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UK Comic Challenges WBC to Protest in Iraq, Members Accept

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Friday Aug 22, 2014
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church have accepted an offer made by a British comedian, who challenged the "God Hates Fags" church to bring their protesting ways to Iraq.

Timothy Rumney

Gay Man Allegedly Attacked in London for Holding Partner's Hand

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 22
A gay man is opening up after he said he was attacked in London for holding his boyfriend's hand.

President Barack Obama

Obama Faces Tough Options in Iraq and Syria

INTERNATIONAL | By Robert Burns | Aug 22
At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.

Miley Cyrus (left) being ... uh .. checked for ticks by a dancer onstage at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam.

No Twerking For You!: Miley Banned From Dominican Republic

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Aug 22
It looks like until she cleans up her act and stops "promoting lesbian sex," Miley Cyrus will have to keep her party in the U.S.A - or at least out of the Dominican Republic - for now.

Manchester gayborhood Canal Street

Police Arrest Five in Anti-Gay Attack Before Manchester Pride

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 21
The police have arrested five people in an alleged hate crime on Canal Street that happened days before Manchester Pride, one of the biggest gay events in the UK.

Sakari Momoi, a 111-year-old Japanese retired educator, poses for a photo after receiving a certificate from a Guinness World Records official, left.

111-Year-Old From Japan Recognized as Oldest Man

INTERNATIONAL | By Mari Yamaguchi | Aug 20
A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man.

A 28-year-old man was reportedly stoned and later died from head injuries

Six LGBT Ugandans Reportedly Stoned to Death

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 20
Human rights activists are still trying to confirm whether six LGBT Ugandans were reportedly stoned to death last weekend in rural Uganda.

Journalist James Foley

US Trying to Verify Video of American's Killing

INTERNATIONAL | By Lara Jakes and Julie Pace | Aug 19
A video by Islamic State militants released Tuesday purported to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

Firefighters inspect the car of Emanuel Bergoglio, nephew to Pope Francis, which crashed with a truck in James Craik, Argentina.

Car Crash in Argentina Kills 3 Relatives of Pope

INTERNATIONAL | By Almudena Callatrava | Aug 19
Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in critical condition Tuesday after a car crash on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and a local police official said.

Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuba's President Raul Castro, center, marches in a parade marking the upcoming International Day Against Homophobia.

A Castro Breaks Tradition With 'No' Vote in Cuba

INTERNATIONAL | By Andrea Rodriguez | Aug 19
Yet another revolutionary tradition has been broken in Cuba: A lawmaker voted "no" in parliament.

Evangelical pastor Rick Warren

Rick Warren Hopes to Expand Ministry in Africa

INTERNATIONAL | By Corinne Chin | Aug 18
The American evangelical pastor Rick Warren, who visited Rwanda this week, told The Associated Press that he hopes to expand his ministry to East Africa.