Marriage in South Korea mirrors many of the practices and expectations of marriages in other societies, and, as such, is constantly changing. Marriage in South Korea is currently restricted to unions between individuals of the opposite sex as same-sex marriages remain unrecognized. Otherwise South Korea's age of consent to marriage is 20 in Korean age 19 in international age. South Korea also recognizes what it calls "De Facto Marriages" equivalent to " Common Law Marriages " of couples who have not legally registered their marriage but who have either 1. Prior to marriage between two individuals of the same clan violated Korean incest taboos and was illegal while marriage between individuals of the same surname was socially prohibited.
Emergency services have found five bodies after a fire at a house in western Germany. Aid workers are warning that the sharp drop in temperatures across parts of northern Europe this month has put homeless people at serious risk. In all, 30 people were in the van, including the victims' parents and brother. Shows Good Morning America.