, the company told The Huffington Post....
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