DUBLIN - Ireland has voted by a landslide to liberalize its highly restrictive abortion laws in a referendum that its prime minister called the culmination of a "quiet revolution" in what was one of Europe's most socially conservative countries.
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Alan Bean, moon-walking U.S. astronaut turned painter, dies in Houston
American astronaut Alan Bean, who walked on the moon in 1969 during the Apollo 12 mission and commanded a crew on the Skylab space station in 1973 before giving up his career to become a full-time painter, died in Houston on Saturday, officials said.
String of Hawaii volcano explosions shoot ash to 11,000 feet
A series of summit explosions on Saturday from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano spewed ash up to 11,000 feet (3,353 m) and dusted the grey powdered rock on communities to the southwest, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said.
Oil output could return to October 2016 level, says Russia's Novak
A return to the oil production levels that were in place in October 2016, baseline for the current deal to cut output, is one of the options for easing curbs, Russia's energy minister said on Saturday.
End 'hide and seek' Brexit approach, Barnier tells UK
The EU's Brexit negotiator urged the British government on Saturday to stop playing "hide and seek" over its aims for trade ties and warned that delays in agreeing on judicial oversight risk wrecking any Brexit deal.
'Not animals': Guatemala family mourns niece killed by U.S. Border Patrol
The family of a 19-year-old Guatemalan woman killed by a U.S. border patrol officer called on Friday for the United States to dial-back its rhetoric on migrants, after President Donald Trump described gang members entering the country as "animals."
U.S. warns Syria of 'firm' measures for ceasefire violations
The United States warned Syria on Friday it would take "firm and appropriate measures" in response to ceasefire violations, saying it was concerned about reports of an impending military operation in a de-escalation zone in the country's southwest.
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More than two dozen people have been killed in one of Cameroon's Anglophone regions, local sources said on Saturday, although the exact circumstances of their deaths were not immediately clear.
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