Irish gay marriage vote: archbishop says church needs reality check

Irish gay marriage vote: archbishop says church needs reality check

A top Irish Catholic leader said that the Church needs a "reality check" after the vote to approve gay marriage.



The Chinese cuisine everyone should try

The Chinese cuisine everyone should try

"When the mail from San Pellegrino arrived for the first time, we ignored it," says Colin Cheng, one of the chefs behind 28 Hubin Road.

Windows Hello Debuts in Windows 10 Build 10125

Windows Hello Debuts in Windows 10 Build 10125

Windows Hello was announced by Microsoft earlier this year as a feature that could make passwords obsolete and make Windows 10 more secure, and starting with build 10125, it finally becomes available for testing. Windows 10 build 10125, which is reportedly being tested by partners as we speak

Division II softball roundup

Division II softball roundup

From staff reportsCalifornia-Pa. earns pair of 1-run wins California University of Pennsylvania used a late two-out rally and a strong pitching performance to win two games in the NCAA Division II Softball Championship in Oklahoma City on Saturday. Cal U (43-12) first defeated Central Missouri 7-6

Emma Caldwell murder: Law chief tells police to reinvestigate killing more than 10 years on

Emma Caldwell murder: Law chief tells police to reinvestigate killing more than 10 years on

SEVEN weeks after the Sunday Mail revealed the identity of a forgotten suspect, Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland has told Police Scotland to launch fresh inquiry.

Your Dreams: Lauren Lawrence analyzes readers' dreams

Your Dreams: Lauren Lawrence analyzes readers' dreams

When I was 21, I had a dream that my childhood friend and I were 13 years old again on bicycles in front of his driveway.

Australia's Guy Sebastian nails Eurovision performance, wins fifth place

Australia's Guy Sebastian nails Eurovision performance, wins fifth place

In Australia's first — and perhaps, only — time participating in the Eurovision Song Contest, singer Guy Sebastian belted his single "Tonight Again," winning the country a well-deserved fifth place. Australia was offered a wildcard entry into the 60-year-old event, and Sebastian had to

Stroud Life published Open air pool heralds summer's arrival

Stroud Life published Open air pool heralds summer's arrival

The first swimmers of the season have braved the unheated waters of the outdoor pool at Stratford Park Leisure Centre in Stroud.Fortunately visitors to the leisure centre have been lucky with plenty of sunshine, but the water will most likely still be quite cold.The pool will now remain open for the

Protests after Ohio patrolman found not guilty in two deaths

Protests after Ohio patrolman found not guilty in two deaths

Police in riot gear made more than a dozen arrests as crowds protested the acquittal of a white Ohio patrolman who fired through the windshield of a suspect's car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that killed the two unarmed black...

Spy: Sam Raimi directs Lucy Lawless in new zombie series

Spy: Sam Raimi directs Lucy Lawless in new zombie series

Hollywood movie legend Sam Raimi has been in Auckland to direct Lucy Lawless in her new role in US TV series Ash vs Evil Dead .The series is a spin-off from the famed director's cult Evil Dead movie franchise - and sees legendary...

NZ-shot film Slow West 'not a traditional Western'

NZ-shot film Slow West 'not a traditional Western'

Directed by a Scot, shot in the South Island and set in America, critically acclaimed new Western Slow West is an international production in every sense. Australian Kodi Smit-McPhee ( The Road ) and German-Irish Michael Fassbender...

Critically endangered spider tortoise hatches at Smithsonian?s National Zoo

Critically endangered spider tortoise hatches at Smithsonian?s National Zoo

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Smithsonian's National Zoo says for the first time a rare spider tortoise has hatched at its Reptile Discovery Center. The zoo says the tortoise hatched May 10 at an off-exhibit area and appears to be doing well. The zoo says if it continues its progress it will be on exhibit

I was stone deaf for 39 years – hearing for the first time was a miracle

I was stone deaf for 39 years – hearing for the first time was a miracle

Jo Milne, 40, from Gateshead, defied the odds when she underwent an eight-hour, high-risk operation to experience hearing for the first time…

Several arrests made as protesters flood Cleveland streets after officer's acquittal

Several arrests made as protesters flood Cleveland streets after officer's acquittal

A Cleveland cop cleared Saturday on state charges in the deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire could face federal charges.

Several arrests made as protesters flood Cleveland streets after officer's acquittal

Several arrests made as protesters flood Cleveland streets after officer's acquittal

Police in riot gear made several arrests Saturday as protesters stormed the streets of Cleveland after a judge found a city police officer not guilty in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects killed in a barrage of police gunfire.

Fresh air strikes and ground fighting in Yemen

Fresh air strikes and ground fighting in Yemen

Sanaa (AFP) - Saudi-led warplanes launched a fresh wave of air strikes across Yemen targeting Iran-backed rebels as fighting raged on the ground in the south of the country, witnesses said.The air raids pounded arms depots under the control of the Shiite Huthi rebels in the locality of Ghula, in Omr

Ethiopia votes with ruling party set to return

Ethiopia votes with ruling party set to return

Addis Ababa (AFP) - Ethiopia, Africa's second-most populous country, holds its first general election on Sunday since the death of strongman Meles Zenawi, whose successor Hailemariam Desalegn is all but certain to stay in office.Over 36.8 million Ethiopians have registered for Sunday's polls, but an

Peace activists make rare crossing of North-South Korea border

Peace activists make rare crossing of North-South Korea border

Paju (South Korea) (AFP) - An international group of women peace activists, led by American feminist Gloria Steinem, made a rare crossing on Sunday of one of the world's most militarised borders between North and South Korea.The group of 30 activists rode by bus through the demilitarised zone (DMZ)

Cedenio dominates Merritt at Ponce Grand Prix

Cedenio dominates Merritt at Ponce Grand Prix

Ponce (Puerto Rico) (AFP) - World champion LaShawn Merritt settled for second place  behind rising star Machel Cedenio in the 400m at the Ponce Grand Prix athletics meeting.Trinidad and Tobago's Cedenio, the 2014 world junior champion, won the one-lap race in 44.97sec, while America's Merritt, winn

Azerbaijan to use special equipment for high pressure drilling in Caspian Sea

Azerbaijan to use special equipment for high pressure drilling in Caspian Sea

Azerbaijan will become one of the first countries to apply special equipment for high pressure drilling on the prospective structures in the Caspian Sea, said the message posted May 21 on the Rigzone portal.

Terrorists take up arms against Aust: PM

Terrorists take up arms against Aust: PM

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has indicated new counter-terrorism laws that could strip people of their citizenship will go before parliament this week.

Partisan review: An extreme experiment in home schooling

Partisan review: An extreme experiment in home schooling

Australian filmmaker Ariel Kleiman's Partisan shapes a fresh, gritty take on the coming-of-age tale.

Eurovision 2015: The best, the worst and why Guy Sebastian will win votes

Eurovision 2015: The best, the worst and why Guy Sebastian will win votes

There is a glorious madness to the Eurovision Song Contest, coming off a six decade history which has been largely defined by glittery pantsuits, typically worn by men with unnaturally hairy chests, and song names like Boom Bang-a-Bang, Ding-a-Dong and Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley.

Maroons boast bigger Origin firepower

Maroons boast bigger Origin firepower

Statistics show Queensland head into State of Origin I in Sydney on Wednesday with far superior firepower than their NSW rivals.

Ferdinand: Wife's death 'difficult'

Ferdinand: Wife's death 'difficult'

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has spoken publicly for the first time since his wife's death to cancer and says it has been "the most difficult period of his life".

VIDEO: El Salvador's Romero beatified

The Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero has been beatified at a ceremony in El Salvador attended by huge crowds.

Terrorists could lose citizenship: PM

TONY Abbott says the Commonwealth is entitled to strip the citizenship of terrorists but he's refused to detail new counter-terrorism laws to come.

Marriage is a parliament matter: Abbott

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott says the question of legalising gay marriage is one for parliament not the public to decide.

ALP calls for Aussie jihadis to be jailed

LABOR has questioned plans to revoke the citizenship of dual national terrorists, arguing Australia would be safer if jihadists were jailed rather than deported.

Woman, believed to be world's oldest person, celebrates 116th birthday

Detroit-area native Jeralean Talley turned 116 Saturday. The Gerontology Research Group considers her to be the oldest person in the world, based on available records.

Saskatchewan NDP gives Broten 98 per cent support in review vote

Saskatchewan New Democrats have voted overwhelmingly in support of their leader during the party's annual convention.

World's oldest living person celebrates her 116th birthday

A Detroit-area woman turned 116 Saturday, but she offers no secret for a long life. "There's nothing I can do about it," Jeralean Talley of Inkster said ahead of her birthday weekend.

Thousands evacuated in Nepal after landslide blocks river

Thousands of people have fled villages and towns along a mountain river in in northwest Nepal after it was blocked by a landslide that could burst and cause flash floods.

Sweden Wins 2015 Eurovision Song Contest

With his song titled Heroes, Sweden's Måns Zelmerlöw has collected most votes of viewers at the final of this year's Eurovision Song Contest. This comes after a tough challenge with Polina Gagarina from Russia and the trio Il Volo (Italy). Bulgaria did not take part in this year's edition, b

Assassinated Salvadoran archbishop beatified, 1st step toward sainthood

Oscar Romero was beatified by Roman Catholic officials Saturday in an emotional ceremony elevating the once-controversial archbishop to the ranks of the blessed 35 years after his assassination.

RCN launches high-capacity terrestrial fibre network

    RIYADH —  Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) announced that the Regional Cable Network (RCN) has commercially launched a high-capacity terrestrial fibre network that will run from Fujairah to Riyadh and then to Amman during the initial phase. The RCN is a conso

US Senate blocks bill on NSA surveillance

    WASHINGTON — The US Senate rejected legislation early Saturday aimed at reforming NSA intelligence gathering, a blow to President Barack Obama and others who support ending the bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records. Senators also rejected e