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Raymond Buys died in intensive care

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

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 30, 2014
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."

Airport in Russia's St. Petersburg Evacuated

INTERNATIONAL | Jul 29
A Russian official says the Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg has been evacuated, reportedly because of a bomb threat.

'Bears of Beirut' :: New Documentary Looks for Help

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Jul 29
"The Bears of Beirut" -- a new documentary about two Lebanese gay men doing their best to help other gay people streaming in from Syria's brutal war -- is looking for your help.

Major General Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria Says 'Gay Cross-Dresser' Led Bombing Attack That Kills 80

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 28
Nigeria's State Security Service arrested a "clearly homosexual cross-dresser" as the suspected mastermind behind the attempted suicide bombing attack on former dictator Major General Muhammadu Buhari.

Smoke from shelling rises over a residential apartment house in Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine on Monday, July 28, 2014. An international police team abandoned its attempt to reach the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane for a second day running Monday as clashes raged in a town on the road to the area.

Police Team Turns Back from Ukraine Crash Site

INTERNATIONAL | By Mstyslav Chernov and Peter Leonard | Jul 28
Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there.

A man reads a local newspaperson a street with the headline Ebola Virus kills Liberian in Lagos, in Lagos Nigeria, Saturday, July 26, 2014

Nigeria Death Shows Ebola Can Spread By Air Travel

INTERNATIONAL | By Heather Murdock | Jul 27
Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people.

Israeli tank rides near the Israel and Gaza border.

5 Killed in West Bank, Amid New Gaza Truce Efforts

INTERNATIONAL | By Karin Laub and Ian Deitch | Jul 25
The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state made a new attempt Friday to nail down a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas, as Israel's 18-day military operation in the Gaza Strip fueled unrest in the West Bank, where five Palestinians were killed.

Vehicles are parked outside the Houari Boumedienne international airport near Algiers, Algeria.

Black Box Found at Site of Air Algerie Crash

INTERNATIONAL | By Elaine Ganley | Jul 25
French soldiers on Friday secured one of the black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that went down in restive northern Mali with the loss of at least 116 people, French President Francois Hollande said Friday. Terrorism has not been ruled out as a cause.

Mariela Castro

Mariela Castro Not on Missing Air Algerie Plane

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 24
It was initially reported Thursday, that activist Mariela Castro was on the Air Algerie flight that went missing over Mali. But the niece of Fidel Castro appeared on television this afternoon alive and well.