Tag Archives: Society

  • Chinese embassy wants Danish paper to apologize for coronavirus cartoon

    China’s embassy in Denmark has demanded an apology from daily Jyllands-Posten after it published a cartoon of the Chinese flag with its five yellow stars represented by coronavirus particles. ...

  • China birth rate hits lowest level since 1949

    China's birth rate dropped last year to its lowest level since the Communist country was founded in 1949, adding to concerns that an ageing society and shrinking workforce will pile pressure on a slowing economy. ...

  • Elephants in Thailand ‘broken’ for lucrative animal tourism

    Separated from their mothers, jabbed with metal hooks, and sometimes deprived of food -- many Thai elephants are tamed by force before being sold to lucrative tourism sites increasingly advertised as 'sanctuaries' to travellers. ...

  • France on strike: Power cuts, schools shut, no Eiffel Tower

    French union activists cut electricity, Eiffel Tower staff walked off the job and even Paris opera workers joined in Tuesday's nationwide protests across France to rally against government's plan to raise retirement age to 64. ...

  • Former Pakistan leader Musharraf sentenced to death

    Exiled former Pakistan military leader Pervez Musharraf was sentenced to death Tuesday after being found guilty of treason, an unprecedented move in a country where the armed forces are often considered immune from prosecution. ...

  • India’s lower house passes contentious citizenship bill

    India's lower house passed controversial legislation early Tuesday that will grant citizenship to religious minorities from neighbouring countries, but not Muslims, amid raucous scenes in parliament and protests in the country. ...

  • Devastating factory fire kills at least 43 in Indian capital

    A fire believed to be caused by an electrical short circuit engulfed a building in India's capital on Sunday where handbags and other items were made by workers earning as little as 2 dollars per day, killing at least 43 people. ...

  • Unnao victim dies in hospital after being set ablaze

    A 23-year-old rape victim set on fire by a gang of men, which included her alleged rapists, has died in a New Delhi hospital, prompting protests from opposition leaders who blamed the ruling party. ...

  • Indian police kill rape-murder suspects, sparking celebrations

    Indian police on Friday shot dead four gang-rape and murder suspects, prompting celebrations but also accusations that they were extrajudicial executions. The men were shot in the early hours during a re-enactment of the crime. ...

  • Thousands of animals sacrificed in Nepal Hindu ritual amid outcry

    Tens of thousands of devout Hindus thronged a temple in southern Nepal where thousands of animals and birds were sacrificed this week, amid an outcry from animal rights activists who said the ritual was a cruel spectacle. ...