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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.

Turkey president's daughter marries in Istanbul

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday saw his younger daughter Sumeyye marry defence industrialist Selcuk Bayraktar at a large-scale and high security ceremony in Istanbul.

Colombia legalizes same-sex marriage

Estanzuela - Colombia became the fourth South American country to allow same-sex marriage when the constitutional court definitively legalized it on Thursday.

Millennials, Baby Boomers turning away from marriage

For a generation that is learning to embrace renting in place of ownership, cohabitation is on the rise, and may be in line to replace traditional matrimony.

Coy Putin laughs off remarriage question in annual phone-in

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday laughed off a question about Russia's next first lady during his annual phone-in with the nation, but hinted that "maybe" he will remarry one day.

China court rules against same-sex couple's marriage application

Bejing - A Chinese court ruled against two men seeking to marry, it said Wednesday, as more sexual minorities push for equal rights in the country.

Colombia court paves way for same-sex marriage

Estanzuela - Colombia took a major step towards legalizing same-sex marriage when the constitutional court dismissed a petition that wanted to deny equal rights for heterosexual and homosexual couples.

Israel's 'chained women' fight for right to divorce

Jerusalem - She is one of Israel's "chained women" -- the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of wives denied a divorce by their husbands and prevented from breaking free by the country's use of Jewish law.

Rupert Murdoch marries Jerry Hall in London

London - Rupert Murdoch married model Jerry Hall in London Friday less than two months after they got engaged, prompting the media mogul to describe himself as the "luckiest" man in the world.

3,000 couples in Unification Church mass wedding

Seoul - Thousands of couples took part in a mass wedding on Saturday by South Korea's Unification Church, with the widow of church founder Sun Myung Moon presiding over the event at a giant stadium.

Pakistan police arrest six over child wedding

Multan - Police have arrested six people accused of arranging the marriage of a seven-year-old boy and six-year-old girl in eastern Pakistan, officials said Saturday.

Review: ’45 Years’ is a slow burn that leaves an indelible mark Special

’45 Years’ is the compelling and emotional tale of a marriage inconceivably strained by decades-long secrets on the eve of their anniversary, featuring a poignant performance by best actress Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling.

Italian minister wants surrogacy treated like 'sex crimes'

Rome - Italy's acrimonious debate over gay civil unions intensified on Thursday after the interior minister said the paid use of surrogate mothers should be treated like a sex crime.

Fact file: Same-sex marriage around the world

Paris - Slovenians on Sunday shut down efforts by their national parliament to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples -- the second time they have voted in a referendum against changing the law.

'Child brides' suffer, but African Union seeks to end custom

Maxixe - Lucia Felix, a 15-year-old Mozambican girl, dreams of returning to her village school but instead she must prepare for motherhood after she was chosen for an arranged marriage and became pregnant.
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