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US will start to use the term ‘sexual rights,’ State Department official says at UN meeting

The U.S. government says it will begin using the term “sexual rights” in discussions of human rights and global development.

The statement at a U.N. meeting this week comes after years of lobbying from rights groups who have argued that the U.S. should show global leadership on the rights of people of all gender identities and sexual orientations.

Margaret money: Britain’s media loves the idea of a Margaret Thatcher $10 bill

LONDON Britain is abuzz with U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s suggestion that Margaret Thatcher should grace the new $10 bill.

Mock-ups of a $10 note featuring the former prime minister feature prominently on newspaper websites Thursday. Even the BBC couldn’t resist, pasting an image of a steely-eyed, if slightly smiling, Thatcher onto the bill.

In shadow of Mexico’s 43 missing students, thousands of others have vanished and are mourned

COCULA, Mexico On the morning of her high school graduation, Berenice Navarijo Segura was delayed for a hair and makeup appointment by an explosion of gunfire in the centre of town. Her mother was up before dawn preparing stewed goat and beans for the celebration, and didn’t want her to risk going out.

Germany demands more help from other EU nations as bloc holds emergency talks on refugees

BRUSSELS Germany announced Monday it expects to handle one million people fleeing their homelands this year and Slovakia joined Berlin in reintroducing border checks with Austria, underscoring the need for European Union nations to quickly forge a common strategy to deal with Europe’s immigration crisis.

Australian prime minister ousted in internal party challenge, replaced by former party leader

CANBERRA, Australia Australia’s beleaguered prime minister was ousted from power in an internal party ballot on Monday as the ruling conservative party attempts to win back a disenchanted public by replacing the nation’s polarizing, gaffe-prone leader with his more moderate rival.

Top section of King Kamehameha’s bronze spear stolen from statue in Hilo, Hawaii

HILO, Hawaii: Part of King Kamehameha’s (cah-MEH’-ha-MEH’-ha) spear is missing.

Police on Hawaii’s Big Island are asking the public for help locating the top section of the spear that’s part of the statue of the Hawaiian warrior in Hilo (HEE’-loh).

Police say the spear was last seen Saturday and was reported missing Sunday.