Iranian team

Iranian soccer officials are accused of taking advantage of a sports policy allowing biological men to play on women’s teams if they believe they are women trapped in men’s bodies. The International Olympic Committee announced a policy allowing men to participate in Olympic events without undergoing sex change procedures.

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Handsome young man's torso

The global homosexual population has grown by leaps and bounds over the past two decades. Some observers point to the emergence of social media for the prevalence of gay tolerance and less hostility toward homosexuals around the world.

Gay dating app Grindr has quickly grown to over 2 million LGBT subscribers. But one country where homosexuality is still illegal is Malaysia. Grindr is outlawed there, as are open displays of homosexuality in the streets.

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Danai Gurira (C) and 'The Dora Milaje' actors at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Black Panther

Advance ticket sales for Marvel Studio’s black superhero action film Black Panther has already exceeded ticket sales for other superhero films at the same point in the sales cycle.

King T’Challa, the black superhero who rules over the mythical African nation Wakanda, was first introduced as a character in the Marvel franchise in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.

Black Panther is tracking for a $100 million to $120 million opening.

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North Korean defector

The North Korean soldier who defected to South Korea last month lived a hard life and was forced to eat corn fertilized with human feces. It’s “a miracle that he survived,” said Dr. Lee Cook-Jong in an interview with CNN.

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Newspapers around the world celebrate the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s engagement made headlines around the world. The royal engagement announcement knocked President Trump and Kim Kardashian out of the headlines for at least one day. See how the world’s front pages reported the royal news below.

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