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Irish voters back 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. | Video

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Nepal landslide blocks river, raises fears of flood reaching India

KATHMANDU - 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.

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Russia to adopt tough position if Ukraine defaults: PM Medvedev

MOSCOW - 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.

Russia 23 May 2015

Northern rebels say captured 19 Mali soldiers

BAMAKO - 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.

United Nations, Mali 23 May 2015

Polish presidential race too close to call, spells trouble for ruling party

WARSAW - 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.

23 May 2015

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 23 May 2015

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