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Irish vote on gay marriage in landmark referendum Reuters

Irish vote on gay marriage in landmark referendum

INSIGHT: Islamic State expands its "state" Reuters

INSIGHT: Islamic State expands its "state"

Nepalis return to quake epicentre to rebuild stone by stone Reuters

Nepalis return to quake epicentre to rebuild stone by stone

Stretched Afghan army falls back on militias to help defend Kunduz Reuters

INSIGHT-Stretched Afghan army falls back on militias to help defend Kunduz

Beijing promises coal-free power by 2017 to fight pollution Reuters

Beijing promises coal-free power by 2017 to fight pollution

Civilians killed amid clashes near Mali flashpoint town Reuters

Civilians killed amid clashes near Mali flashpoint town

In China, firms flash green credentials as regulators loom Reuters

In China, firms flash green credentials as regulators loom

Ireland looks set to back gay marriage in landmark referendum Reuters

Ireland looks set to back gay marriage in landmark referendum

Islamic State says it has full control of Syria's Palmyra Reuters

Islamic State says it has full control of Syria's Palmyra

Malaysia orders rescue of migrants, Myanmar to attend conference Reuters

Malaysia orders rescue of migrants, Myanmar to attend conference

Guatemala president shakes up cabinet as corruption scandals... Reuters

Guatemala president shakes up cabinet as corruption scandals bite

Antarctic glaciers once thought stable now thawing fast - study Reuters

Antarctic glaciers once thought stable now thawing fast - study

FEATURE-Morocco looks set to ease but not scrap ban on abortion Emma Batha

FEATURE-Morocco looks set to ease but not scrap ban on abortion

UN climate fund gears up to deploy cash after Japan inks pledge Megan Rowling

UN climate fund gears up to deploy cash after Japan inks pledge

Top EU companies urge drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions Reuters

Top EU companies urge drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions

New app aims to create gender-inclusive online community Maria Caspani

New app aims to create gender-inclusive online community

Singer Akon launches academy to help Africans harness the sunshine Joseph D'Urso

Singer Akon launches academy to help Africans harness the sunshine

Cambodia takes refugees from Australia in aid-for-refugees deal Thomson Reuters Foundation

Cambodia takes first refugees from Australia in aid-for-refugees deal

Killing of 14-year-old girl alerts Argentina to femicides Anastasia Moloney

Killing of 14-year-old girl alerts Argentina to femicides - rights group

Top German court wants higher sentence in Rwanda genocide case Reuters

Top German court wants higher sentence in Rwanda genocide case

West Africa's health systems need rebuilding post-Ebola - WHO Reuters

West Africa's health systems need rebuilding post-Ebola - WHO

App aims to help trafficking victims break the language barrier Kieran Guilbert

App aims to help trafficking victims break the language barrier

ICRC steps up aid in Lake Chad area as Boko Haram conflict goes on Reuters

ICRC steps up aid in Lake Chad area as Boko Haram conflict goes on

Tanzanian leader says aid conditions degrading Reuters

Tanzanian leader says aid conditions degrading

Ukraine reports fresh casualties in east, OSCE sees more violence Reuters

Ukraine reports fresh casualties in east, OSCE sees violence spreading

Forced sex camps prepare girls for marriage in Zambia, Mozambiqe Emma Batha

Forced sex camps prepare girls for child marriage in Zambia and Mozambique

Malala urges world leaders to give all girls 12 years at school Joseph D'Urso

Nobel laureate Malala urges world leaders to give all girls 12 years at school

Aid groups raise fears of escalating violence in South Sudan Katy Migiro

Aid groups raise fears of escalating violence in South Sudan

Greenpeace staff to work for free after India blocks funds Reuters

Greenpeace staff to work for free after India blocks funds

Islamic State takes control of Syria's Palmyra in westward advance Reuters

Islamic State takes control of Syria's Palmyra in westward advance

Activists want removal of Argentine judges over paedophile case Anastasia Moloney

Activists call for impeachment of Argentine judges over paedophile case

Italy says over 900 migrants rescued at sea, one dead Reuters

Italy says over 900 migrants rescued at sea, one dead

Rich world should help emerging countries cut pollution: Glencore Reuters

Rich world should help emerging countries cut pollution-Glencore chairman

Saudi shells hit Yemen aid office, killing five refugees -official Reuters

Saudi shells hit Yemen aid office, killing five refugees -local official

Two killed in running street battles in Burundi's capital Reuters

Two killed in running street battles in Burundi's capital

Gusts of opposition hit Kenyan wind farm project Maina Waruru

Gusts of opposition hit Kenyan wind farm project

Palestinians play volleyball near damaged buildings, Gaza REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians play volleyball near residential buildings, that witnesses said were heavily damaged by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, in Beit Lahiya town in the northern Gaza Strip May 20, 2015

South Korea confirms third case of MERS virus; 64 isolated Reuters

South Korea confirms third case of MERS virus; 64 isolated

Malaysia orders rescue of migrant boats, Thailand says no to camps Reuters

Malaysia orders rescue of migrant boats, Thailand says no to shelters

Turmoil in Thailand delayed crackdown on trafficking gangs -police Reuters

Turmoil in Thailand delayed crackdown on trafficking gangs - police

Thailand could stop thousands of HIV deaths with tests, treatment Alisa Tang

Thailand could stop thousands of HIV deaths with more tests and treatment -experts

Activists alarmed about Indian laws curbing free speech Maria Caspani

Activists alarmed about Indian laws curbing free speech amid charity crackdown

Beaten and starving, some Rohingya flee boats, return to camps Reuters

Beaten and starving, some Rohingya flee boats, return to  camps

Tackling traffickers, UK hotels learn to combat "faceless" crime Kieran Guilbert

Tackling the traffickers, UK hotels learn how to combat "faceless" crime

France's Hollande concerned about slow progress in climate talks Reuters

France's Hollande concerned about slow progress in climate talks

Fighting continues near major S.Sudan oilfield, U.N. asks ... Reuters

Fighting continues near major S.Sudan oilfield, U.N. asks for halt

Obama tells Coast Guard grads climate change threatens U.S. Reuters

Obama tells Coast Guard grads climate change threatens U.S.

US wasted $36 million on "unwanted, unused" Afghan base - watchdog Kieran Guilbert

U.S. wasted $36 million on "unwanted, unused" Afghan base - watchdog

Mother seeks groom for her son in India first gay marriage advert Nita Bhalla

Mother seeks a groom for her son in India's first gay marriage advert

Children run after car at quake-stricken Barpak village, Indonesia REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Children run after a vehicle arriving at Barpak village which is heavily affected by the earthquake, in Gorkha district

Boko Haram crisis could fuel rise in child marriages - activists Emma Batha

Boko Haram crisis could fuel rise in child marriages - activists

FACTBOX -Refugee, asylum seeker, migrant - what's the difference? Astrid Zweynert

FACTBOX -Refugee, asylum seeker, migrant - what's the difference?

Top energy firms tied to almost a third of greenhouse gases -study Reuters

Top energy firms tied to almost a third of greenhouse gases -study

Irish abroad mobilise to return home for gay marriage vote Reuters

Irish abroad mobilise to return home for gay marriage vote

Libyan Islamist leader proposes elections to end conflict Reuters

INTERVIEW-Libyan Islamist leader proposes elections to end conflict

Pope's climate aide urges business to favour planet over profit Reuters

Pope's climate change aide urges business to favour planet over profit

South Carolina lawmakers advance 20-week abortion ban Reuters

South Carolina lawmakers advance 20-week abortion ban

App sets rebel groups a quiz on "law of war" to protect civilians Kieran Guilbert

App sets rebel groups a quiz on "law of war" to protect civilians

Gunman attacks UN vehicles, residence in Mali capital Reuters

Gunman attacks UN vehicles, residence in Mali capital

EU lawmakers seek ban on "blood metals" in surprise vote Reuters

EU lawmakers seek ban on "blood metals" in surprise vote

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Irish vote on gay marriage in landmark referendum
INSIGHT: Islamic State expands its "state"
Nepalis return to quake epicentre to rebuild stone by stone
INSIGHT-Stretched Afghan army falls back on militias to help defend Kunduz
Beijing promises coal-free power by 2017 to fight pollution
Civilians killed amid clashes near Mali flashpoint town
In China, firms flash green credentials as regulators loom
Ireland looks set to back gay marriage in landmark referendum
Islamic State says it has full control of Syria's Palmyra
Malaysia orders rescue of migrants, Myanmar to attend conference
Guatemala president shakes up cabinet as corruption scandals bite
Antarctic glaciers once thought stable now thawing fast - study
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