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Germany allows indeterminate gender on birth register
File photo of people silhouetted against the setting sun in Berlin October 16, 2011. Germany will become the first European country to recognise indeterminate sex by allowing babies born with no clear gender-determining anatomy to sites be put on the birth register without a ''male'' or ''female'' classification. Credit: Reuters/Tobias Schwarz/Files By Alexandra Hudson BERLIN | Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:09pm BST BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will become the first European country to recognise indeterminate sex by allowing babies born with no clear gender-determining anatomy to be put on the birth register without a "male" or "female" classification. The new regulation, which takes effect from November 1, stems from a study by the German Ethics Council into intersexuality that concluded that the rights of intersex individuals against irreversible medical interventions should be better protected. "If a child cannot be designated male or female, then they should be entered on the birth register without such a status," the new law states.
Germany's Arms Sales and the Middle East
"Diablo 3" will be making its console debut this fall on current generation and next-gen consoles. Fresh off the success of "XCOM: Enemy Unknown," 2K Games wants players to take another plunge into the world where you defend Earth against alien invaders. "XCOM: Enemy Within" will be announced at Gamescom and offers upgraded weapons, abilities and enemies in the battle for the future. More than just an expansion pack, it will enable players to actually utilize alien technology -- making their squads more than human. While the endgame is still the same, how you get there radically changes with the new tactical elements.
Germany's Bradl quickest in Czech GP practice
The Syrian crisis, which symbolizes the polarization of Saudi and Russian regional http://journals.fotki.com/travmofire/my-blog/entry/btrgqqkfwfrt/ objectives, has come to define how the Saudis and Russians view each other. Yet, despite their opposing positions vis-a-vis the continuation of the Al-Assad regime, the two states have left room to advance their mutual interests - a realization underscored by Prince http://rossdzxv.newsvine.com/_news/2013/08/21/20118904-research-and-markets-economy-of-the-sea-in-portugal-investment-opportunities Bandar's recent visit to Moscow. Riyadh and Moscow share deep interests in the Syrian state's survival, given that neither wants al-Qaeda-run Islamic Emirates being established in Syria, for fear of a miniature Pakistan forming in the Levant. Furthermore, although Saudi Arabia shares many of Turkey's regional objectives, both the Saudis and Russians feel threatened by Ankara's pro-Muslim Brotherhood foreign policy. Egypt's turmoil also brings Riyadh and Moscow's interests closer, as the Egyptian military understands that it has Saudi Arabia's full support and may need to turn to Russia for maneuverability should Western condemnation of the armed forces' crackdown on Morsi loyalists evolve from rhetoric to reduced or suspended aid. If Russian-Saudi relations can continue to thaw, Germany has much to gain. During the first 11 months of 2012, German exports to Saudi Arabia (primarily hydro chemical products and petrochemicals) and Saudi exports to Germany increased 71 percent and 28 percent, respectively.
Gaming world's eyes are on Germany for Gamescom
Stefan Bradl of Germany rides his Honda during the free practice session at the Czech Republic Grand Prix in Moto GP on August 23, 2013, in Brno. Bradl rode his Honda to the fastest times Friday on the opening day of practice ahead of Sunday's Czech Republic MotoGP. Bradl, who comes into the weekend's racing lying sixth in the championship standings after ten races, relegated Spain's defending world champion Jorge Lorenzo into second spot on his Yamaha but only 0.038secs slower. Fellow Spaniard Dani Pedrosa who won the race last season was third at 0.10secs after the opening two sessions while former world champion Valentino Rossi of Italy recorded the fourth fastest times at 0.226. Current championship leader Marc Marquez on another Honda settled for fifth with the Spaniard at 0.233secs.