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# asia - Monday 3 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Turkey: Protester dies as car crashes into group of demonstrators Turkey

Turkey: Protester dies as car crashes into group of demonstrators

A 20-year-old man has died after being hit by a taxi which rammed into a group of demonstrators occupying a highway in Istanbul.

From TheJournal.ie Turkish PM maintains hard stance as protests enter fourth day Turkey This post contains videos

Turkish PM maintains hard stance as protests enter fourth day

The hackivist group Anonymous took down several Turkish government websites last night, condemning the “censorship of social media and other communication” methods.

# asia - Saturday 25 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Two-child limit for Muslims in parts of Burma Burma

Two-child limit for Muslims in parts of Burma

Authorities in Burma’s western Rakhine state face accusations of ethnic cleansing after applying a two-child limit to Muslim families that does not also apply to Buddhists in the area.

# asia - Thursday 23 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Clumsy crane operator knocks out electricity in a third of Vietnam Vietnam

Clumsy crane operator knocks out electricity in a third of Vietnam

An operator knocked down a tree – which cut the main high-voltage line between the north and south of the country.

# asia - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark Asia

Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark

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

From TheJournal.ie Japanese mayor: Wartime sex slaves were 'necessary' Japan

Japanese mayor: Wartime sex slaves were 'necessary'

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

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong transsexual wins fight to marry her boyfriend Hong Kong

Hong Kong transsexual wins fight to marry her boyfriend

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

From TheJournal.ie Bangladesh building survivors protest as toll passes 700 Bangladesh

Bangladesh building survivors protest as toll passes 700

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

From TheJournal.ie Bangladesh disaster death toll passes 400 Bangladesh

Bangladesh disaster death toll passes 400

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Can India be called a democracy when society's most vulnerable are ignored? Opinion

Column: Can India be called a democracy when society's most vulnerable are ignored?

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

From TheJournal.ie Tensions rise as North Korea blocks access to crucial industrial zone Tensions

Tensions rise as North Korea blocks access to crucial industrial zone

South Korea says it is looking at all options, including military action, to protect its citizens.

# asia - Sunday 31 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie New avian flu strain kills two in China, one critical Avian Flu

New avian flu strain kills two in China, one critical

The victims contracted H7N9 avian influenza, a sub-type that has not previously been transmitted to humans.

# asia - Saturday 30 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Chance of survivors "slim" in Tibet landslide search Landslide

Chance of survivors "slim" in Tibet landslide search

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

From TheJournal.ie Horsemeat scandal spreads to Asia for first time Horsemeat

Horsemeat scandal spreads to Asia for first time

An imported lasagne has been pulled from the shelves in a Hong Kong supermarket.

# asia - Monday 4 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Turkish PM says delay in country joining the EU is "unforgivable" Long Wait

Turkish PM says delay in country joining the EU is "unforgivable"

“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.

From TheJournal.ie South Korea 'temple cuisine' feeds body and soul South Korea

South Korea 'temple cuisine' feeds body and soul

There has been a revival of centuries-old Buddhist tradition which bans foods linked to lust or anger…

# asia - Sunday 3 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie How to eat cheaply in a Michelin-starred restaurant (in Hong Kong) Slap-up Dinner This post contains videos

How to eat cheaply in a Michelin-starred restaurant (in Hong Kong)

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

From TheJournal.ie Powerful 6.9 earthquake shakes northern Japan Japan

Powerful 6.9 earthquake shakes northern Japan

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish investor sentiment now positive - RaboDirect Sentiment

Irish investor sentiment now positive - RaboDirect

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

From TheJournal.ie British grandmother gets death sentence for drugs in Indonesia Death Sentence

British grandmother gets death sentence for drugs in Indonesia

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

From TheJournal.ie Philippines signs controversial new law easing access to contraception Philippines

Philippines signs controversial new law easing access to contraception

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

From TheJournal.ie Most of Ireland’s new citizens do not feel part of society Integration

Most of Ireland’s new citizens do not feel part of society

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

From TheJournal.ie One dead, 900 hurt in heavy Japan snowfall Japan

One dead, 900 hurt in heavy Japan snowfall

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

From TheJournal.ie Lawyer of Delhi gang-rape accused denies smearing victim India

Lawyer of Delhi gang-rape accused denies smearing victim

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

From TheJournal.ie Record €9 billion food and beverage exports in 2012 - Bord Bia report Exports

Record €9 billion food and beverage exports in 2012 - Bord Bia report

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

From TheJournal.ie Two die from swine flu in China Health

Two die from swine flu in China

A man also passed away from the H1N1 influenza strain in Jordan over the weekend.

# asia - Friday 4 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie China: orphanage fire kills seven children China

China: orphanage fire kills seven children

Flames swept through a private home for orphans and abandoned children in Henan province, killing seven children.

# asia - Thursday 3 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Delhi gang-rape suspects to be charged in court India

Delhi gang-rape suspects to be charged in court

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

From TheJournal.ie Burma to allow daily private newspapers Burma

Burma to allow daily private newspapers

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

From TheJournal.ie Doctors battle to save India gang-rape victim India

Doctors battle to save India gang-rape victim

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

From TheJournal.ie Bishops say new bill is moving Philippines towards legal abortion Birth Control

Bishops say new bill is moving Philippines towards legal abortion

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

From TheJournal.ie Condemnation after North Korea launches rocket Tensions

Condemnation after North Korea launches rocket

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

From TheJournal.ie Singapore's largest newspaper to introduce pet obituaries AUF WIEDERSEHEN PET

Singapore's largest newspaper to introduce pet obituaries

Residents in Singapore generally have large disposable incomes and fewer children.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea removes rocket from launch pad: report North Korea

North Korea removes rocket from launch pad: report

According to analysis of the latest satellite imagery, the entire three-stage Unha-3 carrier has been removed to a nearby assembly facility.

From TheJournal.ie HSBC to pay $1.9 billion to settle money laundering probe Money Money Money

HSBC to pay $1.9 billion to settle money laundering probe

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

From TheJournal.ie Nepal woman aged 105 finally granted citizenship Long Time Comin

Nepal woman aged 105 finally granted citizenship

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

From TheJournal.ie Photos: Thar she blows - Russian volcano erupts for first time in 36 years Volcano

Photos: Thar she blows - Russian volcano erupts for first time in 36 years

This is only the tenth time the volcano has erupted since records began in 1740.

# asia - Saturday 1 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie North Korea 'to test long-range rocket' some time this month North Korea

North Korea 'to test long-range rocket' some time this month

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

From TheJournal.ie Obama visits Aung San Suu Kyi at home, calls for more reform Burma This post contains images

Obama visits Aung San Suu Kyi at home, calls for more reform

Barack Obama has become the first sitting US President to visit the country.

# asia - Friday 19 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Non-Chinese Asians are the fastest growing ethnic group in Ireland – CSO Ethnicity

Non-Chinese Asians are the fastest growing ethnic group in Ireland – CSO

The vast majority of people in Ireland remain “white Irish”, who at 3,821,995 people represents 85.8 per cent of the population.