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Assassinated for his beliefs: Pakistani Christians grieve for their Minorities Minister

He was aware of the death threats that had been made against him, but the assassination of Pakistani Minorities Minister Shahbaz Bhatti on March 1st still came as a shock. The Christian was killed after he pushed for reforms to Pakistan's blasphemy law. It's because of that law that a Christian woman, Asia Bibi, is currently facing the death sentence.

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By Sylvain ROUSSEAU , Marc JOURFIER , Fiona CAMERON , Anne-Isabelle TOLLET

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2018-05-25 Europe

Divided Ireland votes in abortion referendum

Irish voters are heading to the polls in a referendum which could lead to the liberalisation of abortion laws. Terminations of pregnancy are illegal in Ireland, except in extreme...

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2018-05-24 Asia-pacific

Training future football champions in Vietnam

Vietnam is a nation of football fans. In the rural area of Pleiku, a school is training young players with the aim of building a national team that will one day qualify for the...

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2018-05-23 Asia-pacific

Philippines moves towards allowing divorce

The Philippines is one of only two places in the world where divorce is still illegal, the other being Vatican City. But the country is taking steps towards changing that....

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2018-05-22 France

France's newest political parties go to school

New arrivals on the French political scene are developing training centres to teach their campaigners how to propagate ideas and develop fieldwork skills. France's Communist...

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2018-05-21 Americas

Young Nicaraguans lead protests against President Ortega

For the past month, Nicaragua has been hit by anti-government protests. The demos were sparked by unpopular social security reforms, but have now swelled into a broader...

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