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US elections: abortion in the spotlight

The US presidential campaign heats up following Republican Todd Akin’s remark that women have natural defences to prevent pregnancy in cases of what he called "legitimate rape". Also in the US, drought in the Midwest causes food prices to soar and forces farmers to sell off their cattle. Finally, while Ecuador has offered political asylum to Julian Assange, some civil rights groups claim the country’s own freedom of speech laws could do with a shake-up.

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2017-07-26 USA

USA: Fierce battle over Kentucky's only abortion clinic

Is a woman's right to choose under threat in the United States? Six months into Donald Trump's presidency, family planning clinics are under severe pressure in certain parts of...

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2017-07-19 television

Game of Thrones returns: Mega fans bask in themed pop-up bar

The award-winning fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" is entering its seventh and penultimate season - meaning the end is nigh. To prepare for the impending finale, some fans are...

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2017-07-12 El Salvador

Outrage over teen rape case in El Salvador

This week we head to El Salvador, where a 19-year-old woman has been sentenced to 30 years in jail for giving birth to a stillborn baby after she was raped. Amnesty International...

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2017-07-06 Venezuela

The Venezuelans living in exile

Protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro have swept across Venezuela for the past three months. At least 80 people have been killed and hundreds more jailed or...

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2017-06-29 Brazil

Combatting corruption in Brazil through smart software

We head to Brazil for a closer look at the world's first anti-corruption software. It might not be capable of stopping the graft scandals engulfing the country, but it does keep...

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