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Fake wedding boom in Vietnam

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vietnamese women looking to avoid the social stigma of having a child out of wedlock are increasingly turning to grooms-for-hire businesses that specialize in throwing fake weddings complete with fake grooms and guests for a hefty fee. The AFP in February featured a company …

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Woman divorces man over ‘rolex’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 30-year-old woman in Egypt recently filed for divorce from her 32-year old husband after only 40 days of marriage on grounds that he is so stingy that he refused to buy her a shawarma sandwich (sort of `rolex’) on their first and only …

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Being a single dad can shorten your life: study

Paris, France | AFP | The risk of dying prematurely more than doubles for single fathers compared to single mothers or paired-up dads, according to a study of Canadian families published Thursday. “Our research highlights that single fathers have higher mortality, and demonstrates the need for public health policies to …

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Woman 38, pays billions to marry young man

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A newly married Chinese couple has been making waves on the internet for their unorthodox match- she is a wealthy 38-year-old mother of one, and he is a 23-year-old whose mother is only a year older than his bride. The woman apparently fell pregnant …

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to marry on May 19

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle near London, Kensington Palace said on Friday. “His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle will marry on 19th May, 2018,” …

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US top court declines wife swap case: yes, you read that right

Washington, United States | AFP | The US Supreme Court on Monday let stand a Louisiana sheriff’s firing of two of his deputies for swapping wives and families, refusing to review lower court rulings in a case that raised eyebrows. Brandon Coker and Michael Golden, who worked in the southern state’s …

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Gay marriage around the world

Paris, France | AFP | 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. – European pioneers – In April 2001 the Netherlands became the first country in the world …

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