Same-sex marriage supporters pose for a photograph at Dublin Castle in Dublin, Ireland May 23, 2015.REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Ireland backs gay marriage in 'social revolution'

DUBLIN - The people of Ireland backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum that marked a dramatic social shift in a traditionally Catholic country that only decriminalised homosexuality two decades ago.  Full Article | Video 


Greece will not make June IMF repayment - interior minister 9:43am BST

ATHENS - Greece will not make a debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund due next month as it does not have the money, the country's interior minister said on Sunday.


Rohingya Muslims found on boat rescued by Myanmar navy

7:02am BST

ALAETHAKAW VILLAGE, Myanmar, May 24 - At least eight Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were among some 200 migrants rescued from a trafficking boat by the Myanmar navy on Thursday, according to interviews conducted by Reuters, contradicting official accounts that all onboard were from Bangladesh.


Bank of England confirms EU exit research after email misfire

23 May 2015

LONDON - The Bank of England plans to assess the implications of a possible British exit from the European Union, it said in a statement, confirming an email it inadvertently sent to a newspaper about the supposedly confidential research project.


Saudi clerics urge calm as village hit by Islamic State seethes

3:06am BST

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia's top Sunni cleric on Saturday branded a deadly attack on Shi'ite Muslims a bid to sow chaos, after villagers targeted in the bombing vented their anger at what they saw as the Sunni-dominated government's indifference to their safety.


Ruling party seen winning as Ethiopians vote, opponents complain

6:32am BST

ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopians voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election that is expected to hand a landslide win to the ruling party, which boasts about delivering strong economic growth while opponents say it has trampled on political freedoms.


French public back military intervention in Syria - poll

2:40am BST

PARIS - Most French people are in favour of military intervention by France in Syria, a poll showed on Saturday, a sharp reversal from a survey in 2013 when the majority opposed government plans for air strikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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Help needed for Nepal quake disabled

Nepalis disabled after two earthquakes struck the country say they need help, as health workers struggle with stretched facilities and manpower. Yiming Woo reports.