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Latest update : 2012-03-28

'Obamacare' has its day in court

This week, the US Supreme Court will examine Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul. The Affordable Care Act, called Obamacare by its opponents, was passed almost exactly two years ago. One very bone of contention is the "individual mandate", which forces all Americans who don't already own healthcare to buy insurance. Republican opponents have filed several court challenges. No subject is more controversial in US politics right now - and elections are just seven months away.

By Stanislas DE SAINT HIPPOLYTE , Philip CROWTHER

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2016-02-05 children

Transgender children: Embracing the transition process

A generation ago, only adults would go through the daunting, but often liberating, process of changing their gender. Today, a growing number of children and adolescents undergo...

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2016-02-04 Syria

Syrian refugees forced into statelessness

In Lebanon one in five people is now a Syrian refugee. The country closed its borders over a year ago, and the government has become more restrictive in issuing residence...

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2016-02-03 jihad

Belgium's Molenbeek seeks to restore tarnished image

In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, the working-class district of Molenbeek, in the suburbs of the Belgian capital Brussels, was blamed. As the days passed, the...

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2016-02-02 poverty

Fears after India’s surrogacy crackdown

The Indian government announced plans to ban surrogacy services for foreign couples in October 2015, sending notices to fertility clinics around the country to stop accepting...

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2016-02-01 France

France struggling to cope with record number of asylum requests

France doesn't get as many asylum requests as Germany or Sweden, but it still saw a big jump last year. Almost 80,000 people applied for asylum in France in 2015, up 22% on the...

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