Putin bans 'undesirable' NGOs

Russian President Vladimir Putin officially enacted a controversial law banning "undesirable" non-governmental organisations, the Kremlin said Saturday, in a move condemned by human rights groups across the board.

Ireland celebrates gay marriage vote

Ireland on Sunday celebrated a historic referendum approving gay marriage.

Woman (65), mother of 13, has quadruplets

A 65-year-old German woman, who is already has 13 children, has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure in Ukraine, RTL television reported early on Saturday.

43 dead in Mexico gunfight

Mexican federal forces killed at least 42 suspected cartel members Friday during a three-hour gunfight on a ranch in a violence-torn western region, marking one of the drug war's bloodiest battles.