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Latest update : 2013-04-25

France legalises same-sex marriage in face of protests

It's an issue that has divided French society for months, but this Tuesday, the National Assembly finally approved a bill making France the 14th country in the world to allow same-sex marriage. The bill also grants gay and lesbian couples the right to adopt children. But the past months have been marred by widespread demonstrations, for and against, and even a spate of violent homophobic attacks. We look back at the debate and division leading up to Tuesday's historic vote.

By Mark Thompson

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2016-08-24 Ivory Coast

Video: The European dream of Abidjan street footballers

An Ivorian businessman who used to be a professional footballer in France is now trying to give young disadvantaged Ivorians the same opportunity. France 24 met Lucien Kouassi...

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2016-08-23 Niger

In Niger the malnutrition of children is worsening

In Niger the combination of food insecurity, scarce water resources and lack of infrastructure are affecting children’s lives. The country holds the highest infant mortality in...

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2016-08-22 Burma

Video: Can Burma overcome decades of bitter ethnic conflicts?

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2016-07-29 nuclear power

Taiwan's nuclear dumping ground

Taiwan is on an earthquake faultline and exposed to typhoons. These environmental factors have parallels with Japan, so people are nervous of a repeat of the Fukushima nuclear...

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2016-07-28 India

Indian women on frontline of battle against alcohol

Alcohol consumption in India claims a life every 96 minutes. As alcohol-related violence also continues to rise, women are at the forefront of a war against alcohol in the...

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