A supporter of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi uses a slingshot to shoot stones at police and anti-Mursi protesters during clashes in central Cairo this week. Photograph: Reuters/Asmaa Waguih

Illegal ousting of President Mohamed Morsi has been rationalised and excused

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The true test of democracy is the right to eject an unpopular leader through the ballot box

A suicide-prevention campaign in the past featured Irish rugby stars Rob Kearney, Shane Horgan and Keith Gleeson. Photograph: Frank Miller

Prevention officer estimates that two people take their lives every day in Ireland

Women’s groups on a march to  the Dáil to protest about the trivilialisation of rape. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Many women and girls know fear as an everyday reality

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Many factions condemning underhand journalistic techniques are doing so to protect their own interests

Detail of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel shows the “Creation of Adam”, a panel in the massive narrarative work by Michelangelo. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Agnostics may have pertinent questions to ask both sides in the religious debate

Representatives of An Post and The National Women's Council of Ireland at a photocall in March 2011 to unveil the issuing of two stamps to mark International 
 Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

Females not so much discriminated against on much of the planet as hated and feared

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