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Nor ´Phoenix´ Diana breaks norms as Malaysia’s first hijab pro-wrestler

Nor ´Phoenix´ Diana breaks norms as Malaysia’s first hijab pro-wrestler

  Kuala Lumpur:  With her weight of 43 kilograms and height of 155 centimeters, Nor ´Phoenix´ Diana, is a regular looking young Malaysian woman. However, Nor is not as common when it comes to what she is doing. She is simply creating a new trend by becoming the first Malaysian Muslim woman to participate in […]

Social media in Pakistan proves its strength

Social media in Pakistan proves its strength

A controversial decision to make plastic wrapping over all checked in luggage mandatory at Pakistan airports was withdrawn less than one day after it was announced. The decision waded into controversy amid heavy criticism by frequent flyers concerned about delays and costs and environmentalists worried about the negative consequences of the massive use of plastic. […]

Kazakhstan Prime Minister launches ecological campaign

Kazakhstan Prime Minister launches ecological campaign

  Nur-Sultan: Kazakhstan Prime Minister Askar Mamin has launched ‘Together – Clean Kazakhstan’ ecological campaign. More than 1,200 people including members of the cabinet, representatives of government and public organizations, diplomats, local authorities and students participated in cleaning the Koyandy Water Reservoir, KAZINFORM reported. In a welcoming speech, the Prime Minister highlighted the significance of […]

400,000 illegals expected to leave Malaysia under amnesty offer

400,000 illegals expected to leave Malaysia under amnesty offer

  Kuala Lumpur: Some 400,000 illegal immigrants are expected to leave Malaysia by December 31 under the Back For Good (B4G) programme introduced by the Malaysian Government to allow them to return to their countries of origin voluntarily. Foreigners who have committed offenses or have overstayed in the country can from August 1 obtain valid […]

World needs 250 years to fill gender gap in parliaments: IPU President

World needs 250 years to fill gender gap in parliaments: IPU President

The world needs 250 years to fill the gender gap in its parliaments if the annual incremental increase persists at one percent, the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has warned. “We are going in the right direction regarding gender issues in parliaments,” Gabriela Cuevas Barron said. “However, we are not as optimistic as we […]

Culture ministry steps up opposition to new definition of gaming addiction by WHO

Culture ministry steps up opposition to new definition of gaming addiction by WHO

South Korea’s culture ministry on Monday clarified its objection to the World Health Organization’s move to classify gaming addiction as a disease. A ranking official at the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said that his ministry will lodge an additional objection with the WHO about its move to include gaming disorder in its new […]

Peaceful, vibrant South Korea marches to its own beat

Peaceful, vibrant South Korea marches to its own beat

Seoul: The eerie silence spoke louder than the years of the ominous standoff across the borders of the world’s last divided country, Korea. We were a small group of journalists walking in the barbed wire corridor in the Civilian Control Line alongside the Han River, escorted by army staff who were pleasantly friendly and surprisingly […]

Taiwanese protest after Japanese man kicked comfort woman statue

Taiwanese protest after Japanese man kicked comfort woman statue

Dozens of human rights activists rallied outside Japan’s de facto embassy in Taipei on Monday to call on the Japanese government to apologize after a Japanese right-winger was caught on a security camera kicking a memorial statue for “comfort women.” According to local media, members of the Tainan City Women’s Human Rights Equality Promotion Association […]

11 million North Koreans suffer from malnutrition: UN report

11 million North Koreans suffer from malnutrition: UN report

Nearly 43 percent of North Korean people (11 million) are suffering a chronic food shortage and ensuing malnutrition, a report by five U.N. agencies showed on Tuesday. It was a 2.6 million increase from 10 years ago, the report said, reflecting the North’s continuing food insecurity. A major culprit behind these calamities is raging climate […]

Comfort woman statue unwelcome at colleges

Comfort woman statue unwelcome at colleges

Local universities are unwilling to approve students’ requests to place statues of girls symbolizing Korean victims of sexual slavery on their campuses out of concerns that it may discourage their attempts to attract Japanese students. According to students at Kookmin University, Wednesday, an intramural community, comprised of 20, has sought to erect a statue since […]

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