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Japanese MP calls LGBT community ‘unproductive’

Japanese MP calls LGBT community ‘unproductive’

Japan’s governing party has belatedly distanced itself from an MP who described members of the LGBT community as “unproductive” because they cannot have children. Mio Sugita, a lower house member of the Liberal Democratic party (LDP), sparked widespread criticism...
Indonesia earthquake: 10 dead on tourist island Lombok

Indonesia earthquake: 10 dead on tourist island Lombok

A powerful earthquake has struck a popular tourist destination in Indonesia, killing at least 10 people. The 6.4 magnitude quake hit the central Indonesian island of Lombok just before 07:00 local time (00:00 GMT) on Sunday. The island attracts tourists from around...
US economic growth hits fastest rate since 2014

US economic growth hits fastest rate since 2014

The US economic growth at its fastest pace in nearly four years in the second quarter, expanding at an annualised rate of 4.1%, official figures show. The gains were driven by strong consumer spending, business investment and a surge in exports as firms rushed to beat...