Japan’s taboo-breaking tattoo fans – in pictures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Tattoo artist Asakusa Horikazu poses for a photograph with clients at a public bath in Tokyo. Shodai Horiren tattoos a customer at her studio in Warabi, Saitama prefecture. ‘Your Läs mer…

New Zealand votes to legalise euthanasia but against legalising cannabis in referendum

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Results of the euthanasia vote are binding and must be enacted by the new Labour government by October 2021 New Zealanders have voted to legalise euthanasia for those with Läs mer…

NZ slams Qatar as citizen revealed as victim of intimate Doha airport examination

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; New Zealand has revealed one of its citizens was among the women subjected to invasive pelvic examinations at Doha airport, labelling the action “completely unacceptable”. “We were extremely concerned Läs mer…

Dead review – stoner serial-killer comedy runs out of puff

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A ghost cop pursues the man who murdered him in a well-meaning spoof that trips itself up in the final act The ghost of a cop refuses to pass Läs mer…

'We have a right to be at the table': four pioneering female peacekeepers

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Twenty years after a landmark UN resolution, leading figures share insight on women’s vital role in mediating conflict In October 2000, the UN security council adopted resolution 1325 – Läs mer…

Taiwan marks 200 days without domestic Covid-19 infection

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Taiwan has reached 200 days without any domestically transmitted cases of Covid-19, underlining its success at keeping the virus under control as cases surge in other parts of the Läs mer…

Large Covid outbreak in China linked to Xinjiang forced labour

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; China’s largest coronavirus outbreak in months appears to have emerged in a factory in Xinjiang linked to forced labour and the government’s controversial policies towards Uighur residents. More than Läs mer…

Global Covid report: India passes 8m cases as Germany sees record infections

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; India’s confirmed number of coronavirus cases has surpassed 8 million, as concerns grew over the looming Hindu festival season. It is only the second country worldwide to confirm more Läs mer…

Man arrested after showering commuters with money from 30th-floor window

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Chinese police have arrested a man after he scattered a “heavenly rain of banknotes” on commuters from his apartment window while allegedly high on methamphetamine. Police said the 29-year-old Läs mer…

Marise Payne declines to welcome adoption of net zero emissions target by Japan and South Korea

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The foreign affairs minister Marise Payne says Australia “acknowledges” decisions by Japan and South Korea to adopt net zero targets for 2050, but she has declined to welcome that Läs mer…

Hong Kong activist who sought US consulate help charged with secession

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A Hong Kong court has denied bail to a 19-year-old activist who was arrested under the national security law while attempting to shelter inside the US consulate. Tony Chung Läs mer…

Typhoon Molave: hundreds search for missing after landslides in Vietnam

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Vietnam deployed hundreds of soldiers and heavy machinery on Thursday to search for survivors after landslides triggered by torrential rains from Typhoon Molave, one of the strongest typhoons in Läs mer…

Remote Marshall Islands records its first coronavirus cases

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; One of the last coronavirus-free sanctuaries in the world has been breached, with the US military importing two cases of Covid-19 into the remote Marshall Islands. The Marshalls had Läs mer…

Eight charged in alleged Chinese plot to coerce family to return from US

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Eight people have been charged with conspiring to work on behalf of China’s government in a plot to coerce a Chinese family in the US to return to their Läs mer…

The Wait part 4: if there is a God

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In the fourth part of our series examining the plight of refugees in Indonesia, Mozhgan and her friend Elina, from Sudan, have a disagreement about beliefs. When the future Läs mer…

Target Number One review – gritty thriller about Canadian junkie caught in Thai sting

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Antoine Olivier Pilon and Josh Hartnett are on good form as a heroin addict caught in police trap and the journalist who reports on the case Pulpy, structurally a Läs mer…

Target Number One review – gritty thriller about Canadian junkie caught in Thai sting

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Antoine Olivier Pilon and Josh Hartnett are on good form as a heroin addict caught in police trap and the journalist who reports on the case Pulpy, structurally a Läs mer…

Taiwanese military mass wedding to feature its first same-sex couples

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Two female soldiers and their civilian partners are due to take part in this year’s ceremony Two same-sex couples are to be married in the Taiwanese army’s annual mass Läs mer…

South Korea vows to go carbon neutral by 2050 to fight climate emergency

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, has declared that the country will go carbon neutral by 2050, bringing it into line with other major economies. In a policy speech in Läs mer…

US senators seek to declare Uighur 'genocide’ by China in bipartisan push

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; US senators have sought to declare that China is committing genocide against Uighurs and other Turkic-speaking Muslims, a step that could increase pressure on Beijing over the plight of Läs mer…

Hong Kong activist detained while attempting to seek asylum at US consulate

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Tony Chung, a 19-year-old Hong Kong activist on bail after his arrest on suspected national security offences, has been detained by authorities while attempting to seek asylum at the Läs mer…

China sanctions major US defence companies after arms sales to Taiwan

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; China will sanction several major defence companies in retaliation for multibillion dollar US arms sales to Taiwan, the foreign ministry has announced. Lockheed Martin, Boeing Defense, Space & Security Läs mer…

Free meat, milk and firewood: New Zealand's dairy farms try to lure local workers

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; New Zealand farmers are so desperate for workers that they are offering unlimited supplies of free meat, milk, honey and firewood to tempt employees onto remote properties. The prime Läs mer…

Global coronavirus report: Italian police use tear gas to disperse anti-lockdown rally

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Police in Italy have fired tear gas to disperse angry crowds in the northern cities of Turin and Milan after protests against the latest round of anti-coronavirus restrictions flared Läs mer…

China tightens rules on US media outlets in 'reciprocal' move

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; China says decision was ‘necessary’ after the US declared several more Chinese media outlets to be ‘foreign missions’ China has tightened the rules on a number of US media Läs mer…

Jack Ma's Ant set for world's biggest flotation at £26bn

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Financial technology firm will list on Shanghai and Hong Kong stock markets in snub to US Chinese billionaire Jack Ma’s financial technology firm is aiming to raise more than Läs mer…

A double edged sword: hopes and fears for children as fast internet reaches Pacific

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; From the narrow bay of Sydney’s Tamarama Beach, a cable twice as thick as garden hose, carrying optic fibre thinner than human hair, stretches along the ocean floor linking Läs mer…

Behind China’s ‘pork miracle’: how technology is transforming rural hog farming

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The long read Behind China’s ‘pork miracle’: how technology is transforming rural hog farming Young pigs on a farm in Taizhou, Zhejiang province. Photograph: China Stringer Network/Reuters As Chinese Läs mer…