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Ireland votes on legalizing gay marriage; verdict Saturday
For months, Ireland has debated whether to legalize gay marriage. Now it's time to vote, and the choice is a simple yes or no.
Eiffel Tower closed amid workers' anger about pickpockets
The Eiffel Tower is closed to the public because workers are protesting a recent rise in aggressive pickpockets.
London homes near Wembley evacuated after WWII bomb is found
British police have closed roads and evacuated hundreds of homes near London's Wembley Stadium as the army works to defuse an unexploded World War II bomb.
Michael Fassbender on making 'Macbeth': 'the Scottish film'
Michael Fassbender doesn't know if the "Macbeth" curse carries over to movie adaptations, but he'd rather not test it.
Nepal assesses if quake-hit villages are at risk before rain
Nepal's government has sent geologists to earthquake-damaged mountain villages to assess landslide risks before the rainy season begins next month.
World's biggest atom smasher sets energy record
Scientists operating the world's biggest particle collider say they have set a new energy record ahead of the massive machine's full restart in June.
Gaspar Noe's explicit 'Love' sets Cannes atwitter
The movies are in love with love, but they're often squeamish about sex.
Rohingya migrant crisis eases, but hard questions remain
The decision by Indonesia and Malaysia to give temporary shelter to thousands of migrants stranded at sea appears to have defused a potential Southeast Asian humanitarian catastrophe, but the root causes of the crisis remain.
Japan town to still hunt dolphins after aquariums' rejection
The fishing town of Taiji will not stop its dolphin hunts, the mayor said Thursday, after Japan's aquariums decided to stop buying captured dolphins under international pressure sparked by cruelty concerns.
Exodus from New Zealand to Australia reverses after 24 years
Australia's warmer climate and higher wages have long lured droves of New Zealanders across the Tasman Sea with the aim of making a better life in the "lucky country."
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