National Dec 3, 2015

Local assemblyman urged to resign after calling gay people 'abnormal'

A local assembly in Kanagawa Prefecture passed a resolution Thursday urging a 71-year-old assemblyman to resign immediately for calling gay people "abnormal" on social media. The nonbinding resolution, adopted by the Ebina Municipal Assembly, says Masumi Tsurusashi's comments were a grave infringement of human rights ...

World Aug 17, 2015

Myanmar ruling party leaders to meet Monday before parliamentary showdown

Myanmar's ruling party has called a hastily arranged leadership meeting on Monday to prepare for a showdown with their ousted party chairman in parliament this week, two senior party members said on Sunday. Rivalry between two of Myanmar's most powerful establishment figures — party chairman ...