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Philippine Leader: Murder Case Won't Harm US Ties

INTERNATIONAL | By Jim Gomez | Oct 20
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that a murder investigation focused on a U.S. Marine should have no bearing on the two countries' relations.

Russian Lawmaker Calls Tom of Finland Stamps 'Propaganda'

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 20
An anti-gay Russian lawmaker is taking issue with the new commemorative stamps that honor seminal gay artist Tom of Finland, calling the stamps gay "propaganda."

London Bus Driver Allegedly Boots Gay Couple After Kiss

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 20
A bus driver in London allegedly kicked a same-sex couple out of his bus and spewed anti-gay slurs at them after they shared a kiss in August.

Bishops Scrap Welcome to Gays in Sign of Split

INTERNATIONAL | By Nicole Winfield and Daniela Petroff | Oct 19
Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.

Paris Sculpture Deflated; Will Stay That Way

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 19
A controversial green art installation on Paris' tony Place Vendome has been taken down after being vandalized overnight.

Marine Accused in Philippine Trans Killing Tests US Ties

INTERNATIONAL | By Jim Gomez | Oct 19
A U.S. Marine authorities suspect in the brutal slaying of a transwoman at a cheap hotel more than a week ago is testing the good will between countries.

Don't Go In The Water: Crabzilla Spotted Off British Pier?

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Oct 19
The website Weird Whitstable, dedicated to oddities of this British resort town, posted a picture on Saturday that should give anyone pause to go into the water.

Obama Pressed to Appoint State Department Envoy for LGBT Rights

INTERNATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Oct 18
President Barack Obama is being urged to appoint a special envoy for LGBT Human Rights within the State Department who would serve as the principal advisor on LGBT issues to the secretary of State.

Giant Butt Plug Erected in Paris Upsets Anti-Gay French Group

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 18
An anti-gay marriage, ultra conservative French group is freaking out, saying they're outraged and humiliated over a new art instillation that is supposed to look like a tree but really looks like a 24-foot sex toy.

Bishops Revise Document on Gays, Expect Approval

INTERNATIONAL | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 18
Catholic bishops predicted widespread approval Saturday of a revised document laying out the church's position on gays, sex, marriage and divorce, saying the report is a "balanced" reflection of church teaching and pastoral demands.