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 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.