Image copyrightThe Irish TimesImage caption Savita Halappanavar died after a miscarriage in a Galway hospital in October 2012 Her story was one that galvanised a movement; her face became a symbol of that movement. Savita Halappanavar died from infection after miscarrying her first child in an Irish hospital in October 2012. Her family said she pleaded for a termination during the miscarriage, but medical staff refused her requests because there
Image copyrightAFPImage caption Long queues have been reported at Brazil’s petrol stations A lorry drivers’ strike that paralysed Brazil for a week appears to be continuing despite the government’s decision to lower diesel prices. Most of the truckers’ unions backed the move to cut the price by 46 Brazilian cents ($0.13; £0.09) per litre. But some unions are still holding out. Drivers have been blocking major roads across the country.
Image copyrightEPAImage caption Subtropical storm Alberto picked up pace ahead of the official hurricane season Subtropical storm Alberto, the first named Atlantic storm of 2018, has made landfall on Florida’s north-western coast. Alberto passed the coast at Laguna Beach with maximum sustained winds of 45mph (72km/h), US meteorologists say. Thousands of people were earlier evacuated from the Gulf of Mexico coast of Florida. The storm is expected to weaken as