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Polygamy bill allows Kenyan men many wives | Swaziland

<b>Nairobi, Kenya</b> - Kenyan men have practiced polygamy, or plural marriage, as far back as they can remember. In fact, the country has produced Ancentus Akuku Ogwela, who married 130 wives, and, when he died at 92, left behind 210 children.<p>But a new marriage bill that gives men the liberty to marry as …

Brazil 'rescues' cruise workers from 'slave-like conditions'

<b>Brazilian police say they have rescued 11 crew members working in "slave-like conditions" on an Italian cruise ship.</b><p>The operation was carried out the north-eastern city of Salvador, where the MSC Magnifica had docked for the day with more than 3,000 passengers.<p>Brazilian officials say the 11 crew …

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Plane Search Shows World's Oceans Are Full of Trash

Search for missing Malaysian plane shines spotlight on giant ocean garbage patches.<p>Before Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, sea trash was not a global headliner.<p><b>But as hundreds of objects sighted off the Australian coast as possible aircraft debris turn out to be discarded fishing</b> …

Uruguay Considers Using Medical Marijuana To Treat Cocaine Addicts In Prison

NEW YORK -- Uruguay is considering using medical marijuana to treat prison inmates addicted to a crude and cheap form of cocaine, one of the country's top health officials said Thursday at the United Nations.<p>The South American country made headlines last year when it became the first in the world …

Flight 370: The search goes under water

Four weeks to the day since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, the search is set to continue Saturday -- both on the surface of the southern Indian Ocean and deep below it.<p>Time is fast ticking down to find the missing Boeing 777's locator pingers: If functioning as expected, their batteries …