Asia

LGBTQ

Taiwan Legalises Same-sex Marriage in a First for Asia

One week before an assigned two-year deadline, Taiwanese lawmakers pass a bill where same-sex couples can register as a married couple with government agencies.
Lex Celera
5.17.19
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Can Singapore’s New Law Against Fake News Affect Free Speech?

Activists say the law grants the government sweeping powers and could lead to censorship.
Shamani Joshi
5.13.19
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Brunei Won't Enforce the Death Penalty for Homosexuality Following Global Backlash

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has announced that Brunei will not execute people for being gay, despite the controversial anti-LGBTQ laws that were rolled out last month.
Gavin Butler
5.6.19
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Man Presses Charges Against Ex-Girlfriend for ‘Breaking’ His Penis

He walked into the police station to lodge a complaint with nothing but a hat protecting his junk.
Shamani Joshi
4.23.19
Drugs

A Japanese Uni Professor Allegedly Taught Students How to Make Ecstasy

The 61-year-old could face 10 years in prison for showing students how to manufacture MDMA.
Gavin Butler
4.18.19
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A Dog Was Rescued After Being Found 220 Kilometres Out to Sea

It's not clear how the animal made it out to an oil rig in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand.
Gavin Butler
4.17.19
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Scientists Breed Monkeys With Human Genes in ‘Ethical Nightmare’ Experiment

The Chinese experiment has drawn harsh criticism from the global scientific community.
Gavin Butler
4.16.19
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People in Papua New Guinea Keep Injecting their Dicks with Coconut Oil

A worrying number of people have disfigured their penises while trying to enlarge them, in what doctors are calling a "nationwide problem."
Gavin Butler
4.15.19
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Taking a Selfie on this Thai Beach Could Score You the Death Penalty

Phuket authorities are trying to keep a popular holiday spot safe by threatening tourists with capital punishment.
Gavin Butler
4.10.19
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Tech Companies Can Now Be Fined $1 Million for Spreading Fake News in Singapore

Human rights activists are criticising the new laws, claiming they could be used to crack down on freedom of speech.
Edoardo Liotta
4.4.19
LGBT

What It's Like to Be Illegally Gay in Myanmar

And preparing for a drag show.
Libby Hogan
4.3.19
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Komodo Island Is Closing Because People Keep Stealing its Dragons

Tourists will be banned from visiting the Indonesian island as of January 2020.
Gavin Butler
4.3.19
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