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Child brides: crackdown on marriages to appease gods and settle debts

In Ethiopia, girls are abducted on their way to school, raped and then married to their captors; in Ghana, they are married to traditional priests and become "slaves to the gods" to pay for their family's sins; and in Cameroon, girls are promised in marriage to settle debts while still in the …

Vegetarianism Cuts Your Dietary Carbon Footprint A Ridiculous Amount, Study Finds

As the economic, political and personal costs of doing nothing to mitigate climate change skyrocket, there's one lifestyle change that slashes dietary greenhouse gas emissions in half: Veganism.<p>Climate change is predicted to cost the U.S. billions of dollars by mid-century, poses a growing national …

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Why does Lebanese bill on domestic violence fail to tackle marital rape?

Until last week, there was no legislation protecting women from domestic violence in Lebanon, a country that exonerates rapists who marry their victims.<p>A landmark bill – the protection of women and family members from domestic violence – was passed by the Lebanese parliament on 1 April. All of the …

Missing MH370: World's most difficult recovery

<b>The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane is now focussed on the south Indian Ocean.</b><p>Ships and planes are hunting for two large objects spotted in satellite images that could be floating debris.<p>But if these are located and confirmed as wreckage from flight MH370 - and that is still a big if …

Vicar or publican - which jobs make you happy?

<b>Which would you be happier doing - serving pints or serving God? Helpful advice on how to make those difficult life choices is on hand.</b><p>The Cabinet Office has been looking at the relationship between different jobs and levels of life satisfaction, and publicans, it turns out, are in the unhappiest …