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Thursday December 22nd, 2022 day edition

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Ukrainian lawmakers recently passed a bill that would ban hate speech and incitement based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The media regulation bill was unanimously approved on December 15.

“It’s a big step for Ukraine, to start adoption of our legislation to European values,” Olena Shevchenko, chair of Ukrainian LGBTQ and intersex rights group Insight, told The Washington Blade.

“We hope our government will recognize LGBTQI people as equal as soon as possible.”.

In August, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky indicated his support for same-sex civil partnerships and potentially same-sex marriage.

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The moves toward LGBTQ+ equality in Ukraine stand in contrast to Russia’s recent crackdown on LGBTQ+ rights. »

Ali Ahmed Aslam, inventor of chicken tikka masala, dies at 77

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A chef who is believed to have invented the chicken tikka masala, regarded as Britain’s favourite curry, has died aged 77.

The eatery announced: “Hey, Shish Snobs … Mr Ali passed away this morning … We are all absolutely devastated and heartbroken.”.

In an interview with the AFP news agency, Aslam explained that he created the chicken tikka masala in the 1970s when a customer asked if there was a way of making his chicken tikka less dry. »

Matt Gaetz and Lauren Boebert blow through Capitol security and refuse screenings before Zelensky speech

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Matt Gaetz and Lauren Boebert were seen on the second floor of the Capitol building walking down a hallway outside of the House floor when they veered right towards the chamber.

Neither Mr Gaetz nor Ms Boebert became verbally aggressive or insulting, but made clear that they were ignoring the two Capitol Police agents after getting an unsatisfactory reply.

Metal detectors and their related security procedures were put in place a week after the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. »

Ukrainian troops uncover ancient Roman settlement while digging trenches in Kherson Oblast

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Ukrainian troops uncover ancient Roman settlement while digging trenches in Kherson Oblast 20 December, 11:12 PM Servicemembers told local archeologists of their find (Photo:State Border Guard Service of Ukraine).

While conducting defensive earthworks on the banks of Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast, Ukrainian border guards have uncovered remnants of an ancient Roman settlement, Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service said in a message on its website on Dec. 20.

“In Kherson Oblast, while fortifying the bank of Dnipro (River), border guards came across the remains of an ancient Roman settlement,” the message says. »