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Vote counting begins in the Republic of Ireland after a historic referendum on whether to legalise same-sex marriage.
As Ireland awaits the results of its referendum on whether to legalise same-sex marriage, many other countries are moving in the opposite direction.
The UN tries to reach some 40,000 Ramadis displaced by the advance of Islamic State amid reports some are dying in the heat.
A sports bar which has attracted a series of complaints from police and residents has its licence suspended for 10 weeks.
Parents are urged to help stamp out deliberate fires by keeping an eye on their children during the Whitsun holiday.
A large sinkhole is discovered at a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course in the US state of Missouri.
Ian Poulter moves second at the Crowne Plaza Invitational as he looks to respond to criticism from PGA Tour professionals.
Ballots are being counted in the Republic of Ireland, where voters have been taking part in a referendum on whether to legalise same-sex marriage.
People with heart failure must be screened for signs of depression and offered counselling, scientists say.
The US Senate blocks a bill that would have ended bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency.
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova on her packing routine, her recent comeback, and how she approaches the French Open.
Councils in England and Wales are turning off CCTV cameras in an attempt to cut costs, a surveillance watchdog warns.
How does Islamic State govern an area the size of Belgium? BBC News explains in 90 seconds.
A service is to be held later in Dunkirk to mark the 75th anniversary of the rescue of thousands of allied troops during World War Two.
A shoot-out on the border between the Mexican states of Michoacan and Jalisco leaves at least 43 people dead.
Purring spiders use leaves as microphones and speakers to transmit their purring courtship song to a female, scientists find.
Councils in England could be forced to merge their services to speed up adoption rates, under new government powers to be announced next week.
Authorities in Baghdad close a key bridge, stopping the flow of refugees fleeing the city of Ramadi captured by Islamic State militants this week.
The strange day my father saved Harold Wilson’s life
Julia Margaret Cameron was a pioneering British photographer, and should be the face of the £20 note, says Will Gompertz.