Experts say a flood of complaints shows attitudes are changing and hope this could be a catalyst for changing the country’s unhealthy ‘obsession’ with medals.
‘There is deep fear around women claiming the rights to their own bodies.’
Munawar Faruqi spent 38 days behind bars earlier this year after a Hindu nationalist accused him of ‘intending’ to outrage religious sentiments. But the 28-year-old Muslim comedian is trying to see the funny side of it all.
Throughout the past 12 months of trials and tribulations, Asia’s women have proved time and again that they can rise to the challenge.
Lim Hyo-jun has been suspended from representing South Korea over a sexual harassment case. He has gone to China, where he hopes to get citizenship and compete in the 2022 Olympics.
For desperate families, girls are sometimes seen as a financial burden from the moment they menstruate.
‘It is very precious to marry a Hong Kong-Pakistani girl.’
A new wave of Thai female entrepreneurs are taking on the big-name feminine hygiene brands with products that are more culturally sensitive and environmentally friendly.
Video appears to show the entrepreneur Nur Sajat – who is already facing a sharia court charged with insulting Islam – renouncing her religion.
Maezawa will be the first private passenger for SpaceX’s planned visit to the moon and he this week extended the invitation for eight strangers to join him.
Manav Bharti University in Himachal Pradesh sold 36,000 bogus degrees for as little as US$1,362 each, an Indian government agency investigation found.
The 38-year-old Mohan is among a group of Indian women who have found successful careers in space science, including Tessy Thomas, Ritu Karidhal Srivastava and Muthayya Vanitha.
They might not remember life under junta rule, but the youngsters’ enthusiasm and invention have drawn support from older compatriots and international attention.
James Liao, one of a dwindling number of ethnic Chinese who still call the Indian city home, has dedicated himself to preserving and passing on the traditional art form.
Shabnam Ali and her lover were convicted and sentenced to death for killing seven members of her family in 2008. If the hanging in India’s Uttar Pradesh state goes ahead, it will be the country’s first execution of a woman since 1947.
Chinese-language descriptions of the late poet using the official term for ethnic Koreans living in China are a ‘historical distortion’, according to one Korean academic.
There is growing unrest within the party to the No 2’s influence, along with resistance among the LDP’s conservative wing to his long-standing close ties to Beijing.
Ri Sol-ju has not been seen since January last year, stoking speculation over her health, a potential pregnancy, or marital conflicts with her husband.
An academic says it is unlikely she was aware of the full significance of visiting the shrine, which commemorates millions of Japanese war dead, including convicted war criminals.