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Latest update : 2013-01-24

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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2014-09-12 World War I

The ghosts of German-ruled Namibia

Over a century ago, Germany colonised what is now know as Namibia. In the years that followed, tens of thousands of Africans were killed and all opposition was crushed. After its...

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2014-09-11 humanitarian action

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2014-09-10 sport

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2014-09-09 India

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2014-09-08 diplomacy

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