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Mississippi pro-life supporters rebel against US abortion laws

This week marks 40 years since of the landmark Roe V. Wade decision by the US Supreme Court, which enshrined abortion as a constitutional right and legalised the practice at a federal level. Nearly half a century later, self-proclaimed pro-life movements have become one of America’s strongest pressure groups. In Mississippi, a coalition of pro-life militants and local conservatives are trying to make their state "abortion-free" by forcing pregnancy termination clinics to close, one by one.

By Doug Hanks , Hélène Grégoire

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2018-05-21 Americas

Young Nicaraguans lead protests against President Ortega

For the past month, Nicaragua has been hit by anti-government protests. The demos were sparked by unpopular social security reforms, but have now swelled into a broader...

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2018-05-18 Europe

A closer look at Finland's 'open prisons'

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2018-05-17 France

Video: Homophobic attacks on the rise in France

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2018-05-16 Europe

Workers or servants? Au pairs are vulnerable to exploitation

This week a British court is due to deliver a verdict on the murder of Sophie Lionnet, a 21-year-old French au pair allegedly tortured and killed by her host family in London....

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2018-05-15 Africa

30 years on: Who killed anti-apartheid activist Dulcie September?

In 1988, the anti-apartheid activist Dulcie September was assassinated in central Paris. She was the representative of Nelson Mandela's African National Congress in France and...

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