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# asia - Today’s News


# asia - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Protesters being targeted by Triad violence and sexual assaults – Amnesty

Police are being accused of ‘standing by’ as protesters were attacked.

# asia - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Pro-democracy protesters tear-gassed in Hong Kong

Large parts of the city were shut down by the demonstrations.

# asia - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

# asia - Friday 22 August, 2014

In focus: Myanmar struggles with ancient scourge of leprosy

Around 3,000 new cases are found each year in the country, and medical workers are warning that the debilitating disease could be on the rise once more.

# asia - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

If you do yoga, it’s probably down to this man who has died aged 95

The Indian guru is credited more than anyone else for taking the practice worldwide.

# asia - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Body of US tourist in Bali found inside suitcase allegedly dropped off by her daughter

The daughter of the 62-year-old victim has been arrested along with her boyfriend.

# asia - Friday 25 July, 2014

You can now get an underwater train from Europe to Asia

The tunnel in Istanbul was first suggested by an Ottoman sultan in 1860.

# asia - Saturday 28 June, 2014

From Business ETC Irish companies sign €40 million worth of deals in Asia, creating 20 jobs here CHINA IN OUR HANDS

Irish companies sign €40 million worth of deals in Asia, creating 20 jobs here

The announcement comes at the end of a five-day programme to Beijing, Shanghai and Seoul.

# asia - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Transitions Optical warns of 60 redundancies as work moves to Asia

It’s expected that redundancies will be completed by the end of the year.

# asia - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

6,000 Korean police storm religious compound in manhunt for sunken ferry owner

Followers of the Evangelical Baptist Church of Korea erected a barricade at the entrance to the complex, but made no move to block police.

# asia - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Martial law declared as armed troops take to streets of Thailand

Gun-wielding soldiers and army vehicles have been seen in the heart of the capital’s retail and hotel district.

# asia - Sunday 18 May, 2014

3,000 evacuated from Vietnam after wave of anti-Chinese violence

The violence was triggered by Beijing’s deployment of an oil rig in contested South China Sea waters.

# asia - Sunday 11 May, 2014

From Business ETC Why do the Chinese keep Irish baby formula under lock and key? Enter The Dragon

Why do the Chinese keep Irish baby formula under lock and key?

Irish products could have a big trading future with Asia, but we have to get it right.

# asia - Friday 2 May, 2014

350 dead and 2,500 feared lost after landslide flattens Afghan town

Villagers were at Friday prayers in two mosques when they were swamped by a tide of debris

# asia - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Malaysia to release preliminary report into Flight MH370 today

The plane disappeared on 8 March. A massive hunt for the wreckage has so far proved fruitless.

# asia - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Pakistan’s former ruler survives after bomb explodes just before his convoy passed

Pervez Musharraf is on trial for treason and could face the death penalty but some are unconvinced the government will complete the trial.

# asia - Monday 17 March, 2014

UN declares North Korea’s crimes on par with Nazism, apartheid and Khmer Rouge

The head of a UN inquiry has condemned North Korea’s extensive human rights abuses – including extermination, enslavement and sexual violence.

# asia - Monday 10 March, 2014

From Business ETC Chinese middle classes hungry for Irish goods Big In China

Chinese middle classes hungry for Irish goods

Exporter body predicts growth in Ireland-Asia trade for next 15 years.

# asia - Sunday 9 March, 2014

It’s election day in North Korea and people have one option: ‘Yes’.

In the absence of any competing candidates, voters are simply required to mark “Yes” next to the name on the ballot sheet.

# asia - Friday 14 February, 2014

Two killed, hundreds of thousands flee homes as Java volcano erupts (pictures)

A man and woman in their 60s were crushed to deaths, while 200,000 people in a 10km radius have been ordered to evacuate their homes.

# asia - Monday 10 February, 2014

From Business ETC Where’s Richard Bruton this week? Singapore apparently Building Bridges

Where’s Richard Bruton this week? Singapore apparently

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation is on the first ever joint trade mission of ministers from the Republic, Northern Ireland and the UK.

# asia - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Taliban capture US Military sniffer dog, insist he is ‘alive and well’

A video shows “Colonel” wearing a black vest with pouches for equipment and perking his ears when the militants begin chanting.

# asia - Sunday 26 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge This Japanese bra only opens when it senses ‘true love’ True Love Tester

This Japanese bra only opens when it senses ‘true love’

Apparently you can sense true love, did you know that?

# asia - Friday 10 January, 2014

Pictures: Millions of barefoot devotees take part in Manila ‘Black Nazarene’ procession Philippines This post contains images

Pictures: Millions of barefoot devotees take part in Manila ‘Black Nazarene’ procession

Some nine million Catholics packed the streets of the Filipino capital to honour a statue of Jesus they believe has miraculous powers.

# asia - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Chinese man in hospital with confirmed case of bird flu

The WHO say that so far there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission.

Run Run Shaw, father of the kung fu film, dies aged 106 RIP

Run Run Shaw, father of the kung fu film, dies aged 106

The billionaire film pioneer’s Shaw Brothers Studio influenced directors including Quentin Tarantino.

# asia - Monday 30 December, 2013

Myanmar’s president pardons political offenders

Myanmar’s reformist president is trying to fulfil his pledge to free all political prisoners by the end of this year.

# asia - Saturday 30 November, 2013

From Business ETC Kenny jets to Japan for five day visit aimed at building closer economic ties Eastern Promise

Kenny jets to Japan for five day visit aimed at building closer economic ties

The Taoiseach’s trip is aimed at improving business links in the ICT, financial services and agri-food sectors.

# asia - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Concern CEO: We need to look beyond short-term aid in Philippines

The aid agency is overseeing a programme to renovate 2,000 damaged fishing boats in areas where fishing communities were devastated by the storm.

# asia - Sunday 17 November, 2013

The heartbreaking tale of the babies of Typhoon Haiyan

In Tacloban, babies continue to arrive and are the most vulnerable to the region’s problems.

‘That dive guide is now homeless. So is the waitress who made your mango shakes and chatted about her kids’

An Irish scuba resort owner on a tiny Filipino island is raising funds that go directly to stricken communities in the area, which he says has been ‘flattened’.

# asia - Friday 15 November, 2013

Seven days on, Philippines remains chaotic as death toll is disputed

The UN says at least 4,460 people died after the super typhoon but the government says the figure is 2,360.

# asia - Thursday 14 November, 2013

US aircraft carrier steams in to Philippines as UN admits slow response

The head of the UN humanitarian fund says that six days on, logistical problems mean help still hasn’t reached some places.

# asia - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

From The42 Cavani scores stunning free-kick as Uruguay all but seal World Cup spot Brazil 2014

Cavani scores stunning free-kick as Uruguay all but seal World Cup spot

The South Americans defeated Jordan 5-0 in their play-off first leg in Amman.

100 tonnes of Irish aid due to arrive in the Philippines

The UN estimates more than 11.3 million people have been affected with 673,000 made homeless, since Haiyan smashed into the nation’s central islands on Friday.

# asia - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Gilmore: Irish people expect us to play our full part in Philippines relief effort

It comes as the US and Britain deploy warships to the islands. Some 10,000 people are feared dead in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

# asia - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Typhoon death toll could reach 10,000 in one city alone

Several hundred people have been confirmed dead in the Philippines, but that could rise dramatically as more cities report in.

# asia - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Dozens feared dead as plane crashes in Laos

44 passengers and five crew were on board when the plane came down after hitting bad weather.

# asia - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

139 arrested in China for ‘spreading jihad’

Beijing has warned of growing religious extremism in the western region of Xinjiang.

# asia - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Miss Philippines crowned Miss World amid Muslim anger

Hundreds of Islamic radicals held a prayer session to express their anger at the contest being held in Indonesia as the event went ahead with stepped-up security.

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