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Family planning not for Muslims, says Turkey's Erdogan

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that family planning and contraception were not for Muslim families, in his latest comments promoting population growth that angered women's activists.

Fort McMurray moms celebrate 'bittersweet' Mother's Day

Fort Mcmurray - A big burly man jumps up from his seat at a Canadian fire evacuation center Sunday muttering a profanity, and rushes to a firefighter who is distributing flowers for Mother's Day.He asks in a whisper if he might have a few daisies to give to his wife.

Child welfare or 'state kidnapping'? Foreign parents face anguish in Norway

Oslo - "The children are afraid when there's a knock at the door.

French far-right family rivalries exposed at May Day rallies

Paris - There were barely enough statues of Joan of Arc to go around in Paris on Sunday as feuding factions of France's far-right National Front (FN) held rival May Day rallies at the feet of their heroine.

French far-right family rivalries exposed at May Day rallies

Paris - There were barely enough statues of Joan of Arc to go around in Paris on Sunday as feuding factions of France's far-right National Front (FN) held rival May Day rallies at the feet of their heroine.

German police free woman held captive by mother, likely 'for years'

Berlin - German police on Tuesday freed a mentally disabled 26-year-old woman who was believed to have been locked away in an apartment by her own mother, possibly for years.

Germany rules fathers cannot be forced to take paternity tests

Karlsruhe - Children in Germany cannot force a man they believe to be their father to take a DNA test to prove their paternity, the country's highest court ruled Tuesday.

Chatting with actor Gilles Marini: Family and future plans Special

Esteemed actor Gilles Marini chatted with Digital Journal about his family vacation, Greek heritage, and his future plans in acting.

Pope opens door for divorced but slams it shut for gays

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Friday opened doors for divorced and cohabiting Catholics but slammed one shut for gay believers in new Church guidelines on family life.

Muslim mothers fight 'toxic' merchants of terror

Vienna - There were small signs that her son was changing: He prayed more and swapped jeans for traditional long tunics."But I wasn't worried. Not for one second did Syria enter my mind," Fatima Ezzarhouni told AFP.

Japan stumbles over baby steps to encourage working mums

Toukyo - Akane had always enjoyed her job at a Tokyo call centre until, unlike many Japanese mothers, she decided to return to work after finishing her maternity leave.

Suspicious 'threat' letter sent to Trump son

New York - A threatening letter containing white powder was sent to a son of Donald Trump warning the Republican frontrunner to quit the presidential race, New York police and reports said Friday.

Japanese women still face 100 day wait to remarry

Toukyo - Japanese women still face a 100 day wait before they can remarry following legal changes approved Tuesday by the country’s cabinet, a move condemned as discriminatory by a UN rights group.

Colombian sisters reunited 30 years after avalanche

Estanzuela - Two Colombian stepsisters have been reunited 30 years after they were separated when a deadly avalanche destroyed their home, after one of them spotted her sibling on Facebook.

Rifles and pitchforks: family politics in Irish election

Dublin - If all goes to plan for the Healy Rae family of County Kerry, they will hold more seats in parliament than some small political parties after Ireland's parliamentary elections on Friday.

When mum and dad go back to rock school...

Paris - It is every teenager's worst nightmare -- or so you would have thought. Mum and dad up on stage belting out rock anthems in front of your friends. The horror!

Anguish for families of missing China lawyers

Tianjin - Every day Li Wenzu's son asks her why his daddy has not come home, she says. Her husband went missing six months ago in a sweeping crackdown on Chinese human rights lawyers, but she tells the three-year-old he is on a "business trip".

Italian court upholds landmark same-sex adoption decision

Rome - An Italian appeals court has upheld the right of a woman to adopt her wife's biological child, a rights group said Wednesday, in a landmark case for the Catholic country as it weighs civil unions for same-sex couples.

StoryCorps lets Americans share snippets from their lives

- "How have I impacted your life?" asks Niya, an American high schooler. "I loved you from day one," answers the warm voice of her grandmother.

Japan court upholds common surnames for married couples

Toukyo - Japan's top court on Wednesday upheld a law that requires married couples to have a common surname, sparking criticism from activists who complain the rule is sexist and outdated.

California mass shooters discreet, devout Muslims: Attorneys

Los Angeles - Attorneys representing the family of the California mass shooters described the couple as devout Muslims but said there was no sign they had become radicalized.

Dying network for reuniting Korea's divided families

Seoul - Shim Goo-Seob has been organising private, high-risk reunions for divided North and South Korean families for more than two decades, but now he's close to calling time on his secretive work.

Qatar mulls family-only mall days, banning bachelor labourers

Qatar’s municipal council is planning to introduce family-only days at major shopping malls prohibiting blue-collar migrant workers from entering malls on the weekends.

Should parents talk to children about the Paris attacks?

Paris - With saturation media coverage of the Paris attacks, parents are asking themselves if they should talk to their children about the killings -- and how they should go about it.

Should parents talk to children about the Paris attacks?

Paris - With saturation media coverage of the Paris attacks, parents are asking themselves if they should talk to their children about the killings -- and how they should go about it.

Academics win prize for showing how to avoid raising a criminal

Stockholm - Three researchers were awarded the 2016 Stockholm Prize in Criminology for showing how parents, even criminals, can prevent a child from becoming delinquent, Stockholm University announced on Tuesday.

'I do, I do, I do:' Brazilian female trio get hitched

Rio De Janeiro - Three's a crowd? Not in Brazil, where three women have defied deeply conservative trends in Congress and wider traditional mores by celebrating a polyamorous civil union.

Two Koreas wrap up emotional family reunion

Seoul - North and South Korean families divided since the Korean War said a tearful final farewell on Monday, wrapping up a rare reunion that was clouded at the last by a maritime border spat.

Second round of reunions for separated Korean families

Seoul - A second round of highly-charged family reunions brought together relatives split for six decades by the Korean War on Saturday, with around 250 mostly elderly South Koreans crossing into the North.

6-month-old among five family members found dead in France

Lille - Three children and their parents have been found dead at their home near the northern French city of Lille, a local prosecutor said late Wednesday.
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