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Cher Sends Prayers to Russia's LGBT Community

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 21
While promoting a new HBO documentary that details the hardships gay men and women face in Russia, Cher took to Twitter Tuesday to show solidarity with Russia's LGBT community, specifically those who have been kidnapped and tortured.

Rights Group: LGBT Jamaicans Targets of Violence

INTERNATIONAL | By David McFadden | Oct 21
LGBT people are the targets of unchecked violence and discrimination in Jamaica, frequently refused housing or employment in the Caribbean country typically described as the region's most hostile to LGBT citizens, according to Human Rights Watch.

WHO: Nigeria's Ebola Outbreak is Officially Over

INTERNATIONAL | By Bashir Adigun and Maria Cheng | Oct 20
The World Health Organization declared on Monday that Nigeria is free of Ebola, a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease.

Philippine Leader: Murder Case Won't Harm US Ties

INTERNATIONAL | By Jim Gomez | Oct 20
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that a murder investigation focused on a U.S. Marine should have no bearing on the two countries' relations.

Russian Lawmaker Calls Tom of Finland Stamps 'Propaganda'

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 20
An anti-gay Russian lawmaker is taking issue with the new commemorative stamps that honor seminal gay artist Tom of Finland, calling the stamps gay "propaganda."

London Bus Driver Allegedly Boots Gay Couple After Kiss

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 20
A bus driver in London allegedly kicked a same-sex couple out of his bus and spewed anti-gay slurs at them after they shared a kiss in August.

Bishops Scrap Welcome to Gays in Sign of Split

INTERNATIONAL | By Nicole Winfield and Daniela Petroff | Oct 19
Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.

Paris Sculpture Deflated; Will Stay That Way

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 19
A controversial green art installation on Paris' tony Place Vendome has been taken down after being vandalized overnight.

Marine Accused in Philippine Trans Killing Tests US Ties

INTERNATIONAL | By Jim Gomez | Oct 19
A U.S. Marine authorities suspect in the brutal slaying of a transwoman at a cheap hotel more than a week ago is testing the good will between countries.

Don't Go In The Water: Crabzilla Spotted Off British Pier?

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Oct 19
The website Weird Whitstable, dedicated to oddities of this British resort town, posted a picture on Saturday that should give anyone pause to go into the water.