Gay Russian men are attempting to flee their country amid a wave of detention, torture and killing in the country's southern region of Chechnya.
The State Department and rights groups have called for an investigation into the alleged state-sponsored roundup. The Russian republic's leader, Ramzan Kadyrov (pictured, right, with Vladimir Putin), denies the reports.
Turns out even hard-boiled Chechen presidents like their photo ops with movie stars, but it doesn't always work the other way around. Actress Hilary Swank just learned the hard way that she should pick her celebrity endorsements, not to mention her management team, a little more carefully after making a cameo appearance … (more)