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Two ISIS Members Were Among 4 Men Executed for Homosexuality

Aug 24
The city of Mosul in Iraq was the site of another execution of men suspected of homosexuality at the hands of ISIS. This time, two of the four men thrown from the top of a building were actual members of the terrorist organization.

India Plans Surrogacy Ban for Foreigners, Unmarried Couples

By Nirmala George | Aug 24
The Indian government plans to ban foreigners, single parents and gay couples from using India's surrogacy services under a proposed law intended to protect poor women from exploitation.

Strong Quake Rocks Central Italy, At Least 23 Reported Dead

Aug 24
A devastating earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept.

When Mere Paint Won't Do It: Bike Lanes Around the World

By Philip Marcelo | Aug 24
Cities are increasingly changing bike lanes to make them safer in light of fatal crashes involving cyclists and cars.

Sports Court Confirms Russia Ban from Rio Paralympics

By Graham Dunbar | Aug 23
Russia is banned from the Paralympic Games as punishment for a state-backed doping program, after losing an appeal at sport's highest court.

Hundreds Protest Murder of LGBT Activist in Istanbul

Aug 22
Demonstrators gathered in central Istanbul to protest the rape and killing of a transgender woman and LGBT activist.

Global Travel Spending Growing, But At Slower Pace

By Scott Mayerowitz | Aug 22
Global travel spending is still growing, although at a slower pace, despite weakening economies and fears over terrorism.

Americans Extend Medal Count To 27 In Olympic Track Meet

By Pat Graham | Aug 20
Tori Bowie is showing her true colors - bronze, silver and, now, gold.

Hundreds Gather for Kiss-A-Thon After Gay Couple Gets Kicked Out of Store

By Brittany Ferrendi | Aug 20
Thomas Rees and his boyfriend Joshua Bradwell were reportedly removed from Sainsbury's supermarket in London after a customer complained about their "immoral" and "inappropriate" hand-holding. A kiss-in ensued.

Lochte Apologizes for Not Being More Candid About Incident

By Peter Prengaman, Mauricio Savarese and Luis Andres Henao | Aug 19
U.S Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has apologized for his behavior surrounding a late-night incident at a Rio de Janeiro gas station, saying he should have been more "careful and candid" about how he described what happened.

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