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Taiwan's gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia

Taiwan’s giant step toward allowing same-sex marriage has reverberated across Asia, but activists warn the fight for equality isn’t over in a region where gay sex remains illegal in some countries. Challenges to an Asia-wide embrace of same-sex unions were highlighted by this week’s caning of two Indonesian men as ...

Australia opens war on food waste

/ Jun 18, 2017

Australia opens war on food waste

Australia’s first recycled supermarket is giving food destined for landfills a second chance, as the government embarks on a major push to cut down on waste costing the economy 20 billion Australian dollars ($15 billion) a year. The outlet run by food rescue organization ...

/ May 22, 2017

Indonesian police detain 141 men over 'gay party'

Indonesian police have detained 141 men who were allegedly holding a gay party at a sauna, an official said Monday, the latest sign of a backlash against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the Muslim-majority country. Officers late Sunday raided a building ...