Sex traffickers targeting impoverished Christian communities in Pakistan have reportedly sold hundreds of young girls to China as brides.
Christians, who make up only 2.6 % of the population in Pakistan, have become easy prey for the massive operation due to the help of pastors.
In what can be seen as a landmark change, India’s top court had ruled that having sex with a child bride is always considered rape, thus officially putting an end to the clause that somehow allows grown men to be in bed with under-age girls as long as they are married.
Under Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, it stated there that having sex with a girl who is under 18 will be considered as rape. However, a loophole in the law states the exception that it won’t be called rape if the two are man and wife, regardless if the child is under the age of consent, which is 18 years old, or whether if she gave her consent or not.
Netizens were so mesmerized by a gorgeous beaded wedding dress created by Ivan Gunawan that it became the most liked of its kind ever on Instagram.
The dress, worn by Indonesian bride Intan Azzahra in her wedding to actor Zendhy Zaen, sparked online frenzy when it was shared in March 2017, according to The Sun.
A Taiwanese woman’s wedding tragically turned into her funeral when the bride-to-be was killed in an accident less than a week before the ceremony and the day before her 32nd birthday.
Prior to the accident, Ren An Ni had just left a hospital in Taiwan’s Taoyuan city after finishing her medical appointment. As the soon-to-be bride was making her way across a traffic junction, she was struck by the hospital’s shuttle bus as it was reversing. She died at the scene of the accident, according to AsiaOne.
A wedding ceremony in East China is garnering attention not for its lavish efforts, but for its strange and unconventional convoy. It is not unusual not for a wedding to have an excessive display of flamboyance and luxury.
After all, this is quite understandable since a wedding ceremony is an event that both the bride and groom will want to cherish and remember. However, one bride in Shandong had no need for any sort of lavish display in order for her big moment to become memorable.