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#Asia

# asia - Friday 12 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Victims remembered on 10th anniversary of Bali bombings Bali Bombings

Victims remembered on 10th anniversary of Bali bombings

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

From TheJournal.ie Chinese landowners setting themselves on fire over forced evictions China

Chinese landowners setting themselves on fire over forced evictions

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

From TheJournal.ie Japan-China dispute islands: oil bonanza or just rocks? Asia

Japan-China dispute islands: oil bonanza or just rocks?

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

From TheJournal.ie Cambodia genocide defendant ruled unfit for trial Cambodia

Cambodia genocide defendant ruled unfit for trial

Ieng Thirith, the notorious regime’s highest ranking woman, had been charged with crimes against humanity, genocide, homicide, torture and religious persecution.

# asia - Monday 10 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Man caught trying to board plane with monkey in his pants Monkey Business

# asia - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Thailand clarifies position on English language teachers from Ireland ESL

Thailand clarifies position on English language teachers from Ireland

The Teachers’ Council of Thailand has clarified that Irish citizens are not required to prove their proficiency in English through testing before being allowed to teach in the country.

# asia - Monday 20 August, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Burma's government ends direct media censorship Burma

Burma's government ends direct media censorship

Under the new rules, journalists will no longer have to submit their work to state censors before publication.

# asia - Sunday 19 August, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Protests across China after Japanese swimmers 'invade' disputed islands Asia

Protests across China after Japanese swimmers 'invade' disputed islands

Ten Japanese people – including five councillors – landed on the main island of an archipelago also claimed by China and Taiwan.

# asia - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Quadruple amputee completes icy swim across the Bering Straits

Frenchman Phillippe Croizon braved near-freezing temperatures to swim the 4k stretch that links America and Asia.

# asia - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

From TheJournal.ie In photos: Torrential rains deluge Manila Philippines This post contains images

In photos: Torrential rains deluge Manila

The Philippines’s capital has been turned into a “water world” in a deluge that has killed at least 23 people and forced hundreds of thousands to flee.

# asia - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge Video: Internet censorship in China explained China This post contains videos

Video: Internet censorship in China explained

Blogger Michael Anti explains how the social media space works in a country where site like Twitter and Facebook are blocked.

# asia - Friday 20 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie China: Artist Ai loses appeal against tax fine Ai Weiwei

China: Artist Ai loses appeal against tax fine

Ai Weiwei – a vocal critic of China’s government – had decried the ruling, saying it an attempt to silence him.

# asia - Friday 15 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Russia 'not supplying' attack helicopters to Syria - Ministry Allies

Russia 'not supplying' attack helicopters to Syria - Ministry

Hillary Clinton had said she believed that there were attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria – something Russia denies.

# asia - Thursday 14 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie China confirms forced abortion case after uproar China

China confirms forced abortion case after uproar

The Chinese authorities have confirmed that a woman was forced to abort seven months into her pregnancy because she failed to pay a hefty fine for exceeding the country’s strict “one-child” population control policy.

# asia - Monday 11 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Burma declares state of emergency in midst of fatal sectarian violence Burma

Burma declares state of emergency in midst of fatal sectarian violence

At least eight people – including a 12-year-old girl – have been killed in sectarian violence in western Burma.

# asia - Friday 8 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Bomb targeting government bus in Pakistan kills 18 Pakistan

Bomb targeting government bus in Pakistan kills 18

Eighteen government employees and other civilians were killed when a bomb exploded on a bus in northwestern Pakistan.

# asia - Thursday 7 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie China to tighten Internet control with new rules China

China to tighten Internet control with new rules

China’s government plans to extend nationwide a requirement for microblog users to register with their real names as part of a sweeping update of rules governing the Internet.

# asia - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

From TheJournal.ie European markets open in positive territory amid Chinese hopes Markets

European markets open in positive territory amid Chinese hopes

Investors are also enthused by suggestions that Greece will recapitalise four of its major banks later this week.

# asia - Monday 21 May, 2012

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: Last night's annular eclipse as seen around the world Ring Of Fire This post contains images

PHOTOS: Last night's annular eclipse as seen around the world

The sun, moon and earth came into specific points of their orbit last night which made it look like there was a ring of fire around the moon.

# asia - Saturday 19 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge In pics: Part of the Great Wall of China most tourists never see Walled Off This post contains images

In pics: Part of the Great Wall of China most tourists never see

Two hikers share their trip on unrestored part of the Wall which has since been closed for safety reasons.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese activist who fled house arrest heads to US China

Chinese activist who fled house arrest heads to US

The well-known Chinese activist was hurriedly taken from a hospital and put on a plane for the United States after a nearly month-long diplomatic tussle that has tested US-China relations.

# asia - Monday 14 May, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Plane crash kills 15 in Nepal mountains, 6 survive Nepal

Plane crash kills 15 in Nepal mountains, 6 survive

A plane carrying Nepalese, Indian and Western passengers crashed into a mountain in the Himalayas today, killing 15 people and critically injuring six.

# asia - Friday 4 May, 2012

From TheJournal.ie US, China forge tentative deal on Chinese activist China

US, China forge tentative deal on Chinese activist

The US and China outlined a tentative deal today to send a blind legal activist to America for study – which could potentially bring an end to a delicate diplomatic crisis.

# asia - Saturday 28 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Photos: Tear gas used as 25,000 rally for reforms in Malaysia Protest This post contains images

Photos: Tear gas used as 25,000 rally for reforms in Malaysia

The protest, one of the largest held in the country in the past decade, was held to demand an overhaul of biased electoral policies.

# asia - Thursday 26 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Photo: North Korea's big show visible from space North Korea

Photo: North Korea's big show visible from space

North Korea’s national celebration of the 100th birthday of national founder Kim Il Sung was big enough to be visible from space.

# asia - Sunday 22 April, 2012

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel gets back to winning ways in Bahrain

The Austrian driver led from start to finish, showing signs of his world-championship winning form to hold off the Lotus challenge.

# asia - Saturday 21 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Japan to forgive €2.8 billion of Burma's debt Burma

Japan to forgive €2.8 billion of Burma's debt

Japan is to take steps to forgive about 300 billion yen (€2.8 billion) of Burma’s debt and resume development aid in a bid to support democratic and economic reforms in the country.

# asia - Sunday 15 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Kim Jong Un makes first public speech since becoming leader North Korea This post contains images

Kim Jong Un makes first public speech since becoming leader

At the culmination of two weeks of celebrations marking the centenary of the birth of his grandfather, North Korea’s new leader made his first public speech since stepping into power last December.

# asia - Friday 13 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Chinese economy has worst growth in three years... at 8.1 per cent Bubble Burst?

Chinese economy has worst growth in three years... at 8.1 per cent

Economic output in Q1 was up by 8.1 per cent on the same time last year. Unsurprisingly, analysts aren’t too worried.

# asia - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Tsunami warnings lifted after two earthquakes off Indonesian coast Indonesia

Tsunami warnings lifted after two earthquakes off Indonesian coast

The earthquake was measured initially as 8.9 magnitude but has since been revised downwards to 8.6 as tsunami warnings were issued in over a dozen countries. Some have since been lifted.

# asia - Monday 2 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Aung San Suu Kyi claims victory in Burma election Burma This post contains videos

Aung San Suu Kyi claims victory in Burma election

The long-persecuted opposition leader could be set to take office in the isolated country for the first time.

From TheJournal.ie Satellite images show North Korea launch operations North Korea

Satellite images show North Korea launch operations

The US is claiming the North Korean rocket launch is a smokescreen for long-range missile tests.

# asia - Sunday 1 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Pakistani boy, 13, set fire to himself because parents couldn't afford school uniform Pakistan

Pakistani boy, 13, set fire to himself because parents couldn't afford school uniform

Kamran Khan’s parents could not afford the traditional clothes to send him to school. Yesterday he died from his injuries.

From TheJournal.ie Aung San Suu Kyi claims victory in Burmese by-election Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi claims victory in Burmese by-election

The National League for Democracy says its leader has taken a seat in parliament, in spite of allegations of vote-rigging.

From TheJournal.ie Suu Kyi poised for by-election success in Burma Burma

Suu Kyi poised for by-election success in Burma

The electoral win will change little but marks a new era in the 24-year politicla career of the democracy activist who had spent much of the past two decades under house arrest.

# asia - Friday 30 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Japan says it will intercept North Korean rocket if threatened North Korea

Japan says it will intercept North Korean rocket if threatened

Japan has ordered missile units to intercept a long-range rocket expected to be launched by North Korea next month if the rocket – or any its fragments – threaten to hit the country.

# asia - Monday 26 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Aung San Suu Kyi suspends campaign over ill health Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi suspends campaign over ill health

Burma’s opposition leader has been forced to suspend her campaign due to ill health just one week ahead of the polls.

# asia - Thursday 15 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie 117 dead, more missing in Bangladesh ferry sinking Ferry Crash

117 dead, more missing in Bangladesh ferry sinking

Five more bodies have been pulled from the water today – bringing the death toll from the boat crash to 117.

# asia - Thursday 16 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Four accused of eating endangered Zimbabwe tortoises Animals

Four accused of eating endangered Zimbabwe tortoises

The men admitted killing 40 of the endangered animals, while another 13 live tortoises were found in a house raised by invesetigators.

# asia - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Nokia to end European phone assembly operation Nokia

Nokia to end European phone assembly operation

Around 4,000 jobs are being lost in Finland, Hungary and Mexico as the mobile phone company shifts manufacturing operations into Asia.