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Latest update : 2012-11-15

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.

By James CREEDON

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2016-02-08 Beyonce

Beyoncé's Black Power Message

Media Watch casts an eye over the Super Bowl half-time show that's got everyone talking. Beyoncé sends out an unequivocal political message and it could usher in a new era for...

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2016-02-08 Angela Merkel

Merkel's Migrant Conundrum

Media Watch takes a look at how the migrant crisis is affecting the German Chancellor's popularity. Angela Merkel has seen her ratings fall by almost 20 percent in the last year....

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2016-02-05 Julian Assange

Assange #ArbitrarilyDetained

Media Watch takes a look at the reactions, both analytical and witty, to the UN Working Group's finding that Julian Assange has been "arbitrarily detained". Assange's supporters...

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2016-02-04 France

#JeSuisCirconflexe: French tweeters lament loss of ‘little hat’ over some words

Grammarphobes would have been well-advised to stay off French-language Twitter today. The major trend topic was a reform of French spelling which includes doing away with the...

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2016-02-03 UK

#Brexit or #UKinEU?

The British press slams David Cameron for his attempts to forge a deal with the EU ahead of an "in" or "out" referendum regarding Britain’s membership of the economic and...

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