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Latest update : 2013-02-05

Civil marriage could bring religious tolerance to Lebanon

In Lebanon, religious authorities rather than the state hold sway over issues such as marriage, divorce, inheritance and burial. "Civil" weddings do not exist. But in January, a young Beirut couple announced that they had used a legal loophole to do just that. The ban on civil marriage often means Lebanese from different religions have to go abroad to tie the knot. For activists, allowing civil unions would be a major step towards erasing the sectarianism that has plagued the country for years.

By Selim EL MEDDEB , Lucy FIELDER

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2017-12-08 Senegal

Marine pollution around Dakar reaches critical levels

In Senegal, despite the country's hundreds of kilometers of coastline, a recent report on marine pollution is likely to put you off going for a swim. The ocean around the Dakar...

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2017-12-07 Tunisia

Franco-Tunisian leads efforts to combat desertification

Like many other countries, Tunisia is faced with increasing desertification. Yet public awareness remains limited. Sarah Toumi is a young Franco-Tunisian who's been on Emmanuel...

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2017-12-06 sex abuse

Miami's camp for convicted sex offenders

In Miami, a local law prohibits convicted sex offenders of living within 800 metres of anywhere where children congregate, such as schools, libraries and parks. As construction...

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2017-12-05 mental health

Mental health deteriorates for isolated refugees

Endless waiting, harsh living conditions, and dreadful weather: This is the situation for asylum seekers currently stuck on Greek islands and many of them say they're actually...

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2017-12-04 Pakistan

Corporal punishment still widely accepted in schools

More than 70 percent of teachers in Pakistan still believe that if you spare the rod, you'll spoil the child. Corporal punishment in the education system is still widely...

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