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  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 09/10

    The tip of the Boeing Delta II rocket with its MESSENGER spacecraft on top breaks through the billows of smoke below as it lifts off on Aug. 3, 2004 from Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. MESSENGER (Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging) is on a seven-year journey to the planet Mercury. The spacecraft will fly by Earth, Venus, and Mercury several times to burn off energy before making its final approach to the inner planet on March 18, 2011.

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  • Ireland announces abortion law reforms, leaving no one satisfied

    The new legislation is meant to clarify Ireland's stance on abortion when the mother's health is at risk, but antiabortion groups say it goes too far, and abortion-rights groups not far enough.

  • Irish abortion debate inflamed by pregnant woman's death

    The death of Savita Halappanavar, who was reportedly denied an abortion when miscarrying, has upped the urgency of Ireland's current review of its near-total abortion ban.

  • China, Japan fishing boat row reflects shift in Beijing's approach toward Tokyo

    China, Japan fishing boat row reflects shift in Beijing's approach toward Tokyo

    Even as Beijing raises pressure on Japan to release a detained fishing boat captain, it appears reluctant to exploit this weekend's anniversary of Japan's invasion of Manchuria in 1931 for political purposes.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 09/10

    The tip of the Boeing Delta II rocket with its MESSENGER spacecraft on top breaks through the billows of smoke below as it lifts off on Aug. 3, 2004 from Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. MESSENGER (Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging) is on a seven-year journey to the planet Mercury. The spacecraft will fly by Earth, Venus, and Mercury several times to burn off energy before making its final approach to the inner planet on March 18, 2011.