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Trump impeachment: Lawmakers see ‘troubling’ whistleblower complaint

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump impeachment: Was there a quid pro quo? Members of US Congress have seen for the first time a whistleblower complaint against Donald Trump that has led to calls for his impeachment. One Democrat described it as “disturbing” while a Republican said it was “troubling”. The complaint […]

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Australia abortion laws: Terminations now legal in New South Wales

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The legislation prompted much public debate in New South Wales Abortion has been decriminalised across Australia after the last remaining state where it was illegal, New South Wales (NSW), voted to reform its laws. The bill, passed on Thursday, overturns a 119-year-old law which had been criticised by opponents […]

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South Africa’s xenophobic attacks: Why migrants won’t be deterred

Image copyright Getty Images Fear is growing that “gangster politics” is taking root in parts of South Africa, writes the BBC’s Andrew Harding after visiting an area hit by an outbreak of attacks on foreigners, mostly from elsewhere in Africa. On the vast, rapidly urbanising plains east of South Africa’s commercial capital Johannesburg, the sporadic […]