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.
HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women and girls must be allowed to learn how to swim even in conservative societies, American swimming great Michael Phelps said on Friday, as he sought to make the world better through the "awesomeness" of sports.
HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cities around the world should tap ethical entrepreneurs to help ease their growing pains, ranging from homelessness to unemployment, Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus said on Thursday.
KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The plight of workers trapped in slavery on Thai fishing boats will be cast in the spotlight at the Toronto International Film Festival, with the screening of a documentary aimed at making people think twice about the seafood they consume.
KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amid anger over 'spycam porn', authorities in Seoul have pledged to conduct daily checks in public toilets, but campaigners on Monday called for stronger regulations on hidden cameras commonly used to target women.
KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Malaysia is set to launch a major crackdown on undocumented migrant workers after the end of a scheme on Friday that allowed them to turn themselves in, but critics say human trafficking victims could be wrongly targeted instead.
KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - China's reported plan to scrap its decades-long family planning policy could help prevent impoverished women from other parts of Asia being trafficked into the country to meet demand for brides, campaigners said on Wednesday.
RANTAU, Malaysia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In her dimly lit room in a Malaysian village, Suki rests on a bed as she recovers from a brutal attack that has highlighted what campaigners say is growing hostility towards gay and transgender people in the country.
KUALA LUMPUR/BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hit movie "Crazy Rich Asians" is grabbing headlines with its depiction of outlandish opulence but another Singapore film is making waves of a different kind by revealing the tawdry underbelly of Asian life.
KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two Malaysian women convicted for attempting to have lesbian sex will be fined and caned, a prosecutor said on Tuesday, in a rare case against gay people in the Muslim-majority country.