My sexuality is not a sickness

It’s been 30 years since the World Health Organisation declassified homosexuality as a psychological disorder – being gay is not something that can be cured. But so-called ‘gay conversion therapy’ is still widely available around the world. It attempts to change sexual orientation through psychological, spiritual and sometimes physical means, and has been widely labelled […]

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Tehran clinic hit by deadly explosion

Image copyright AFP/Getty ImagesImage caption The clinic was gutted by the blast At least 19 people have been killed in an explosion at a clinic in Iran’s capital Tehran, officials say. Several people were injured at the Sina Athar clinic, and there are fears the death toll will rise further. Iran’s state media quoted senior […]

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Israel annexation: What is the West Bank?

Concerns have been expressed around the world over plans by Israel’s prime minister to annex parts of the West Bank. Benjamin Netanyahu could make an announcement as early as 1 July – but what is the West Bank, and what might happen? BBC’s diplomatic correspondent, Paul Adams, explains what’s at stake. Editing and production: Rachael […]

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