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Polygamy persists across Africa, to activists’ dismay

KAMPALA, Uganda — The suspicion of a third wife was planted in Irene Atenyo’s mind when her husband could not account for his most recent pay.

When she confronted him, he beat her “like an animal” and briefly kicked her out, she said. She winced as she recalled his confession days later of being involved with a student.

With automation, Korean dumplings go global in business bet

INCHEON, Korea, Republic Of — Move over pot stickers, here comes another Asian dumpling.

South Korea’s largest food company is making a multimillion-dollar bet on “mandu,” developing its own machines to automate the normally labour-intensive production of the Korean dumpling and building factories around the world.

Farmers protest California water plan aimed to save salmon

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hundreds of California farmers rallied at the Capitol on Monday to protest state water officials’ proposal to increase water flows in a major California river, a move state and federal politicians called an overreach of power that would mean less water for farms in the Central Valley.