Ireland appears to have voted yes: equality minister

The results of Ireland’s referendum is only expected Saturday afternoon, but the equality minister believes that most people voted in favour of same-sex marriage.

Islamic State claims Saudi mosque suicide attack

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for Friday's suicide attack on a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia that killed 21 people and wounded dozens more.

Gang and cops face off in gun battle, over 40 killed

At least 43 people were killed when one of the most powerful gangs in Mexico engaged in a gun battle with the police.

Clinton emails show concern about image after Benghazi

The first batch of emails from Hillary Clinton's private account shows that her team fretted about her image after the 2012 attack on the US embassy in Libya.

Surveillance of phone records to continue in US homes

A bill to end US spy agencies' bulk collection of Americans' telephone call data failed to pass though the Senate early on Saturday.

Mother found pushing dead toddler on swing

A Maryland mother was found early on Friday pushing her dead 3-year-old boy on a park swing.

US Senate votes Obama fast-track power on trade deals

President Barack Obama scored a major victory on Friday when the US Senate voted to give him "fast-track" powers.

US Senators urge Obama administration to block Arctic oil drilling

A group of 18 mostly Democratic US senators on Friday urged the Obama administration to stop Royal Dutch Shell's preparations for oil exploration in the Arctic.

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'My parents tried to marry me off as a child' - Indian activist

Usha Choudary wanted to stay at school and break the cycle of child marriage that blights millions of women's lives in India, and which nearly destroyed her own mother.

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IS cements grip on Iraq-Syria border in setback offensive

IS consolidated its control of the Iraq-Syria in an offensive that forced the US to review its strategy however Obama played down the IS advance as a tactical setback.

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