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UN's Ban in Olympic gay rights plea, US warns of toothpaste bombs

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UN chief Ban Ki-moon Thursday called for an end to attacks and discrimination against gays on the eve of the official opening of the Sochi Olympics, as the United States warned of toothpaste bombs on flights to Russia.  

China's Yan Han performs during the Men's Figure Skating Team Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 6, 2014

The build-up to the 22nd Winter Games has been overshadowed by concerns over security and human rights -- with a law passed last year banning the dissemination of "gay propaganda" to minors criticised by activists as vehemently homophobic.

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