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Uganda Court Invalidates Anti-Gay Law

INTERNATIONAL | By Rodney Muhumuza | Friday Aug 1, 2014
A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying it was illegally passed and is therefore unconstitutional.

An Ukrainian government army military vehicle travels across a damaged bridge near the village of Debaltseve, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Large Expert Team Reaches Ukraine Crash Site

A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.

A Palestinian inspects a destroyed house in the heavily bombed Gaza City neighborhood of Shijaiyah, close to the Israeli border, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.

27 Palestinians Killed as Gaza Truce Unravels

INTERNATIONAL | By Ibrahim Barzak and Daniel Estrin | Aug 1
A Palestinian official says Israeli shelling has killed at least 27 Palestinians in southern Gaza as an Israel-Hamas truce unraveled less hours after coming into effect.

Uganda Court to Rule on Legality of Anti-Gay Law

INTERNATIONAL | By Rodney Muhumuza | Aug 1
A Ugandan court is expected to rule Friday on a petition by activists who say the East African country's new anti-gay measure is invalid because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked quorum.

German Brand Bratwurst

Germany Wins Title of 'Penis Enlargement Capital of the World'

INTERNATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Jul 31
Recent data released by the Int'l Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery show that one out of every five penis enlargement surgeries in 2013 took place in Germany. You'll never guess where the U.S. ranks.

Late-breaking findings at AIDS 2014 support PrEP

PrEP Is Safe and Effective, Even For Those Who Miss Doses

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 31
An exciting and late-breaking development at the AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne revealed findings published in Lancet Infectious Diseases that show that PrEP is safe and effective at preventing HIV infection.

Gay rights campaigners act out electric shock treatment to protest outside a court where the first court case in China involving so-called conversion therapy is held in Beijing, China,

Chinese Man Brings Gay Conversion Therapy Lawsuit

INTERNATIONAL | By Louis Watt | Jul 31
A gay Chinese man said Thursday he was suing a psychological clinic for carrying out electric shocks intended to turn him straight, as well as the search engine giant Baidu for advertising the center.

Displaced Palestinian Hajar Muharram, 5, sits in a classroom where the family of seven now live, at a U.N. school, in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Israel Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels

INTERNATIONAL | By Peter Enav and Ibrahim Barzak | Jul 31
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign

Raymond Buys died in intensive care

Case of Killer South African Ranger's "Gay Cure" Camp Continues

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 30
As the case of the man charged with murdering a 15-year-old boy in his South African "gay cure" camp drags into its third year, the ranger says he is not to blame.

Kenyan gays, lesbians and supporters wear masks to preserve their anonymity, as they stage a rare protest, against Uganda's increasingly tough stance against homosexuality.

Activists Want Gay Rights on Africa Summit Agenda

INTERNATIONAL | By David Crary | Jul 30
Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next week's summit in Washington with more than 40 African leaders.

The 'Gaystation'

PS4 'Gaystation' to Be Auctioned to Benefit LGBT Refugees

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 29
Gaymers rejoice: there is now a new rainbow colored Playstation 4 called the "Gaystation."