Marriage equality and the death penalty for gays frequently receive the attention of the international media. Yet these two issues fail to capture wider concerns regarding LGBTIQ rights.
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The Solomon Islands is coming under pressure to shift its diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China. In an interview with the ABC, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare admitted that his country is being pressured to recognise Beijing, but that there is an equally strong push for the Solomons to stick with Taiwan: especially from Australia.