Philippine lawyer finds unlikely ally in Duterte in fight to legalise gay marriage

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Philippines Jesus Falcis has taken his battle to the supreme court, backed by a president who regularly clashes with the Catholic church Philippines lawyer Jesus Falcis has found an ally in president Rodrigo Duterte, who has an antagonistic relationship with the church. Photograph: AFP Läs mer…

US and South Korea to announce suspension of 'large-scale' military drill

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; North Korea Trump pledged to end ‘war games’ at summit with Kim Jong-un but drills could restart if North Korea fails to denuclearise Trump surprised South Korea with his pledge to end military exercise following the North Korea summit. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP South Korea Läs mer…

Thai king signs royal family's $30bn fortune over to himself

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Thailand King Maha Vajiralongkorn formally inherits assets including the Siam Commercial Bank after death of his father Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 65, assumed the throne in 2016. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters The vast wealth of Thailand’s royal family has formally turned over its assets with Läs mer…

Woman swallowed by giant python in Indonesia

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Indonesia Seven-metre snake found during search for woman who had gone to do some gardening The python was found 30 metres from the woman’s sandals and machete on the island of Muna, Indonesia. Photograph: Joe Skipper / Reuters/Reuters An Indonesian woman has been found Läs mer…

How China censors the net: by making sure there’s too much information | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Internet Opinion How China censors the net: by making sure there’s too much information John Naughton A new book shows how the republic’s government has adapted to the challenge of a networked age An internet cafe in Beijing. Photograph: Dan Chung for the Guardian Läs mer…

A historic handshake … but what did the Trump-Kim summit really achieve?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; North Korea The US-North Korea meeting produced a deal light on detail but has an unconventional approach opened the door to peace? Donald Trump, right, reaches to shake hands with the North Korea leader, Kim Jong-un, on Sentosa Island in Singapore. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Läs mer…

Vietnam to prosecute American for 'causing trouble' during protests – state media

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Vietnam William Nguyen from Texas accused of urging people to climb over barricades during anti-government rally in Ho Chi Minh city Vietnamese protesters demonstrate in Ho Chi Minh city on Sunday against a proposal to grant companies lengthy land leases. Photograph: Kao Nguyen/AFP/Getty Images Läs mer…

Iranian asylum seeker begged for help: 'I am suffering intensely'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian immigration and asylum Fariborz Karami, who took his life, had repeatedly asked for psychiatric help during his time at Nauru The 26-year-old asylum seeker Fariborz Karami was found close to death on Friday morning and could not be revived. Fariborz Karami had been Läs mer…

Kim Jong-un: The story of the boy dictator who bested the US president

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; North Korea Kim Jong-un: The story of the boy dictator who bested the US president The young ruler took a radically different path to his father, one that earned him the opportunity to outsmart Donald Trump North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US president Läs mer…

China may have spurred Australia's aid spending, but it will pay dividends | Tim Costello

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Solomon Islands Opinion China may have spurred Australia’s aid spending, but it will pay dividends Tim Costello The Solomon Islands cable deal is a good example of why aid is so crucial Malcolm Turnbull and Solomon Islands prime minister Rick Houenipwela announcing the deal Läs mer…

Trump announces $50bn in China tariffs despite retaliation warning

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Trump administration President told Fox he was ‘very strongly clamping down’ Beijing describes course of ‘confrontation and mutual loss’ A crane loads shipping containers on to a vessel at the Port of Savannah in Georgia. Photograph: Stephen B. Morton/AP Donald Trump has announced $50bn Läs mer…

Japanese brewery admits donating to Myanmar army during Rohingya crisis

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Human rights Japan urged to examine payments made by Kirin subsidiary at height of ethnic cleansing campaign in Rakhine state, which firm claims were for victims An illuminated sign for Myanmar Beer, manufactured by Myanmar Brewery Ltd, is seen above restaurants and food stalls Läs mer…

Australian film-maker 'learned of Cambodia espionage charges on grapevine'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Cambodia James Ricketson granted trial delay he asked for after telling judge it was not clear he had been indicted Play Video 0:46 Australian film-maker arrives in Cambodian court on espionage charge – video The trial of Australian film-maker and accused spy James Ricketson Läs mer…

Iranian asylum seeker dies by suicide on Nauru

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Nauru Fariborz K, 26, found dead on Friday morning in Australian-run regional processing centre The man who died would be the third asylum seeker or refugee to die by suicide on Nauru. Photograph: Supplied A 26-year-old Iranian asylum seeker has died on Nauru, reportedly Läs mer…