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Review: Trumpism not the only target in ʻEverything Is Great Again’ Special

Toronto - Given a title like “Everything Is Great Again”, you know Donald Trump’s presidency is taking some shots in the new Toronto Second City show, which opened last night. But as easy a target as he is, the Orange One is surprisingly absent.

Iran pre-nups land thousands of men in jail

Tehran - When Sadegh married his college sweetheart, he never thought he'd end up as one of those Iranians facing ruin and even prison because of huge sums demanded by his wife's family.

Turkey plans ban on dating shows: deputy PM

Ankara - Turkey is planning to ban popular television dating shows as they do not fit in with Turkish traditions and customs, the deputy prime minister has said.

Aussie beer boycott over Christian gay marriage video

Sydney - Leading Australian brewery Coopers apologised Wednesday after pubs vowed a boycott over its links to a Christian organisation that featured its beer in a same-sex marriage debate.

Pope Francis says may consider making married men priests

Berlin - Pope Francis said in an interview published Thursday that the church may consider ordaining married men who could potentially then work in remote areas faced with a shortage of priests.

Nigerians head to church to find earthly love

Ibafo - Thousands of people began to arrive at the Nigerian megachurch just after dawn on a cool morning, looking for love and hot tips on how to avoid "dating devils".

Finnish MPs to re-consider approved same-sex marriage law

Helsinki - Finland's parliament is on Friday expected to vote for a second time on same-sex marriage, just two weeks before a 2014 law enshrining it was due to take effect.

Why offering positive support can have negative consequences

It may initially seem counterintuitive but psychologists have run studies that show offering positive support to your spouse can have negative consequences in certain circumstances.

US Supreme Court declines to hear polygamy case

Washington - The US Supreme Court has declined to hear the case of a man and his four wives -- stars of a reality TV show -- challenging a ban on polygamy in their native state of Utah.

For poor Algerians, mass weddings a chance to celebrate

In Salah - Gathered in a tent in the Algerian desert, 30 young women are preparing for a big day many thought they could never afford -- a wedding.

A 2016 love story: the Macedonian cop and the Iraqi refugee

Kumanovo - The scene was hardly conducive to romance: she was a sick Iraqi in a wave of refugees trying to enter Serbia, while he belonged to the stern Macedonian police force keeping guard.

Myanmar men may face jail for not marrying pregnant women

Yangon - Myanmar's government is drafting a law that could see men jailed for up to seven years for getting a woman pregnant but not marrying her, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Indian tycoon throws mass wedding for fatherless brides

Ahmedabad - An Indian diamond trader has thrown a mass wedding for more than 200 fatherless brides and given each of them gifts worth thousands of dollars, to help poor women start a new life.

Deep divisions in Taiwan over gay marriage reform

Taipei - Watching her boisterous twin toddlers romp around the living room, Hope Chen worries what would happen to them if she ever fell seriously ill or had an accident.

India eases cash rules for weddings

New Delhi - India announced new measures Thursday to allow farmers and marrying couples to withdraw more money from banks, as frustration mounted over a cash crisis triggered by the withdrawal of all high-value notes.

Australia's same-sex marriage bill voted down

Sydney - Australia's parliament late Monday rejected the government's proposal for a national vote on whether to legalise same-sex marriage.The upper house Senate voted 33-29 against the coalition government's bid to hold a plebiscite on the issue.

Anti-gay marriage protesters return to French streets

Paris - Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Paris on Sunday to demonstrate against gay marriage, calling for candidates in France's presidential election to support "traditional family values".

Australia's same-sex marriage vote in doubt

Sydney - Australia's plan to hold a national vote on same-sex marriage appeared doomed on Tuesday after the opposition Labor Party vowed to block the poll it said would spark divisive debate.

Australia's same-sex marriage vote in doubt

Sydney - Australia's plan to hold a national vote on same-sex marriage appeared doomed on Tuesday after the opposition Labor Party vowed to block the poll it said would spark divisive debate.

Australia's same-sex marriage vote in doubt

Sydney - Australia's plan to hold a national vote on same-sex marriage appeared doomed on Tuesday after the opposition Labor Party vowed to block the poll it said would spark divisive debate.

Review: Married Toronto comics Baram & Sneickus keep the laughs going Special

Toronto - Naomi Snieckus and Matt Baram are two of the funniest comedians in Toronto, if not all of Canada. And if their new sketch revue, “Still Figuring It Out”, seems a tad uneven in spots, there’s still plenty there to keep your funny bone occupied.

Polygamy and divorce on the rise in war-torn Syria

Damascus - Six months after Maha's husband was killed in Syria's bloody civil war, the mother-of-two took a decision that has become increasingly common -- she became a second wife.

Retrial set for Malaysia rape-marriage case: lawyer

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian rape suspect who married his 14-year-old victim to avoid jail will be brought back to court for a retrial, the accused's lawyer told AFP on Saturday.

Malaysia govt intervenes in rape-marriage loophole case

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's government has called for a review of a case in which a rape suspect married his 14-year-old victim to avoid jail, following angry calls for reform by activists.

Malaysia rapist 'avoids jail after marrying victim'

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian man who raped a 14-year-old girl avoided being thrown in jail after he married the young victim, sparking calls from angry activists for legal reforms on Thursday.

Gambia bans child marriage

Banjul - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has announced a ban on child marriage in the predominantly Muslim west African nation, threatening heavy jail terms for those who break the new rules.

Germany warns refugees against polygamy, child brides

Berlin - Germany will not recognise polygamy or marriages involving minors, its justice minister said Tuesday, as concern rises over such cases amid a record influx of refugees, many from Muslim countries.

Pressure grows on India over marital rape

New Delhi - Almost immediately after Deepti's wedding at a traditional ceremony in the Indian capital, the horrific abuse began -- behind closed doors at the hands of her new husband."He was brutal.

The most epic marriage proposal takes place at Times Square, NYC Special

New York - On Saturday, May 14, the most epic marriage proposal by a New York television producer took place in Times Square in New York.

Mexico leader seeks to legalize gay marriage nationwide

- President Enrique Pena Nieto on Tuesday proposed a constitutional reform that would legalize same-sex marriage across Mexico, making it join a handful of Latin American countries allowing such unions.
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