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Good Day for bigamy, as Viroj Bamrungsri, 29, from Thailand, announced that he plans to marry his fiancee and her best friend at the same time. The two girls made a vow some years ago to remain together until death, including a pact to marry the same man. Bigamy is illegal in Thailand.

Bad Day for marriage, as an Egyptian court rejected an appeal by a happily- married university professor against a ruling that he must leave his wife. Prof Nasr Abu Zeid had been found through his writings to have renounced Islam, and, as an unbeliever, was required to divorce his wife.