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Ireland's same-sex marriage support signals social revolution

CBC.ca

Ireland's citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday — a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists alike called a "social revolution." Friday's referendum saw 62.1 ...

Gloria Steinem joins other female activists in peace march into North Korea

New York Daily News

DORASAN STATION, South Korea — Female activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates were denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea on Sunday, but were allowed to cross by bus and ...

Nepali Villagers Flee After Landslide Cuts Off Major River

NPR

Hundreds of villagers in Nepal have fled to higher ground after a landslide today cut off the flow of a major river, creating a dam that could burst at any time, inundating towns downstream. NPR's Julie McCarthy, reporting from New Delhi, reports that authorities ...

Indonesia Joins Search for Bangladeshi and Rohingya Muslim Migrants at Sea

Wall Street Journal

The search for thousands of migrants and refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar abandoned by human traffickers intensified after Indonesia's armed forces joined Malaysia's navy in the mission. Back on land, meanwhile, the plight of the Rohingyas, the ...

Carter Says Iraq's 'Will to Fight' at Issue After Ramadi

ABC News

The Islamic State group's takeover of Ramadi is evidence that Iraqi forces do not have the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said, in the harshest assessment yet from a high-ranking Obama administration official of Iraqi fighters and the loss of the ...

Saudi forces and Yemen's Houthis trade heavy fire, border crossing hit

Reuters

CAIRO Saudi forces and Yemen's Houthi militia traded heavy artillery fire which destroyed part of the main border crossing between the two countries overnight, residents said on Sunday, an escalation of the two-month war. The Haradh border crossing, the ...

Ruling party seen winning Ethiopian vote, opposition says supporters harassed

Reuters

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopians voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election that is expected to hand a landslide win to the ruling party, which boasts about delivering strong economic growth, while opponents complained that their supporters were harassed.

Saudi king vows to punish those behind ISIS-claimed mosque attack

Fox News

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia's king on Sunday vowed to punish those responsible for a rare suicide bombing that killed 21 people at a Shiite mosque in the country's east, calling it a "heinous terrorist attack" that runs against Islamic and human ...

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