Ireland appears to have voted heavily in favour of allowing
same-sex marriage in a historic referendum that marks a
dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country,
government ministers and opponents of the bill said on
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.
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.
[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.