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September 30, 2018 12:00 AM China HIV/AIDS cases surge by 14pc

BEIJING: The number of people living with HIV/AIDS in China has surged by 14 percent, with most cases transmitted through sex rather than blood transfusions, state media said Saturday. More than 820,000 people had AIDS or were HIV-positive at the end of June, up by 100,000 year-on-year, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing national health officials

September 9, 2018 12:00 AM Pope urges bishops to fight abuse, clerical culture behind it

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis on Saturday urged newly-ordained bishops to fight abuse and reject what he termed the "clerical" culture which has seen a series of sex abuse scandals rock the Catholic Church. "Dear brothers, turn away from clericalism. Just say no to abuse, of power, conscience or any type means saying no forcefully to all forms of clericalism

September 6, 2018 6:41 AM Indian Supreme Court decriminalises homosexuality in landmark verdict

The Indian Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday in a landmark judgement legalised consensual sexual relations between adults of the same gender, partially striking down a British-era law that criminalised homosexuality. A five-judge SC Constitution bench led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and comprising Justices Rohinton F. Nariman, A.M. Khanwilkar 9

August 30, 2018 12:00 AM Disgraced Japanese basketball players suspended

TOKYO: Four Japanese basketball players kicked out of the Asian Games for paying prostitutes for sex will be suspended for a year, officials said Wednesday. Japan Basketball Association chief Yuko Mitsuya told reporters the players would be barred from official tournaments for a year, adding their action “damages the honour and trust of Japan’s sporting

July 11, 2018 12:00 AM India’s top court reviews homosexuality ban

NEW DELHI: India’s top court began reviewing on Tuesday petitions against a colonial-era ban on homosexuality, in the latest chapter of a legal tussle between social and religious conservatives and more liberal Indians. Section 377 of the penal code, a relic from 1860s British legislation, bans gay acts as "carnal intercourse against the order of nature" 3

July 5, 2018 12:00 AM Top Hong Kong court grants UK lesbian right to spousal visa

HONG KONG: Hong Kong´s top court ruled on Wednesday that a British lesbian should be granted a spousal visa in a landmark judgment that could open the door for expatriate same-sex partners to move to the Chinese-ruled city. The British woman, who requested to be identified only as QT in court, sued the director of immigration in 2014 after she was denied 9

June 18, 2018 10:12 AM Supreme Court takes up non-issuance of CNICs to transgenders

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar will take up a complaint of transgender community regarding ‘non-issuance’ of computerized national identity cards (CNICs). Yesterday, the Supreme Court ordered the Punjab chief secretary and Akhuwat Foundation chairperson Amjad Saqib to appear before the court in person. A press release issued by the top court 9

June 12, 2018 12:00 AM Pope accepts resignation of three Chilean bishops in sex abuse scandal

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis accepted on Monday the resignation of three Chilean bishops including the controversial Juan Barros following a child sex abuse scandal in Chile which has come to haunt his papacy. The entire Chilean delegation of bishops tendered its resignation to the pope last month after a series of meetings at the Vatican. The mass resignation 7

June 8, 2018 12:00 AM Prince of Wales will give evidence to child sex abuse probe

LONDON: The Prince of Wales has been asked to give a witness statement to a public inquiry about a paedophile bishop convicted and jailed for abusing young men. Prince Charles has been approached by lawyers acting for the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse which is investigating the disgraced bishop Peter Ball. The former bishop of Lewes and of Gloucester 2

June 7, 2018 12:00 AM Indian sex scandal: Ex-DIG BSF, DSP and 3 others awarded 10 years jail

CHANDIGARH: A special CBI court on Wednesday awarded 10 years in jail to five persons, including a former DSP and a former DIG BSF, in the 2006 Jammu and Kashmir sex scandal. Those who have been held guilty are Mohammad Ashraf Mir (Ex-DSP, encounter specialist of J&K police), KC Padhi (Ex-DIG BSF), Shabbir Ahmad Laway, Shabbir Ahmad Langoo, and Masood 5