Gay vulture dads hatch chick at zoo in Amsterdam

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – Two male griffon vultures in a long-standing relationship have successfully hatched an abandoned egg at an Amsterdam zoo.

Artis zoo said in a statement May 31 that keepers who found an egg found on the floor of the vulture aviary initially put it in an incubator but later placed in a nest that the two male birds built together in the enclosure.

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Dutch court clears cyberbully’s extradition to Canada

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – The Dutch Supreme Court approved the extradition to Canada of a convicted cyberbully April 4 who faces charges in the case of a Canadian teen who killed herself after being bullied online.

It was not immediately clear when the suspect, identified by Dutch authorities as Aydin C., would be sent to Canada following the court’s decision to reject his appeal against a lower court’s approval of his extradition. His extradition must be approved by the Dutch security and justice minister.

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Dutch man sentenced to 11 years for cyberbullying young girls, gay men

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – A man wanted in Canada for alleged involvement in online abuse was sentenced Thursday to nearly 11 years in prison by a Dutch court for cyberbullying dozens of young girls and gay men.

The court March 16 convicted the 38-year-old man, identified only as Aydin C., for fraud and blackmail via the internet, according to a statement from the Dutch legal authorities.

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Prosecutors seek maximum sentence for alleged cyber bully

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP)- Dutch prosecutors on Thursday sought the maximum possible sentence- nearly 11 years- for a man charged with cyberbullying dozens of young girls and gay men and who is also wanted in Canada for his alleged involvement in a high-profile online abuse case.

In an emotional closing statement, prosecutor Annet Kramer urged judges at a court in Amsterdam to sentence the 38-year-old suspect, identified only as Aydin C., to 10 years and eight months in prison, saying he subjected some of his victims to years of emotional abuse.

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Before US, gay marriage accepted in parts of world

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LONDON (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal this month to review rulings that overturned bans on same-sex marriage marked a milestone in gay rights in the United States. Around the world, many countries have come to accept such unions as part of the tapestry of everyday life. But there are still pockets of resistance. Here is a look at some countries that have made same-sex marriage common practice:

BRITAIN WAITS, ACCEPTS:

In 1992, five same-sex couples in London applied for marriage licenses in one of the opening salvos of the battle for what campaigners call “marriage equality.”

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