A New Zealand man was killed late last year during a counter-terrorism operation in Yemen.
Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs says the man, who was also an Australian citizen, and another Australian man were killed in the attack.
The Australian newspaper is reporting the two men were killed in an American-led drone strike on al-Qaeda operative, although Australian officials will not confirm that.
The attack is understood to have happened in November but the men’s identities only became known on Wednesday.
New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade says it believes the New Zealand man died in a counter-terrorism operation.
Krumping. The Rumba. East Coast Swing. They’re all types of dance that get us excited and moving. Now thanks to Diesel Jeans (and a cast of very talented dancers), you can see 26 dance moves from A to Z that’ll make you wanna hit the dance floor.
You may also recognize the video’s music as gay rapper Le1f’s song “Wut” — it’s the song he accused Macklemore of ripping off.
India’s top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents.
The Supreme Court directed the federal and state governments to include transgendered people in all welfare programs for the poor, including education, health care and jobs to help them overcome social and economic challenges. Previously, transgendered Indians could only identify themselves as male or female in all official documents.
The decision was praised as giving relief to the estimated 3 million Indians who are transgender.
The court noted that it was the right of every human being to choose their gender while granting rights to those who identify themselves as neither male nor female.
“All documents will now have a third category marked ‘transgender.’ This verdict has come as a great relief for all of us. Today I am proud to be an Indian,” said Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, a transgender activist who, along with a legal agency, had petitioned the court.
The court’s decision would apply to individuals who have acquired the physical characteristics of the opposite sex or present themselves in a way that does not correspond with their sex at birth.