Indian-origin politician becomes Singapore’s first woman speaker

Indian-origin politician Halimah Yacob scripted history on Monday by becoming the first woman speaker of Singapore's parliament, replacing Michael Palmer who was forced to quit over his extra-marital affair.

South Korean court orders first chemical castration

The Seoul court’s verdict came at time when India is debating whether to introduce punishment like chemical castration to check crimes against women

China launches Shenzhou-9 manned Space-craft

China launches its 4th human spaceflight with China's first woman Astronaut

Minor planet named after Chinese scientist

The minor planet, known as No 10611, was discovered by the Beijing Schmidt CCD Asteroid Program under the National Astronomical Observatories with the CAS in 1997, and was bestowed with the name in memory of Yan