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Ireland votes to overturn 35-year-old constitutional ban on abortion
Ireland votes to overturn 35-year-old constitutional ban on abortion

In the official result of Friday's Irish referendum over the legality of abortion, referendum officer Barry Ryan announced yesterday 66.4% of voters favoured overturning the eighth amendment of the constitution, introduced in 1983, which made abortion constitutionally illegal. Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said supporting legislation, to be framed following the result of this referendum, is to be "enacted before the end of this year".

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US National Football League to fine teams if athletes kneel during national anthem
US National Football League to fine teams if athletes kneel during national anthem

On Wednesday, the US National Football League (NFL) announced adopting a new policy of fining the clubs if their athletes knelt during the national anthem. Athletes who do not wish to stand for the anthem are now permitted to stay in the locker room.

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South African cricketer AB de Villiers announces international retirement
South African cricketer AB de Villiers announces international retirement

On Wednesday, South African cricketer AB de Villiers announced his retirement from international cricket. The 34-year-old batsman uploaded a video message on Twitter saying it was a "tough decision" and he was "tired".

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