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Police Arrest Five in Anti-Gay Attack Before Manchester Pride

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Aug 21, 2014
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.

John Baptist Odama

Ugandan Archbishop Stands Up For LGBT People

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 18
An archbishop in Uganda is speaking up for LGBT people as the country enters the next chapter with its highly controversial anti-gay law.

The Magistrate in Ventersdorp

Lesbian Teen Raped and Murdered in South Africa

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 18
A lesbian teen is dead after being raped and strangled by a 24-year-old man in South Africa.

Local staff and healthcare workers for Doctors Without Borders, wear Ebola protection equipment in Liberia.

Ebola Health Workers Battle Death, Heat, Rumors

INTERNATIONAL | By Maria Cheng | Aug 18
Rumors are rife that Western aid workers are importing Ebola, stealing bodies or even deliberately infecting patients. Winning trust is made harder by a full suit of hood, goggles, mask and gown that hides their faces.

Maxim Martsinkevich

Anti-Gay Neo-Nazi Russian Leader Sentenced to 5 Years

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 18
The head of the Russian-based anti-gay/neo-Nazi vigilante group "Occupy Pedophilia," which reportedly abused LGBT youth after luring them via social media, was sentenced Friday to five years in a Russian penal colony.