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Saudi Arabian Gay Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison, 450 Lashes Over Tweets

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 23
A court in Saudi Arabia recently sentenced a gay man to three years in prison and 450 lashings for using Twitter to attempt to meet another man.

Riot police officers guarded activists who had been beaten by antigay protesters at a rally in St. Petersburg.

Russian Court Says Local LGBT Group is a Spy Organization

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 22
A court in St. Petersburg, Russia, ruled this week that a local LGBT organization must register as a "foreign agent," which means that the group is a spy operation.

Sacro Cuore Catholic school could lose funding over anti-gay discrimination

Italian Catholic School Fires Lesbian Teacher to 'Protect Ethics'

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 22
After the headmistress of a Catholic school in Italy allegedly fired a teacher for being lesbian, the school now faces the threat of losing funding for the action.

Hemispherx will co-sponsor the clinical trials

South Africa Approves Hemishpherx Interferon Study

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Jul 21
Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. has announced execution of an agreement to seek South African government approval to initiate a study of AlferonĀ® N, the only FDA approved natural interferon.

Toys and flowers are placed at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Ukraine at Potential Turning Point After Crash

INTERNATIONAL | By Jim Heintz | Jul 21
The crash of the Malaysian airliner in rebel-held eastern Ukraine is being viewed as a potential turning-point in the conflict.

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Tom Daley's Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Russia

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 21
A plane carrying British Olympic diver Tom Daley and his boyfriend, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, had to make an emergency landing in Russia Monday for "a technical issue."

Man Mortgages His Home To Pay For Bigger Penis

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Jul 20
An Australian man with a "micro penis" mortgaged his home to come up with the $18,000 to $50,000 it will cost for surgeries to make his member more memorable.

Raindrops on the statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela outside parliament in Cape Town, South Africa.

South Africans Remember Mandela on His Birthday

INTERNATIONAL | By Christopher Torchia | Jul 18
South Africans marked Nelson Mandela's birthday on Friday with charitable acts in honor of the former president, whose death in December prompted a global outpouring of tributes.

Marina Mironova and Oxana Tomofeeva

Lesbian Couple Flees Russia for Asylum in Argentina

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 18
Afraid for their safety in a country with a growing antipathy toward gays, a Russian lesbian couple is now seeking asylum in Argentina for themselves and their teenage son.

A woman reacts to news regarding a Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Friday, July 18.

World-Renowned AIDS Researchers Among Passengers on Downed Malaysia Airlines Flight

INTERNATIONAL | Jul 18
World-Renowned AIDS Researchers Among Passengers in Downed Malaysia Airlines Flight