Could an 'illegal' abortion have saved Savita's life?
The death of a pregnant woman has sparked a new debate on abortion in Ireland. Savita Halappanavar died from septicaemia in a Galway hospital on October 28th. Her husband alleges that having been told that she was having a miscarriage, and in severe pain, Savita asked for a termination. But she was refused the procedure, because abortion is illegal under Irish law. There has been intense reaction in Ireland, with vigils in memory of Savita.
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As Beijing celebrates the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the People’s Republic of China with a massive military parade through the city centre, we discuss the country's spectacular progress to the rank of global superpower.
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Pakistan is said to be close to buying three French submarines, but negotiations are unfolding in a context of suspicions of corruption linked to a previous submarine sale, said to be linked to the Karachi bombing of 2002.