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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.
People with heart failure must be screened for signs of depression and offered counselling, scientists say.
The US Senate blocks a bill that would have ended bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency.
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova on her packing routine, her recent comeback, and how she approaches the French Open.
Councils in England and Wales are turning off CCTV cameras in an attempt to cut costs, a surveillance watchdog warns.
A service is to be held later in Dunkirk to mark the 75th anniversary of the rescue of thousands of allied troops during World War Two.
A shoot-out on the border between the Mexican states of Michoacan and Jalisco leaves at least 43 people dead.
Purring spiders use leaves as microphones and speakers to transmit their purring courtship song to a female, scientists find.
Councils in England could be forced to merge their services to speed up adoption rates, under new government powers to be announced next week.
Authorities in Baghdad close a key bridge, stopping the flow of refugees fleeing the city of Ramadi captured by Islamic State militants this week.
The strange day my father saved Harold Wilson’s life
Julia Margaret Cameron was a pioneering British photographer, and should be the face of the £20 note, says Will Gompertz.
The Bank of England confirms it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it "inadvertently" sent details of the project to the Guardian newspaper.
For the past year, there have been reports that chemicals such as chlorine and ammonia continue to be used for attacks in Syria. So why is it so difficult to monitor what weapons Syria has?
Spaniards are poised to give their political masters a bloody nose in a bumper election year, reports James Badcock.
The Afghans who have made Kolkata their home
Does a death sentence always mean death?
The element that made the modern era gleam
Sweden, Russia and Italy are among the favourites to win the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place in Vienna later.
The "friendly" mother of six who killed herself in a hotel