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Misuse of contraceptives widespread

Poor use of contraception is to blame for a significant proportion of unplanned pregnancies, half of which end in abortion, according to a French study. Scientists eager to determine why abortions remain a frequent occurrence, despite widespread use of medical contraception, surveyed over 2,800 randomly-selected women. Dr. Nathalie Bajos and colleagues at the Hospital de… Read more »

Britain resuming diplomatic ties with Iraq

Foreign secretary Jack Straw has announced that the UK is set to restore diplomatic relations with Iraq for the first time in 12 years. British diplomats will return to Baghdad this weekend led by Christopher Segar, the former embassy’s deputy head of mission. A de facto embassy will be established in the Iraqi capital for… Read more »