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Irish vote on gay marriage in landmark referendum

Irish vote on gay marriage in landmark referendum

Ireland voted on Friday (local time) on whether to allow gay marriage, just two decades after decriminalising homosexuality, with reports of a high turnout likely to favour the 'Yes' side.

Suicide bomber kills 21 at Saudi Shi'ite mosque

Suicide bomber kills 21 at Saudi Shi'ite mosque

A suicide bomber killed 21 worshippers in a packed Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, residents and the health minister said, the first attack in the kingdom to be claimed by Islamic State militants.

Clean-up from beaches may take months

Clean-up from beaches may take months

The US Coast Guard captain overseeing clean-up of oil spilled from a pipeline rupture that closed two California state beaches and fouled offshore waters near Santa Barbara says it may take months to restore the area to its natural condition.

Airline executive in 'nut rage' case freed

Airline executive in 'nut rage' case freed

[mage]Former Korean Air Lines executive Heather Cho has walked free after nearly five months in prison after an appeals court suspended the sentence she was given for her outburst over the way she had been served macadamia nuts.

Ireland to vote on gay marriage

Ireland to vote on gay marriage

Ireland votes today on whether to allow gay marriage in a referendum that could make the once deeply Catholic country the first in the world to adopt the policy by popular vote.

Police charged over Freddie Gray death

Police charged over Freddie Gray death

A grand jury in the United States has brought charges against six Baltimore officers in the death of Freddie Gray from injuries suffered while in police custody.

US admits children killed in IS strike

Two children are likely to have been killed by a United States air strike in Syria in November last year, its military has admitted.

Malaysia orders rescue of migrants

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak has ordered the navy to rescue thousands of migrants adrift at sea, as a Thai official said Myanmar had agreed to attend an emergency conference on the crisis.

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