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Europe's Migrant Crisis Brings Tragedy by Land and Sea

By George Jahn and Mohamed ben Khalifa | Aug 29
Rescue workers counted dozens of victims Friday from the increasingly desperate tide of humanity sweeping into Europe fleeing war, oppression and poverty.

Senegal Activist: Release 7 Men Convicted of Gay Acts

By Carley Petesch | Aug 28
A Senegalese activist and a rights group on Friday called for the release of seven men arrested in July and sentenced to six months in prison for homosexual acts.

Warsaw's Iconic, Controversial Rainbow Taken Down at Night

By Monika Scislowska | Aug 27
Warsaw's iconic and controversial rainbow art, once installed by an old cloister and then a symbol of Poland's leadership in the European Union and of tolerance for sexual minorities, has been taken down.

Planned Screening of Gay-Themed Doc Sparks Controversy Down Under

By EDGE | Aug 27
The Telegraph, a Sydney Australia tabloid, went on a rant last week when it was announced that a local girls' high school was to screen a LGBT-friendly documentary.

Gunman in High-Speed Train Attack Charged With Terrorism

Aug 26
The Moroccan suspect in a foiled attack on a high-speed train is facing terrorism charges over what authorities say was a plan to unleash carnage among hundreds of passengers.

Islamic State Images Purport to Show Destroyed Syrian Temple

By Sarah El Deeb | Aug 25
The Islamic State group released propaganda images Tuesday that purport to show militants laying explosives in and then blowing up the 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin in Syria's ancient caravan city of Palmyra.

Islamic State Claims 30 Killed for Sodomy, UN Meeting Told

Aug 24
The head of an international gay rights organization is telling the U.N. Security Council that the Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for executing at least 30 people for sodomy.

Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Attacker Charged With Murder

Aug 24
An ultra-Orthodox Israeli who fatally stabbed a teenage girl at a Jerusalem gay pride parade has been indicted on a murder charge.

US Marine Admits Choking Transgender Filipino, Denies Murder

Aug 24
A U.S. Marine charged with murder has testified in court that he choked a Filipino unconscious during a fight that started when he discovered that she was a transgender woman in a Philippine motel.

Americans, Briton Who Thwarted Attack Get France's Top Honor

By Sylvie Corbet | Aug 24
Three Americans and a Briton who tackled an attacker loaded with guns and ammunition prevented carnage on the high-speed train carrying 500 passengers to Paris, France's president said Monday as he presented the men with the Legion of Honor.

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