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Nigeria: Failed state or African superpower?
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
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<P>After legalising gay marriages earlier this year, Belgium is moving closer to granting homosexual couples the controversial right to adopt children.</P>
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