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
"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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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'
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