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#Asia

# asia - Sunday 11 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 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

From TheJournal.ie 350 dead and 2,500 feared lost after landslide flattens Afghan town Natural Disaster

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

From TheJournal.ie Malaysia to release preliminary report into Flight MH370 today Missing Plane

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

From TheJournal.ie Pakistan's former ruler survives after bomb explodes just before his convoy passed Assassination

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

From TheJournal.ie UN declares North Korea's crimes on par with Nazism, apartheid and Khmer Rouge North Korea

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 TheJournal.ie 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

From TheJournal.ie It's election day in North Korea and people have one option: 'Yes'. One Man One Vote

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

From TheJournal.ie Two killed, hundreds of thousands flee homes as Java volcano erupts (pictures) Mass Evacuation

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 TheJournal.ie 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

From TheJournal.ie Taliban capture US Military sniffer dog, insist he is 'alive and well' Dogs Of War

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

From TheJournal.ie 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

From TheJournal.ie Chinese man in hospital with confirmed case of bird flu Bird Flu

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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

From TheJournal.ie Myanmar's president pardons political offenders Pardon

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 TheJournal.ie 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

From TheJournal.ie Concern CEO: We need to look beyond short-term aid in Philippines Typhoon Haiyan

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

From TheJournal.ie The heartbreaking tale of the babies of Typhoon Haiyan Philippines

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'That dive guide is now homeless. So is the waitress who made your mango shakes and chatted about her kids' Typhoon Haiyan

'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

From TheJournal.ie Seven days on, Philippines remains chaotic as death toll is disputed Aftermath

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

From TheJournal.ie US aircraft carrier steams in to Philippines as UN admits slow response Typhoon Haiyan

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 100 tonnes of Irish aid due to arrive in the Philippines Typhoon Haiyan

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

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore: Irish people expect us to play our full part in Philippines relief effort Typhoon Haiyan

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

From TheJournal.ie Typhoon death toll could reach 10,000 in one city alone Typhoon

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

From TheJournal.ie Dozens feared dead as plane crashes in Laos Lao Airlines

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

From TheJournal.ie 139 arrested in China for 'spreading jihad' China

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

From TheJournal.ie Miss Philippines crowned Miss World amid Muslim anger Miss World

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.

# asia - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Major earthquake kills at least 39 in Pakistan Pakistan

Major earthquake kills at least 39 in Pakistan

Up to a third of buildings in the Baluchistan province may have been destroyed in the largest earthquake anywhere in the world this year.

# asia - Sunday 22 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Flights cancelled and nuclear power plant on alert as typhoon hits China Asia

Flights cancelled and nuclear power plant on alert as typhoon hits China

Hong Kong International Airport said 370 arriving and departing flights were cancelled and another 64 delayed.

# asia - Monday 16 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'It is a crime to be born a woman in India' Column

Column: 'It is a crime to be born a woman in India'

Shame is a powerful concept, used to control and modify behaviour the world over – and it has been used to perpetuate gender imbalances in countries like India, writes Christie Louise Tucker.

# asia - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie 118 carat diamond to go on auction in October Bling Bling

118 carat diamond to go on auction in October

The diamond is expected to fetched between $28 and 35 million at an auction next month.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly a quarter of Asian Pacific men have raped a woman Sexual Crime

Nearly a quarter of Asian Pacific men have raped a woman

A third of 10,000 men in the Asian Pacific region who had committed a rape said that they had done so to punish the woman.

# asia - Friday 6 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge 18 things you know if you've been travelling Life Lessons

18 things you know if you've been travelling

The bottom bunk is always best, people.

# asia - Thursday 15 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Spoon in underwear saving some British youths from forced marriage Airport Alert

Spoon in underwear saving some British youths from forced marriage

UK authorities warn airport staff to be vigilant for trafficked teens and charity gives advice to vulnerable that might help them attract attention to their plight.

# asia - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Japan Diplomacy

Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Japan

The nomination, which requires Senate confirmation, marks the biggest foray into public service for Kennedy, who was an early supporter of Obama.

# asia - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Bus and truck collide on busy Thai highway, killing 19 Thailand

Bus and truck collide on busy Thai highway, killing 19

A cement truck travelling on the wrong side of the road hit a double-decker bus in central Thailand.

# asia - Monday 15 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie China rape victim's mother wins damages over labour camp China

China rape victim's mother wins damages over labour camp

The mother of a child who was kidnapped, raped and forced into prostitution had been sent to labour camp because of her demands that her daughter’s attackers be punished.

# asia - Saturday 6 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie North and South Korea hold rare talks after months of increasing tensions Tensions

North and South Korea hold rare talks after months of increasing tensions

The talks follow months of friction and threats of war by Pyongyang after its February nuclear test attracted tougher UN sanctions, further squeezing its struggling economy.

# asia - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Laser technology reveals ancient city under Cambodian earth Ancient Earth

Laser technology reveals ancient city under Cambodian earth

Airborne laser technology has uncovered a network of roadways and canals, illustrating a bustling ancient city linking Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat temples.