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Ireland has voted by a landslide to legalise abortion in a stunning outcome that marks a dramatic defeat for the Catholic church’s one-time domination of the Republic. Orla O’Connor, the co-director of the Together for Yes campaign, said it was “a monumental day for women in Ireland”, calling the result “a rejection of an Ireland that treats women as second-class citizens”.
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Irish voters living abroad have been returning from around the world to participate in a historic abortion referendum. Have you flown #hometovote? Tell us where from.

Hawaii is the bird extinction capital of the world. The fabled ʻōʻō was last seen on the islands in 1985. Our new Daydream exclusive takes you back in time to meet the legendary bird and hear its last song in 360 virtual reality. Tap the link in bio for more.

Today, Irish people are voting in a historic referendum on whether to repeal or retain the eighth amendment, a constitutional clause protecting the rights of the unborn, which has produced one of the most restrictive abortion regimes in the world. Watch our Instagram Story to hear views from both sides of the debate.

Nguyen Thi Kim Ngoc is often visited by her granddaughters in her 6.7 square-metre home in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Tucked away in winding alleys, hidden under new developments and sandwiched between street food stalls and shops, families are trying to keep their postage stamp-sized plots as Vietnam's busy southern hub continues to develop.

Photos: Thanh Nguyen

Full funeral rites from the monks of Bangkok's Wat Krathum Suea Pla temple used to be for humans only, until a new and lucrative market emerged. The pet funeral business is now booming, with the temple performing up to 300 a month. Buddhists believe that as part of the samsara life and death cycle, animals can potentially be reincarnated as humans. By giving their pets full rites, including prayers for forgiveness, a blessing by a monk and filling the coffin with fake gold, many owners hope to give them a better chance of returning to this world in a higher form. Follow @guardiancities for more stories from Bangkok.
Photos: Cory Wright

The world’s 7.6 billion people represent just 0.01% of all living things, yet since the dawn of civilisation, humanity has caused the loss of 83% of all wild mammals and half of all plants. The study by Professor Ron Milo also reveals that livestock and poultry kept by humans exceed the number of wild animals. "I would hope people would take this as part of their world view of how they consume,” said Milo.

It's the story few women in Ireland want to tell. At 20 weeks pregnant, Siobhan Donohue knew her baby wasn't going to survive, but the eighth amendment in Ireland's constitution meant getting an abortion was impossible. Before this week's historic referendum on whether to repeal the law, she describes a heartbreaking journey to UK to get a termination. Tap the link in bio to read Siobhan’s views on the debate

Visitors across Manchester have been adding messages of tribute, solidarity and love to Japanese maple trees on the one year anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack. 28 trees form the Trees of Hope that trail from the city's Victoria station to St Ann’s Square. Every message will be preserved and kept in an archive of the city's response to the attack.
Photos: Christopher Thomond

Pro-democracy protesters in Thailand have clashed with police after being blocked from marching to Government House during a rally in Bangkok. Hundreds of protesters marked the fourth anniversary of the military coup led by the general Prayuth Chan-ocha. Prayuth’s junta government enjoyed public support when taking power in 2014, but criticism of its repressive policies and lack of transparency has grown. Elections have been promised in 2019, but similar election promises have been broken in the past.
Photos: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Thousands of people will mark the one year anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack today. Bells across Manchester will ring at 10.31 pm to mark the exact time 22 people lost their lives after an Ariana Grande concert.

"There has been much debate about whether Markle will actually make a difference to the monarchy and the future of race relations in this country. But this royal wedding is very different from the ones we have had before." - Guardian journalist Angela Foster

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