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Ireland votes to repeal abortion ban

Ireland voted by a landslide to liberalise its highly restrictive abortion laws as 66 per cent of the electorate backed a referendum, official results showed on Saturday.
Reuters May 27, 2018 00:00 IST

California dreaming on Meghan coat of arms

Elements of California dreaming to reflect the beauty of the US state where Meghan Markle grew up have been incorporated into the heraldic coat of arms granted by the Queen to the new Duchess of Sussex.
Amit Roy May 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Visa drops Freeman ads

Visa, the credit card company that has used Morgan Freeman's voice in commercials for several years, announced on Friday that it would stop broadcasting those advertisements after a report that Freeman had sexually harassed several women.
Sopan Deb May 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Pak seeks $2bn China loans

Pakistan expects to obtain fresh Chinese loans worth $1 to 2 billion to help it avert a balance of payments crisis, Pakistani government sources said, in another sign of Islamabad's growing reliance on Beijing for financial support.
Reuters May 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Harvey freed on $1 millionbail

Harvey Weinstein, who was arrested and arraigned on charges that he raped one woman and forced another to perform oral sex on him, has been released on $1 million bail.
PTI May 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Kim, Moon meet to rescue meet

North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, met unexpectedly with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea on Saturday to discuss salvaging a cancelled summit meeting between Kim and President Trump, Moon's office said, a new twist in the whirlwind of diplomacy over the fate of the North's nuclear arsenal.
New York Times News Service and Reuters May 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Prime minister, abortion rights groups claim win in Ireland

Abortion rights activists proclaimed victory for social justice on Saturday as exit polls and early results indicated Ireland had voted overwhelmingly to repeal a 1983 constitutional ban on abortions.
May 26, 2018 19:53 IST

Harvey arrested on rape charges

Harvey Weinstein was arrested by New York City detectives on Friday on charges that he raped one woman and forced another to perform oral sex, capping a lengthy inquiry into the avalanche of accusations against him that spawned a public reckoning, and, with it, the global #MeToo movement.
Benjamin Mueller May 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Indian eatery in Canada hit, 15 injured

Two persons are thought to be behind the bombing of an Indian restaurant outside Toronto on Thursday night, injuring 15 people, three of them critically, officials said.
Catherine Porter and Dan Bilefsky May 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Korea meet may be rescheduled: Trump

President Trump said on Friday that his administration was back in touch with North Korea and the two sides may reschedule his summit meeting with Kim Jong-un, perhaps even on the original June 12 date, a stunning reversal just a day after the President cancelled the get-together.
Peter Baker May 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Irish Anti-abortion group concedes defeat

A leading anti-abortion group said on Saturday that Ireland's historic abortion referendum has resulted in a "tragedy of historic proportions," admitting defeat as two exit polls predict an overwhelming victory for those seeking to overturn the country's strict ban on terminations.
May 26, 2018 18:13 IST

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