Social Issues

Survey: Japanese female journalists report sexual misconduct

May 21, 2018

A survey of women working for Japanese newspapers and TV networks has found 150 cases of alleged sexual misconduct reported by 35 women

4 years after coup, Thailand wearies of junta rule

May 21, 2018

Four years after seizing power, Thailand's junta has a singular success it never hoped for: uniting a politically divided nation in growing dissatisfaction with the thin-skinned rule of the generals

Stars urge Indonesia to ban 'brutal' trade in dog meat

May 21, 2018

International celebrities urge Indonesia's president to ban what they say is a brutal trade in dog and cat meat for human consumption

China rejects appeal on behalf of Nobel Prize winner's widow

May 18, 2018

China has rejected an appeal made by dozens of writers and artists for the release from house arrest of the widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo

AP Interview: Anwar wants Malaysia to scrap race policies

May 17, 2018

Pardoned Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim says decades-old affirmative action policies for the country's Malay majority must be discarded in favor of a new program to help the poor regardless of race

4 shot dead in attack on Indonesia police; officer killed

May 16, 2018

Indonesian police have shot dead four sword-wielding men who attacked a police headquarters in Sumatra, killing one officer, the latest in a spate of militant attacks across the Muslim-majority country

Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar freed, given royal pardon

May 16, 2018

Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim has been freed from custody after receiving a royal pardon, paving the way for a political comeback following his alliance's stunning election victory

LA Times suspends Beijing chief amid sexual misconduct probe

May 16, 2018

LA Times suspends Beijing bureau chief after accusations of sexual misconduct

Chinese tourists spark anger in Vietnam over map on shirts

May 16, 2018

A group of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts depicting the country's territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea has sparked anger in Vietnam

New Singapore anti-terror law can order media blackout

May 16, 2018

Singapore has introduced a law that gives the police special powers during terrorist attacks, including widely banning journalists and members of the public from reporting on the scene

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