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Rights Monitors Slam Russia for Spiraling Attacks on Gays
World  (tags: humanrights, violence, government, Russia, gay rights, homophobia, Putin, hate crimes )

Naoko
- 5 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Human Rights Watch sounded the alarm Monday over the rising number of homophobic attacks in Russia, slamming Vladimir Putin's government for "inaction" and urging a crackdown on hate crimes.
5 Hostages Escape From Sydney Cafe
World  (tags: violence, terrorism, sydney, hostages, escape )

Naoko
- 7 days ago - japantoday.com
Five people escaped from a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of hostages during Monday morning rush hour.
Major Oil Spill in World's Largest Mangrove Forest Threatens Area's Rare Wildlife
Environment  (tags: destruction, ecosystems, wildlife, Bangladesh, Sundarbans, oil spills, mangrove, water )

Naoko
- 7 days ago - independent.co.uk
Authorities in Bangladesh are assessing the level of damage to the world's largest mangrove forest, following a major oil spill in the Sundarbans conservation area in the south of the country.
Night Train to Shimane's Land of the Gods
Offbeat  (tags: culture, society, interesting, Japan, lunar calendar, shinto, Izumo Taisha )

Naoko
- 7 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
The 10th month of the lunar calendar is known throughout most of Japan as Kannazuki, or the "month of no gods."
Historic Kyoto Temple First in Japan to Offer Gay Weddings
Offbeat  (tags: humanrights, freedoms, goodnews, gay marriages, temple, Japan )

Naoko
- 8 days ago - japantoday.com
Joining big venues like Tokyo Disneyland, an ancient Zen temple in the picturesque city of Kyoto is offering gay weddings in traditional Japanese style.
The Sundarbans in Big Trouble | Dhaka Tribune
Environment  (tags: destruction, ecosystems, endangered, bangladesh, Banglash dolphins, Sunderbans, oil spill, bengal tiger )

Naoko
- 10 days ago - dhakatribune.com
The Sundarbans is now facing a major environmental disaster, after a vessel carrying over 350,000 litres of furnace oil capsized in Sela River, as spill particularly jeopardises a dolphin sanctuary, the local food chain and the entire local ecology.
Malala: Let Child Rights Abuses 'End With Us'
World  (tags: children, humanrights, violence, Malala Yousafzai, girls, education, Nobel Peace Prize )

Naoko
- 11 days ago - the-japan-news.com
So let us bring equality, justice and peace for all. Not just the politicians and the world leaders, we all need to contribute. Me. You. It is our duty. So we must work ... and not wait.
Scarecrows Outnumber People in Dying Tokushima Town
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, society, Japan, depopulation, aging society )

Naoko
- 13 days ago - japantoday.com
This village deep in the rugged mountains of southern Japan once was home to hundreds of families. Now, only 35 people remain, outnumbered three-to-one by scarecrows that Tsukimi Ayano crafted to help fill the days and replace neighbors who died or moved
Party Leaders Urged to Go See Fukushima's Harsh Realities for Themselves
World  (tags: politics, Japan, government, election, LDP, Fukushima, reconstruction, disaster )

Naoko
- 17 days ago - mainichi.jp
Abe, who heads the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), said in his campaign speech in Soma, "Without Fukushima's reconstruction, there will be no recovery for Japan." ---But is he really think so?
INDIA: ACTION FOR SURVIVORS ON 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF BHOPAL TRAGEDY
Business  (tags: disease, illness, health, dishonesty, corporate, india, Bhopal disaster, Take Action! )

Naoko
- 18 days ago - e-activist.com
In the dark of night, as December 2 rolled over into December 3, 1984 and nearby residents slept, toxic gas began leaking from a pesticide factory in Bhopal. Within three days, as many as 10,000 people had died in the central Indian town.
 
 
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