Dowries impose a considerable tax on girls' families, with estimates indicating that in South Asia it is six times the average annual household income.
Pointers from the financial market's performance in 2018
Around 900 miners are trapped in a South African gold mine following a power outage blamed on a thunderstorm which brought down electrical lines.
Safe-haven seeking investors pile into precious metals as Pyongyang and Washington spar again.
Safe-haven seeking investors drive yellow metal to a fresh high above $1,300/oz
Spot and futures prices rose for third successive session following war of words between Washington and Pyongyang.
Physical traders report surge in buying as precious metal futures register spikes.
Crude benchmarks suffer as oversupply concerns continue to weigh on trading sentiment.
Lower demand and technical correction took a heavy toll on the precious metal in Asian and European trading.
Uptick in Libyan production and rising number of US rigs spooks oil futures market.
Brent, WTI contracts lost further ground as US rig count rose and traders were unconvinced by producers' cuts.
As US inventories decline, oil ministers of Iraq and Algeria claim there's agreement within Opec.