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19 Feb 2013 20:54 GMT | Europe, Germany
Adoption rights for homosexual couples in Germany have just been strengthened.
Until now, both members of a gay couple could not adopt the same child together.
Al Jazeera's Nick Spicer reports from Berlin.
Source: Al Jazeera
The 320-299 vote follows months of debate and controversy that provoked mass rallies across France both for and against.
Politics, Europe, US & Canada, Argentina, Belgium
<P>After legalising gay marriages earlier this year, Belgium is moving closer to granting homosexual couples the controversial right to adopt children.</P>
A year after the military seized power in a bloodless coup, critics appear to have been effectively silenced.
Politics, Asia Pacific, Thailand
Marriage equality vote generates the biggest human rights debate in Ireland's history.
Human Rights, Europe, Ireland
Military operations aside, governments are seeking to counteract the growing appeal of violent groups at its roots.
War & Conflict, Africa, Nigeria
Banned groups, along with their charitable and militant wings, operate freely despite sanctions.
War & Conflict, Asia, Pakistan
At least 21 people killed after suicide bomber detonates explosives during Friday prayers in Qatif province.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte says ban on face veils in public buildings and transport does not target religious groups.
Human Rights, Europe, Netherlands, Islam
A rare glimpse at traditional life in Algeria as we go behind the scenes at three weddings in the country's west.
Arts & Culture, Algeria, Africa
How developments in tidal technology are helping harness the power of a calm sea.
Environment, Science & Technology, Pollution
With refugees at risk of abuse and exploitation in Malaysia, 101 East investigates if those in charge are doing enough.
Human Rights, Malaysia, Myanmar
People & Power investigates whether rising ethnic tensions in Macedonia could result in civil conflict.
Politics, Macedonia, Europe