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Gay Ireland hails 'a new Republic' as same-sex marriage approved

DUBLIN - Gay couples flocked to central Dublin to celebrate a "historic watershed" on Saturday as a large majority in the traditionally Catholic country voted to allow same-sex marriage, the culmination of a four-decade struggle for gay rights. | Video

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Islamic State raises flag over citadel in Syria's Palmyra: supporters

BEIRUT - 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.

Syria 5:36am EDT

Suicide bomber kills 21 at Saudi Shi'ite mosque, Islamic State claims attack

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Saudi Arabia 9:47am EDT

Mexico gunfight kills 43 as government hits gang hard

ZAMORA, Mexico - Government security forces killed 42 suspected drug cartel henchmen and suffered one fatality in a firefight in western Mexico on Friday, an official said, one of the bloodiest shootouts in a decade of gang violence wracking the country. | Video

Mexico 4:36am EDT

Dozens killed in al Shabaab fighting in Somalia, attack in capital

MOGADISHU - Fighting in south Somalia between al Shabaab militants and government forces killed at least 24 people, while a rebel attack in the capital killed three Transport Ministry workers, officials and the group said on Saturday.

Africa 11:30am EDT

Egyptian court acquits 17 charged for protest at which activist killed

CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Saturday acquitted 17 people of violating a strict protest law earlier this year at a march commemorating a 2011 uprising, judicial sources said, a rare decision since Egypt introduced the statute in late 2013.

Egypt 11:28am EDT

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