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Police investigators work at a home at Guildford in suburban Sydney, Australia.

Australia Raids Thwarted ISIS Beheading Plot

INTERNATIONAL | By Kristen Gelineau | Thursday Sep 18, 2014
Police on Thursday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group.

t.A.T.u

Russian t.A.T.u. Singer: I'd Condemn My Son if He's Gay

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 18
A member of the early 2000s Russian pop duo, t.A.T.U, went on Russian TV this week and said she would condemn her son if he grows up to be gay, reportedly saying "a man has no right to be a fag."

Scottish independence referendum Yes supporter 83-year-old Edinburgh resident Isabelle Smith

Scots Decide Whether to Declare Independence

INTERNATIONAL | By Jill Lawless | Sep 18
Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state.

ISIS Militant: Gays are Pedophiles, 'The Worst of Creatures'

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 18
A militant allegedly connected with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria condemned the LGBT community, comparing gays to pedophiles, called them "animals" and said they are "the worst of creatures."

Egyptian Police Use Grindr to Arrest Gay Men, Lesbians

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 18
A new report reveals Egyptian police are using dating apps like Grindr to hunt down and arrest gay people.

How AndroFeme works

AndroFeme Provides Hormone Replacement For Women

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 17
An Australian-based pharmaceutical company has created AndroFeme, a skin cream meant to restore testosterone levels in post-menopausal women.

President Barack Obama

Ebola Survivor: No Time to Waste as Obama Ups Aid

INTERNATIONAL | By Lauran Neergaard and Jim Kuhnhenn | Sep 17
An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa.

Puerto Rico will become the new center for HIV vaccine research

Puerto Rico To Become Center of HIV Vaccine Research

AIDS | By EDGE | Sep 16
Governor Alejandro García Padilla of Puerto Rico announced that the island will become a center for research and development for the generation of a prophylactic vaccine to fight HIV/AIDS.

Bruce Aylward, left, Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization, WHO, is sitting next to British Valerie Amos, right, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.

UN: Nearly $1 Billion Needed Now to Stop Ebola

INTERNATIONAL | By John Heilprin and Krista Larson | Sep 16
The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could cost nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

This sign reads, 'homosexuality is a threat to the nation'

Kazakhstan Politician Wants Blood Test for Gay 'Degenerates'

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 16
A politician from Kazakhstan claims that "blood tests for degeneratism" can weed out gays, and that homosexuality should be made illegal.

Tyler Maddick

UK Photographer Blinded in Alleged Anti-Gay Attack

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 16
A gay photographer from the United Kingdom was left blind in one eye after an allegedly anti-gay attack that occurred last week.