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Latest update : 2010-10-29

Wooing Brazil's Evangelical Voters

Victory in Brazil's presidential election on Sunday may ultimately come down to a question of faith. Religion in the deeply devout nation has taken centre stage since the first round of voting on October 3, when Dilma Rousseff, the candidate backed by the hugely outgoing president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, failed to win outright. Many say her pro-choice stance set off Evangelicals who withdrew their support. Now both she and rival Jose Serra are trying to win the backing of churchgoers.

By Pierre Ludovic VIOLLAT , Mark Burleigh

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2017-03-24 French Presidential Elections 2017

French Catholic voters remain faithful to scandal-hit Fillon

French conservative presidential candidate François Fillon is a practicing Catholic. In a book which kicked off his presidential bid, he wrote an entire chapter about his faith....

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2017-03-23 Asia-pacific

A day in the life of an Indian entrepreneur

India is the world's fastest-growing major economy. With an annual growth rate of 7%, an emerging middle class and a thriving startup scene, the country is on track to become a...

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2017-03-22 Asia-pacific

Pakistan faces water crisis

To mark World Water Day we head to Pakistan. According to the UN, the country's water crisis is becoming the most pressing issue of our times. Pakistan is the fourth-largest...

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2017-03-21 France

World Down Syndrome Day: The fight to raise awareness

Today's Focus marks the World Down Syndrome Day, an annual global event that helps raise awareness about the syndrome and what it means to lead a life with it. In France alone,...

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2017-03-20 Middle East

Caught in the crossfire: The human cost of the battle for Mosul

It's been one month since the Iraqi government launched its operation to retake western Mosul from the Islamic State group. The government says more than 180,000 people have fled...

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