Live news updates: June 27

Gay rights activists react outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC, after the ruling on gay marriage. Photo / AFP
Gay rights activists react outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC, after the ruling on gay marriage. Photo / AFP

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