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(Updated on 04/05/2016)

 

 

  • Pakistani couple kill daughter who talked to a boy - 2 November 2012
    "A Pakistani couple killed their teenage daughter (16) by pouring acid on her face and body after they caught her talking to a boy...
    Almost 1,000 women lost their lives last year in so-called "honour killings" in the conservative South Asian nation, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. Activists say the actual number is much higher as most cases go unreported."

    (reuters.com)

  • NY state approves gay marriage - 25 June 2011 - with a video
    "New York become the sixth and most populous US state to allow same-sex marriage, after a Senate vote on the controversial issue."

    (BBC)

    Places where gay marriage is legal in the US :

    • New York
    • New Hampshire
    • Massachusetts
    • Connecticut
    • Iowa
    • Vermont
    • Washington DC

     

  • Indian man with 39 wives in Baktawang, Mizoram, India - 22 February 2011
    "Indian man has 94 children and 33 grandchildren under one roof...
    The family, all 167 of them, consumes around 200lb of rice and more than 130lb of potatoes a day.  "

    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

  • Twins Days Festival
    "Annual gathering draws thousands to Twinsburg, Ohio...
    Every year, twins, triplets, and other multiples from around the country travel with their families to the northern Ohio town—named for identical twin brothers from Connecticut—to compete, celebrate, and socialize."

    - with photo galleries
    (ngm.nationalgeographic.com)

 

  • SIN BINS FOR WORST FAMILIES - 23 July 2009
    "THOUSANDS of the worst families in England are to be put in “sin bins” in a bid to change their bad behaviour.
    The Children’s Secretary set out £400million plans to put 20,000 problem families under 24-hour CCTV super-vision in their own homes.
    They will be monitored to ensure that children attend school, go to bed on time and eat proper meals...
    "
    (express.co.uk)

 

  • Nigerian man to divorce 82 wives - 31 August 2008
    "A Nigerian religious leader with 86 wives has accepted an Islamic decree ordering him to divorce all but four of them, local authorities say...
    The former teacher and Islamic preacher lives in Niger State with his wives and at least 170 children."

    (BBC)

 

  • Parents blamed over gang culture - 9 May 2008 - with a VIDEO
    "A senior police officer has called on parents to take more responsibility after 10 teenagers were sentenced over the murder of two schoolboys."
    (BBC)

 

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