THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - The assessment on stigma and discrimination impacting universal access to HIV and health services for sex with men (MSM) and transgender people in Bhutan found that there are few opportunities to build the health workers’ capacity on HIV/ AIDS or male sexual health.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Informal workers are more likely unregistered as employees especially casual workers. Therefore, it is difficult to administer and to collect contribution from this group.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Allowing fuel subsidies to increase the budget deficit close to the 3 per cent threshold may help curb inflationary pressures and prevent street protests.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government plans to develop a framework of “information banks” that store personal information such as online shopping and use of electronic money as early as autumn.
FUKUOKA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - Things are changing in the world of school uniforms, with students allowed to choose skirts or pants regardless of their gender. Schools are welcoming these moves, which are made out of consideration for transgender students, as well as overall needs for comfort and functionality.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Only a small number of minpaku private lodging operators have registered as required under a new law.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Sekiwake Tochinoshin made it look even more likely that he would earn promotion to ozeki, beating No. 4 maegashira Chiyotairyu on Tuesday, to pick up his 10th straight win at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.
NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Suicide by farmers is a major problem that confronts political parties in several states, including the ones that are prosperous.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesia central bank estimated the current account deficit will reach 2.3 per cent in 2018 due to higher imports.
NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) was established as a military tribunal under the Armed Forces Tribunal Act in 2007.
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