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APCOM to tackle HIV among MSM and transgender people in Asia Pacific

The Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM) has moved from an interim governance structure to one incorporating a Governing Board and an Executive Director, considerably strengthening its capacity to address a sharp rise in HIV infection in men who have sex with men and transgender populations across the region. At the same time, APCOM's key donor, HIVOS, has announced a renewal of its commitment to APCOM for another three years and at an increase of 50% for core costs.

Chinese nationals in Sri Lanka’s southern port are ‘convicts’ forced into labour by Beijing-Japan Times

Many of the Chinese nationals working in Sri Lanka’s southern Hambanthota port project are Chinese convicts directly from its prisons, according to Japan Times. The reason is the prisons overcrowding dilemma that China is facing now, according to JT.

Government to expedite civilian resettlement in Jaffna HSZ

The Sri Lankan government has given the green light for the displaced civilians in the Sri Lanka’s north to be resettled within the High Security Zones (HSZ) in Jaffna with immediate affect.

Celebrating Diversity and Inclusiveness in the Age Of Consent

One year ago, on July 2nd 2009, a Delhi High Court division bench of Chief Justice AP Shah and Justice S Muralidhar said "We declare that Section 377 IPC, insofar it criminalizes consensual sexual acts of adults in private, is violative of Articles 21, 14 and 15 of the Constitution." It upheld one of the primary principles of natural justice, 'right to consent' and restored the dignity and rights

Dalai special envoy not to contest election for PM-in-exile

The Dalai Lama's special envoy Lodi Gyari, who has led the Tibetan side to nine rounds of talks with Beijing, has said he has no intentions to contest the election for Tibetan prime minister-in-exile.

Kingdom’s economy to remain robust– report

JEDDAH – Saudi Arabia is well placed within the region to come out fighting despite renewed hit from negative sentiment in Q210 following the revelation of the depth of the European sovereign debt crises, “Saudi Arabia Business Forecast Report Q3” released by Companies and Markets said Saturday.

Cricketer M S Dhoni tied Knot to his long time childhood friend Sakshi

Cricket fans here burst crackers and distributed sweets to celebrate Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's wedding with childhood friend Sakshi Singh Rawat on Sunday.

Mr Dhoni tied knot to Sakshi tonight after a day of his betrothal, which was held on Saturday.

Swisscom using Gandhi image in mobile ad

Mahatma Gandhi is undoubtedly one of celebrated personalities of the world. His name sells as his image is recognized globally. But is it ethical to use his photo as a prop in a commercial advertisement?

Bharath Bandh on price hike: TN Police gears up security

Tamil Nadu government has geared up its machinery to prevent any untoward incident during tomorrow's 'Bharat Bandh' called by the opposition parties to protest the fuel price hike, police said today.

All important public places, including railway stations, airports and bus stands, would be provided police protection, they said, adding protection would be provided to running buses, if necessary.

APCOM to tackle HIV among MSM and transgender people in Asia Pacific

The Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM) has moved from an interim governance structure to one incorporating a Governing Board and an Executive Director, considerably strengthening its capacity to address a sharp rise in HIV infection in men who have sex with men and transgender populations across the region. At the same time, APCOM's key donor, HIVOS, has announced a renewal of its commitment to APCOM for another three years and at an increase of 50% for core costs.


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