South Africa’s first black president, anti-apartheid icon and Noble Prize Winner, died at the age of 95. Before he said goodbye, he left us treasure of knowledge, faith and freedom for all. Today, it’s the 96th birth anniversary of long-living legend—Nelson Mandela. He has inspired people all across the world with quotes that he has provided us. (more…)
‘It always seems impossible until it’s done’ – Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013). (more…)
Same-sex marriage has always been a controversial topic in the world for several years but public opinion towards the issue seems to be changing from 27 percent to 53 percent. It’s a minor change that does indicate rise of new human rights all over the world. However, several political and religious groups are opposed to the whole idea of same-sex marriage. Most people also belief that same-sex marriage is a sin, but separation of state and church is not in support of this viewpoint. Governments around the world are considering their decision whether to legalize same-sex marriages. There are more than dozen countries that enjoy national laws on gay and lesbian’s marriage, mostly in America and Europe. There are many countries that allow same-sex marriage, while others don’t. Here are top five countries too good for gay people.
Netherlands: In 2000, Netherland became the first-ever country to legalize gay marriage. A landmark bill was passed in the Dutch parliament supporting the practice. As per the law, gay couples can have right to marry, adopt children and divorce. The legalization state a single sentence which reads, “A marriage can be contracted by two people of different or the same sex.” Whereas Christian Democratic Party, conservative Christian and Muslim groups continue to oppose the new law in the country. However same sex marriage is extensively accepted by the Dutch citizens. The law came into force on 1st April 2001, wherein four same-sex couples got married by Job Cohen, the Mayor of Amsterdam who became registrar at the wedding. Soon Mayor Cohen was awarded as Junior Minister of Justice of the Netherlands with responsibility of organizing same-sex couples and adoption rules through parliament. As per the stats, by 2004, over 6,000 gay couples got married in the Netherlands with an increase of 3% every year. Till 2011, Netherlands witnessed 14,813 gay marriages, 7,291 between same sex men and 7,522 between two women. In the same time span, there were more than 761,010 heterosexual weddings and 1,078 gay divorces. (more…)
From natural calamities and civil war to terrorist attacks and royal baby birth, 2013 was filled with moments of international affairs, bloodshed, disaster and global politics. Here are five news stories that lead the Google’s searches and shook people all around the world. Let’s check the complete list.
Sypertyphoon Haiyan: Typhoon Haiyan was the deadliest storm Philippines has ever seen. It was one of the intense cyclones landfalls that smacked the Philippines on November 8. The wind speeds were gauged at 170 mph with gusts over 220 mph. It is proclaimed as strongest cyclones in history killing more than 6000 people. In 2014, bodies are still being found. It flattened the Tacloban city, destroying homes to scrap and left abandoned land. The speed of wind and damage was worse than Hurricane Katrina, leaving two million people homeless. International community raised their support in terms of supplies and money to storm-hit Philippines. The local and national group organized 18,000 personnel, 31 aircraft, 844 vehicles and 44 seafaring ships for relief operations. Many survivors from the storm needed medical attention as they suffer from fractures and trauma. The WHO provided international support to the Philippine government to meet the need of health service in the distressed areas. (more…)