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Ireland counts gay marriage votes

19 hours 2 min ago
Vote counting begins in the Republic of Ireland after a historic referendum on whether to legalise same-sex marriage.

VIDEO: Snapshot of gay rights around the globe

19 hours 4 min ago
As Ireland awaits the results of its referendum on whether to legalise same-sex marriage, many other countries are moving in the opposite direction.

Ramadi civilians' plight highlighted

Fri, 2015-05-22 23:58
The UN tries to reach some 40,000 Ramadis displaced by the advance of Islamic State amid reports some are dying in the heat.

Sports bar action after complaints

Fri, 2015-05-22 23:44
A sports bar which has attracted a series of complaints from police and residents has its licence suspended for 10 weeks.

Plea to prevent deliberate fires

Fri, 2015-05-22 23:28
Parents are urged to help stamp out deliberate fires by keeping an eye on their children during the Whitsun holiday.

VIDEO: Huge sinkhole appears at golf course

Fri, 2015-05-22 23:18
A large sinkhole is discovered at a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course in the US state of Missouri.

Determined Poulter in Colonial mix

Fri, 2015-05-22 23:10
Ian Poulter moves second at the Crowne Plaza Invitational as he looks to respond to criticism from PGA Tour professionals.

VIDEO: Ireland awaits referendum result

Fri, 2015-05-22 22:32
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.

Depression makes heart failure worse

Fri, 2015-05-22 22:31
People with heart failure must be screened for signs of depression and offered counselling, scientists say.

US Senate blocks surveillance bill

Fri, 2015-05-22 22:19
The US Senate blocks a bill that would have ended bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency.

Passport, money, racquets, shoes

Fri, 2015-05-22 22:07
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova on her packing routine, her recent comeback, and how she approaches the French Open.

Warning councils 'turning off' CCTV'

Fri, 2015-05-22 21:01
Councils in England and Wales are turning off CCTV cameras in an attempt to cut costs, a surveillance watchdog warns.

VIDEO: Who's in charge of IS? In 90 secs

Fri, 2015-05-22 20:41
How does Islamic State govern an area the size of Belgium? BBC News explains in 90 seconds.

Service to mark Dunkirk rescue

Fri, 2015-05-22 20:09
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.

VIDEO: Mexico shoot-out leaves dozens dead

Fri, 2015-05-22 18:22
A shoot-out on the border between the Mexican states of Michoacan and Jalisco leaves at least 43 people dead.

Spiders strum on leaves for love

Fri, 2015-05-22 18:07
Purring spiders use leaves as microphones and speakers to transmit their purring courtship song to a female, scientists find.

End adoption delays, councils told

Fri, 2015-05-22 18:05
Councils in England could be forced to merge their services to speed up adoption rates, under new government powers to be announced next week.

Baghdad halts Ramadi refugee flow

Fri, 2015-05-22 18:00
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

Fri, 2015-05-22 17:02
The strange day my father saved Harold Wilson’s life

VIDEO: Is this the new face of the £20 note?

Fri, 2015-05-22 16:57
Julia Margaret Cameron was a pioneering British photographer, and should be the face of the £20 note, says Will Gompertz.