Protesters arrested after police cleared of shootings

Dozens of people were arrested in Cleveland during protests that flared after a police officer was found not guilty of the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman following a car chase in 2012.

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'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration dies in car crash

Russell Crowe played John Nash in 'A Beautiful Mind', which won Best Film at the 2002 Academy Awards.

John Forbes Nash Jr, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose struggle with schizophrenia chronicled in the 2001 movie has died in a New Jersey car accident.

Greece hasn't got money for IMF repayment

In the end it will come down to a choice for Athens: pay salaries of public servants or pay international debtors.

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.

World's oldest person celebrates turning 116

Jeralean Talley (pictured left), the world's oldest-known person, celebrates her 116th birthday.

1:35 AM   The world's oldest person has celebrated her 116th birthday, declaring she can offer no secret for a long life.

Syria says IS executes hundreds in Palmyra

Islamic State fighters in Syria have entered the ancient ruins of Palmyra after taking complete control of the central city.

1:14 AM   Islamic State fighters have executed at least 400 people in Palmyra since capturing the ancient Syrian city four days ago, Syrian state media said on Sunday.

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France's biggest insurer Axa axes coal investments

Axa loses its appetite for coal.

Tara Patel and Fabio Benedetti-Valentini 8:06 AM   ​France's largest insurer will scrap holdings in coal companies because of concerns about climate change, broadening support for the fossil-fuel divestment movement to a major mainstream investor.

Man suspected of killing neighbours he had known for years

Scott Tomaszewski didn't have much of a reaction at all to the charged of murder, police said.

Dan Morse 7:37 AM   Just before boarding a plane, Scott Tomaszewski sent out a cheerful mother's day Facebook update. As he cruised around Alaska in the days to come, he kept the secret that he had just stabbed to death a couple he had known most of his life, police say.

Burundi's crisis deepens after assassination

Muslim women watch as men carry the coffin of UPD-Zigamibanga party leader Zedi Feruzi, at his funeral, in Bujumbura, Burundi.

Robyn Dixon 7:34 AM   Just over a week after a failed coup, the crisis in Burundi deteriorated sharply with escalating violence and the weekend assassination of an opposition leader.

Iraqis 'failed to fight' in Ramadi: US

US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter says Iraqi soldiers were reluctant to defend Ramadi from Islamic State fighters.

7:28 AM   Pentagon chief Ashton Carter has accused Iraqi forces of having "failed to fight" in Ramadi, which has fallen to Islamic State militants.

Cleveland protesters arrested after Michael Brelo cleared of shootings

Tanis Quach protests in front of the Cleveland Justice Building after police officer Michael Brelo was acquitted of manslaughter charges.

Aaron Josefczyk 6:56 AM   Dozens of people were arrested in Cleveland during protests that flared after a police officer was found not guilty of the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman following a car chase in 2012.

Greece warns it does not have the money to make IMF repayment

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Mr Varoufakis said it would be "catastrophic" if Greece left the euro.

George Georgiopoulos and Kylie MacLellan 10:07 PM   Greece cannot make debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund next month unless it achieves a deal with creditors, Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis said on Sunday, the most explicit remarks yet from Athens about the likelihood of default if talks fail.

India heatwave kills nearly 300

Boys jump into the waters of the Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad as the temperature soared to 43 degrees on Sunday.

9:47 PM   Almost 300 people have died since mid-April in a heatwave sweeping two south-eastern Indian states.

Peace activists led by US feminist Gloria Steinem cross Korean border

US feminist Gloria Steinem (centre) and South Korean peace activists march along a military fence at a checkpoint in Paju.

AFP, Bloomberg 9:06 PM   A group of women peace activists, led by American feminist Gloria Steinem, has made a rare crossing of one of the world's most militarised borders to promote reconciliation between North and South Korea.

Nepal villagers flee as landslide blocks river and water level rises

Thousands of Nepalese remain homeless as the monsoon season approaches.

8:56 PM   Thousands of panic-stricken villagers fled their homes fearing flash floods after an overnight landslide blocked a river in quake-hit Nepal's mountainous north-west, officials said on Sunday.

Ireland's gay community celebrates three-decade journey to victory

A couple react in Dublin as Ireland votes in favour of allowing same-sex marriage in Saturday's historic referendum.

Douglas Dalby 4:45 PM   Many of the voters so pivotal to legalising same-sex marriage in Ireland are too young to remember a terrible crime that galvanised gay rights activists.

Canadian journalist suspended

Francois Bugingo is accused of fabricating reports from conflict zones.

4:12 PM   A prominent journalist has been suspended from several roles in Canada's French-speaking media after allegations that he made up or embellished reports from conflict zones over the last 20 years.

Church needs reality check: Archbishop

Thousands celebrate in Dublin Castle Square as the result of the referendum on same-sex marriage is relayed on Saturday.

3:41 PM   A top Irish Catholic leader said that the Church needs a "reality check" after the vote to approve gay marriage.

Mass graves of Rohingya, Bangladeshi migrants in Malaysia's forests

A Rohingya child prepares to take a shower at a temporary shelter in Bayeun, Aceh province, Indonesia on Saturday.

Lindsay Murdoch 2:43 PM   Malaysian authorities have reportedly discovered 30 mass graves believed to contain the bodies of hundreds of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis near Malaysia's border with Thailand.

Britain's opposition backs EU referendum

The British Labour Party will campaign to keep the United Kingdom in the European Union.

1:57 PM   Britain's Labour Party will support Prime Minister David Cameron's proposed referendum on EU membership but will make the case to stay.

Cleveland officer acquitted in case of 137 bullets

Michael Brelo reacts after he was acquitted of the manslaughter of two unarmed people in Cleveland.

Nigel Duara 1:47 PM   Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo was acquitted Saturday of manslaughter charges brought after he shot two unarmed people at the end of a wild 2012 car chase in which officers fired 137 shots.

Mother found pushing dead son, 3, on park swing

A mother was found pushing her dead son on a park swing.

10:38 AM   A Maryland mother who was found early on Friday pushing her dead three-year-old boy on a park swing may have been there for up to a day, authorities said.

Class action planned over Montara oil spill

The hands of a local resident in Tablolong taken in August, 2013. People in the region complain of itchy skin conditions.

Jewel Topsfield 10:16 AM   An Australian law firm is preparing a class action on behalf of Indonesian fishermen and seaweed farmers who say their livelihoods were devastated by one of Australia's worst oil disasters.

Ireland backs gay marriage in historic vote, ministers say

A graffiti artist finishes a Yes campaign piece in central Dublin.

Padraic Halpin and Conor Humphries   (Adds comments from 'Yes' campaigners, background)

Ireland backs gay marriage in poll, ministers and opponents say

"Yes": Supporters of same-sex marriage in Dublin on Saturday.

Padraic Halpin, Conor Humphries   Irish voters backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum marking a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country, government ministers and opponents of the bill said on Saturday.

Irish gays will wed: first official results point to legalisation of gay marriage

Thousands gathered in Dublin Castle square waiting for the official results of the referendum to legalize same-sex marriage.

Ireland was poised on Saturday to become the first country to legalise same-sex marriage by national referendum.

Girl's sweet 16 birthday party ruined by faeces falling from the sky

Jacinda Cambray, 16, of Pennsylvania saw her Sweet 16 birthday ruined when in the middle of the party, a rain of faeces fell from the sky.

A teenager in Pennslyvania had her Sweet 16 birthday ruined when a plane dumped faeces all over her party.