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U.S. President Barack Obama (righ) meets with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (left)

Nigerian Court Postpones Ruling on Anti-Gay Measure for 2nd Time

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 29
A Nigerian court last week delayed its ruling, for the second time, on a case that aims to repeal the country's anti-gay law.

Members of the Serbian Gendarmerie stand ready during an anti gay rights rally in Belgrade, Serbia.

Thousands of Police Protect Pride March in Serbia

INTERNATIONAL | By Jovana Gec | Sep 28
Thousands of anti-riot police officers were deployed Sunday in downtown Belgrade in an effort to protect a gay pride march that faced threats of attacks from extremists.

Riccardo Cordi'

Italy Fights Mafia With New Strategy: Banish Sons

INTERNATIONAL | By Frances D'emilio | Sep 28
First Italy fought its mafia mobsters by confiscating their wealth. Now judges are taking away something more precious: their sons.

Islamic sharia police officers stand to check motorists on the street in Aceh province, Indonesia.

Indonesia Province to Punish Gay Sex By Caning

INTERNATIONAL | By Fakhrurradzie Gade | Sep 27
Lawmakers in a conservative Muslim Indonesian province passed a law Saturday that punishes gay sex by public caning and subjects non-Muslims to the region's strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law.

Dense fumes are spewed out from several spots on the slope of Mt. Ontake as the volcano erupts in central Japan.

Volcano Erupts in Japan; 7 Missing, 40 Injured

INTERNATIONAL | By Ken Moritsugu | Sep 27
A volcano in central Japan erupted in spectacular fashion on Saturday, catching mountain climbers by surprise and injuring at least 40 people who were stranded in areas that rescue workers have been unable to reach. Another seven people were missing.

Airstrike footage on the Jeribe West Refinery in Syria.

US-Led Strikes Hit IS Group Oil Sites for 2nd Day

POLITICS | By Ryan Lucas | Sep 26
U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed oil installations and other facilities in territory controlled by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on Friday.

Waldir Pires Bittencourt

Brazilian LGBT Activist, Politician Attacked With Rock

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 26
A young LGBT activist and politician in Brazil was reportedly attacked, with a stone hurled at his head Wednesday by an unknown man in a moving car.

Grindr Warns Egyptian Men of Police Entrapment

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 26
BuzzFeed is reporting that Grindr is sending a message to all Egyptian users this week, warning that police may be "posing as LGBT on social media to entrap you."

Gay South African Man Reportedly Stoned to Death

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 26
A gay man from South Africa was reportedly stoned to death this week.

In this April, 1975 file photo, Syria opens its fourth oil field at Jbeissah, 19 miles west of the Iraq Border.

US-Led Strikes Hit IS-Held Oil Sites in Syria

INTERNATIONAL | By Diaa Hadid | Sep 25
U.S.-led airstrikes targeted Syrian oil installations held by the militant Islamic State group overnight and early Thursday, killing nearly 20 people .