Social Issues

The Latest: Malaysia to free Cambodian opposition activists

Nov 7, 2019

A Malaysian rights commissioner says the government will release senior Cambodian opposition official Mu Sochua and two other activists

Springboks' 1st black captain gets his chance at history

Oct 31, 2019

Siya Kolisi remembers vividly the national euphoria in 2007 following the Springboks' second Rugby World Cup title. The first black player appointed Springboks captain gets a shot at history on Saturday in the final against England.

Hong Kong government withdraws bill that sparked protests

Oct 23, 2019

Hong Kong authorities formally withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese city

Moment of madness: Senseless red card ruins French RWC hopes

Oct 20, 2019

France lock Sebastien Vahaamahina's sending-off against Wales in the Rugby World Cup will go down as one of the most mindless acts of violence in the 32-year history of the competition

The Latest: HK protest organizer attacked with hammers

Oct 16, 2019

Organizers of some of the giant demonstrations that have shaken Hong Kong say one of their leading activists has been attacked by assailants with hammers, leaving him bloody but conscious.

Japan storm survivors though worst was over, then it flooded

Oct 14, 2019

Residents in this storm hit town north of Japan's capital are cleaning up after a powerful typhoon dumped massive rain and turned neighborhoods into swamps

Hong Kong suspends trains, appeals to public after rioting

Oct 5, 2019

All subway and trains services are closed in Hong Kong after another night of rampaging violence that a new ban on face masks failed to quell

SA Rugby begins ‘internal process’ with Etzebeth

Oct 3, 2019

SA Rugby announces ‘internal process’ with Etzebeth over assault and racial abuse allegations

Indonesia's president delays vote on new criminal code

Sep 20, 2019

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has asked lawmakers to delay a vote on a proposed new criminal code because of public opposition

Hong Kong govt: Violence is harmful, won't solve divisions

Sep 16, 2019

Hong Kong's government reiterated violence isn't the solution after an unapproved march descended into chaos with police firing tear gas and water cannons after demonstrators lobbed Molotov cocktails, blocked traffic and set fires

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