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Topless Activists Cleared Over Notre Dame Protest

A Paris court has thrown out a legal case against nine gay rights activists who bared their breasts in a rowdy protest inside Notre Dame Cathedral, ruling that there was insufficient evidence of any material damage.

Tom of Finland stamps

Tom of Finland Stamps Are an International Success

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 9
The Tom of Finland postage stamps are a huge, international success -- selling stamps in in 178 countries, including the U.S., Britain and France.

Russian President Vladimir Putin

AP Analysis: Putin Pins His Hopes to Ukraine Truce

INTERNATIONAL | By Vladimir Isachenkov | Sep 9
Ukraine's last cease-fire collapsed quickly. This one may last - because it's in Russian President Vladimir Putin's interests.

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh

Gambia Lawmakers Pass Bill to Jail Gays for Life

INTERNATIONAL | By Robbie Corey-Boulet | Sep 9
Gambia's National Assembly has passed a bill imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, officials said Monday, potentially worsening the climate for sexual minorities in a country with one of Africa's most vocal anti-gay leaders.

J.K. Rowling eradicates homophobic tweets

J.K. Rowling Squashes Homophobic Twitter User

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 9
J.K. Rowling shut down a homophobic Twitter user this week with just a few well-chosen words.

Connor Huntley

UK Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Anti-Gay Hammer Attack

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 8
A man from the United Kingdom has been sentenced to jail for 14 years for beating his gay roommate with a hammer in May 2013.

Grindr Shuts Off GPS Function in Anti-Gay Countries

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 8
Officials from gay hookup app Grindr have disabled its distance/GPS function in countries with anti-gay policies just weeks after an anonymous hacker revealed last month that Grindr had a glitch that exposed the exact locations of its users.

A health worker, left, uses a thermometer on a man outside the Youyi government buildings.

Ebola is Surging in Places it Had Been Beaten Back

INTERNATIONAL | By Boubacar Diallo and Sarah DiLorenzo | Sep 8
Doctors Without Borders shuttered one of its Ebola treatment centers in Guinea in May. They thought the deadly virus was being contained there.

Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge hold George, the Prince of Cambridge

British Royal Couple Expecting Second Child

INTERNATIONAL | By Gregory Katz | Sep 8
Prince George is not going to be an only child for long - the toddler will soon have a baby sister or brother to share his fancy digs at Kensington Palace.

In this Wednesday, July 18, 2001 file photo, two of 52 men accused of breaking laws covering obscenity and public morality cover their faces as they enter a state security court for their trial, in Cairo, Egypt

Egypt prosecutor orders 7 held for homosexuality

Egypt's top prosecutor ordered Saturday seven men detained and physically examined over accusations of "debauchery," a charge often leveled at gays, after a video emerged of a same-sex wedding party, the state news agency reported.