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Asia

No surgery for smokers or the obese: Policy in UK stirs debate

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two issues are the cause of a plethora of diseases and health conditions affecting people worldwide: smoking and obesity.<p>And one local health committee in the UK has announced a controversial policy "to support patients whose health is at risk from smoking or being very overweight."<p>For an …

Physiology

Indonesia's secret nudist community defying the law

<b>What is it like to be a nudist in a country that prizes modesty and where public nudity is strictly forbidden? Clara Rondonuwu of the BBC's Indonesian service went to meet some members of the country's nudist community to find out.</b><p>There isn't a single thread on Aditya's body.<p>As he speaks to me, …

Asia

The eco-warrior taking a chainsaw to Indonesia's illegal palm oil plantations

Biologist Rudi Putra is leading a movement to restore the region’s tropical rainforests, which are home to many endangered species<p>Armed with a chainsaw and a copy of Indonesia’s environmental laws, biologist Rudi Putra and his team of eco-warriors have been identifying and cutting down illegal palm …

Biodiversity

Art Stage Jakarta 2017 reveals an art scene that is about to explode

The most striking innovation was the Indonesian Art Award, held at the Institut Francais d'Indonesie​, on the eve of the fair. The night was intended …

Recipe to promoting Indonesian street food

In recent years, colorful and tasty Indonesian food has captivated international interests with highly rated reviews.<p>CNN Travel, for example, named</i> …

Is Anyone Really 'Pribumi'?

A chance conversation leads our reporter on a search for the roots of what it means to be Indonesian.<p>My ethnic heritage is pretty straight-forward. I was born in Bandung, West Java, to two Sundanese parents. Growing up Sundanese—the indigenous people of West Java—in the city of Bandung meant I …

Asia

Jakarta, the City Where Nobody Wants to Walk

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Dita Wahyunita doesn’t like walking the streets of the Indonesian capital.<p>And why would she? The sidewalk alone outside her high-rise office building near central Jakarta answers that question sufficiently. The pavement is cracked and uneven. There are missing sewer covers, …

Asia

Statue of Chinese god stokes tension in Muslim-majority Indonesia | Reuters

TUBAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia has urged officials to stand up to mob pressure after Muslim and nationalist protesters called for a 30-metre-tall (100-ft-) statue of a Chinese deity erected in a temple complex in an East Java town to be torn down.<p>A crane is used to cover the statue of Guan …

Asia

Indonesian leader polishes strongman image by calling for drug killings

<b>(CNN) —</b> Indonesian President Joko Widodo has called on police to kill drug dealers who resist arrest in what critics say is an attempt to burnish his credentials as a strongman leader among wavering voters.<p>"As I've said before, just be firmer, especially to those foreign drug dealers entering the …

Asia

Citing Recusal, Trump Says He Wouldn’t Have Hired Sessions

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday that he never would have appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions had he known Mr. Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation that has dogged his presidency, calling the decision “very unfair to the president.”<p>[Read excerpts …

Donald Trump

Mapping the Brutality of North Korea, and Where the Bodies Are Buried

SEOUL, South Korea — For two years, from a cramped office in central Seoul, activists and volunteers from five countries have been doing something never tried before: creating interactive maps of places where North Korea is thought to have executed and buried prisoners.<p>Over the years, defectors …

North Korea
Asia

This is How to Do Things You Don’t Want to Do

The author is a certified mental trainer and writer. The commonThe post This is How to Do Things You Don’t Want to Do appeared first on iamwire.

Startups (India)

In Arkansas, Women Will Need Permission From Men To Get Abortions

<b>UPDATE: July 31 ―</b> A federal judge has blocked H.B. 1566 from going into effect after the ACLU and Center for Reproductive Rights filed a complaint against the bill. H.B. 1566 was meant to go into effect on August 1, 2017, but the judge’s ruling means it will be blocked until the litigation is …

Rights & Freedoms

How the Death of a Muslim Recruit Revealed a Culture of Brutality in the Marines

<b>It was late</b> at night on March 7, 2016, when Ghazala Siddiqui heard the phone ring and hurriedly reached for it, eager to hear the voice of her son. An indecipherable torrent of words spewed from the breathless</i> …

Military

The Case of the Sexting Imam

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Rizieq Shihab may be the most controversial public figure in Indonesia today. Admired by many, reviled by others, the Great Imam of a leading hardline Muslim organization is wanted for pornography.<p>Mr. Rizieq heads an organization no less controversial than he: the Islamic …

Religion

Indonesia's gay community driven underground after police raids | Reuters - Firstpost

By Gayatri Suroyo and Stefanno Reinard<br>| JAKARTA<p>JAKARTA When an angry mob of Islamists threatened to burn down a place hosting a gay and lesbian film …

LGBTQI

Female Genital Mutilation As a First Amendment Right? 5 Lawyers Weigh In

A Michigan doctor was arrested in April for allegedly performing female genital mutilation on two seven-year-old girls who traveled from Minnesota with their families. The arrest—the first time a U.S. doctor has been arrested for the practice—came after the FBI got a tip that Jumana Nagarwala, …

Female Genital Mutilation

Do ladies-only taxis and trains empower women—or set them back?

On July 1st of this year, a Florida woman went to a bar for a friend’s birthday celebration. After a couple of drinks, she called Lyft—a ride-sharing …

Feminism

Thank you, President Obama, for being a feminist

In an essay for Glamour, Barack Obama wrote about how gender stereotypes harm us all. It was a radical act – and one that makes us miss him already<p>Bill Clinton has been called our country’s first black president. As Toni Morrison put it in a piece for the New Yorker in 1998, Clinton was “blacker …

Feminism