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Irish abortion referendum: Exit polls suggest landslide for repeal
Two exit polls suggest a landslide in favour of liberalising the law, as counting is due to begin.
Harvey Weinstein released on $1m bail over rape and abuse charges
The former film mogul was charged with rape and sexual abuse after turning himself in to New York police.
Google and Facebook accused of breaking GDPR laws
Complaints against the web giants are filed on the first day of the EU's new data protection law.
Rose McGowan reacts to Weinstein charges
The actress, one of the movie mogul's accusers, says it's 'a slap in the face of abusive power'.
'Wolf-like' creature shot near Montana ranch puzzles experts
State wildlife experts are seeking DNA analysis to pinpoint the mysterious creature's species.
Cyclone Mekunu kills girl of 12 in Oman
Thousands of residents in coastal areas are moved to shelters amid high winds and rain.
Brazil fuel protests: Drivers to clear roads over army threat
The main drivers' group behind the strike says President Temer's threat of force is "lamentable".
Tragic tale of nursing mother's snakebite shocks India
The death of a toddler who drank poisoned breastmilk draws attention to a global health priority.
MH17: Russia 'liable' for downing airliner over Ukraine
Australia and the Netherlands say they will hold Russia accountable for downing flight MH17.
Armed bystanders gun down Oklahoma City restaurant shooter
The duo confronted the shooter in the car park outside of the Oklahoma City eatery and shot him dead.

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Sir Elton John ?to retire from touring?
He is reportedly set to call time on his long touring career.
All-female line-up for Late Debate among changes at RTÉ
RTÉ Radio 1 has announced a series of changes across its weekday and weekend schedule from February.
Former Leinster Hurler of the Year dropped from Kilkenny panel
Brian Cody has wielded the axe ahead of the league campaign.
Student said she was 'always looking over her shoulder' moments before being ...
A university student told friends how she felt like she was constantly looking over her shoulder just moments before her ex-boyfriend stabbed her to death in a shopping centre car park, a court in the UK has heard.
Waitresses allegedly groped at men-only charity dinner in London
The organisers of a prestigious men-only charity dinner have said they are "appalled" by allegations of sexual harassment at the event.
More than 600 patients waiting for beds in country's hospitals
The number of people waiting for beds at hospitals around the country has climbed to just over 600, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.
Torvill and Dean defend decision to keep stumbling Lemar in Dancing On Ice
The former Olympic champions alternate as head judges each week, and Torvill made the casting vote to send Stephanie Waring home.
The sustainable designer behind Holly Willoughby?s ethereal NTA look
Holly was giving us serious beachy vibes in her boho dress.
Bradley Walsh wakes up with ?headache and Instagram account? after TV awards
Holly Willoughby told Instagram users to ‘give him hell’.
Ursula Le Guin: Her best books, feminist ideas and lasting legacy
The science-fiction and fantasy writer passed away on Tuesday.