- Irish voters back gay marriage in 'social revolution'
DUBLIN (Reuters) - 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 decriminalized homosexuality two decades ago.
- Saudi clerics urge calm as village hit by Islamic State seethes
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's top Sunni cleric on Saturday branded a deadly attack on Shi'ite Muslims a bid to sow chaos, after villagers targeted in the bombing vented their anger at what they saw as the Sunni-dominated government's indifference to their safety.
- Israel thanks U.S. for stand on Mideast nuclear arms ban at U.N.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the United States for blocking an Egyptian-led drive on a possible Middle East nuclear weapons ban at a major United Nations conference, an Israeli official said on Saturday.
- Arab air strikes hit military bases in Yemen
CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi-led air strikes hit three military bases in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday and the Yemeni government in exile expressed reservations about United Nations-led talks aimed at ending the eight-week war.
- Shi'ite militias advance on Islamic State insurgents near Iraq's Ramadi
BAGHDAD/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Shi'ite Muslim militiamen and Iraqi army forces launched a counter-offensive against Islamic State insurgents near Ramadi on Saturday, a militia spokesman said, aiming to reverse potentially devastating gains by the jihadi militants.
- Nepal landslide blocks river, raises fears of flood reaching India
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali authorities urged thousands of villagers on Sunday to move to safety after a landslide likely triggered by recent earthquakes blocked a river, raising fears of a devastating flash flood, officials said.
- Russia to adopt tough position if Ukraine defaults: PM Medvedev
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia would adopt a tough position if Ukraine decided not to pay off debts owed to Moscow by its previous government, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview broadcast by Russian TV on Saturday.
- Northern rebels say captured 19 Mali soldiers
BAMAKO (Reuters) - A Tuareg-dominated rebel coalition said on Saturday it was holding prisoner 19 Malian government soldiers captured in clashes a day earlier, amid growing violence in the north that threatens to derail U.N.-brokered peace efforts.
- Polish presidential race too close to call, spells trouble for ruling party
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poles vote for a president on Sunday in a run-off that is too close to call but already spells trouble for the ruling Civic Platform as it looks to re-election later in the year.
- 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.
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