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world Iraq forces start Ramadi fightback

Iraqi forces and Shia militias move to engage Islamic State militants east of Ramadi, which they lost on Sunday, witnesses and officials say.

24 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Councils accused of scaling back CCTV to cut costs

Tony Porter, the surveillance camera commissioner, says trend could make it more difficult for police to detect and investigate crime Continue reading...

29 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: World's oldest woman turns 116

An American woman, said to be the oldest person in the world, is celebrating her 116th birthday on Saturday.

33 minutes ago // The Independent

world Mother 'will allow son's circumcision in return for release from prison'

A woman who was jailed for fleeing with her son to avoid his circumcision has given up her fight over the surgery.

37 minutes ago // Reuters

world Islamic State raises flag over citadel in Syria's Palmyra: supporters

BEIRUT Reuters - Islamic State fighters have raised their flag over an ancient citadel in Syria's historic city of Palmyra, pictures posted online overnight by the group's supporters showed.

39 minutes ago // Reuters

world Ireland backs gay marriage in historic vote, ministers say

DUBLIN Reuters - Ireland appears to have voted heavily in favor 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 Saturday.

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world Syrian Official: Islamic State Militants in Palmyra's Museum

Syrian official: Islamic State militants broke in Palmyra museum, didn't damage its artifacts

41 minutes ago // Fox News

world Syrian official: Islamic State militants broke in Palmyra museum, didn't damage its artifacts

A Syrian official in charge of antiquities says Islamic State fighters have broken into the museum of the ancient town of Palmyra which they have captured days earlier, but have not harmed its contents.

42 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Ireland gay marriage referendum: I think yes vote has won, says equality minister

Although final result in historic vote on marriage equality is not expected until Saturday afternoon, voters are thought to have strongly backed change in law Voters in Ireland appear to have voted strongly in favour of legalising same-sex marriage in the republics referendum, the countrys equality minister said on Saturday shortly, after counting began. I think its won. Ive seen bellwether boxes open, middle-of-the road areas who wouldnt necessarily be libera

42 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Ireland gay marriage referendum: I think yes vote has won, says equality minister

Although final result in historic vote on marriage equality is not expected until Saturday afternoon, voters are thought to have strongly backed change in law Voters in Ireland appear to have voted strongly in favour of legalising same-sex marriage in the republics referendum, the countrys equality minister said on Saturday shortly after counting began. I think its won. Ive seen bellwether boxes open, middle-of-the road areas who wouldnt necessarily be liberal

44 minutes ago // NPR

world Take It Outside: Teaching Sex Ed On The Streets Of New York

Sex education often occurs in one of two places: at home or at school. Francisco Ramirez is bringing the subject out into the open.

44 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Irish gay marriage referendum: 'No' campaigners concede defeat

Votes still being counted but opponents of same sex marriage admit 'disappointing' results so far

45 minutes ago // ABC

world 'Yes' Side Joyous as Count Starts in Irish Gay-Marriage Vote

'Yes' side confident of victory as ballot count begins in Ireland's gay-marriage vote

46 minutes ago // The Independent

world Ireland gay marriage vote: Early tallies strongly suggest Yes victory

Early tallies from ballot boxes are suggesting a Yes campaign majority in the same-sex marriage referendum in the Republic of Ireland.

46 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Mother found pushing dead child on a swing

Cause of death unknown, police say there are no signs of trauma

47 minutes ago // Fox News

world Irish gay marriage supporters joyous as vote count starts

Irish political observers from both sides said the first ballot boxes to be opened Saturday pointed to a strong victory for legalizing gay marriage, as the nation began counting results from a national referendum.

50 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Timeline: How Police Tracked Accused Mansion Killer

Here's how the chase unfolded, and ended with the capture of Daron Dylon Wint.

55 minutes ago // Fox News

world 'Yes' side confident of victory as ballot count begins in Ireland's gay-marriage vote

Ireland has begun counting ballots from its referendum to legalize homosexual marriage, and political observers say the first ballot boxes opened point to a victory for gay rights.

57 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Ireland Set to Back Same-Sex Marriage

Irish voters appear to have approved a proposal to allow same-sex couples to marry, which would make it the first country in the world to legalize gay marriage by popular vote.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Shi'ite militia approach Islamic State-held areas from base near Ramadi

BAGHDAD Reuters - A convoy of Shi'ite Muslim militia and Iraqi army forces set out from a base near Ramadi on Saturday toward areas held by Islamic State insurgents, an eyewitness and a local official said.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Man hit by multiple cars killed

A man is killed as he hit by a number of vehicles near Popham motorway services in Hampshire.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Ireland gay marriage referendum results: vote-counting begins - live

With a result expected later, follow the latest news and reaction as votes are counted after Irelands referendum on same-sex marriage Continue reading...

1 hour ago // The Independent

world Dutch cabinet agrees to partial ban of burqas and niqabs in public

The Dutch government has agreed to a partial ban of the wearing of full-face veils in public places such as schools, hospitals and on public transport.

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world Shia militia launch offensive to retake Iraqi city of Ramadi

Shia Muslim fighters and Iraqi forces have been deployed towards areas that have fallen to the Islamic State, reportedly retaking territory held by the jihadists east of the city.

1 hour ago // The Independent

world Isis 'jihadi bride' claims forced sex with Yazidi girls is never rape because Koran condones it

A jihadi bride whose husband took a Yazidi girl as a slave has claimed sex with the kidnapped women is never rape because it is an Islamic practice inspired by the Prophet himself.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Grange Hill's Benny Green found dead

Terry Sue-Patt, who played Benny Green in the children's TV series Grange Hill, is found dead in east London.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Ireland backs gay marriage, ministers and opponents say

DUBLIN Reuters - Irish voters appear to have voted heavily in favor of allowing same-sex marriage in a historic referendum in the traditionally Catholic country, government ministers and opponents of the bill said on Saturday.

1 hour ago // The Washington Post

world WorldViews: Olympic Park viral video satirizes failing Rio infrastructure

RIO DE JANEIRO As Rio landmarks go, the bright yellow trams of Santa Teresa were one of the most visible in the Olympic city. For more thana century, they ferried tourists and residents up and down the steep hills from central Rio to the narrow, cobbled streets of this famous colonial neighborhood and the favelas above and around it. They were even featured in the glossy video Hollywood director Fernando Meirelles made for Rios 2009 winning Olympic bid.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Shi'ite militia approach Islamic State-held areas from base near Iraq's Ramadi

BAGHDAD Reuters - A convoy of Shi'ite Muslim militia and Iraqi army forces set out from a base near Ramadi on Saturday toward areas held by Islamic State insurgents, an eyewitness and a local official said.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world As ISIS Gains Momentum, Is 'Weakened' Assad on Way Out?

ISIS' conquest of Palmyra marked the latest in a series of setbacks for the Syrian regime, but analysts say not to count Bashar Assad out just yet.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world As ISIS Gains Momentum, Is 'Weakened' Assad on His Way Out?

ISIS' conquest of Palmyra marked the latest in a series of setbacks for the Syrian regime, but analysts say not to count Bashar Assad out just yet.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world 'Tragic': Mom Found Pushing Dead Son in Playground Swing

A woman was found pushing her dead 3-year-old son in a park swing Friday, and authorities say she may have been there for hours.

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

world Islamic State group radio claims Saudi mosque suicide attack

CAIRO The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, warning that more "black days" loom ahead in a direct challenge to the rulers of the Sunni kingdom.Friday's attack was the kingdom's deadliest militant assault since a 2004 al-Qaida attack on foreign worker compounds, which sparked a massive Saudi security force crackdown. However, this Islamic State attack in the village of al-Qudeeh in the eastern Qatif region targeted

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world Burundi's Catch-22: retribution at home and disease over the border

Opponents of Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza face the choice of facing the regime's retaliation after the failed coup or falling victim to cholera neighbouring Tanzania

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Ireland appears to have voted for same-sex marriage: equality minister

DUBLIN Reuters - Irish voters appear to have voted heavily in favor of allowing same-sex marriage in a referendum, the country's equality minister said on Saturday shortly after counting began.

1 hour ago // BBC

world MP to face no party action over memo

Alistair Carmichael will not face any party disciplinary proceedings over the leak of a memo before the general election, the Lib Dems say.