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Latest update : 2012-11-02

Candidates campaigning hard to win womens' votes

With just a few days left, the two candidates in the race for the White House know that they need to woo America's women. With 53% of the electorate being female, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney know that issues such as abortion could make the difference between winning the presidential election and losing it. The Republican camp are pro-life, while the Democrats are more pro-choice - but which side will encourage US women to give them their vote?

By Valérie DEFERT , Hayde FITZPATRICK

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2014-07-31 Burma

Constitution prohibits Aung San Suu Kyi from running for president

In Burma, general elections are scheduled to take place by 2015, a long-awaited ballot in a country undergoing a bumpy democratic transition. Indeed, the roadmap to a democratic...

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2014-07-30 crime

What solutions for California's overcrowded prisons?

California has more inmates than any other US state - some 150,000 - and the reincarceration rate is the highest in the country, at 65%. Ordered by Supreme Court judges to reduce...

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2014-07-29 Islam

Pakistan's Ahmadis living in fear of extremist attacks

As Muslims across the world celebrate the end of Ramadan, we look at the persecution suffered by Pakistan's Ahmadis. They consider themselves Muslim, but many Pakistanis see them...

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2014-07-28 France

As France’s Carrefour pulls out, what next for India’s retail market?

French supermarket giant Carrefour announced earlier this month it is giving up on one of the world’s biggest consumer markets by closing its operations in India. Carrefour wants...

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2014-07-25 immigration

Many Turks angry over Syrian refugee situation

According to the UNHCR 2.5 million Syrians have fled to neighboring countries since the conflict there began. Over 800 000 of them are now in Turkey. Ankara has maintained an...

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