Social Issues

Monk accused of sexual misconduct as #MeToo expands in China

Aug 3, 2018

China's #MeToo movement is in the spotlight as one of the country's highest-ranking Buddhist monks is being investigated over accusations of sexual misconduct

Tokyo medical school said to alter tests to keep out women

Aug 3, 2018

A Tokyo medical school is investigating media reports that it manipulated entrance exam results to keep out women

Australia says Malaysia hasn't sought hitman's extradition

Aug 1, 2018

Australia has rejected accusations it supported corruption and crime under Malaysia's former leader by harboring a high-profile fugitive; Bishop says Malaysia has not made any extradition request

Dog meat campaign say tests find rabies at Indonesia markets

Jul 31, 2018

Anti-dog meat campaigners say tests of just nine dog carcasses from markets on an Indonesian island revealed one infected with rabies, highlighting the public health risks

China says still committed to Hong Kong semi-autonomy

Jul 30, 2018

China's foreign minister says his country remains committed to the "one country, two systems" governing framework in Hong Kong, despite growing concerns that Beijing is eroding the former British colony's civil liberties

Japan website offers anonymity for variety of grievances

Jul 27, 2018

Japan harassment website offers anonymity for variety of grievances

Duterte OKs bill creating Muslim autonomous region in south

Jul 27, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed legislation creating a Muslim autonomous region aimed at settling nearly half a century of unrest in the south, where troops crushed an Islamic State group-linked siege last year

Japan hangs 6 more members of cult behind subway gas attack

Jul 26, 2018

Japan has executed the last six members of a doomsday cult condemned to death for the 1995 sarin gas attack on Tokyo subways and other crimes

Japan executes last 6 condemned members of doomsday cult behind 1995 sarin gas attack on Tokyo subways and other crimes

Jul 26, 2018

Japan executes last 6 condemned members of doomsday cult behind 1995 sarin gas attack on Tokyo subways and other crimes

Philippine rebel chief: 30,000 rebels to be disarmed in deal

Jul 24, 2018

The leader of the largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines says 30,000 to 40,000 armed fighters will have to be "decommissioned" if an autonomy deal that is expected to be signed by the president is fully enforced

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