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FEATURE -Trans weddings in Japan: forced surgery before 'I do'

18 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Tacaquito Usui to marry his partner, Japanese law first requires him to undergo sterilization surgery and be diagnosed with a mental disorder because he is transgender.

FEATURE -Trans weddings in Japan: forced surgery before 'I do'

18 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Tacaquito Usui to marry his partner, Japanese law first requires him to undergo sterilisation surgery and be diagnosed with a mental disorder because he is transgender.

Indonesia should not quit climate pact over palm-oil spat: U.N. official

05 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia should stay in the Paris climate deal and lead efforts to curb global warming under the accord, the Asia-Pacific head for UN Environment said on Friday, urging greater dialogue in the country's spat with the European Union over palm oil.

INTERVIEW-Indonesia should not quit climate pact over palm-oil spat - UN official

05 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, April 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - I ndonesia should stay in the Paris climate deal and lead efforts to curb global warming under the accord, the Asia-Pacific head for UN Environment said on Friday, urging greater dialogue in the country's spat with the European Union over palm oil.

Ahead of LGBT+ crackdown, fleeing Bruneians fear for friends back home

01 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a transgender woman growing up in Brunei, Zoe saw the country's slide toward conservatism from an early age, so plans to introduce strict new Islamic laws this week came as no surprise.

UK, George Clooney lead calls for Brunei to drop LGBT+ death penalty

29 Mar 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The British government and European Union politicians called on Brunei on Friday to abandon plans to impose the death penalty for gay sex or adultery while actor George Clooney urged a boycott of hotels owned by the Southeast Asian country.

Southern Asians unaware of deadly health risks from polluted air

28 Mar 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most people in South and Southeast Asia do not know about the diverse causes and long-term health risks of air pollution, a problem that kills 1.5 million people in those regions each year, researchers warned on Thursday.

Southern Asians unaware of deadly health risks from polluted air

28 Mar 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most people in South and Southeast Asia do not know about the diverse causes and long-term health risks of air pollution, a problem that kills 1.5 million people in those regions each year, researchers warned on Thursday.

New Zealand women face praise and protests for donning the hijab

26 Mar 2019

KUALA LUMPUR/BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A campaign by New Zealand women including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to don headscarves as a sign of solidarity with Muslim women after the nation's mosque shootings has divided opinion over whether the gesture was a help or a hindrance.

New Zealand women face praise and protests for donning the hijab

26 Mar 2019

KUALA LUMPUR/BEIRUT, March 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A campaign by New Zealand women including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to don headscarves as a sign of solidarity with Muslim women after the nation's mosque shootings has divided opinion over whether the gesture was a help or a hindrance.

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