Jewish law ‘forbids conditional marriages’

March 21, 2017 0 comments

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Jewish law forbids ‘conditional marriages’ the senior Rabbinical Court in Jerusalem has insisted. As the name suggests, such marriages have conditions attached which are supposed to  mean they can be annulled retrospectively if they are not met. The Rabbinical Court had been asked to approve such a marriage, which had not been properly registered and…

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Kenyan wife told to pay back bride price

March 21, 2017 0 comments

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The estranged wife of a Kenyan schoolteacher has lost her bid to overturn a ruling that she must refund her bride price. The latter is a sum of money or goods of an agreed value paid to the woman’s family on marriage in some societies. By contrast, dowries are paid to the family of the…

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Good-looking people ‘more likely to divorce’

March 14, 2017 2 comments

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Good-looking people are more likely to have shorter relationships and get divorced, a new study suggests. Although such people are naturally going to attract romantic interest from people other than their partners, researchers from Harvard University found that they are more likely to reciprocate that interest than their less attractive peers. Previous research has established…

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Indian woman complain of Whatsapp divorce

March 9, 2017 0 comments

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Two Muslim women in the central Indian city of Hyderabad have complained to the Police after their husbands divorced them with the popular mobile messaging app Whatsapp. The pair were victims of the so-called ‘triple talaq’, a controversial practice in some parts of the Muslim world in which men divorce their wives by making the…

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Israeli politician calls for stricter divorce penalties

March 8, 2017 0 comments

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A high profile Israeli politician has launched a bill that would mandate stricter penalties for husbands who refuse to divorce their wives. Israel follows traditional rabbinical law in divorce. Divorce cannot take place unless the husband presents the wife with a get, a document certifying the divorce. If he refuses to do so, she is…

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Men think about divorce more than women

March 8, 2017 5 comments

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Men are more likely to consider the possibility of divorce than women, new research suggests. In a survey of more than 2,300 people almost a quarter – 24 per cent – of married men claimed they had at least thought about bringing their relationship to an end. By contrast only 11 per cent of married…

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Chinese families rush to divorce as village faces demolition

March 4, 2017 0 comments

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Almost all of the married couples in an eastern Chinese village have filed for divorce as their village faces demolition. Jiangbei, close to the city of Nanjing in central Jiangsu Province, is scheduled to be bulldozed so the regional authorities can build a new high tech industrial park. The residents have been offered compulsory purchase…

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