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Israeli kidnapping, gender equality and HIV testing

Kevin Anderson | 12:57 UK time, Monday, 26 June 2006

Wounded Israeli troopsGaza is on the brink after militants launch a surprise attack kills two Israeli soldiers. Another is feared to have been abducted, and Israeli forces are massed for a major operation. We'll speak to ordinary people there.

Also, are quotas the right way to achieve equality between women and men? Spain thinks so. And should everyone be tested for HIV?

Just a little more background on the stories. In Spain, the cabinet has approved a draft law that would call on businesses to draft plans to balance the wages of women and men and give companies eight years to reach 40% representation on their company boards. Is this the right way forward to achieve equality?

And more about this story out of the city of Washington in the US. The city government is launching a campaign urging every resident aged 14 to 84 to get a simple HIV test. The oral swab test takes about 20 minutes before results are available. Washington is trying to combat the highest rate of new AIDS cases in the US.

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