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Luka Magnotta (center)

Trial Underway for Gay Porn Star Accused of Murdering Boyfriend

INTERNATIONAL | By Benjamin Shingler | Tuesday Sep 30, 2014
A Canadian man accused of dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to schools and political parties around the country admitted to the killing but pleaded not guilty Monday.

For Some Gays Abroad, Social Networking Poses Risk

INTERNATIONAL | By David Crary | Sep 30
For gay men in the dozens of countries that criminalize their sex lives, social networking can be a blessing or a curse.

Expecto patronum, bitch!

Christian Rewrites 'Harry Potter' So Kids Don't 'Turn Into Witches'

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 30
Worried that reading the popular 'Harry Potter' series will turn her children into witches, a Christian mother has rewritten the popular books with less spells, more prayers and a straight Professor Dumbledore.

Levy Fidelix, presidential candidate of the Brazilian Labour Renewal Party

Anti-Gay Remarks at Debate Spark Anger in Brazil

INTERNATIONAL | By Adriana Gomez Licon | Sep 30
A minor character in Brazil's election race faced a firestorm of criticism on Monday after saying during a presidential debate that the country needs to stand up against gay people who should receive psychological help far away from the general population

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Mystery Over N. Korean Leader Fuels Health Rumors

INTERNATIONAL | By Foster Klug | Sep 29
What's going on with North Korea's authoritarian leader, Kim Jong Un?

President Barack Obama

Obama: US 'Underestimated' Islamic State Threat

INTERNATIONAL | By Ken Dilanian | Sep 29
President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in the Middle East and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight such extremists.

U.S. President Barack Obama (righ) meets with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (left)

Nigerian Court Postpones Ruling on Anti-Gay Measure for 2nd Time

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 29
A Nigerian court last week delayed its ruling, for the second time, on a case that aims to repeal the country's anti-gay law.

Members of the Serbian Gendarmerie stand ready during an anti gay rights rally in Belgrade, Serbia.

Thousands of Police Protect Pride March in Serbia

INTERNATIONAL | By Jovana Gec | Sep 28
Thousands of anti-riot police officers were deployed Sunday in downtown Belgrade in an effort to protect a gay pride march that faced threats of attacks from extremists.

Riccardo Cordi'

Italy Fights Mafia With New Strategy: Banish Sons

INTERNATIONAL | By Frances D'emilio | Sep 28
First Italy fought its mafia mobsters by confiscating their wealth. Now judges are taking away something more precious: their sons.

Islamic sharia police officers stand to check motorists on the street in Aceh province, Indonesia.

Indonesia Province to Punish Gay Sex By Caning

INTERNATIONAL | By Fakhrurradzie Gade | Sep 27
Lawmakers in a conservative Muslim Indonesian province passed a law Saturday that punishes gay sex by public caning and subjects non-Muslims to the region's strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law.

Dense fumes are spewed out from several spots on the slope of Mt. Ontake as the volcano erupts in central Japan.

Volcano Erupts in Japan; 7 Missing, 40 Injured

INTERNATIONAL | By Ken Moritsugu | Sep 27
A volcano in central Japan erupted in spectacular fashion on Saturday, catching mountain climbers by surprise and injuring at least 40 people who were stranded in areas that rescue workers have been unable to reach. Another seven people were missing.