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North Korea Summit Could Still Happen On 12 June, Trump Says

US President Donald Trump has said his summit with North Korea's leader could still happen on 12 June, despite earlier cancelling the meeting.

Scotland Builds New Economic Model For Independence

An independent Scotland would keep the pound for at least 10 years under proposals set out by the SNP's Growth Commission.

Irish Abortion Referendum Voting Opens

Polls are open in the referendum on the Republic of Ireland's abortion laws.

The vote will decide whether to repeal a part of the constitution, known as the Eighth Amendment, which effectively bans terminations in the country.

Currently, abortion is only allowed when a woman's life is at risk, but not in cases of rape, incest or fatal foetal abnormality.

Polls opened at 07:00 local time and votes can be cast until 22:00 on Friday.

The media are not allowed to report details of campaigning while the polls are open.

Residents of Irish islands cast their votes on Thursday, to ensure their votes reached count centres on time.

More than 3.2 million people are registered to vote in the referendum, with more than 100,000 new voters registering ahead of the poll.

The referendum is the result of a decades-long debate about abortion in the Republic of Ireland and will be the country's sixth vote on the issue.

The now-controversial Eighth Amendment was introduced after a referendum in 1983.

It "acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right" - meaning the life of the woman and the unborn are seen as equal.

After eight weeks of hard campaigning on both sides, it is now decision time for voters.

US Police Charges Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein With Rape

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been charged in New York with rape and several other counts of sexual abuse involving two separate women.

Bomb Explodes In Canada Restaurant

A homemade bomb has exploded at a restaurant in Mississauga, Canada's sixth largest city, injuring 15 people.

I’m Ready To Talk With Trump At Any Time, Says North Korea Leader

North Korea has said it is still willing to talk "at any time in any form" after US President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled his meeting with Kim Jong-un.

Trump Cancels Summit With North Korea Leader

US President Donald Trump has cancelled a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, blaming "tremendous anger and open hostility" from the North.

UK Court Upholds Niger Delta Community’s Legal Rights

A British judge ruled on Thursday that Nigeria’s Bodo community, which has been involved in a protracted legal battle with Shell over the clean-up of two 2008 oil spills, should retain the option of litigation for another year.

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