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Saturday 19 April 2014

Video: Case makes headlines across the world

THE tragic death of Savita Halappanavar made headlines across the globe with coverage in India, Britain, the US, Australia and across Europe.

Indiatimes.com covered the story with the shocking headline: "Ireland murders pregnant Indian dentist." The site describes itself as the most popular in the world for Indian readers.



From early yesterday the story was the most shared in the world and the lead story on Sky News for much of the day.

Available in more than 100 million homes across 115 countries, the channel said Ms Halappanavar's death was expected to "spark a backlash" against the Government, which had failed to legislate for abortion in life-threatening circumstances.

A series of vigils and protests took place yesterday in Dublin, Cork, Galway and London.

A crowd gathered outside the Irish embassy in the British capital from 6pm, with protesters venting their fury at Ms Halappanavar's death.

Further protests are planned, with one in Belfast today, and two on Saturday: one in Galway and a planned march from the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin to the Dail.

Irish Independent

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