Voters determined to have their voice heard on gay marriage turned out in strength Friday for Ireland's most hard-fought referendum in decades, a contest that pitted the liberal forces of social change against the nation's conservative Catholic foundation.
Cara Anna, Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 7:41pm
The United States on Friday blocked a global document aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons, saying Egypt and other states tried to "cynically manipulate" the process by setting a deadline for Israel and its neighbors to meet within months on a Middle East zone free of such weapons.
The Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 7:12pm
Grenades thrown into a market in the capital Bujumbura killed two people on Friday, Burundi's state broadcaster said.
Libardo Cardona, Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 6:51pm
A prominent paramilitary warlord wanted in the U.S. on drug charges walked out of a Colombian jail Friday, becoming the first major paramilitary boss to earn freedom as part of a decade-old peace deal.
Sarah El Deeb and Bassem Mroue, Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 6:41pm
Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday.
Alfredo Pena, Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 6:13pm
A drug cartel in the northern state of Tamaulipas used at least 39 surveillance cameras to monitor the comings and goings of authorities in the city of Reynosa across the border from Texas, Mexican officials said Friday.
The Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 5:01pm
Mexican health authorities say bacterial infections, and not contaminated vaccines, were responsible for the deaths of two infants and the sickening of 31 other babies earlier this month in the southern state of Chiapas.
Abdullah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 4:22pm
A suicide bomber unleashed a blast in a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers commemorated the birth of a revered saint, killing at least 21 people and wounding dozens more in the deadliest attack seen in the kingdom in more than a decade. Loyalists of the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the bombing.
Peter Leonard, Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 2:32pm
Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Friday.
The Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 2:11pm
Mexican official says about 40 dead in large shootout with suspects in cartel territory.
Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 1:52pm
The Saudi-led coalition on Friday launched heavy airstrikes against Shiite rebels in Yemen, targeting camps and weapons depots in the rebel-held capital, as a U.N. agency said some 234 children were killed in violence over the past two months.
The Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 1:11pm
Mexican officials report large-scale firefight in area where drug cartels operate.
Joshua Goodman, Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 12:52pm
Colombia's largest rebel group on Friday called off a unilateral cease-fire in reaction to a military raid on a guerrilla camp that killed 26 of its fighters, further straining negotiations to end the country's half-century-old conflict.
Konstantin Testorides, Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 12:32pm
A top United Nations human rights official expressed concern Friday over the political crisis that has triggered mass protests in Macedonia.
The Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 11:41am
A Romanian court has sentenced a former Bucharest district mayor to eight years in prison for illegally selling the city's real estate at a price far below its market value.
Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 11:31am
An outbreak of cholera has infected 3,000 people in a Tanzanian border region where refugees fleeing political unrest in Burundi have massed, the U.N. Refugee Agency said Friday.
The Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 11:21am
A British tabloid reporter accused of paying police for news tips has been found guilty of aiding and abetting public office misconduct.
The Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 11:21am
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker jokingly called Hungary's leader a "dictator" upon his arrival for a European Union summit.
Baba Ahmed, Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 11:21am
Malian soldiers publicly killed nine residents of a Tuareg village in the country's north, a coalition of separatist groups said on Friday, and the U.N. said a team has been sent to investigate.
Todd Leopold, CNN | posted May 22nd - 11:12am
You've probably noticed a lot of photos lately of celebrities wearing red clown noses. It's all part of an effort to bring attention to "Red Nose Day," which started in Britain in 1988 to raise money for poverty-stricken children in the UK and Africa. This year, the fund-raiser has extended to the United States.
The Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 10:42am
British Prime Minister David Cameron set off Friday on a whirlwind campaign to change the way the European Union is run, warning of a rough road ahead to achieve the reform needed to keep his country from leaving.
Oleg Cetinic, Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 10:40am
The Eiffel Tower closed to the public for most of the day Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors daily.
Llazar Semini, Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 10:22am
Foreign ministers and senior diplomats from several Balkan countries — many with troubled relations stemming from wars in the 1990s — met Friday in the Albanian capital of Tirana to try and advance each others' bids to join the European Union.
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