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A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysia Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace.
Singapore officials are banning "Archie" comics because the series depicts a same-sex wedding.
Macedonia's parliament has agreed to consider proposed constitutional amendments to effectively ban gay marriage and impose limits on public debt.
The Lebanese police are reportedly still using a "test" for homosexuality banned in 2012 that involves an anal exam deemed to be "torture" by the nation's Order of Physicians.
A popular progressive female reverend from the United Kingdom was accidentally outed on live television this week after a news anchor asked her about being gay.
A Bollywood-inspired United Nations music video promoting equal rights for gays, lesbians, transgender people and bisexuals has been watched by more than one million people online and millions more on television since its release on April 30.
The Eastern European country of Croatia overwhelmingly approved civil unions Tuesday, allowing same-sex couples to enter into life partnerships.
Last month, Sir Elton John made headlines when he said in an interview that he believes Jesus Christ would support gay marriage. But not so fast "Rocket Man" -- the Church of England says otherwise.
A businessman from Zimbabwe is on trial in South Africa Wednesday after admitting he ripped out a man's heart and ate it "to show he was not gay," while the victim was alive.
A children's book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York's zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries. All copies will be destroyed.