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Church unnerved by Ireland's huge 'Yes' to gay marriage

Supporters outside Dublin Castle cheer the result of the same-sex marriage referendum on May 23, 2015The once-dominant Catholic Church in Ireland was trying to come to terms Sunday with an overwhelming vote in favour of gay marriage, saying it needed a "new language" to connect to people. As jubilant "Yes" supporters nursed their hangovers after partying late into the night following Saturday's referendum result, the faithful attended mass to hear their priests reflect on the new social landscape in Ireland. "The Church has to find a new language which will be understood and heard by people," Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin, a senior Irish cleric, told reporters after mass at the city's St Mary's Pro-Cathedral.


Cannes Closing Ceremony: LIVE REPORT

Winners and jury members on stage at closing ceremony of Cannes Film FestivalCannes (France) (AFP) - 18:26 GMT - Cannes and the Coen brothers - The jury led by Hollywood filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen chose for the Palme d'Or the gritty picture about Sri Lankan asylum-seekers "Dheepan" by acclaimed French director Jacques Audiard among 19 international contenders.


Cannes ends in a shocker: 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or

Director Jacques Audiard poses for photographers upon arrival for the awards ceremony at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)CANNES, France (AP) — Jacques Audiard's immigrant drama "Dheepan" has won the Palme d'Or, the top honor of the Cannes Film Festival.


Nigerian cellphone provider needs fuel to prevent shut-down

FILE - In this Wednesday Jan. 11, 2012, file photo, people line up to buy fuel at a government petrol station on the third day of nation wide strike following the removal of a fuel subsidy in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigerian airlines grounded flights Saturday, May 23, 2015, as a months-long fuel shortage worsened, aggravated by a strike disrupting fuel deliveries in Africa's biggest oil producer. Vehicles also were grounded. Normally bustling roads in Lagos, a metropolis of 20 million, were half-empty and gas stations closed Saturday. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, file)LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's leading cellphone provider said Sunday it urgently needs diesel to prevent shutting down services countrywide — the latest business hit by a months-long fuel crisis in Africa's biggest oil producer.


Famed Detroit jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave dies at 78

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2012 file photo, trumpeter Marcus Belgrave performs at the 33rd annual Detroit Jazz Festival, in Detroit. Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday, May 24, 2015. He was 78. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Ricardo Thomas, File) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT; MAGS OUTDETROIT (AP) — Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, has died. He was 78.


The Latest: Kimball in top group at Indy 500 at midway point

Simon Pagenaud, of France, leads Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, through the first turn during the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)The Associated Press covers the biggest day in motorsports, from Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix to the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600. The latest from the tracks:


Defense chief: After Ramadi, Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue

FILE - In this May 1, 2015 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington. The Islamic State group’s takeover of Ramadi is evidence that Iraqi forces do not have the “will to fight,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” that aired Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group's takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a TV interview that aired Sunday. The harsh assessment raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group that has seized a strategically important swath of the Middle East.


David Letterman drives into retirement with Indy 500 tribute

David Letterman, who ended his 33-year career as a late-night television host Wednesday, waves to fans as he walks through the pit area before the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — David Letterman has a new No. 1 on his personal Top Ten list of reasons he loves the Indianapolis 500.


Angry Federer blasts French Open after security scare

Roger Federer begins his 62nd consective Grand Slam with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over Colombian 'lucky loser' Alejandro FallaRoger Federer blasted French Open organisers Sunday after a fan breached tight security and raced on to court to grab a 'selfie' with the Swiss great. The 17-time Grand Slam winner had just completed a routine 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over Colombia's Alejandro Falla when he was shocked to see a young fan sprinting towards him on the showpiece Philippe Chatrier Court. It was particularly embarrassing as security at this year's French Open has been tightened following January's deadly Islamist attack on Paris-based satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.


Cannes closes with glittering ceremony

Colombian director Cesar Augusto Acevedo (C) poses after being awarded with the Camera d'Or for film "La tierra y la sombra" during the closing ceremony of the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on May 24, 2015After nearly two weeks of stirring, sleek and thought-provoking movies -- and a couple of duds -- the Cannes Film Festival closed Sunday with an awards night to declare the winner of its coveted Palme d'Or. French actor Lambert Wilson hosted the black-tie event in the festival's 2,300-seat main theatre. US directing duo the Coen brothers headed this year's jury of top actors and filmmakers deciding which of the 19 competition entries will walk away with the 20,000-euro ($24,000) gold-and-crystal trophy.


Flooding in Texas, Oklahoma prompts rescues, evacuations

George and Susan Kruger make one of three trips with their animals from their flooded house to safety on Sunday, May 24, 2015 in Purcell, Okla. Rising water from overnight rains began to rise early in the morning. The Krugers refused to leave their home and made several trips to retrieve five dogs and a baby chick. (Steve Sisney/The Oklahoman via AP) LOCAL STATIONS OUT (KFOR, KOCO, KWTV, KOKH, KAUT OUT); LOCAL WEBSITES OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT (EDMOND SUN OUT, OKLAHOMA GAZETTE OUT) TABLOIDS OUTSAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Up to 10 inches of rain fell over 24 hours in parts of Texas, prompting numerous evacuations and rescues overnight and into Sunday, while a 20-year veteran firefighter in northeast Oklahoma died after being swept away in floodwaters.


John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 1994 file photo, Princeton University professor John Nash speaks during a news conference at the school in Princeton, N.J., after being named the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for economics. Nash, whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind,” died in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey on Saturday, May 23, 2015, police said. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86.


Ethiopians vote, ruling party expected to keep grip on power

Voters queue early in the morning to cast their votes in Ethiopia's general election, Sunday May 24, 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopians voted Sunday in national and regional elections, the country's first since the 2012 death of its longtime leader, but the ruling party is expected to maintain its iron-clad grip on power. (AP Photo/Mulugeata Ayene)ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopians voted Sunday in national and regional elections in which the ruling party is expected to maintain its iron-clad grip on power.


Ex-Pakistani PM: Son's kidnappers want militants released

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani speaks during a press conference in Multan, Pakistan, Sunday, May 24, 2015. Gilani said he has spoken to his son Ali Haider for the first time since his abduction in 2013. Gilani said Haider's captors are demanding the release of several al-Qaida militants held in Pakistani prisons, adding that he plans to take up those demands with Pakistani officials. (AP Photo/Asim Tanveer)MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — The captors of a former Pakistani prime minister's son demanded the release of several al-Qaida prisoners in exchange for his release, the former premier said Sunday.


The Latest: After dire run, Gulbis savors French Open win

Latvia's Ernests Gulbis returns in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Netherlands' Igor Sijsling at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS (AP) — 7:18 p.m.


Hull relegated as Stoke ruin Gerrard farewell

Hull City's Irish defender Paul McShane (L) goes up for a header against Manchester United's Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini (R) during the English Premier League football match in Kingston upon Hull, England on May 24, 2015Hull City were relegated from the Premier League on Sunday after drawing 0-0 at home to Manchester United on a final day marked by high scores and high-profile departures. Hull, beaten FA Cup finalists last season, needed to defeat United to stand any chance of staying up, but their failure to do so left them three points adrift of safety. "It is one of those awful experiences," said Hull manager Steve Bruce, the former United captain, whose club had spent two seasons in the top flight.


The Latest on flooding: Oklahoma firefighter identified

Amarillo police officers make an emergency water rescue of an stranded motorist after heavy rain showers flood much of the city, Saturday, May 23, 2015 in Amarillo, Texas. Amarillo received 1.7 inches of rain according the National Weather Service. (Michael Schumacher/The Amarillo Globe News via AP)12 p.m.


'Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash killed in US car crash

John Nash is killed with his wife Alicia in New Jersey when a taxi they are riding in crashesNobel prize-winning US mathematician John Nash, who inspired the film "A Beautiful Mind," was killed with his wife in New Jersey in a car crash, police said Sunday. Nash, 86, and his 82-year-old wife, Alicia, were riding in a taxi on Saturday when the accident took place, police Sergeant Gregory Williams told AFP. The Princeton University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) mathematician is best known for his contribution to game theory -- the study of decision-making -- which won him the Nobel economics prize in 1994.


US says Iraqi forces lack will to fight IS

Iraqi government forces keep position in the Jurf al-Sakher area, some 50 kilometres south of Baghdad, to protect the area from further Islamic State group advancement, on May 24, 2015Washington on Sunday accused Iraqi forces of lacking the will to fight the Islamic State group, which scored a resounding victory a week earlier with the capture of Ramadi. The jihadists had appeared on the back foot in Iraq in recent months but twin offensives on Ramadi and on the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra have swung the momentum. The loss of Ramadi, capital of Iraq's largest province of Anbar, raised questions over the strategy adopted not only by Baghdad but also by Washington to tackle IS.


Poles vote in cliffhanger presidential election runoff

Andrzej Duda, Presidential candidate of Law and Justice right wing opposition party, arrives to take part in the second debate in a tv studio between Polish president Bronislaw Komorowski ahead of the May 24 presidential runoff in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles voted Sunday in the final round of a cliffhanger presidential election race between the conservative incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski and an even more conservative challenger.


Greece 'has no money' to meet IMF debt repayment

Greece warned Sunday it has no money to repay the International Monetary Fund on time in June unless a deal is reached with its creditors, in a stark warning that the country could be just days away from defaultingGreece warned Sunday it has no money to repay the International Monetary Fund on time in June unless a deal is reached with its creditors, in a stark warning that the country could be just days away from defaulting. Athens already had a close shave in May, when it was only able to scrape together the 750 million euros ($845 million) due to the IMF then by raiding its emergency reserves. With the clock ticking down to four more debt instalments from June 5, Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis told Mega TV that the country has nothing left for the IMF in its coffers.


AP Was There: Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston heavyweight rematch

FILE - In this May 25, 1965, file photo, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston, shouting and gesturing shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw in the first round of their title fight in Lewiston, Maine. The bout produced one of the strangest finishes in boxing history as well as one of sports’ most iconic moments. (AP Photo/John Rooney, File)EDITOR'S NOTE: On May 25, 1965, Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston in the first round of a heavyweight bout that produced one of the strangest finishes in boxing history as well as one of sports' most iconic moments — photos of Ali hovering over Liston on the canvas, shouting at his opponent to get up.


'Heroes' welcome for Sweden's Eurovision winner

Mans Zelmerlow representing Sweden celebrates after winning the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Austria's capital Vienna, Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)STOCKHOLM (AP) — Hundreds of elated fans welcomed Eurovision Song Contest winner Mans Zelmerlow upon his return Sunday to Sweden, a mini-superpower in the world of pop music and six-time champion of the glitzy song fest.


Rosberg wins Monaco GP after crash hampers Hamilton

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany leads Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany during the Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)MONACO (AP) — Nico Rosberg won the Monaco Grand Prix for the third straight year after a late crash involving teenager Max Verstappen undid Lewis Hamilton's bid for a fourth win of the season.


Iconic filmmaker John Waters to receive honorary RISD degree

FILE - In this April 21, 2008 file photo, writer and director John Waters poses for a portrait at his home in New York. Waters will give the commencement address at Rhode Island School of Design on Saturday, May 30, 2015, and will receive an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the school. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Iconic filmmaker John Waters says he was surprised to be offered an honorary degree from a prestigious Rhode Island art school. After all, he was thrown out of every school he ever went to.


Cavs' Kyrie Irving shoots, still questionable for Game 3

FILE - In this May 14, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) grimaces during the first half of Game 6 against the Chicago Bulls in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Chicago. Kyrie Irving skipped the morning shootaround Friday, May 22, 2015, before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final to get further evaluation on his ailing left knee. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving took part in the team's shootaround and remains questionable for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals with an injured left knee.


A head scratcher: 9 brains found next to train tracksGOUVERNEUR, N.Y. (AP) — Nine brains were found along a street in a northern New York village, but authorities say there's nothing to fear.Gays wake up to changed Ireland, let 'new normal' sink in

Irish Senator Katherine Zappone, right, and partner Ann Louise Gilligan celebrate as the first results in the Irish referendum start to filter through at Dublin Castle, Ireland, Saturday, May 23, 2015. Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world's first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as official ballot counting continued. Senior figures from the "no" campaign, who sought to prevent Ireland's constitution from being amended to permit same-sex marriages, say the only question is how large the "yes" side's margin of victory will be from Friday's vote. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)DUBLIN (AP) — The gay couples of Ireland woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn — some with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads.


The Latest: Aguero finishes as top scorer in Premier League

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, left, and Southampton's Victor Wanyama battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday May 24, 2015. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVELONDON (AP) — 5:10 p.m.


Iraqi forces 'failed to fight' in Ramadi: Pentagon chief

Iraqi soldiers fire towards Islamic State group positions in the Garma district of Anbar province on May 19, 2015Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Sunday that Iraqi forces "failed to fight" in Ramadi, which has fallen to Islamic State militants, adding the troops lacked the will to defend themselves. Carter said the city fell to the militants because Iraqi forces -- despite strength in numbers -- were not mentally ready for battle. "What apparently happened was the Iraqi forces showed no will to fight.


Cleveland police say 71 people arrested overnight in protests

A protestor lies on the ground on a downtown intersection as Cleveland police officers block them from a RTA bus following the not guilty verdict for Cleveland police officer Brelo on manslaughter charges in ClevelandBy Aaron Josefczyk CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Some 71 people were arrested in Cleveland overnight during protests that flared after a police officer was found not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman following a high-speed car chase in 2012, police said on Sunday. Protests were mostly peaceful after the judge's verdict was announced on Saturday, Police Chief Calvin Williams said. The deaths of unarmed black men during confrontations with police in Ferguson, Missouri, New York City, Baltimore and elsewhere have spawned protests and occasional violent outbursts around the country.


The Latest in Cleveland: Ohio governor praises protests

Protesters are escorted to a bus for transport after getting arrested after protesting the acquittal of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Cleveland. The acquittal came at a time of nationwide tension among police and black citizens punctuated by protests over the deaths of black suspects at the hands of white officers — and following a determination by the U.S. Department of Justice that Cleveland police had a history of using excessive force and violating civil rights. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)11:30 a.m.


Embattled Ashley will not walk away from Newcastle

Newcastle United v West Ham United - Barclays Premier LeagueNewcastle United owner Mike Ashley has said the relegation-threatened Premier League club is not for sale and he will not be leaving until some silverware has been won. In an extremely rare interview ahead of the club's must-win final match of the season at home against West Ham, Ashley said he could not have foreseen the relegation dogfight the Magpies have found themselves in. After the last couple of weeks I'm a little bit shocked where we are today," he told Sky Sports.


Britain's opposition Labour Party backs Cameron's EU referendum plan

Britain's Prime Minister Cameron gestures as he speaks at a news conference after the Eastern Partnership Summit in RigaBritain's opposition Labour Party will back Prime Minister David Cameron's plans to hold a referendum on the country's European Union membership by the end of 2017, its acting leader said on Sunday. Labour had fought this month's national election, in which it suffered a crushing defeat to Cameron's Conservatives, on the policy that it would offer Britons an EU referendum only if there were a further transfer of powers to Brussels from London. Cameron, who has promised to renegotiate Britain's ties with the EU ahead of the referendum, will on Wednesday set out plans to enshrine the vote in law when his government's legislative agenda is published.


UN chief urges dialogue in Burundi after politician's killing

Soldiers stand as mourners carry the casket of Zedi Feruzi, the head of opposition party UPD in BujumburaBy Clement Manirabarusha BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Burundi's government and its opponents not to let violence derail United Nations-sponsored talks, after the killing of an opposition leader prompted some opponents to say they would walk out. Ban condemned the killing by unidentified gunmen late on Saturday of Zedi Feruzi, the head of the UPD party, who opposed President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term. Nkurunziza's decision to run has sparked the worst crisis in the small African country since the end of an ethnically charged civil war in 2005.


Greece hasn't got the money to make June IMF repayment: interior minister

A Greek national flag flutters next to a statue of ancient Greek goddess Athena, in AthensATHENS/LONDON (Reuters) - Greece cannot make debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) next month unless it achieves a deal with creditors, its interior minister said on Sunday, the most explicit remarks yet from Athens about the likelihood of default if talks fail. Shut out of bond markets and with bailout aid locked, cash-strapped Athens has been scraping state coffers to meet debt obligations and to pay wages and pensions. After four months of talks with its euro zone partners and the IMF, the leftist-led government is still scrambling for a deal that could release up to 7.2 billion euros ($7.9 billion) in remaining aid to avert bankruptcy.


Unable to halt Europe-bound migrants, Tripoli demands help

Illegal migrants are seen in a detention center in Misrata,By Ulf Laessing TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Europe cannot halt the deadly traffic of African migrants across the Mediterranean unless it ends a boycott of forces that have seized power in the Libyan capital and helps authorities there cope, the de facto government in Tripoli said. Chaos and civil war since NATO warplanes helped topple dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 have turned the North African country into the launching point for human traffickers smuggling tens of thousands of people across the Mediterranean. Libya's rulers have rounded up thousands of Europe-bound African migrants in makeshift detention centres.


Dutch prime minister thanks American liberatorsMARGRATEN, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte paid tribute Sunday at a Memorial Day ceremony to U.S. troops who fought and died liberating the Netherlands from Nazi occupation in World War II, while NATO's supreme commander said the fight to defend freedom continues to this day.Mathematician John Nash, who inspired 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in car crash

Nobel Prize winner John Forbes Nash arrives to the 74th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California(Reuters) - Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner who inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind," was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said on Sunday. The couple were in a taxi cab whose driver lost control and crashed into a guard rail on Saturday afternoon while driving on the New Jersey Turnpike, said Sgt. Gregory Williams, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police. Nash was 86 and his wife was 82, and were living in Princeton Junction, New Jersey, according to New Jersey police.


Rosberg celebrates after Hamilton pit stop fiasco

Nico Rosberg (left) and Lewis Hamilton (right) on the podium after the Monaco Formula One Grand PrixNico Rosberg took full advantage of one of Formula One’s greatest tactical errors on Sunday to land an unexpected victory and become only the fourth man to claim a hat-trick of consecutive wins in the Monaco Grand Prix. The 29-year-old German -- who was winning his second successive race this season -- came home in his Mercedes ahead of compatriot Sebastian Vettel in a Ferrari with long-time leader and Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton third. Rosberg, who reduced the gap between himself and Hamilton in the world championship standings to 10 points after six races, trailed his team-mate for 63 laps until an accident prompted a Safety Car intervention that, in turn, led the team to call the Briton in for an unexpected and unnecessary pit-stop.


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