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07 Feb 2011- India- The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea to make armed forces a party to the petitions supporting and opposing the Delhi High Court's ruling which decriminalised homosexual acts between two consenting adults in private.

A bench headed by Justice G S Singhvi dismissed the plea made by one Suresh Kumar Kaushal, who submitted that the defence forces should be made a party to the matter in view of the fact that the Defence Forces Act renders homosexual behaviour as illegal.

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07 Fed 2011- Malawi- The US has followed Germany's footsteps to withhold about $350 million that was supposed to be disbursed to Malawi this month through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)

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07 Feb 2011- Johannesburg, South Africa- International and African human rights groups are reporting great increases in discrimination against gays and lesbians on the continent. They say many of these people are being assaulted and even murdered. In some countries – like South Africa – they say lesbians in particular are being targeted. In South Africa’s Vosloorus township, women involved in same-sex relationships say gangs are raping them. They say the police – instead of helping them – are themselves abusing them.

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