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Dutch artist who aimed to say 'I do' 25 times, dies of cancer

Den Haag - A Dutch artist, who planned to marry her partner in countries around the world to celebrate gay marriage, died on Monday, her wife announced."Julian P. Boom 18.11.1977 - 22.01.

Pope marries couple on papal plane

Pope Francis married a couple of airline employees aboard the papal plane as it flew over Chile on the third day of his South American trip.

Bangladesh court upholds ban on Rohingya marriage

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court on Monday upheld a government ruling banning marriage between its citizens and refugees from Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya minority, who have fled ethnic violence in the neighbouring country.

Outrage in Turkey over 'child marriage green light'

Ankara - Turkey's religious affairs state agency came under heavy criticism on Thursday from the main opposition party after it reportedly said girls as young as nine could marry under Islamic law.

Algeria breast cancer survivors shunned as 'half-women'

Alger - As if losing a breast to cancer was not traumatic enough, Algerian mother-of-three Linda was then spurned by her husband for being "mutilated" and a "half-woman"."Cancer?

River cruise weddings return to Iraq's Basra

Basra - To the sound of drums and trumpets, an Iraqi groom and his bride this week stepped hand-in-hand onto a speed boat on the river in Basra to celebrate.

First gay marriages take place in Australia

Sydney - Australia's first gay weddings took place Saturday, ushering in a new era after the country's marriage equality law came into effect this month.

Bermuda groups assail vote to rescind same-sex marriage rights

Washington - A vote by Bermuda's lower chamber to rescind same-sex marriage rights granted only months ago has drawn sharp criticism from island groups and many politicians in the British overseas territory.

Kohli-Sharma set to marry in Italy: reports

New Delhi - India cricket captain Virat Kohli is set to marry long-time girlfriend and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in a much-anticipated wedding in Italy this week, according to media reports on Sunday.

Gay couples register weddings on day one of marriage equality

Sydney - Same-sex couples hurried to declare plans to tie the knot on Saturday as Australia's new marriage equality law came into effect, with wedding registry offices holding special hours for the first day of legalised gay unions.

Australia prepares for rush of gay weddings

Sydney - Wedding venues were preparing for a rush of couples eager to tie the knot after same-sex marriage was signed into Australian law Friday, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull already boasting several invites.

Gay marriage around the world

Paris - Gay marriage, legalised on Thursday in Australia in a parliamentary vote, is now recognised in more than 25 countries, of which 16 are in Europe.Here is a breakdown.

Australia lawmakers approve same-sex marriage

Sydney - Gay couples will be able to legally marry in Australia after a same-sex marriage bill sailed through parliament Thursday, ending decades of political wrangling.

Timeline of gay marriage and rights in Australia

Sydney - Australia's parliament passed a law legalising same-sex marriage Thursday. It followed a historic nationwide survey that saw Australians vote overwhelmingly in favour of marriage equality.

Australia lawmakers approve same-sex marriage

Sydney - Gay couples will be able to legally marry in Australia after a same-sex marriage bill sailed through parliament Thursday, ending decades of political wrangling.

US Supreme Court appears divided in 'gay wedding cake' case

Washington - The US Supreme Court appeared sharply divided Tuesday as it weighed impassioned arguments in the closely watched case of a Colorado baker who cited his devout Christian faith in refusing to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.

Austria's top court allows same-sex marriage

Vienna - Austria's top court has ruled that same-sex couples can marry from 2019 at the latest, bringing the often conservative Alpine country into line with more than a dozen other European nations.

Austria's top court allows same-sex marriage

Vienna - Austria's top court said Tuesday that it has ruled that same-sex couples can marry, bringing the Alpine country into line with more than a dozen other European nations.

Australia MP proposes to gay partner in parliament

Sydney - A gay Australian lawmaker popped the question to his partner in parliament on Monday, with the first ever proposal in the chamber coming shortly after a bill paving the way for same-sex marriage was introduced.

Obamas 'delighted' by British royal engagement

Washington - Barack and Michelle Obama said Monday they were "delighted" to learn of the engagement of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, whose Invictus Games the former presidential couple has actively championed.

Love at first sight: Prince Harry to marry Meghan Markle next year

London - Britain's Prince Harry said Monday he was "thrilled" to be marrying his American girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year, confirming months of speculation about the one-time playboy royal and the glamorous actress.

Indian woman in 'love jihad' case says was not forced to convert

New Delhi - An Indian woman whose marriage to a Muslim was annulled at her Hindu father's request has denied she was forcibly converted to Islam, ahead of her testimony in the Supreme Court Monday.

US Supreme Court to rule on wedding cake that split America

Washington - When Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig entered the "Masterpiece Cakeshop" bakery in a Denver suburb on July 19, 2012, they were giddy about choosing their wedding cake.

Secrets and wives: Gay Chinese hide behind 'sham marriage'

Shenyang - When Xiaoxiong and her lesbian lover wanted to hide their relationship from their parents, they decided to find men willing to marry them. They had a specific type in mind: Gay.

Elizabeth II, Prince Philip mark 70th wedding anniversary

London - Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage on Monday, becoming Britain's first reigning couple to mark a platinum wedding anniversary.

'Pink dollar' boost to Australia economy after gay marriage vote

Sydney - Australia's historic move toward legalising same-sex marriage could bring businesses a massive windfall of "pink dollars" as tens of thousands of gay couples tie the knot, economists said Wednesday.

Celebrations spread after Australia backs same-sex marriage

Sydney - Celebrations swept across Australia Wednesday as voters emphatically endorsed same-sex marriage after more than a decade of divisive debate, and political leaders immediately began moves to enshrine the historic shift in law by Christmas.

Australians vote in favour of gay marriage

Sydney - Australians voted in favour of allowing same-sex couples to marry, official results showed Wednesday, sending the task of legalising marriage equality to a deeply divided parliament.Almost 62 percent of the 12.

Aussie millennial fans back sports' pro-gay marriage stance: survey

Sydney - Millennial fans strongly back the pro-gay marriage stance taken by major Australian sporting bodies, saying it will help keep sports relevant for younger people, according to a survey released Tuesday.

Erdogan signs contentious religious marriages law

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signed into law controversial legislation to let state-approved clerics conduct marriage ceremonies, a move critics claim risks undermining Turkey's secular foundations.
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