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Former Miss Spain Reveals She's Gay

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Aug 26, 2014
A former Miss Spain announced this week that she is lesbian, making her what some are saying is the first out national beauty queen.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest

AP Sources: US Surveillance Planes Fly Over Syria

INTERNATIONAL | By Lolita C. Baldor and Julie Pace | Aug 26
The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there.

Klaus Wowereit

Berlin Mayor to Resign By End of Year

INTERNATIONAL | By David Rising | Aug 26
Charismatic Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit, whose reputation has taken a beating over struggles in the construction of the German capital's new international airport, said Tuesday he will step down by the end of the year.

2 Men Allegedly Beat UK Lesbian Unconscious

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 25
A woman from the United Kingdom says she was attacked and beaten unconscious by two men last month because she is lesbian.

UK Comic Challenges WBC to Protest in Iraq, Members Accept

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 22
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church have accepted an offer made by a British comedian, who challenged the "God Hates Fags" church to bring their protesting ways to Iraq.

Timothy Rumney

Gay Man Allegedly Attacked in London for Holding Partner's Hand

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 22
A gay man is opening up after he said he was attacked in London for holding his boyfriend's hand.

President Barack Obama

Obama Faces Tough Options in Iraq and Syria

INTERNATIONAL | By Robert Burns | Aug 22
At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.

Miley Cyrus (left) being ... uh .. checked for ticks by a dancer onstage at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam.

No Twerking For You!: Miley Banned From Dominican Republic

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Aug 22
It looks like until she cleans up her act and stops "promoting lesbian sex," Miley Cyrus will have to keep her party in the U.S.A - or at least out of the Dominican Republic - for now.

Manchester gayborhood Canal Street

Police Arrest Five in Anti-Gay Attack Before Manchester Pride

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 21
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.