Social Issues

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

Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

Sep 13, 2019

Pope Francis will visit Thailand and Japan in November in a visit expected to highlight his call for complete nuclear disarmament and honor the small Catholic communities in each country

Thai trade minister says progress made in free trade pact

Sep 10, 2019

A Thai economic official says regional trade ministers made some progress toward completing a long-awaited free trade agreement, and final details are expected to be worked out later this month in Vietnam

US priest who gave out gifts in Philippines accused of abuse

Sep 9, 2019

The arrest of a Catholic priest has deeply shaken the Philippine village where he lived and revealed how allegations of sex crimes by priests are still ignored in one of the world's most Catholic countries

New prosecutor defends Japan's handling of Carlos Ghosn case

Sep 3, 2019

Tokyo's newly appointed chief prosecutor has defended his office's handling of the case against former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, saying everything is being carried out properly under Japanese law

Hong Kong democracy activists get bail, protest march banned

Aug 30, 2019

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and another core member of a pro-democracy group have been granted bail after being charged with inciting people to join a protest in June

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