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Indonesia's 'discriminatory, cruel and degrading' test for female police recruits

The Indonesian police continue to use a "degrading" invasive physical test to check for female recruits virginity, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has claimed.<p>A manual examination is used to physically check for an intact hymen in the recruits, the report alleges.<p>It is, according to the report, a …

Supreme Court delivers final plot line in the case of Sherlock Holmes and the lawyers

America’s highest court rules against heirs of Arthur Conan Doyle over copyright battle in decision expected to clear way for wave of new Sherlock spin-offs<p>In the long and twisting legal battle between the heirs of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the editor of a collection of new Sherlock Holmes …

World's most awkward head of state handshake as Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe meet

The iciness of the relationship between China and Japan was plain to see as Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe met for the first time<p>For two years, the leaders of <b>China</b> and <b>Japan</b> have refused to meet each other, amid a series of bitter disputes.<p>And when Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe finally came face-to-face on …

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Why do Japan and China have such a frosty relationship?

Japan’s Shinzo Abe and China’s Xi Jinping have met face-to-face for the first time, but why do the neighbours have such an uneasy relationship?<p><b>What is the row over the Senkaku Islands?</b><p>The recent tensions have centred on uninhabited islands and rocks in the East China Sea that both countries say …

Xi Jinping declares Hong Kong protests are 'illegal'

Xi Jinping appears to signal the end of China’s patience for the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, saying that “law and order must be maintained”<p>Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, has declared Hong Kong’s protests “illegal” and insisted that “law and order must be maintained”.<p>His comments, made at the …

U.S. and China reach historic climate change deal, vow to cut emissions

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> In a historic climate change deal, U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced both countries will curb their greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades.<p>Under the agreement, the United States would cut its 2005 level of carbon emissions by 26% to …

Bad Winter Outfit Idea

I was walking to the subway yesterday, minding my own business, when a pedestrian walking the opposite way of me made me actually stop for a second. Guys, she was wearing what I'm sure felt like a super-basic, innocuous mix of neutrals when she got dressed in the morning but came across as …