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Bishop Michael Curry said a sermon at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just five days earlier.

The Royal wedding's bishop Michael Curry leads march to White House in candlelight vigil

Curry is the first African-American to serve as the head of the US Episcopal Church.

**EMBARGO: No electronic distribution, Web posting or street sales before 11:30 pm EST on Thursday May 24, 2018. No exceptions for any reasons. EMBARGO set by source.** People walk by anti-abortion posters in Dublin, May 23, 2018. The argument over the referendum has exposed wide divisions among Irish women and has emerged to some extent as a debate among women for women. (Paulo Nunes dos Santos/The New York Times)

Exit polls predict overwhelming victory to repeal Ireland's abortion ban

The referendum could repeal the strict 1983 amendment that requires authorities to treat a fetus and its mother as equals under the law.

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Just weeks out form the birth of her first child, the PM has sat down to discuss how she will manage public interest, privacy and parenthood.

Video: Jacinda Ardern's most candid interview yet on impending motherhood - 'focused on getting through the actual birth'

Just weeks out form the birth of her first child, the PM has sat down to discuss how she will manage public interest, privacy and parenthood.

Protesters attend a rally to denounce the United States' policies against North Korea near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 25, 2018. North Korea said Friday that it's still willing to sit down for talks with the United States "at any time, at any format" just hours after President Donald Trump abruptly canceled his planned summit with the North's leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

South Korean government relieved over revived talks for US, North Korea summit

The summit, if it does happen, will likely take place June 12 in Singapore, as originally planned.

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Results of today’s referendum are expected later today.

Exit polls suggest Irish voters have repealed abortion ban

Two exit polls suggested an overwhelming victory for abortion rights activists seeking a "yes" vote to change the constitution.

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This comes after President Trump cancelled a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Donald Trump now ‘talking to’ North Korea about putting summit back on track

President Trump welcomed North Korea's response to his withdrawal from the Singapore summit.

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President Trump announced today that he was pulling out of the summit.

A detailed look at Trump's 'break-up' letter to Kim Jong Un

As presidential letters go, this one was nothing short of extraordinary the Associated Press writes.

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The Prime Minister says Kingi Taurua challenged the Crown when it needed challenging.

Watch: 'An iconic person' – Jacinda Ardern pays tribute to late Ngapuhi elder Kingi Taurua

The Prime Minister says Kingi Taurua challenged the Crown when it needed challenging.

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Mr Trump said the decision was due to "tremendous anger and hostility" in a recent North Korean statement.

'We can not help but feel very sorry' - North Korea responds to Trump's cancellation of the Singapore summit, says they still want to talk

The country's Foreign Affairs Minister has responded President Trump's cancellation of the planned summit, expressing regret and saying they still want to talk "at any time".

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The National MP brought the Transport Minister's indiscretion to the attention of the House after someone told her about his call.

Collins says PM made 'a bit of a weak decision' not to accept Twyford's resignation over plane phone call

National's Judith Collins says someone told her about the phone call and she decided to check out whether it was right with a question in Parliament.

The President took to Twitter to saw they would try make it a "special moment" for world peace.

North Korea slams Pence remark, renews threat to quit historic summit with Trump

The US Vice President said it would be a "mistake" for the North Koreans to think they can "play" Trump.

Watch as National deputy Paula Bennett ordered out of Parliament by Speaker, a day after storming out of House

It comes a day Ms Bennett walked out of the Chamber over a disagreement with the Speaker over supplementary questions.

Watch: Squabble between National's Gerry Brownlee and Speaker Trevor Mallard continues - 'You have leapt, again, to a conclusion'

Gerry Brownlee had expressed concerns about the way Mr Mallard was running question time.

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The Housing Minister is  unhappy Treasury downgraded its forecast over how much extra housing investment Kiwibuild will deliver to the economy.

John Armstrong's opinion: Labour's record so far on affordable housing builds is pathetic

Promises easy in Opposition, but hard to deliver in government, says our columnist.

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Live stream: Jacinda Ardern fronts media in Auckland to answer questions on the important issues of the day

The PM is speaking at Green Bay High where she launched a careers initiative today.

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Ms Ardern was asked how the public would be informed of the arrival.

Video: The charming moment Jacinda Adern is caught off-guard with reporter’s question about baby’s arrival

"Actually I haven't even thought about how I'm going to inform my mother," the PM said.

Labour Party's Chris Hipkins with Jacinda Ardern, left, and Michael Wood, right.

'Eventually decile system will go' - Education Minister

The system will stay in place while the government considers a new way of allocating money and staffing to schools.

Donald Trump and long-time lawyer Michael Cohen

Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen received secret $600,000 to fix talks with Ukraine's leader

Ukraine dropped a corruption investigation into Trump's former campaign manager.

The US President was speaking as he met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House.

US Secretary of State 'very hopeful' North Korea talks will still take place

A June 12 meeting is scheduled in Singapore between Kim and President Trump, but doubt has arisen.

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National has sent a letter to Trevor Mallard outlining their concerns over his handling of Question Time in Parliament.

Allegations Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called 'stupid little girl' leads to extraordinary stoush in corridors of power

The suspects have all denied it. The trail of clues has gone cold. The opposition says there's no evidence it even happened.

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Health leaders say the rates of smoking among Maori and Pacifica remain too high, with one calling for a total ban.

Experts tell Government to ban cigarette sales by 2025 as smoke free goal 'a train wreck for Maori and Pasifika'

A Maori health leader and anti-smoking campaigner warned politicians more needs to be done, and soon, to save lives.

Watch: 'Settle petal' - Ron Mark scolded for 'sexist remark' in Parliament

The comment by the NZ First minister was apparently directed at National MP Amy Adams.

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