Government supporters took to the streets of downtown Hong Kong after a chaotic working week saw hardcore anti-Beijing activists cause widespread disruption in the city and stretch police resources.
At least two transgender women have been murdered with four more cases unsolved.
From a medical doctor to a self-declared sexist and a career spy, many aspire for the country's presidential post, but three candidates stand out.
Actor Jussie Smollett of the US television program "Empire" was hospitalised on Tuesday after two men tied a rope around his neck, police said.
Kevin Hart steps aside just about an hour after refusing to apologise for tweets that resurfaced after he was announced as Oscars host.
In a unanimous decision, five supreme court justices ruled the colonial-era law was a weapon used to harass members of India's gay community resulting in discrimination. After the ruling, opponents of the law danced and waved flags outside the court.
Thousand fans of US rap group "Insane Clown Posse" descended on Washington alleging discrimination since the FBI labeled them gang members in a 2011 report.
With Wednesday's vote, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat fulfils campaign promise to make this the first law brought before parliament during his second term. The law replaces gendered terms with spouse, birth parent and parent who did not give birth.
New report by a global rights group says torture, mutilation and murder motivated by sexual orientation are "still common" though legislative progress protecting LGBT rights has been made.
Shakespearean actor, film star and activist Sir Ian McKellen was in Istanbul for a few days, appearing at film screenings and talks. TRT World caught him in conversation with theatre director Serdar Bilis in a talk titled "Stage, Screen and Arena".
The Boy Scouts of America has announced it will accept members based on their gender identity, opening the door for transgender boys to join.
The nation's parliament passed a draft of a marriage equality bill on Monday. Opponents of the legislative change protested against the bill and called for a referendum.
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