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Abortion laws under spotlight in Ireland

Over 2,000 people have demonstrated in front of the Irish Parliament to protest against anti-abortion laws. This comes after a 31-year-old woman died having been refused an abortion. Savita Halappanavar was admitted to a hospital in Galway late last month with severe back pain, was revealed to be miscarrying, but doctors repeatedly refused to abort the foetus.

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2014-04-17 Freedom of the press

Algerian election: Bouteflika votes in wheelchair

The image that has dominated social media of today's Algerian election is ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika casting his vote in a wheelchair. Derision of the president on...

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2014-04-17 Freedom of the press

Algeria's media: a mixture of censorship and free speech

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2014-04-15 Silvio Berlusconi

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2014-04-14 mediawatch

Russian media propaganda over Ukraine

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2014-04-11 YouTube

Irish priest rocks You Tube with 'Hallelujah'

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