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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNasa looks back at the life and career of Alan Bean Former US astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth man to walk on the Moon, has died in Texas aged 86, his family has said. In later life he became an accomplished artist, producing paintings that
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Ireland Votes Yes To Overturning Abortion Ban

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In Dublin constituencies, the vote topped 75 percent for repeal. The Irish have swept aside one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the developed world in a landslide vote that reflects Ireland’s emergence as a socially liberal country no longer obedient to Catholic dictates.With all ballots counted and turnout at a near-historic high, election
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The Republic of Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to overturn the abortion ban by 66.4% to 33.6%. Currently, abortion is only allowed when a woman’s life is at risk, but not in cases of rape, incest or fatal foetal abnormality. Here’s how people on the streets of Ireland reacted to the vote.

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