Global Week in Review: Mandela Family Under Fire

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  • U.N. Voices Fear Over Somalia’s Media Law
  • Obstacles Pile Up Ahead of Mali Elections
  • Japan’s Prime Minister Is Re-Elected
  • Same Sex Marriage Is Legalized in England
  • Palestinians Says No Peace Talks Without Border Agreement
  • Mandela Family Under Fire
  • Spain Train Wreck Kills at Least 78
  • China Indicts Ex-Politician Bo Xilai for Corruption
  • Tunisian Opposition Leader Assassinated
  • Renowned Zimbabwe Singer Chiwoniso Dies
  • Spain’s Jobless Rate Drops
  • Support for Female Genital Mutilation Declines
  • Kate Middleton Has a Baby Boy
  • Biden Travels to India and Singapore
  • Jamaica to Fight Child Abduction With Billboards
  • Deadly Earthquake Strikes China
  • Pope Francis Heads to Brazil for Weeklong Celebration
  • Brazil World Cup Ticket Prices
  • Tree Loss Rate Slows in African Rainforest
  • Watchdogs Blast Australian PM for PNG Aslyum Deal
  • Nigerians Contest Senate’s Backing of Underage Marriage

Same Sex Marriage Is Legalized in England

British lawmakers have passed a bill approving same-sex marriage in England and Wales. The bill, which will permit gay couples to marry in both civil and religious ceremonies, now awaits a final approval from Queen Elizabeth II. The nation’s first gay marriage is expected to take place by next summer.

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