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Latest update : 2013-12-13

Abortion takes centre stage in Chile's election campaign

Chile's presidential run-off takes place this Sunday. Socialist candidate Michelle Bachelet is the favourite in the polls to beat right-wing candidate Evelyn Matthei. The campaign has centred around ethical issues, particularly abortion, which is current illegal in Chile. Bachelet wants a law authorising abortion in cases where the foetus is seriously malformed or the mother's life is in danger. Matthei opposes that idea and has vowed to govern according to the teachings of the Bible.

By Gideon Long

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2016-06-28 France

France struggling to recruit prison imams

In today's edition we meet with a Muslim prison chaplain, an imam who visits French prisons in an effort to shield inmates from radical Islamism. Many observers accuse the...

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2016-06-27 India

Drug dealers of hope: Activists fight for access to life-saving Hepatitis C cure

Hepatitis C, a liver disease, causes approximately 500,000 deaths every year. Luckily, there is a miracle cure patented by the American pharmaceutical giant Gilead. But for most...

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2016-06-23 UK

Like it or not, immigration is Brexit's central topic

Immigration seems to be the most contentious topic in today's so-called "Brexit" referendum in the UK. A record number of people arrived in the UK in 2014, although bringing...

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2016-06-22 UK

Brexit could lead to second Scottish independence referendum

With just one day to go before the UK's referendum on EU membership, we head to Scotland. Party leaders there support the "Remain" camp, and polls suggest most Scots will vote to...

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2016-06-21 Mayotte

French island of Mayotte on verge of collapse

The Indian Ocean island of Mayotte has been a department of France since 2011, but locals feel abandoned by the country's central authorities. After more than two weeks of...

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