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By Padraic Halpin and Conor Humphries DUBLIN (Reuters) - Enda Kenny was re-elected Ireland's prime minister on Friday to end 10 weeks of political deadlock, when his party's biggest rival abstained to usher in the first minority government in decades -- and one many believe will be short-lived. After suffering heavy losses at the Feb. 26 election, Kenny's center-right Fine Gael party returned to power with the backing of nine independent lawmakers and facilitated by its main rival, Fianna Fail, which agreed to abstain from opposition on key votes until the end of 2018. "The government I lead will be a very different kind of administration formed in almost unprecedented circumstances," Kenny told parliament after 59 of its 157 members -- one more than he needs to be assured of passing legislation -- backed him on the fourth attempt in two months.
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest chiller from R.L. Stine and a middle-grade novel with a transgender theme are among this year's winners of the Children's Choice Book Awards.
WASHINGTON (AP) — On baby names, at least, divided Americans can generally agree: Emma and Noah are tops.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has interviewed Huma Abedin, a close aide to Hillary Clinton, as part of a federal investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, a person familiar with the probe said Thursday.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — As emergency workers retrieved four bodies from a building that collapsed a week ago, bringing the death toll to 41, hundreds of residents were evicted from nearby buildings that are being torn down to prevent other disasters.
By Nick Tattersall and Seda Sezer ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan told the European Union on Friday, Turkey would not make changes to its terrorism laws required under a deal to curb migration, and declared: "we're going our way, you go yours". The EU asked member states on Wednesday to grant visa-free travel to Turks in return for Ankara stopping migrants reaching Europe, but said Turkey still had to change some laws first, including bringing its terrorism laws in line with EU standards.
By letting go of his prime minister after just 20 months in the post, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has shown his iron will to create a presidential system where one man has total authority. Ahmet Davutoglu, who served as premier since Erdogan became president in August 2014, in his farewell statement vowed undying loyalty to the Turkish strongman and never to utter a "single word" of criticism against him. Davutoglu, foreign minister from 2009 to 2014, is a heavyweight within the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and observers say isolated but serious policy disputes proved too much for Erdogan.
Former "Jersey Shore" star Jenni "JWoww" Farley has welcomed her second child, a boy.
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):
The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) is launching an investigation into mobile devices made by eight smartphone vendors including Samsung Electronics Co over an alleged patent violation, the trade panel said on its website. The probe follows a complaint filed by Singapore-based Creative Technology Ltd and U.S.-based Creative Labs Inc that several handset makers have infringed on their patent, the ITC said in a statement. The accused vendors are ZTE Corp , Sony Corp , Samsung, LG Electronics Inc , Lenovo Group Ltd , Motorola Mobility, HTC Corp and Blackberry Ltd .
Turkey's president tells the EU it will not change its anti-terror laws in return for visa-free travel, saying "we'll go our way, you go yours".
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un opens rare party congress by praising nuclear achievements in front of thousands of delegates.
Pictures obtained by the BBC show swathes of the Canadian city of Fort McMurray in ruins following a devastating wildfire.
A judge in the German city of Cologne dismisses sexual assault charges against an Algerian man, in the first trial over sexual crimes at New Year celebrations.
EU leaders say the 28-nation bloc lacks a coherent European vision and is being undermined by national self-interest.
The UK would be "better off without" the European Union, US presidential hopeful Donald Trump says.
An air strike on a Syrian refugee camp that reportedly killed at least 28 people could amount to a war crime, a senior UN official says.
Pakistani police say the brother of a sweet-shop owner poisoned a batch of sweets that killed more than 30 people last month.
The UK's Environment Minister promises action to cut pollution from facial scrubs and body washes.
Controversial businessman Jacob Juma is shot dead in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, several months after warning there was a plot to kill him.
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has said that the hijacking of the plane that landed at Larnaca was not linked to terrorism.
Police shot an armed man as he tried to enter the Capitol building visitor centre in Washington DC.
The FBI has managed to unlock the iPhone of the San Bernardino gunman without Apple's help, ending a court case, the US justice department says.
The BBC gains exclusive access in Aleppo province, where Kurdish forces have seized most of the border with Turkey from Islamic State fighters.
Upgrading Myanmar's colonial era sewage system will be one of the tasks facing the new leaders when they take office this week.
With so-called Islamic State militants active in Egypt's Sinai, Israeli troops are on alert for attacks just across the border.
As Pakistani families mourn the park attack on Lahore Christians, the BBC's Shaimaa Khalil reports from the funeral of 16-year-old boy Sharoon.
Drone footage has revealed that the ancient city of Palmyra is largely still intact, after being recaptured from so-called Islamic State (IS).
Wind gusts of up to 105 mph (170 kph) from Storm Katie have caused Gatwick-bound flights to be diverted, and damage across London.
The BBC's disability news correspondent, Nikki Fox, has been to the camp to see how those with a disability, who are some of the most vulnerable, survive.