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Savita parents hail Ireland abortion vote

Savita parents hail Ireland abortion vote

The case of Savita Halappanavar, who died after being refused an abortion, sparked calls for reform.
Trump-Kim summit: President Moon could attend, says South Korea

Trump-Kim summit: President Moon could attend, says South Korea

If the summit goes ahead, which remains uncertain, it could also feature the South Korean president.
Spain's Podemos leader survives confidence vote over house purchase

Spain's Podemos leader survives confidence vote over house purchase

Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias and his partner faced an outcry after buying a €600,000 house.
BTS become first K-pop band to top US album charts

BTS become first K-pop band to top US album charts

The boy band with a devoted global fan base are the first K-pop export to crack the US top spot.
Italy crisis: Call to impeach president after candidate vetoed

Italy crisis: Call to impeach president after candidate vetoed

Sergio Mattarella is under fire from Italy's two populist parties after coalition efforts collapse.
Brazil fuel protests: Temer cuts diesel price in bid to end strike

Brazil fuel protests: Temer cuts diesel price in bid to end strike

President Michel Temer makes a concession to end a truckers' strike that has paralysed the country.
Maryland flooding: Water rages through Ellicott City streets

Maryland flooding: Water rages through Ellicott City streets

Up to 8 inches (20cm) of rain fell on Ellicott City in two hours, according to local media.
How the US and Rwanda have fallen out over second-hand clothes

How the US and Rwanda have fallen out over second-hand clothes

The US has imposed tariffs on Rwanda over an obscure import: Second-hand clothes.
A war of nerves between Pakistan's military and Sharif

A war of nerves between Pakistan's military and Sharif

A media crackdown suggests a war of nerves between the deposed PM and the military.
Mamoudou Gassama: Mali 'spiderman' wows France with Paris child rescue

Mamoudou Gassama: Mali 'spiderman' wows France with Paris child rescue

The Malian man who saved a child dangling from a fourth-floor Paris balcony has been hailed a hero.
Monica Lewinsky and Stormy Daniels: Political scandals across two eras

Monica Lewinsky and Stormy Daniels: Political scandals across two eras

A look at how the Clinton/Lewinsky affair could have played out today, compared to the Trump/Stormy case.
MS-13: Inside the secret world of Central America's brutal gang

MS-13: Inside the secret world of Central America's brutal gang

A former MS-13 gang leader explains his life in one of Central America's most violent gangs.
World Cup 2018: Being black in Russia

World Cup 2018: Being black in Russia

Less than 1% of Russia's 144 million people are black. What is life like for them?
Italy PM-designate Conte gives up bid for government

Italy PM-designate Conte gives up bid for government

Giuseppe Conte renounces his attempt to become PM after his economy pick is vetoed.
US and North Korea preparing Trump-Kim summit

US and North Korea preparing Trump-Kim summit

The two sides hold talks in the latest sign that the on-off Trump-Kim summit will be held after all.
Mo Salah 'confident' of making World Cup

Mo Salah 'confident' of making World Cup

Mohamed Salah says he is "confident" of playing in the World Cup after suffering a shoulder injury in the Champions League final.
Berlin far-right supporters outnumbered by counter-protest

Berlin far-right supporters outnumbered by counter-protest

Supporters of far-right party AfD were met by at least twice as many counter-protesters, police said.
Huge fire at Germany's largest theme park

Huge fire at Germany's largest theme park

Thousands of visitors were evacuated when a blaze engulfed part of Europa-Park on Saturday.
Colombia election: Run-off expected in first vote since Farc deal

Colombia election: Run-off expected in first vote since Farc deal

Supporters of conservative Ivan Duque celebrate his lead in the inconclusive first round.
Bangladesh anti-drug operation leads to dozens of deaths

Bangladesh anti-drug operation leads to dozens of deaths

More than 70 people are killed by security forces as part of an operation under way in the country.