People react as Ireland voted in favour of allowing same-sex marriage in a historic referendum, in Dublin May 23, 2015. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Ireland backs gay marriage in 'social revolution'

DUBLIN - 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.  Full Article | Video 

Shi'ite militias advance on Islamic State insurgents near Iraq's Ramadi 5:46pm EDT

BAGHDAD/BEIRUT - 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. | Video

Protesters walk outside the Justice Center following the not guilty verdict for Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo on manslaughter charges in Cleveland, Ohio, May 23, 2015. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

Ohio officer not guilty in shooting two suspects

A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting deaths of an unarmed man and a woman who were killed after a high-speed car chase in 2012.  Full Article 

Reverend Katie Hotze-Wilton signs a marriage license at a same-sex wedding ceremony at City Hall in St. Louis, Missouri November 5, 2014. REUTERS/Whitney Curtis

In defense of the courthouse wedding

Financially speaking, toned-down weddings make a ton of sense. After all, think of all the other places newlyweds could spend that money to get their marriage started on the right financial foot.  Full Article 

Birds fly across the sky on a polluted day in Wuhan, Hubei province, February 16, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Beijing fights dirty air for the cameras

China's government wants to control the conversation on pollution, inviting reporters in to show them how Beijing is trying to clean up widespread smog.  Video 

Robert Harvey, a beekeeper, or apiarist, secures a cover over bee hives stacked on a truck as he prepares to transfer the bees to another crop after they completed pollinating a blueberry field near Columbia Falls, Maine June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

The secret strife of bees

What happens if — or when — we run out of honey bees? Their die-off would lead to dire economic repercussions and would pose a huge risk to global food supply.  Analysis 


Female activists march for peace in North Korea

Female activists lead North Korean women in the "2015 International Women's Grand March for the Reunification and Peace in Korea" in Pyongyang.