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South Korea abortion ban ‘unconstitutional’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Campaigners say the law stigmatises women and endangers their health South Korea's ban on abortion has been ruled unconstitutional in a historic court decision.The country's constitutional court ordered that the law must be revised by the end of 2020. Under the 1953 ban, women who procured abortions could be fined and imprisoned, except in cases of rape or risk to their health.South Korea
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‘Three-person’ baby boy born in Greece

[ad_1] Image copyright SPL Image caption The baby was conceived using an experimental form of IVF Fertility doctors in Greece and Spain say they have produced a baby from three people in order to overcome a woman's infertility. The baby boy was born weighing 2.9kg (6lbs) on Tuesday. The mother and child are said to be in good health. The doctors say they are "making medical history" which could help
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The man who invented the wingsuit

[ad_1] When you think of extreme sports, an image of a wingsuit might come to mind.Used in skydiving and BASE jumping, they allow people to fly further and for longer. Jari Kuosma came up with the idea of making the first commercial wingsuits when he stood on a cliff in Italy, about to do a BASE jump.Witness History: The stories of our times told by the people who were there.
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Japan’s Yoshitaka Sakurada resigns as Olympics minister

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Japan's Olympics Minister Yoshitaka Sakurada has resigned over comments that offended people affected by a huge tsunami and earthquake in 2011. At a fund-raising event, he suggested that backing the governing LDP member of parliament for the region was more important than its economic revival. It is not the first time Mr Sakurada has been forced to apologise. He said in February that he was disappointed
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Fasting for peace in Libya

[ad_1] A Libyan teenager has started a campaign which she hopes will encourage peace in the country.Sajeda Shareif, 15, started fasting once a week and hopes her actions will send a message to those in power. The country has faced violence, political instability and power struggles since long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi was deposed and killed in 2011. [ad_2] Source link
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India elections: All you need to know

[ad_1] India's general election is the biggest democratic exercise in the world. Here are some of the numbers, leaders and issues you need to know about, as the country goes to polls in seven phases starting 11 April. Results will be out on 23 May.Produced by Kinjal Pandya-Wagh and Kavitha Prasad. Graphics by Fadi Gibara [ad_2] Source link
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What next for Sudan and its master manipulator Omar al-Bashir?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some army officers want to avoid violence and have supported protesters Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir is the master of tactics, but the tidal wave of popular protest is beyond anything he has faced before, writes Sudan expert Alex de Waal.Protests against the government of President Bashir reached a climax on the symbolic date of 6 April, which is the anniversary of a non-violent
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Burkinabé music, dance and youth culture captured by photographer Sanlé Sory

[ad_1] A new London exhibition and photo book features the work of photographer Sanlé Sory, showing young dancers and musicians in Burkina Faso between 1965 and 1980. Image copyright Sanle Sory Image caption Les danseurs de makossa (Makossa music dancers), 1976 Sory spent much of his career at his photo studio in western Burkina Faso, working in the daytime.At night, he would visit remote villages along the Kou Valley, north-west