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Tech, banking giants back same-sex marriage in Taiwan ahead of referendum

Nov 16 2018

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Banking and technology giants including JPMorgan, Google and Microsoft on Friday threw their support behind a campaign for same-sex marriage in Taiwan, days before a referendum.

Tech, banking giants back same-sex marriage in Taiwan ahead of referendum

Nov 16 2018

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Banking and technology giants including JPMorgan, Google and Microsoft on Friday threw their support behind a campaign for same-sex marriage in Taiwan, days before a referendum.

Anger as Indonesia jails teacher who documented sexual harassment

Nov 15 2018

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Indonesian woman has been sentenced to six months in jail after she documented sexual harassment by her employer, sparking condemnation from rights groups on Thursday.

Exclusive: Women in Tokyo strongly back single-sex transport amid security fears - global poll

Nov 14 2018

TOKYO/KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in Tokyo are most in favor of having single-sex carriages on public transport, according to a poll in five of the world's biggest commuter cities released on Thursday, despite such policies facing growing criticism.

Anger and anxiety in Taiwan as same-sex marriage vote nears

Nov 12 2018

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Taiwan's top court sided with Chi Chia-wei last year in a ruling that should have paved the way for same-sex marriage to be legalized, the activist thought his three-decade struggle was finally over.

From 'cardboard nannies' to 'fruit money': fast-paced Hong Kong slow to adapt to its elderly

Oct 30 2018

HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At the Tanner Hill apartments in Hong Kong, the residents - all aged 60-plus - are enjoying the ancient Chinese tile game of mahjong along with some bite-sized delicacies, dimsum, at one of the on-site restaurants.

After warding off mass tourism, Hong Kong's last fishing village faces climate threats

Oct 23 2018

Hong Kong (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sitting among his fridge, TV set and stacks of bowls, Ng Kei-hung sat outside the family home in Hong Kong's Tai O village as he waited for his furniture to dry out after a recent flood.

Me and my (porn) shadow: 'spycam' epidemic seizes South Korea

Oct 21 2018

SEOUL (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - South Korea is in the grip of a 'spycam' epidemic, with covert footage of sex, nudity and urination posted online in what amounts to a "social death penalty" for thousands of women forced to live with a pornographic shadow.

Instagram baby-selling bust prompts call for 'cyber patrols'

Oct 18 2018

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Social media companies should step up oversight of their networks and cooperate more closely with authorities, Indonesian child rights advocates said after police busted a human trafficking ring offering babies for sale on Instagram.

Philippine farmers struggle to rebuild lives after typhoon decimates crops

Sep 24 2018

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The destruction of crops by a powerful typhoon will push people in the Philippines deeper into poverty and prolong recovery efforts, aid agencies said as they called for more assistance for farmers.

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