Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech on immigration at the Home Office in London, Britain, May 21, 2015. REUTERS/Matt Dunham/Pool

Labour backs Cameron's EU referendum plan

The Labour Party will back David Cameron's plans to hold a referendum on the country's European Union membership by the end of 2017, its acting leader said.  Full Article 

Islamic State killed 400 people in Syria's Palmyra - state TV 12:18pm BST

BEIRUT - Islamic State fighters have killed at least 400 people in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, most of them women and children, Syrian state television said on Sunday.


Iran says OPEC unlikely to change output ceiling - Mehr news agency

8:59am BST

DUBAI - OPEC is unlikely to change its production ceiling when the group meets in June, Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Sunday, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency.


Irish voters back gay marriage in 'social revolution'

10:08am BST

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. | Video


Insight - Unable to halt Europe-bound migrants, Tripoli demands help

10:42am BST

TRIPOLI - Europe cannot halt the deadly traffic of African migrants across the Mediterranean unless it ends a boycott of forces that have seized power in the Libyan capital and helps authorities there cope, the de facto government in Tripoli said.


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.


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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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.