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Julia Perkins

Hamden home catches on fire


A house on Mill Rock Road in Hamden caught on fire Sunday morning, according to the New Haven Register. A man and woman escaped the house with minor injuries and were brought to the Yale-New Haven hospital for smoke inhalation. The family’s dog passed away in the fire. The fire mainly stayed to the first floor of the home, and the Hamden Fire Department contained the fire within an hour. Officials are investigating the cause of the fire.

Uganda considers anti-gay law

Uganda is considering passing an anti-gay law, which would put those convicted of homosexual acts in jail and make it a crime not to report gay people, according to BBC News. President Barack Obama told Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni that if Uganda passed this law, it would hurt Uganda’s relationship with the United States. A month ago, Museveni chose to strike down this proposed law, according to BBC News. Yet, on Friday, he said he would likely sign the bill, according to The New York Times. Ugandan parliament may choose to pass the law with a two-thirds vote if Museveni does not sign the bill, according to BBC News. The proposed law is a toned down version of a 2009 bill, which would have given the death penalty to people convicted of homosexuality, according to The New York Times.

Kerry warns Indonesians about climate change

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Indonesian students about climate change Sunday as part of his series of speeches on global warming, according to Reuters. Kerry plans to give these speeches this year to push countries to sign a global treaty on climate change in 2015. In his speech, Kerry compared climate change to weapons of mass destruction. Kerry chose to speak in Indonesia first because it is an island which could be threatened by rising sea levels.