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Kenyan President After Obama's Gay Rights Message: 'We'd Like to Focus on Other Issues … Not a Non-Issue'

After President Barack Obama called for gay rights in Nairobi on Saturday, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta corrected his counterpart, saying homosexuality is a "non-issue" in Kenya and those rights cannot be "imposed" on the people of the East African country.

Over 1,000 Children Killed, 1.5 Million Wounded for Life as World's Silence Encourages Bloodshed in Syria, Says Human Rights Group

Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that more than 1,000 children have been killed in airstrikes carried out by the Syrian government in the ongoing civil war. The watchdog group adds that 4,879 civilians have died in the aerial bombardments by warplanes and helicopters, with a U.N. envoy deriding the "unprecedented levels of destruction" Syrians are suffering.