Indian man divorced wife because she switched off his fan

May 31, 2017 0 comments

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A 55 year-old from Mumbai has refused to leave her home despite her Muslim husband divorcing her nearly three years ago. Her 65 year-old spouse reportedly lost his temper when she switched off the noisy fan in his bedroom during a squabble in August 2014. The former taxi driver responded by getting “furious” she claims….

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Mother seeks end of daughter’s treatment

May 31, 2017 0 comments

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A mother is seeking Court permission for doctors to withdraw life-sustaining treatment from her adult daughter. She claims that her daughter has no awareness of her surroundings as a result of Huntington’s Disease. This is an inherited condition which damages the nerve cells in the brain and gets worse over time. It can affect someone’s…

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Unregistered providers should deliver free childcare says UKIP

May 31, 2017 1 comment

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Unregistered nurseries and other organisations should be allowed to deliver government-funded free childcare hours, UKIP has claimed. From September the parents of children under the age of five will become entitled to 30 hours of free childcare per week. But the scheme has been mired in controversy amidst claims that it is both underfunded and…

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Marriage ‘doesn’t benefit health’

May 30, 2017 0 comments

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The common belief that married people are healthier than their single counterparts is not supported by the evidence a researcher has claimed. Dutch sociologist Matthijs Kalmijn examined data from the Swiss Household Panel, a long-term survey of over 11,000 Swiss citizens. Over its 16 year run, participants were polled each year on their health and…

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Florida woman recounts child marriage horror

May 30, 2017 2 comments

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A woman from Florida has revealed that she was forced into marriage when she was just 11 years old. As a young girl she was raped four times by members of her family’s church congregation, she claimed in a recent interview. This reportedly occurred before she was ten years old and she fell pregnant. However,…

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High Court rejects call for return of two year-old

May 30, 2017 0 comments

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An application for the return of a toddler to Ireland has been dismissed by the High Court. The case concerned a two year-old child girl born in that country. At the time her biological mother had entered a civil partnership with an English woman. The latter later told the court that she had already been…

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