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Israel-Gaza, From Bad to Worse? With no Ceasefire in Sight, Conflict Spillover Felt Elsewhere

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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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2014-07-21 environment

Overfishing and the global appetite for bluefin tuna: can Tokyo help turn the tide?

For years environmentalists have been sounding the alarm: the global appetite for bluefin tuna is pushing this species to the brink of extinction. As the world’s number 1...

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2014-07-17 Gaza Strip

Israel-Gaza conflict: US civil society divided over who to support

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas is provoking strong reactions all over the world. In the US, there's a war of words between some...

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2014-07-18 Qatar

Barcelona's mosque project controversy

Over 2 billion euros to buy Barcelona's bullring La Monumental - that's what's being offered by the Emir of Qatar to turn the now empty venue into a giant mosque, the third...

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2014-07-16 crime

Vel d'Hiv' Roundup: remembering one of the darkest dates in France's modern history

Seventy-two years ago, on July 16th 1942, French police acting on orders of the Nazi occupiers began rounding up thousands of Jews living in Paris. They were assembled at the...

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2014-07-15 Russia

Leaving for political reasons: Russia's latest wave of emigration?

The annexation of the Crimean territory in March has seen a nationalist fervor grip many Russians: according to recent polls President Putin's rates of approval are soaring above...

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