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Pressure mounts for abortion law change in the North

British Prime Minister Theresa May has faced calls to push for reform of Northern Ireland’s abortion laws after the referendum, with scores of MPs prepared to act to rewrite the current legislation. As the referendum on the Eighth Amendment looks set to be passed by a 2-to-1 majority, Northern Ireland will …

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France wine auction: 1774 Vin Jaune fetches record price

Image copyright AFP Image caption The wine was made using grapes harvested during the reign of King Louis XVI A bottle of wine dating back to 1774 has sold at auction in eastern France for a record €103,700 ($120,800). The bottle of Vin Jaune (yellow wine) comes from the eastern …

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Falcons GM: Aaron Rodgers asked me to get Matt Ryan deal done

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff revealed that he had an impromptu meeting with Aaron Rodgers when discussing quarterback Matt Ryan‘s contract during an appearance on Andrew Brandt’s The Business of Sports podcast. Dimitroff said he met the Green Bay Packers quarterback by chance in Minneapolis. “I saw Aaron, interestingly …

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Savita's father expresses delight at poll outcome

The father of dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died of sepsis in Galway in 2012 after being denied an abortion during a protracted miscarriage, has expressed delight as the Yes side heads for victory. Andanappa Yalagi told local media in India that he was “very happy today”. He added: “We’ve got …

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