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Cleric decries high rate of divorce among young couples

A Cleric, Rev. Fr. Felix Nwosu, has decried high rate of divorce among young couples in Nigeria blaming it on lack of understanding and forgiving spirit.
Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II

Emir Sanusi urges states to enact laws to address rate of divorce

The Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi, has called on state governments to enact laws that would address the worsening rate of divorce and other marital challenges in Nigeria.
Lesotho’s prime minister, Thomas Thabane, and his wife, Maesiah, in Maseru in 2017. Photograph- Samson Motikoe-AFP

Lesotho’s First Lady charged with murdering husband’s first wife

Murder, mystery, suspense and political drama -- the cocktail of events playing out in Lesotho belong in a best-selling thriller.
Queen Elizabeth’s oldest grandchild Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn have separated and will divorce, a spokesman said Tuesday, piling more misery on Britain’s most famous family.

Queen Elizabeth’s grandchild breaks up with Canadian wife

Queen Elizabeth’s oldest grandchild Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn have separated and will divorce, a spokesman said Tuesday, piling more misery on Britain’s most famous family.
Laura Dern, winner of the award for best performance by an actress in a supporting role for “Marriage Story”, poses in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. AP

2020 Oscars: Laura Dern wins best supporting actress for ‘Marriage Story’

Laura Dern’s turn as a steely divorce attorney in “Marriage Story” made the case with Oscar jurors, who completed her awards season sweep by awarding her the best-supporting actress trophy.
Lesotho’s prime minister, Thomas Thabane, and his wife, Maesiah, in Maseru in 2017. Photograph- Samson Motikoe-AFP

Lesotho first lady granted bail over murder charge

Lesotho's first lady was released on bail on Wednesday after she was detained overnight and charged with murder over the killing of her husband's estranged wife.

I do not love my husband of 13 years anymore, I want a divorce...

A housewife, Risikat Ajape, on Wednesday asked an Area Court in Ilorin to dissolve her 13-year-old marriage to husband, Ambali on grounds that she no longer loves him.
The European Parliament ‘overwhelmingly’ approved Britain’s departure terms from the EU with a final vote on Wednesday.

European parliament backs Brexit deal

The Brexit divorce battle which lasted for three and half years is finally set for tough trade negotiations in the year ahead as it departs on Friday.

Cardinal Onaiyekan: Only fervent prayers‘ll save Nigeria

To overcome the socio-economic challenges currently facing Nigeria, the immediate past Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Archdiocese, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, has admonished Nigerians to be fervent in prayers and adopt legitimate measures of survival.

Man seeks divorce over wife’s alleged extra-marital affair with nine men

Sunday Udo, a civil servant, on Thursday begged the Jikwoyi Customary Court in Abuja to dissolve his 28-year-old marriage over his wife’s flirtations with nine men.

My wife brings her lover into our bedroom for lovemaking – man tells court

A petty trader, Mrs Molade Owolabi, on Thursday lost her 11-year-old marriage to alleged adultery, as an Igando Customary Court in Lagos granted her estranged husband’s request to dissolve the union.

Man files for divorce so wife can marry her lover

An Indian man, Mahesh (not real name) has approached the court, seeking to divorce his wife, Sangeeta, so she can marry the man she loves.
Andy Murray has been named in Great Britain’s squad for the new-format Davis Cup in Madrid next month.

Andy Murray reveals emotional impact of Dunblane Massacre

Former world tennis number one Andy Murray reveals for the first time in a new documentary that he suffered from breathing problems and anxiety following the Dunblane School massacre.
Saudi Arabia’s state security agency says a social media post on one of its accounts that categorised feminism as extremism was a mistake.

South Arabia apologises for video labelling feminism as extremism

Saudi Arabia’s state security agency says a social media post on one of its accounts that categorised feminism as extremism was a mistake.

Businessman prays court to confirm final divorce pronouncement

A 70-year-old businessman man, Muhammad Tofik, on Tuesday prayed a Sharia Court I, sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State to confirm the final divorce pronouncement to his wife, Khadija Alabi.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the European Union's decision to delay Brexit had met his demand to remove the threat of a disorderly divorce.

UK braces for election as Labour Party backs early vote

Britain's main opposition Labour Party has said it would support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call for a December election, although the date remains to be fixed.
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Jeff Bezos now the richest man in the world

Jeff Bezos is back as the richest man in the world after Bill Gates briefly earned the title as reported by TMZ.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro delivers a speech during the appointment ceremony of the new heads of public banks, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia on January 7, 2019. – Brazil’s Finance Minister Paulo Guedes appointed the new presidents of the country’s public banks. (Photo by EVARISTO SA / AFP)

Brazil police target leader of Jair Bolsonaro’s party in political scandal

Federal police in Brazil on Tuesday raided the home of the head of President Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right party as part of a probe into a campaign financing scandal.

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Insecurity: House of Reps restates call for resignation of service chiefs

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