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Somaliland Passes Its First Law Against Rape

Rapists can now get a prison sentence of up to 30 years.

Somaliland, which was declared an independent country from Somali in 1991, just passed its first law against rape, BBC reports.

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It’s Now Illegal for South African Parents to Spank their Kids

Not that parents can't discipline their children.

As of last week Thursday, spanking your child for a South African parent is now a punishable criminal offense, regardless of the family's belief or religion.

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