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Before US, Gay Marriage Accepted in Parts of World

INTERNATIONAL | By Gregory Katz | Oct 27
Around the world, many countries have come to accept gay marriage as part of the tapestry of everyday life. But there are still pockets of resistance. Here is a look at some countries that have made same-sex marriage common practice.

UN: Kyrgyzstan Needs to Do Away With Anti-Gay Measure

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 27
Officials from the United Nations' human rights office are urging lawmakers from Kyrgyzstan to nix a highly controversial anti-gay measure that mirrors Russia's "gay propaganda" bill.

Latvia Bans Russian Actor Who Says Gays Should Be 'Burned Alive'

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 27
The country of Latvia banned Russian actor Ivan Okhlobystin from entering their country after he said that gay people should be "burned alive."

Girl Dumps Boy, Boy Cuts Off Penis

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 26
A girl dumped a man from Macedonia who handled the breakup a little too hard -- he cut off his own penis with a razor blade.

Uruguayans Vote for New President

INTERNATIONAL | By LEONARDO HABERKORN | Oct 26
Uruguayans were choosing a new president Sunday in a contest that could also determine the future of the country's pioneering marijuana law.

Outgoing President's Party Leads Uruguay Contest

INTERNATIONAL | By Leonardo Haberkorn | Oct 25
The political party of outgoing President Jose Mujica, who gained international notice for social reforms such as legalization of marijuana and gay marriage, leads going into Sunday's election to replace him but victory is far from assured.

Marine Murder Case Reveals US-Philippine Sore Spot

INTERNATIONAL | By Jim Gomez | Oct 24
Here are some questions and answers about the tensions that result when U.S. troops are accused of serious crimes in the Philippines.

Queen Sends First Tweet, Signed 'Elizabeth R'

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 24
Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet - and she's signed it "Elizabeth R."

After 1st Ebola Case in NYC, 3 Others Quarantined

INTERNATIONAL | By Jonathan Lemire and Colleen Long | Oct 24
A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel,

Macedonia: Gay Activists Hurt in Cafe Attack

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 24
Police say about 30 people wearing masks and throwing rocks and bottles have attacked members of a gay rights activist group in Macedonia, wounding two of them.