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'Historic day' as Jordanian parliament repeals rape law

The Jordanian parliament voted on Tuesday to abolish a provision in the penal code that allows rapists to escape punishment if they marry their victims - a move that is being hailed as "historic" by activists and locals.  Read more.

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