A year since rollback of Roe v. Wade: How America has changed
01 July 2023 | 5:13 am
It is one year since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, thus removing a federal right for women to end their pregnancies. We look at how America has changed in the wake of that historic decision. Also the global backlash against women's rights and who is behind it. Annette Young talks to Clara Dereudre, the co-author of a French report which offers recommendations on how to counter the backlash. Plus the determined women entrepreneurs of Iraq operating in a country where female workforce participation rate is just over 10 percent.
28 May 2022
Police in the US town of Uvalde, Texas are facing questions over why it took an hour to neutralise the gunman who murdered 19 small children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School. The tragedy comes amid increasing calls for greater gun control measures. Among the demands of campaigners are a ban on assault weapon sales, as well as universal background checks and so-called red flag laws. Pastor Mike McBride, director of the LIVE FREE gun violence prevention campaign with the Faith in Action network, joined us on Perspective to tell us more.
5 Jun 2022
Two cases of monkeypox were confirmed by Argentina on Friday in individuals who had recently arrived from Spain.
26 Jun 2022
The leaders of the US, the UK, and Canada all slammed the Supreme Court's move, which puts US women at risk of losing their right to abortion. Meanwhile, Donald Trump said "God made the decision" on reproductive rights.
9 Jul 2022
It was supposed to be a festive celebration marking the 246th anniversary of the independence of the United States. Instead, it was yet another reminder of rampant gunviolence in the country as a gunman disguised in women's clothing opened fire on a parade in a Chicago suburb, killing several people. The 21-year-old assailant has been charged with seven counts of first-degree murder.
5 Aug 2022
Drug cartels in Latin America are now making more money from synthetic drugs like fentanyl than the illicit substances the continent is best known for, like cocaine and marijuana.
2 Oct 2022
Fake abortion clinics use federal dollars to lie to women and dissuade them from having abortions. These groups are trying to change that.
5 Nov 2022
Can Joe Biden switch the US from fossil fuels to renewable energy, especially when places like West Virginia are so dependent on coal? Well, the biggest challenge just might be a Republican victory in midterm elections.
The second "surveillance balloon" announcement comes after the first sighting prompted the top US diplomat to postpone a trip to Beijing. China claims the balloons are used for scientific purposes.
China said the device deviated from its route, and "accidentally strayed over Latin America and the Caribbean." This comes even as the US is seaching for the remains of the suspected surveillence balloon it shot down.
A South Carolina jury on Thursday found Richard "Alex" Murdaugh guilty of killing his wife and son, convicting the once-influential attorney of murder in a case that has gripped the nation's attention for nearly two years.
As Honduras contemplates switching diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to China, experts say unofficial ties with remaining allies are stable but it's important to maintain formal relations, amid pressure from Beijing.
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In tonight's edition: Mauritania and Chad say they're calling time on the G5 Sahel anti-jihadist alliance. Also, Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam offers huge renewable energy prospects, but is also responsible for troubled waters with neighbours Egypt and Sudan. And in DR Congo, election campaigning is in full swing ahead of crucial polls later this month.
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More precise than other methane-sensing satellites that came before, MethaneSAT will allow scientists to track emissions to their sources and provide key data for reduction efforts. It's important because it could buy the world critical time in the climate change battle.
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They cover 70 percent of the planet, with over 3 billion people relying on them for their livelihoods. Oceans should be a major priority when it comes to addressing climate action. But they are in the unique position of being among the biggest victims of global warming and also offering possible solutions.
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Twenty countries agreed at the COP28 climate summit to triple their nuclear energy capacity by 2050 to reduce carbon emissions. How feasible is the target given the complexities and cost of building new nuclear plants?
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In an interview with FRANCE 24, former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko (2014-2019) reacted to the US Senate withholding a major package of financial and military aid for Kyiv. Poroshenko warned that the coming days are among "the most important in Ukrainian history" and undoubtedly for the world.
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Olaf Scholz became the first German chancellor to light Berlin's central Hanukkah menorah, in what he called a sign of "solidarity" with Jews amid a surge of antisemitism during the Israel-Hamas war.
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