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'When is it going to stop?', Malaysia's marital rape victims ask

Mar 21 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Neelambika's husband slapped her, she decided to end their marriage, but this only made him angrier and he began to repeatedly rape her while she tried to sleep on the sofa - which is legal in Malaysia.

Asia's coal addiction puts chokehold on its air-polluted cities

Mar 19 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Over the past year, the number of patients treated each day in the hospital unit where cardiologist Ade Imasanti Sapardan works in Indonesia's capital has almost doubled to about 100.

China urged to take action on LGBT+ rights after backing U.N. changes

Mar 07 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - China's acceptance of the U.N. Human Rights Council's recommendations on LGBT+ rights is a "milestone", gay rights groups said on Thursday, urging Beijing to work with activists to tackle inequality.

Norway's wealth fund ditches 33 palm oil firms over deforestation

Feb 28 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, has pulled out of more than 33 palm oil companies over deforestation risks during the last seven years, a green group said on Thursday.

Australia's labor abuse crackdown will protect slaves: official

Feb 26 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Modern slavery victims should not fear Australian authorities despite a major crackdown on unscrupulous labor brokers who exploit foreign workers, a senior official for the country's border force said on Tuesday.

Gay parenting 'boot camp' moves to Asia to meet growing demand from China

Feb 21 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's largest "boot camp" to help gay men become parents will stage its first Asia event next month to address growing demand for surrogates from China and the region, organizers said on Thursday.

Gay parenting 'boot camp' moves to Asia to meet growing demand from China

Feb 21 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's largest "boot camp" to help gay men become parents will stage its first Asia event next month to address growing demand for surrogates from China and the region, organizers said on Thursday.

Norway starts payments to Indonesia for cutting forest emissions

Feb 18 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost a decade after Norway signed a $1-billion deal with Indonesia to help protect its tropical forests, the first payment for reduced emissions will be made after deforestation rates fell, environmentalists and government officials said.

Europe's food makers find green palm oil hard to stomach

Feb 17 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Europe, the world's second-biggest buyer of palm oil, is set to miss a 2020 target backed by about 10 countries, as well as big companies, to use 100-percent sustainable supplies of the edible oil in food ingredients, environmental experts warn.

Asia's 'gay Netflix' to woo Indian audiences in 2019

Feb 13 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Asia's first LGBT+ video streaming platform that bills itself as the continent's "gay Netflix" plans to expand this year into India, its founder said on Wednesday, following the 1.3 billion-strong country's legalization of gay sex.

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