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Irish Anti-Gay-Marriage Leader Tweets Election Concession

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 01:52

In a gesture that indicates the Irish ballot measure to legalize same-sex marriage has succeeded, the head of the organization that ran the No campaign tweeted his congratulations to the Yes side.

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Iraq forces start Ramadi fightback

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 01:51
Iraqi forces and Shia militias move to engage Islamic State militants east of Ramadi, which they lost on Sunday, witnesses and officials say.

VIDEO: World's oldest woman turns 116

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 01:45
An American woman, said to be the oldest person in the world, is celebrating her 116th birthday on Saturday.

VIDEO: Millie gets pick of bespoke doghouses

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 01:40
Interior design students at a Leicester university create a series of doghouses as part of a 'Barkitechture' project.

Grange Hill's Benny Green found dead

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 01:34
Terry Sue-Patt, who played Benny Green in the children's TV series Grange Hill, is found dead in east London.

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

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-23 01:30

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

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Alopecia girl wins model contract

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 01:19
A girl who lost her hair through alopecia gets a "huge confidence boost" by winning a modelling contract in a competition.

Man hit by multiple cars killed

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 01:09
A man is killed as he hit by a number of vehicles near Popham motorway services in Hampshire.

MP to face no party action over memo

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 00:59
Alistair Carmichael will not face any party disciplinary proceedings over the leak of a memo before the general election, the Lib Dems say.

What makes the perfect goal?

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 00:49
Team v individual? Volley? Set-piece v open play? Passing move? Celebrations? Just what is required to make the perfect goal?

'Israel row' sinks UN nuclear talks

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 00:24
A UN conference aimed at preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons ends in failure after a row over a nuclear-free Middle East proposal.

Ireland counts gay marriage votes

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 00:04
Vote counting begins in the Republic of Ireland after a historic referendum on whether to legalise same-sex marriage.

VIDEO: Snapshot of gay rights around the globe

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 00:03
As Ireland awaits the results of its referendum on whether to legalise same-sex marriage, many other countries are moving in the opposite direction.

Ramadi civilians' plight highlighted

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 23:58
The UN tries to reach some 40,000 Ramadis displaced by the advance of Islamic State amid reports some are dying in the heat.

Sports bar action after complaints

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 23:44
A sports bar which has attracted a series of complaints from police and residents has its licence suspended for 10 weeks.

Senate Blocks Bill To End Government Collection Of Phone Records

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 23:35

The Senate worked late into the night but failed to agree on extending government surveillance programs under the USA Patriot Act before adjourning for the Memorial Day holiday.

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Plea to prevent deliberate fires

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 23:28
Parents are urged to help stamp out deliberate fires by keeping an eye on their children during the Whitsun holiday.

VIDEO: Huge sinkhole appears at golf course

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 23:18
A large sinkhole is discovered at a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course in the US state of Missouri.

Determined Poulter in Colonial mix

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 23:10
Ian Poulter moves second at the Crowne Plaza Invitational as he looks to respond to criticism from PGA Tour professionals.

VIDEO: Ireland awaits referendum result

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 22:32
Ballots are being counted in the Republic of Ireland, where voters have been taking part in a referendum on whether to legalise same-sex marriage.

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