Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck file divorce petitions
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck filed divorce petitions Thursday, the first step in formally ending their marriage more than a year after they publicly declared their relationship was over.
The actors both filed divorce petitions in Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences and seeking joint custody of their three children, who range from 5 to 11.
The filings were made without attorneys and are virtually identical. Neither lists a date of separation.
The couple announced they were separating in June 2015 after 10 years of marriage.
"We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children," Garner and Affleck said in a joint statement at the time. "This will be our only comment on this private, family matter."
The actors met while making 2003's "Daredevil," in which they both played superheroes.
Affleck, a two-time Oscar winner, announced last month that he had recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction.
His breakup from Garner returned him to the tabloids, where he had been a mainstay years earlier because of his relationship with singer Jennifer Lopez.
He lamented the renewed focus on his personal life after years of attention on his role as a parent, and the critical success of the Oscar-winning film "Argo," which he produced and directed.
"This business tends to exaggerate highs and lows," Affleck told The Associated Press. "I've had legitimate lows, movies I didn't like, and I'm very proud of the movies I directed and so on. But you become a cast member in a soap opera that you're not writing. You get the script every day and you find out what your role is that day."
Sonu Nigam posts Azaan video amid controversy
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Kim Kardashian slammed for Virgin Mary Kimoji
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has received backlash online after transforming into Virgin Mary for the newest Kimoji. For the Kimoji, Kim has transformed into The Virgin Mary and each of the animated image becomes blurred when it's played, indicating that this Kimoji was made to "celebrate" 420 a.k.a. Weed Day.
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Spice Girls reunion back on following Mel B's love split
The 41-year-old singer filed for divorce from Stephen in March, thereby opening the way for a reunion with her former bandmates Geri Horner and Emma Bunton, both of whom had reportedly resented the controlling influence of Mel's husband. A source told The Sun newspaper: "Stephen was always an unnerving presence. Now he's out of the way, fun will return."
Challenges for reconstruction
One of the major challenges faced in the reconstruction process of Nepal is the absence of elected local government. Lack of government in local level was reflected in the major pre-disaster and post-disaster events, where it took months to reach the affected region and still no widely-accepted data is available. In the absence of an elected local government, top-down approach of governance has its own accountability deficit.
Apil KC/Keshab Sharma
Making sense of Adityanath's rise in Modi's India
The most notorious incitement of communal hatred by Adityanath was his exhortation to 'kill ten woh log ['them' meaning Muslims]' rather than knocking the doors of legal system 'if one Hindu is killed' in riots.
Identity and nationhood
Whoever says nationhood is not important would be lying. For example, belonging to a particular nation may give certain advantages to a person that one belonging to another nation would not get.
The shankha blower from Bichour
Coincidentally, Ram Lal Joshi, the Radio Nepal singer had his house adjacent to ours and had been hearing him blow it every day. Hari worked as a bagainche in Singha-durbar during day. Ram Lal got him to blow the shankha as a part of musical instrument for Radio Nepal’s iconic signature tune.
Traffic Police in Kathmandu
As busy and hassling as the traffic system in Kathmandu is, the Traffic Police here have to handle an equally strenuous job. Over 1,400 traffic officers in and around the Kathmandu Valley battle against the pestering traffic and air pollution each day.
Menstrual taboo outdated
I have seen my sisters and friends isolated and treated in discriminatory manner during their first menstruation cycle. They were not allowed to look at the sun, to touch water source, flower, fruits, any male family member, nor even hear their voice. The activist may claim the situation has changed and I do agree but still during every month my loved ones turns into untouchables beings.