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Dozens dead in Mexico gang shoot-out 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 06:59:17 GMT 
    At least 43 people are killed in a gunfight between security forces and an armed gang in one of Mexico's most violent states.


US Senate blocks surveillance bill 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 06:19:14 GMT 
    The US Senate blocks a bill that would have ended bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency.


Email error reveals bank's EU project 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 07:03:37 GMT 
    The Bank of England confirms it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it "inadvertently" sent details of the project to the Guardian newspaper.


High turnout in gay marriage vote 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 21:49:10 GMT 
    A high turnout is reported as polls close after the Republic of Ireland votes in a referendum on whether to legalise same-sex marriage.


Baghdad halts Ramadi refugee flow 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 02:00:06 GMT 
    Authorities in Baghdad close a key bridge, stopping the flow of refugees fleeing the city of Ramadi captured by Islamic State militants this week.


Farc suspends truce after attack 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 00:22:58 GMT 
    Colombian Farc leftist rebel group suspends its unilateral ceasefire following army attack in which 26 fighters died.


US reality show taken off schedule 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 23:37:25 GMT 
    A US cable network pulls a long running reality TV show over allegations of sexual abuse by one of its members.


First set of Clinton emails released 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 19:02:46 GMT 
    State Department releases hundreds of emails - many relating to the attack in Benghazi, Libya - from Hillary Clinton's private email account.


California farmers agree water deal 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 21:31:48 GMT 
    California regulators accept an offer from farmers to reduce water usage by 25% in an effort to avoid deeper cuts in the state's battle with drought.


IS 'carried out Saudi mosque attack' 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 21:52:05 GMT 
    The Islamic State group says it was behind a deadly suicide bombing on a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia, apparently its first attack in the kingdom.


Netherlands backs veil ban plans 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 16:58:58 GMT 
    The Dutch cabinet backs plans for a partial ban on wearing face-covering Islamic veils in certain public places.


Stage set for biggest ever Eurovision 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 23:50:43 GMT 
    Sweden, Russia and Italy are among the favourites to win the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place in Vienna later.


VIDEO: Ramadi residents pay price as IS advances 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 22:14:07 GMT 
    Several days after Islamic State militants captured the city of Ramadi, Iraqis are now asking why their army was unable to protect them.


VIDEO: Can Saudi coalition defeat IS? 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 22:43:35 GMT 
    The recent, dramatic gains by Islamic State fighters across Syria and Iraq are prompting fresh doubts over whether the coalition strategy to defeat them is working.


VIDEO: Mexico shoot-out leaves dozens dead 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 02:22:02 GMT 
    A shoot-out on the border between the Mexican states of Michoacan and Jalisco leaves at least 43 people dead.
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