Australia says no evidence writer’s detention in China linked to Canadian cases

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said on Thursday there was no evidence to suggest that the detention of a dual-national writer in China was linked to the high-profile arrests of two Canadians. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-australia-minister/australia-says-no-evidence-writers-detention-in-china-linked-to-canadian-cases-idUSKCN1PI0C4?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Indonesia frees Christian politician jailed for blasphemy

Indonesia on Thursday released the popular former governor of Jakarta from jail, after serving a reduced two-year sentence for blasphemy against Islam, a case that exposed deep religious divides in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-politics/indonesia-frees-christian-politician-jailed-for-blasphemy-idUSKCN1PI0BJ?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

This Woman Upended Her Career to Follow Marie Kondo’s Tidying Methods — and Now Makes Thousands Per Consultation – Money Magazine

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J This Woman Upended Her Career to Follow Marie Kondo’s Tidying Methods — and Now Makes Thousands Per Consultation  Money Magazine Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up is more than just a fad — real people are using her methods and making money at the same time helping people. Vía “making money” – Google News http://bit.ly/2FKv0l2

Government responds to cash handout concerns among Hongkongers by simplifying process

Applicants for a HK$4,000 cash handout will no longer have to provide proof of address, after the government acceded to widespread criticism and removed the requirement. The city’s No 2 official accepted the scheme could have been handled better. The administration also expanded the number of phone hotlines set up to help people make their […]