Young Israelis demand marriage reforms

JERUSALEM, (Xinhua) -- The issue of marriages seems quiet complex in Israel.
   In a report issued by Hiddush, a non-governmental organization, which advocates religious freedom in Israel, it was discovered that the country is at the bottom of nearly 200 countries in the world as far as freedom to marry is concerned.

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Property policies force couples to divorce or fake marriages

BEIJING, (Xinhua) -- Many have complained that Chinese marriages are losing their romantic side to pragmatic calculation, partly due to new housing policies.

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Why divorce rate in Turkey is rising

ISTANBUL, (Xinhua) -- Domestic violence, adultery, unhappy sex life and financial troubles are among the major factors that lead to increasing cases of divorce in Turkey, a local family lawyer says.

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Survey: Commitment key in managing marriage crises

SINGAPORE, (Xinhua) -- Nearly half of those surveyed in a recent marriage study in Singapore have considered divorce at some point, but a sense of commitment helped many of them get through the crises, a local television channel reported.

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Marriage, a "luxury" for Iraqi youths

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua) -- Khalid Majeed, a 29-year-old man, considered himself luckier than most his peers in Baghdad. The reason is simple: he can afford a marriage.

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Confident beginning paves way for happy marriage

VANCOUVER, (Xinhua) -- Couples who are more confident when starting their marriage are more likely to spend time together, thereby showing more satisfaction in their relationship three years later, a study shows.

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Court rules transsexual woman is free to marry her boyfriend

HONG KONG, (Xinhua) -- The Court of Final Appeal has ruled that a  transsexual woman is free to marry her boyfriend.

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Spain raises minimum legal marriage age from 14 to 16

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Spanish teenagers will have to wait a little longer before living as spouses after the government raised the minimum legal marriage age from 14 to 16 years. The minimum age of consent for sex was also raised from the current 13 years.

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Mugabe asks leaders to keep off mistresses

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has warned local officials against keeping mistresses, arguing the practice that is "not good to nation building".

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