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There's a growing movement to ban plastic straws

Bans on plastic straws are starting to catch on. But a similar fight against plastic bags shows just how hard it is to regulate plastics.

Venezuela releases imprisoned American after two years

The man's release comes a little over a week after he posted two short videos on his Facebook page in which he said a prison riot was endangering his life.

Korean leaders hold surprise second summit as Trump says Kim talks could go ahead

The two leaders met at the demilitarized zone on the Korean border.

Saudi arrests of female activists come amid prince's wider crackdown

"Some Western observers have been happy to turn a blind eye," said Jane Kinninmont, deputy head of the Middle East and North Africa program at Chatham House, a London think tank.

Irish voters appear to embrace repeal of abortion ban

The official tally won't come till Saturday, but two major exit polls suggest that Ireland is moving away from its conservative Roman Catholic roots.