No to expensive weddings
By Guardian Exclusive
12 December 2018 | 3:25 pm
The Chinese government is set to reform the country’s expensive wedding practice. The ministry of civil affairs has called for an end to expensive wedding gifts, lavish ceremonies, and high bride price demands.
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Waving rainbow flags and shedding tears of joy, two Taiwanese same-sex couples tie the knot at a mass wedding hosted by the military in a landmark for Asia's LGBT community.
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Jennifer Lopez is worried she and Alex Rodriguez won’t be able to “re-create” their dream wedding, after they had to cancel plans twice due to the coronavirus pandemic.
30 Jan 2021
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At least 16 people from a Bangladeshi wedding party have been killed by lightning while disembarking from a boat. Fatal lightning strikes are becoming ever more frequent in the country.
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Moments before tying the knot, a suspected member of the 'Clan del Golfo' drug cartel is arrested at his wedding in a church in Antioquia, Colombia. Luis Daniel Santana, alias 'Machete', has been wanted by authorities since 2017 and had allegedly been avoiding them in the mountains of Antioquia, but intelligence officers determined that the 24-year-old would come out of hiding to attend his wedding.
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