Queen Elizabeth says the government would pass a law paving the way for a referendum on the country's membership of the European Union.
About 20,000 residents in the western German city of Cologne are being forced to evacuate their homes after authorities discovered a 200kg World War Two bomb.
Russia's army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with...
A Danish radio station is defending a show during which the host killed a baby rabbit by hitting it with a bicycle pump, live on the air, saying it was intended...
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald says Ireland's first gay marriages should happen by the end of July.
The "Indignado" protest movement is challenging Spain's conservative ruling parties in a tight race for its two biggest cities, Madrid and Barcelona.
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat to conservative challenger Andrzej Duda in Sunday's presidential election.

Sam Smith turns to voice app

Sam Smith is using a voice app to help him communicate as he recovers from vocal chord surgery.
After one of the largest turnouts in a referendum there, 62 percent of voters said 'Yes', making Ireland the first country to adopt same-sex marriage via a...
Italian President Sergio Mattarella says the Mafia's days are numbered, vowing to rid the country of organised crime.
21-years-ago being gay in Ireland was a crime but now the predominately Catholic country has become the first to vote for same-sex marriage.

German hotel fire claims six lives

German police believe six people from the same company have been killed when fire broke out at a hotel in an Upper Bavarian resort.
German airline Lufthansa is considering random health checks on pilots, hoping to benefit from the surprise factor in a similar way to doping tests.
A woman has accidentally shot herself in the head with a pellet gun, the latest in a series of serious injuries sustained by Russians trying to take selfies.
A magnitude 4.2 quake struck Kent, England, in the early hours of the morning, waking many people, but there were no reports of damage.

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More than 450,000 children in more than 11,000 locations across Australia have participated in the biggest storytime session of the year.
AFL player Bachar Houli has travelled to western Sydney to meet with Islamic school kids for the Bachar Houli Cup.
Large numbers of people who have been in prison experience homelessness after they are released, new research shows.
A quick overview of same-sex unions around the world, where they are legal and what restrictions are placed on them.
Youth unemployment indicates a lack of economic opportunity for younger people. What is the rate of youth unemployment where you live?
An art installation at this year's Venice Biennale is quite literally making a splash on behalf of the tiny island nation.
Sydney Swan and former Australian of the Year Adam Goodes has launched a new children's book about the Stolen Generations with his cousin, Michael O'Loughlin.