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Zambia tribe leaders challenge child marriage

Zambia is recruiting traditional chiefs to challenge the prevalence of child marriage in the country.<p>More than 40 percent of young women in the country are married before they reach 18, and often as a result of force by older men.<p>Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Chipata in eastern Zambia.

Brunei: When Sharia serves the sultan and US media | Brunei

On May 1, the Sultanate of Brunei introduced the first of three phases in its adoption of a penal code based on Islamic law, or Sharia. The move brought with it a flurry of international outcry, condemnation and moral indignation in the United States. The outrage over the adoption of a Sharia-based …

Stoned to Death for Family Honor

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Drill Sergeant Charged With Sexually Assaulting a Dozen Women

An Army drill sergeant has been charged with sexually attacking 12 female soldiers, threatening to have some of them kicked out of the service if they rebuffed him, court documents show.<p>Staff Sgt. Angel Sanchez allegedly preyed on the women while stationed in Afghanistan until 2012 and then at Fort …

Indian police hunt suspects after latest gang-rape outrage

Police in northern India have arrested three men and are searching for at least four more after two teenage girls were found hanged from the branches of a mango a tree after being gang-raped.<p>A postmortem indicated that the cousins, aged 14 and 15, hanged themselves after being repeatedly assaulted …

Crush Your Fitness Resolutions from Home with These 13 Effective Workouts

The gym is WAY too packed this time of year.<p>Whether you hit up the gym on the reg to use the weight room, take a cycling class, or hop on the elliptical, there's a good chance you'll find yourself wondering, "<i>Where the hell did all these people come from?!"</i> this month. Happy New Year, …