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Gay couples awake to new Ireland, hope to wed by Christmas
DUBLIN (AP) -- Gay couples of Ireland woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn, with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads....

Kids on their own among migrants who arrived in Indonesia
KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia (AP) -- It was just the two of them, brother and sister, out on the open ocean with hundreds of other desperate migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes in Myanmar. For nearly three months, the siblings comforted each other when rolling waves thrashed their boat, when their empty bellies ached and when they were beaten for trying to stand up to stretch their legs....

Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or in upset Cannes finale
CANNES, France (AP) -- The 68th Cannes Film Festival was brought to a surprising close Sunday with Jacques Audiard's Sri Lankan refugee drama taking the festival's coveted top honor, the Palme d'Or....

Women's walk across Koreas' DMZ denied; they cross by bus
DORASAN STATION, South Korea (AP) -- Female activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates were denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea on Sunday, but were allowed to cross by bus and complete what one of them called a landmark event....

Malaysia finds graves of suspected trafficking victims
WANG KELIAN, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian authorities say they have discovered 139 suspected graves in a series of abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar have been held....

Iraqi lawmaker slams US criticism of Iraqi military
BAGHDAD (AP) -- An Iraqi lawmaker says U.S. military commanders are pointing fingers for their own failure to properly support the Iraqi military in the fight against the Islamic State group....

Official: Syrian army preparing for counterattack on IS
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The Syrian army is deploying troops in areas near the ancient town of Palmyra in apparent preparation for a counterattack to retake it from the Islamic State group, an official said....

New parties shake Spain's political system in local vote
MADRID (AP) -- Voters punished Spain's mainstream political parties in local elections Sunday as many people switched their allegiance to new parties that campaigned on a promise of change amid chafing austerity policies, high unemployment and political corruption scandals....

Nepali villagers return to homes after river gets unblocked
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Thousands of villagers in northwestern Nepal were able to return to their homes Monday after a mountain river swept away debris from a landslide that had blocked it, allowing waters to flow normally again....

Polish president concedes defeat after exit poll released
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat in the county's presidential election Sunday after an exit poll showed him trailing Andrzej Duda, a previously little-known right-wing politician....

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