South and Central Asia

Youth who fled Taliban held with adults after disputed ‘pseudoscience’ age test

A federal court observed he was 17, but after a dental exam an asylum seeker is held in California with adults who do not speak his language First he fled Afghanistan after his father and friend were murdered by the Taliban. Then he flew to Ecuador on what his lawyers described as a forged passport, …

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‘ Our lives should be lived in the sunshine ‘: the couple fighting to legalise gay sex in India

Sunil Mehra and Navtej Johar have been a couple for 24 years under the shadow of Indias archaic statute on homosexuality. They talk about privacy, racism and how they want to bring hope to a new generation One day, about 15 years ago, Sunil Mehra’s partner, Navtej Johar, a classical dancer, was being interviewed on …

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‘ Our lives should be lived in the sunlight ‘: the couple fighting to legalise lesbian sex in India

Sunil Mehra and Navtej Johar have been a couple for 24 years under the shadow of Indias archaic statute on homosexuality. They talk about privacy, prejudice and how they want to bring hope to a new generation One day, about 15 years ago, Sunil Mehra’s partner, Navtej Johar, a classical dancer, was being interviewed on …

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Trailblazing women of Kabul, Afghanistan- a photo essay

The Women by Women project commissions local female photographers to tell the stories of trendsetting women and girls, in countries where the charity ActionAid works. The series starts with these tales of radical women in Kabul, including a street artist, a kickboxer and a politician In 2018, less than a quarter of photograph published in …

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US woman kidnapped in Afghanistan says husband’s abuse was just like captors’

Caitlan Coleman says her Canadian spouse, Joshua Boyle, was violent towards her before, during and after their kidnapping A Canadian man who was kidnapped with his wife in Afghanistanwas controlling and violent towards her before, during and after their five-year hostage ordeal, she told a Canadian tribunal on Friday. Caitlan Coleman, 33, dedicated testimony for …

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Indian doctors protest against plan to let’ quacks’ practise medication

Indian Medical Association says short bridging courses for traditional healers will lead to army of half-baked doctors Indian physicians have accused the government of seeking to “sanction quackery” by proposing to allow homeopaths and others trained in alternative remedies to practise conventional medication after taking a bridging course. Doctors at private hospitals held protests on …

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Indian physicians protest against plan to let’ quacks’ practise medication

Indian Medical Association says short bridging courses for traditional healers will lead to army of half-baked doctors Indian doctors have accused the government of seeking to “sanction quackery” by proposing to allow homeopaths and others trained in alternative redress to practise conventional medication after taking a bridging course. Doctors at private hospitals held protests on …

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Indian physicians protest against plan to let’ quacks’ practise medication

Indian Medical Association says short bridging courses for traditional healers will lead to army of half-baked doctors Indian physicians have accused the government of seeking to “sanction quackery” by proposing to allow homeopaths and others trained in alternative redress to practise conventional medication after taking a bridging course. Doctors at private hospitals held protests on …

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Indian doctors protest against plan to let’ quacks’ practise medicine

Indian Medical Association says short bridging courses for traditional healers will lead to army of half-baked doctors Indian physicians have accused the government of seeking to “sanction quackery” by proposing to allow homeopaths and others trained in alternative redress to practise conventional medicine after taking a bridging course. Doctors at private hospitals held protests on …

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Indian physicians protest against plan to let’ quacks’ practise medication

Indian Medical Association says short bridging courses for traditional healers will lead to army of half-baked doctors Indian doctors have accused the government of seeking to “sanction quackery” by proposing to allow homeopaths and others trained in alternative remedies to practise conventional medicine after taking a bridging course. Doctors at private hospitals held protests on …

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