Ireland's strict abortion laws are challenged in the European Court of Human Rights. The fears of climate change and its consequences in Mozambique. And the UN warns about the scale of narcotics trafficking through northern Africa - we hear about the social effect in Mali.

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Wed 9 Dec 2009 14:05 GMT

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