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History is made as Ireland votes to repeal anti-abortion laws – video report

History is made as Ireland votes to repeal anti-abortion laws – video report

People celebrate after Ireland calls for an end to the country's anti-abortion laws, with two-thirds of voters choosing to repeal the eighth amendment to the constitution. Orla O'Connor, co-director
Boy, 11, arrested after allegedly raping seven-year-old in Dorset

Boy, 11, arrested after allegedly raping seven-year-old in Dorset

Attack alleged to have taken place in village of Wool in PurbeckAn 11-year-old boy has been arrested and questioned by police in Dorset after he was accused of raping a seven-year-old boy who was
Traditionally conservative Roscommon votes for Irish abortion reform

Traditionally conservative Roscommon votes for Irish abortion reform

It was the only constituency to vote against same-sex marriage – but a 57% vote for yes was one of a wave of surprisesNearly everyone expected Roscommon to vote no. Instead, the traditionally
Tax evasion isn’t just for the west: it conspires to keep Africa poor too

Tax evasion isn’t just for the west: it conspires to keep Africa poor too

Many economists believe life in the developing world is improving fast. It certainly isn’t in the sub-Saharan regionThere is a comforting mainstream narrative which tells us that African nations, like
Trump hails release of Utah man jailed in Venezuela for two years

Trump hails release of Utah man jailed in Venezuela for two years

Joshua Holt and wife freed and on their way to US, senator says President says ‘hostage’ will visit White House on Saturday A Utah man and his wife who were held in Venezuela without trial for two
Amid Syria’s horror, a new force emerges: the women of Idlib

Amid Syria’s horror, a new force emerges: the women of Idlib

With husbands, sons and fathers dead or missing, women have been unwittingly thrust into the spotlight. Their resilience and innovation could point a way forwardThe plight of approximately three
Missing London schoolgirl believed to have left UK in 'company of adult'

Missing London schoolgirl believed to have left UK in 'company of adult'

Officers believe Serena Alexander-Benson, 13, left UK on Friday morning on board Eurostar train A search has been launched for a 13-year-old schoolgirl who left the UK on a Eurostar train.Serena
Girl, 12, among three killed as Cyclone Mekunu hits Oman

Girl, 12, among three killed as Cyclone Mekunu hits Oman

Flash floods tear away roads and strong winds rip roofs off buildings in city of SalalahA powerful cyclone has struck Oman and killed at least three people, among them a 12-year-old girl, officials
Savita Halappanavar's father thanks Irish voters for 'historic' abortion vote

Savita Halappanavar's father thanks Irish voters for 'historic' abortion vote

Father of woman who died of sepsis after being denied abortion in Ireland says he very happy at projected result of referendum• Irish abortion referendum results - liveThe father of Savita
'A monumental day for women in Ireland', says Orla O'Connor – video

'A monumental day for women in Ireland', says Orla O'Connor – video

As the exit polls predict mass support for the repeal of Ireland's ban on abortions the Together for Yes campaign celebrates. O'Connor, co-director of the campaign, says: 'This vote is about a
The US is ripping immigrants' families apart. That's torture

The US is ripping immigrants' families apart. That's torture

What parents – and their children – face as Ice agents seek to punish undocumented people is beyond crueltyAs a parent, there are few things that haunt your nightmares more than the idea that you
North and South Korean presidents meet to discuss the US summit – video

North and South Korean presidents meet to discuss the US summit – video

Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in meet again. The pair discuss their commitments to peace and the potential meeting with Donald Trump. They met in the 'truce village' of Panmunjom. The surprise meeting
North and South Korean leaders meet as US indicates summit may yet happen

North and South Korean leaders meet as US indicates summit may yet happen

Analyst: ‘bold but risky’ talks result of Trump ‘temper tantrum’ Opinion: Who knew North Korean diplomacy was so hard?The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, met his South Korean counterpart on
Irish abortion referendum: yes wins with 66.4% – as it happened

Irish abortion referendum: yes wins with 66.4% – as it happened

Follow live as votes are counted in Ireland’s referendum on the eighth amendmentFull report: Ireland votes by landslide to legalise abortionAbortion in Ireland – what happens next?Share your reaction
'I did not assault women': Morgan Freeman responds to allegations

'I did not assault women': Morgan Freeman responds to allegations

Actor responds to report of eight people claiming misconductStatement: ‘80 years of my life is at risk of being undermined’Morgan Freeman has said any suggestion he assaulted women or created an
‘It brings the spirit joy’: Britain’s godmother of gospel on why her choir stole the royal wedding

‘It brings the spirit joy’: Britain’s godmother of gospel on why her choir stole the royal wedding

The Kingdom Choir’s Windsor rendition of Stand By Me has shot Karen Gibson to fame. Here she explains how the passionate music has spread far beyond its church rootsGospel is spreading, and we can
Will Michael Cohen's checkered career lead him to turn on Trump?

Will Michael Cohen's checkered career lead him to turn on Trump?

The lawyer who rose from the taxi business to fixing the future president’s messiest problems now faces severe legal jeopardy after an FBI raidJust before he got his dream job as Donald Trump’s
America's tree sitters risk lives on the front line

America's tree sitters risk lives on the front line

In the hills on the border of Virginia and West Virginia protesters – mainly women – are defying police and energy companies in non-violent environmental activismWay out in the Appalachian hills, on
`Prejudice in public accommodation is deeply rooted in America', Starbucks chief executive Kevin Johnson to tell employees.

`Prejudice in public accommodation is deeply rooted in America', Starbucks chief executive Kevin Johnson to tell employees.

The coffee chain will close 8,000 US shops for retraining on Tuesday in response to a racially charged incident in Philadelphia Starbucks is closing more than 8,000 of its coffee shops across the US
China shows little appetite for lifting of family size limit

China shows little appetite for lifting of family size limit

Experts say change is unlikely to have big impact on country’s demographic direction Liu Wen, a public servant in China’s north-western Qinghai province, remembers the night before she went back to