# asia - Wednesday 15 May, 2013
Up to 200,000 women from Korea, China, the Philippines and elsewhere were forcibly drafted into brothels catering to the Japanese military in territories occupied by Japan during WWII.
# asia - Tuesday 14 May, 2013
The controversial mayor claimed that the forced prostitution of approximately 200,000 women during World War II was necessary to “maintain discipline” in the ranks.
# asia - Monday 13 May, 2013
A transsexual woman has won a groundbreaking court appeal in Hong Kong – allowing her to marry her boyfriend and forcing a re-write of the city’s marriage laws.
# asia - Tuesday 7 May, 2013
Many of the staff at the ill-fated nine-storey factory were earning just 38 dollars a month, a salary condemned as “slave labour” by Pope Francis.
# asia - Wednesday 1 May, 2013
Bangladeshi protesters enraged by the deadly factory collapse led rallies against low wages and poor working conditions – kicking off worldwide protests to mark May Day.
# asia - Thursday 11 April, 2013
India has been touted as the poster-child for a developing economy – but is the impression of a progressive society all a smoke screen? Brian O’Connor shares his experience.
# asia - Wednesday 3 April, 2013
South Korea says it is looking at all options, including military action, to protect its citizens.
# asia - Sunday 31 March, 2013
The victims contracted H7N9 avian influenza, a sub-type that has not previously been transmitted to humans.
# asia - Saturday 30 March, 2013
Rescuers have not been able to find any survivors so far following a giant landslide in Tibet, which buried 83 mine workers under two million cubic metres of earth.
# asia - Thursday 21 February, 2013
An imported lasagne has been pulled from the shelves in a Hong Kong supermarket.
# asia - Monday 4 February, 2013
“Let’s not delay it, let’s finish it,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters, saying Turkey has been trying to join the EU since 1959.
There has been a revival of centuries-old Buddhist tradition which bans foods linked to lust or anger…
# asia - Sunday 3 February, 2013
The world’s least inexpensive Michelin-starred experience sees you wash your own cutlery – but prices start at just over €3.
# asia - Saturday 2 February, 2013
Strong tremors have been confirmed across Hokkaido island but no damage has been reported at the several nuclear facilities in the region.
# asia - Monday 28 January, 2013
RaboDirect’s Investor Barometer has also shown that 42 per cent of investors would prefer to invest in emerging markets.
# asia - Tuesday 22 January, 2013
An Indonesian court has sentenced Lindsay Sandiford, 56, to death for smuggling cocaine worth $2.5 million into the resort island of Bali.
# asia - Thursday 17 January, 2013
Philippines legislators passed the landmark law providing government funding for contraceptives and sexuality classes, despite strong opposition from the dominant Roman Catholic Church.
# asia - Wednesday 16 January, 2013
The survey found that 86 per cent of our new citizens have completed third level education while over 80 per cent are working.
# asia - Tuesday 15 January, 2013
A “bomb cyclone” has dumped eight centimetres of snow in nine hours in Tokyo – leading to multiple injuries and one fatality.
# asia - Thursday 10 January, 2013
In a Bloomberg interview, the lawyer was quoted as saying the male companion of the murdered 23-year-old was “wholly responsible” for the incident as the unmarried couple should not have been on the streets at night.
# asia - Wednesday 9 January, 2013
Bord Bia says the value of Irish food and drink exports increased by almost 2 per cent to exceed €9 billion for the first time.
# asia - Monday 7 January, 2013
A man also passed away from the H1N1 influenza strain in Jordan over the weekend.
# asia - Friday 4 January, 2013
Flames swept through a private home for orphans and abandoned children in Henan province, killing seven children.
# asia - Thursday 3 January, 2013
Five men will stand accused of the kidnapping, rape and murder of a young female student, who died at the weekend from the horrific injuries inflicted on her during an ordeal.
# asia - Friday 28 December, 2012
It will be the first time since 1964 that non-state media will be allowed to publish news in the country.
# asia - Thursday 27 December, 2012
The 23-year-old student was airlifted from India to Singapore overnight in a bid to save her life after a vicious gang-rape on a New Dehli bus left her with severe injuries.
# asia - Saturday 15 December, 2012
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines allege the Reproductive Health Bill promotes pre-marital sex and threatens the “moral fibre” of the country.
# asia - Wednesday 12 December, 2012
America, China and Russia have all expressed concern about the successful launch of the rocket by North Korea – and asked all sides to avoid ‘stoking the flames’.
# asia - Tuesday 11 December, 2012
Residents in Singapore generally have large disposable incomes and fewer children.
According to analysis of the latest satellite imagery, the entire three-stage Unha-3 carrier has been removed to a nearby assembly facility.
Banking giant HSBC paid the huge sum to settle allegations of money laundering that were said to have helped terrorists and Iran.
# asia - Wednesday 5 December, 2012
A Nepalese pensioner has been granted citizenship more than a century after she was born in a remote village of the Himalayan nation.
# asia - Monday 3 December, 2012
This is only the tenth time the volcano has erupted since records began in 1740.
# asia - Saturday 1 December, 2012
The long-range rocket test will coincide with elections in South Korea, and the anniversary of Kim Jong-Il’s death.
# asia - Monday 19 November, 2012
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Barack Obama has become the first sitting US President to visit the country.
# asia - Friday 19 October, 2012
The vast majority of people in Ireland remain “white Irish”, who at 3,821,995 people represents 85.8 per cent of the population.
# asia - Friday 12 October, 2012
Survivors and loved-ones paid tribute to the 202 victims of the nightclub bombings on the Indonesian island of Bali, carried out by religious extremists in 2002.
# asia - Thursday 11 October, 2012
Ordinary Chinese are turning to desperate forms of protests as local governments continue to seize land to sell the usage rights to property developers.
# asia - Wednesday 19 September, 2012
Widespread anti-Japan demonstrations have taken place outside Japanese embassies in recent days as the territorial row between the two countries escalates.
# asia - Thursday 13 September, 2012
Ieng Thirith, the notorious regime’s highest ranking woman, had been charged with crimes against humanity, genocide, homicide, torture and religious persecution.