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Amid Murder Case, Philippines Says US Pact Stays

INTERNATIONAL | By Jim Gomez | Thursday Oct 30, 2014
A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is "imperfect" but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country's top diplomat said Thursday.

Apple's Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to be Gay'

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay.

High HIV, Imprisonment Among Transwomen

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 29
In recent years, there has been a growing body of evidence that transgender women have disproportionately high rates of HIV infection and substance use, as well as unemployment, poverty, violence, victimization and discrimination.

Liberian Religious Leaders Link Gays With Ebola, Sparks LGBT Persecution

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 29
Anti-gay rhetoric from religious leaders in Liberia, where they link Ebola to homosexuality, has sparked persecution against the West African country's LGBT community.

India Slides, US Gains in Gender Equality Ranking

INTERNATIONAL | By Katy Daigle | Oct 28
Indian women still face some of the world's worst inequality in access to health care, education and work, despite years of rapid economic growth, according to a survey of 142 nations released Tuesday.

Seoul Officials Say Kim Jong Un Had Ankle Surgery

INTERNATIONAL | By Kim Tong-Hyung | Oct 28
South Korea's spy agency said Tuesday it has solved the mystery of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's 6-week public absence, which set off a frenzy of wild speculation around the world.

Toronto Elects a New Mayor, Ends Ford Era

INTERNATIONAL | By Rob Gillies | Oct 28
Toronto's next mayor will be a straight-laced, button down moderate conservative - almost the polar opposite of current Mayor Rob Ford, whose term was plagued by scandals involving public drinking and illegal drug use.

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."

Cream Vocalist and Bassist Jack Bruce Dies at 71

INTERNATIONAL | By Gregory Katz and Sylvia Hui | Oct 27
Jack Bruce was part Mississippi Delta and part Carnaby Street. In his glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream he helped create a sound that combined American blues and psychedelia to thrill audiences throughout the world.