Tuesday, 20 August 2019
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India's 'invisible' intersex people struggle
As many as 1.7% of children are born intersex - with reproductive organs, genitals, hormones or chromosomes that do not fit the usual expectations of male and female
Inside the Hong Kong protesters' anarchic campaign against China
The protests, which started as a peaceful rebuke of the Hong Kong government back in April, have evolved into a direct challenge to Communist Party rule
As Hong Kong braces for protests, Chinese paramilitary holds drills across border
The airport was returning to normal but under tight security after thousands of protesters had jammed its halls on Monday and Tuesday nights
Trade tensions and a weaker yuan drive Chinese crypto demand
China maintains heavy capital controls, that means cryptocurrencies are, in theory, an attractive vehicle for moving assets out of China
Hong Kong protesters offer apologies, China doubles down after airport clash
Ten weeks of increasingly violent confrontation between police and protesters have plunged the city into one of its worst crisis
Global economy outlook darkens due to escalation in tariff warfare: Ifo Institute
According to a survey in 110 nations, measurements on expectations and economic conditions have been getting worse this trimester
Lack of G7, IMF support seen dimming impact of U.S. move on China's yuan
An accord agreed by the Group of Seven of the world's most advanced economies in 2013 says that members should consult each other before taking major currency actions
Colombian company will export banana to China and hopes to add Eastern Europe
The Colombian company Uniban, dedicated to the commercialization of bananas, expects to enter several markets in Eastern Europe with its product
From Asia to Africa: Women trafficked to Kenya's Bollywood-style dance bars
A rising number of women and girls are leaving South Asian nations to work in Bollywood-style dance bars in Kenya's adult entertainment industry
Korean Fans Suing Due To 'Mental Anguish' After Cristiano Ronaldo Fails To Play In Friendly
Ronaldo was actually contracted to play at least 45 minutes in the match, meaning their request of a ticket refund could be considered
Hungarian swimmer banned from leaving S.Korea for sexual harassment probe - police
Kenderesi, who was competing at the world championships in Gwangju, about 330 km (205 miles) south of Seoul, was arrested in the early hours of Sunday
Sony surprises with record profits thanks to camera sensors
Sony Corp is benefiting from the sales of the most powerful smartphones from customers like Huawei Technologies
Freedom, money, babies: Indian women rescued from slavery count their losses
India identified more than 135,000 bonded workers in its 2011 census despite banning the practice in 1976
Global warming reshapes almanac for tea growers in China's Yunnan
Province gets lowest rainfall in June quarter since 1961. Yunnan expects more extreme weather events
China warns of war in case of move towards Taiwan independence
China says Taiwan seeking independence is a dead end and Taiwan urges Beijing to renounce irrational, malicious acts
Li Peng, hardline Chinese leader in Tiananmen crackdown, dies at 90
Along with then-paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, Li was seen as an unapologetic hard-liner responsible for ordering the assault that crushed weeks of demonstrations by protesters in central Beijing
"Sanctions are reasons for war", says Iranian chancellor to the United States
The Iranian Foreign Minister described the sanctions applied by the United States government against some countries as "reasons for war"
Britain's May chairs emergency session on seized tanker
The meeting of security ministers and officials discussed how to secure shipping in Iran, which is vital to the world's oil supply
Sweden in search of South American "white gold"
Several governments and car manufacturers, in the expectation of bigger demand for electric cars in the next years, are seeking to become allies of countries such as Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina, the so-called "lithium triangle" in South America
Iran says it arrested 17 CIA spies, some sentenced to death
Iran has arrested 17 Iranian nationals allegedly recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on the country's nuclear and military sites
Suspect in Japan anime studio arson reportedly had grudge
The man suspected of setting ablaze a beloved Japanese animation studio was raging about theft and witnesses reported he had a grudge against the company
"Everyone is happy today": Japanese people celebrate the first whaling of the season
In Minamiboso, a town near Tokyo, whaling is a tradition that has been practiced for generations
Bitcoin craze hits Iran as US sanctions squeeze weak economy
Feeling the sanctions, coming from the U.S. and targeting the Islamic Republic's economy, Iranians are increasingly turning to digital currencies like Bitcoin
7 things you need to know about world hunger
The number of people going hungry has risen for the third year running after years of improvement
Taiwan president travels to Haiti to bolster relations in the region
Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen visited Haiti in an attempt to bolster support in the region after Dominican Republic broke diplomatic ties with Taiwan last year
Cuba debuts modern Chinese train as rail overhaul begins
“It’s a blessing from God because we had to take this trip and private cars are very expensive, but we got a very good low fare and we are proud to be taking this train,” said a 69-year-old
Want to invest responsibly? A new breed of stock exchange aims to help
A new breed of market is springing up from Scotland to India to help people identify investment opportunities
Take Five: G7 - deep in the Woods?
The July 17-18 meeting of G7 finance ministers and central bankers in the French town of Chantilly could well be a fraught one
A UCLA professor faces 219 years in prison for smuggling chips with military applications to China
A UCLA professor and electrical engineer was found guilty of conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act
Where are the world's stateless people?
An estimated 10 to 15 million people are not recognized as nationals by any country, often depriving them of basic rights
An armed conflict between the US and Iran would be a condemnation for the Middle East
The tensions between Trump and the Iranian regime in the last month may explode an armed conflict between countries. What would be the consequences?
Why will the guests of the Copa América continue to be from Asia?
For the edition of Argentina and Colombia in 2020, guests will be Qatar and Australia, which is from Oceania, but competes in the Asian Confederation
What is Apple's plan B for the Commercial War?
In the last month, tensions between Beijing and Washington have increased due to the commercial war. What other option does Apple have to deal with the situation?
Demonstrations in Hong Kong in favor of maintaining its political independence
In the last week, the people of Hong Kong took to the streets to ask that the extradition bill be annulled, but the demands do not stop there
What does the alliance between Russia and Huawei mean?
The Chinese company will coordinate with the Slavic country to develop 5G technology
Tiananmen Massacre: a night that the Chinese government wants to erase from history
June 3 marked the 30th anniversary of the massacre at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Even today, the Chinese government does not recognize the killing
Malaysia got tired of being the dump of the planet
"We urge the developed countries to stop sending their waste to our country," said the Minister of Energy, Environment and Sciences of the Asian nation.
Is there any winner in the 'Technologic Cold War'?
Big Chinese and North American companies have suffered the effects of the commercial war, causing losses to both countries, especially by the Huawei-Google rupture
Ieoh Ming Pei: this was the architect behind the Louvre Pyramid
On May 16, the architect of the famous Louvre's Pyramid, Ieoh Ming Pei, died. Here we tell you about his most representative works and about his career as an architect
It's a fact! Gay marriage is legal in Taiwan
This Friday, the Taiwan parliament approved the marriage of same-sex couples. Here we give you all the details
Pompeo in Sochi: a disagreement with the Venezuelan situation and others
In disagreements because of Venezuela and Iran, and with a cooperative attitude towards the reactivation of relations, ended the visit of Mike Pompeo in Russia
Latam Booklook: "Diary of a madman" by Lu Hsun
In a society in which cannibalism has been 'normalized', is it mad who refuses to eat others?
Confrontations in Gaza: the most lethal since 2014
With casualties on both sides, on Monday, May 6, a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel was launched after the clashes over the weekend
What the meeting between Kim and Putin left
After an unfruitful Hanoi summit, in which Kim Jong-un could not reach any agreement with Donald Trump, the North Korean leader met with Vladimir Putin
Iran and Venezuela: could they reactivate their trade relationship?
After a totally political decision and without real economic benefits, the airline Mahan Air decided to open a new direct route Tehran - Caracas
Gamers: from a hobby to professional sport
The rise of eSports has taken by surprise the professional and traditional sport, which has had to incorporate them gradually, will it be the sport of the future?
South Korea: the decision that benefits abortion
In a historic decision, the Constitutional Court of South Korea ordered the amendment of the abortion law
Big Chinese companies take over the smartphone market
Giants and increasingly popular, these Chinese companies are taking over the technological market of smartphones
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