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Ms Pacchieri had her baby forcibly removed by caesarean section after suffering a mental breakdown

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'I was crying. I could feel my baby kicking inside me. I begged them not to do the caesarean,' she says. Now, Alessandra Pacchieri’s baby is being put up for adoption against her will

Students protesting the privatisation of Sussex university facilities

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A Syrian mother holds her child at a refugee camp, near the Syrian border, in Mafraq, Jordan

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Fusilier Lee Rigby captured on CCTV footage in the last minutes of his life; the film was played to the Old Bailey

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An AIDS-free generation is within our reach

We are closer than ever before to ensuring that all children are born free from HIV and all those living with the disease can get the treatment they need

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NHS told to ban smoking near hospitals

Staff should be told not to help patients out of bed when they want to smoke

Pope Francis arrives to conduct his weekly general audience at St. Peter's Square

'A new tyranny': Pope Francis attacks unfettered capitalism and says rich should share wealth

Pontiff calls for major change - but reiterates church's opposition to abortion and the ordination of female priests

Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux play teeneage lovers in the French erotic drama 'Blue Is The Warmest Colour' - The survey found four times as many women admitting to same-sex experiences than 20 years ago

The truth about women and sex : They start younger and have more partners – and those are not necessarily men

National sex survey shows how women have caught up with men in the sexual revolution

Shannon Richardson, pictured here in June 2013, has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors

Plea deal for Texas woman Shannon Guess Richardson in Obama poison letter case

A Texas woman accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors.

Paperback review: Priscilla, By Nicholas Shakespeare

Ever since his aunt Priscilla died in March 1982, Nicholas Shakespeare had been curious about her past. In the summer of 2009, he had a stroke of luck: he decided to act, just as the one person who might know something about her was wondering what to do with a trunk full of her papers. The contents proved to be more rewarding than a novelist and biographer such as Shakespeare could hope for.

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Described as “hilarious and heart-warming”, this is a deeply weird book based on a US website that features anonymous postcard messages.

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