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#Asia

# asia - Friday 24 June, 2022

Death toll from Afghanistan’s earthquake rises to 1,150 people
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Death toll from Afghanistan’s earthquake rises to 1,150 people

Jun 24th 2022, 12:06 PM 4,730 Views 6 Comments

The magnitude six quake has left thousands more without shelter.

# asia - Monday 23 May, 2022

Deluges of rain flood parts of India and Bangladesh
# Flooding
# Flooding

Deluges of rain flood parts of India and Bangladesh

May 23rd 2022, 1:33 PM 4,449 Views 0 Comments

At least 24 people have been killed due to the floods in recent weeks.

# asia - Sunday 15 May, 2022

North Korea reports 15 more 'fever' deaths amid Covid outbreak
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea reports 15 more 'fever' deaths amid Covid outbreak

May 15th 2022, 12:10 PM 13,998 Views 13 Comments

North Korea has no Covid vaccines, antiviral treatment drugs or mass-testing capacity.

# asia - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Monkey, gecko and succulent bamboo among 224 new species found in Greater Mekong
# Wildlife
# Wildlife

Monkey, gecko and succulent bamboo among 224 new species found in Greater Mekong

Jan 26th 2022, 8:48 AM 17,841 Views 8 Comments

WWF said the newly identified species showed the region is a nature ‘hotspot’ but action is needed to protect wildlife.

# asia - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Opinion: The virus may rapidly spread to countries that lack even the most basic resources to fight it
# Trócaire
# Trócaire

Opinion: The virus may rapidly spread to countries that lack even the most basic resources to fight it

Mar 25th 2020, 7:00 PM 27,484 Views 24 Comments

Were coronavirus to spread across the entire African continent, countries will have to rely only on their own scarce resources, writes Trócaire CEO Caoimhe de Barra.

# asia - Monday 24 February, 2020

Public Health Emergency Team to meet to 'advance Covid-19 preparedness plans for Ireland'
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Public Health Emergency Team to meet to 'advance Covid-19 preparedness plans for Ireland'

Updated Feb 24th 2020, 9:47 AM 40,224 Views 48 Comments

Three people have died in Italy, which is experiencing Europe’s first major outbreak of the virus.

# asia - Monday 11 November, 2019

Miniature fanged ‘deer’ not seen for 30 years rediscovered tiptoeing through Vietnam
# MOUSE DEER
# MOUSE DEER

Miniature fanged ‘deer’ not seen for 30 years rediscovered tiptoeing through Vietnam

Nov 11th 2019, 7:00 PM 56,510 Views 30 Comments

The animal was last recorded in 1990.

# asia - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Ireland underage goalkeeper Bazunu included in Man City's pre-season tour squad
# Made The Cut
From The42
# Made The Cut

Ireland underage goalkeeper Bazunu included in Man City's pre-season tour squad

Jul 14th 2019, 10:38 AM 8,947 Views 4 Comments

The former Shamrock Rovers netminder will join Pep’s side on their tour of Asia.

# asia - Friday 17 May, 2019

Taiwan's parliament has become the first in Asia to pass legislation for same-sex marriage
# Equality
# Equality

Taiwan's parliament has become the first in Asia to pass legislation for same-sex marriage

May 17th 2019, 10:07 AM 9,488 Views 27 Comments

Debate is ongoing over what, if any, provisions will be made for same-sex couples to adopt.

# asia - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Indonesia approves plans to move capital away from rapidly-sinking city of Jakarta
# Capital Acquisition
# Capital Acquisition

Indonesia approves plans to move capital away from rapidly-sinking city of Jakarta

Apr 30th 2019, 10:47 AM 37,538 Views 16 Comments

Half of the city, which is home to 30 million people, is below sea level.

# asia - Friday 29 March, 2019

Boyzone singer Keith Duffy hospitalised before show in Bangkok
# On Tour
# On Tour

Boyzone singer Keith Duffy hospitalised before show in Bangkok

Mar 29th 2019, 10:32 AM 63,514 Views 50 Comments

The band performed without him after he was taken to hospital.

# asia - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Philippine president Duterte under fire after admitting he molested a maid when a teenager
# Asia
# Asia

Philippine president Duterte under fire after admitting he molested a maid when a teenager

Dec 30th 2018, 5:11 PM 34,840 Views 48 Comments

Women’s rights political party Gabriela denounced Duterte’s comments as “repulsive”.

# asia - Saturday 28 April, 2018

'Surprising' level of interest in direct flight from Dublin to Asia
# Cathay Pacific
# Cathay Pacific

'Surprising' level of interest in direct flight from Dublin to Asia

Apr 28th 2018, 9:45 AM 32,101 Views 25 Comments

The new Dublin to Hong Kong route has attracted interest from Chinese, Japanese and Filipino globetrotters.

# asia - Friday 9 March, 2018

Big Tobacco made €7,900 for every dead smoker in 2015, according to a new report
# No Smoke Without Fire
# No Smoke Without Fire

Big Tobacco made €7,900 for every dead smoker in 2015, according to a new report

Mar 9th 2018, 6:05 AM 11,765 Views 68 Comments

The latest edition of the Tobacco Atlas says that the industry is maximising profits by targeting the ‘vulnerable’ in places like Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

# asia - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Thai police arrest Asian wildlife trafficking 'kingpin' caught smuggling €800k of rhino horns
# Endangered Species
# Endangered Species

Thai police arrest Asian wildlife trafficking 'kingpin' caught smuggling €800k of rhino horns

Jan 20th 2018, 10:56 AM 10,607 Views 21 Comments

He was caught smuggling 14 rhino horns from Africa to Thailand.

# asia - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Ancient DNA evidence reveals story of first Native Americans to enter the continent
# Ancient Beringians
# Ancient Beringians

Ancient DNA evidence reveals story of first Native Americans to enter the continent

Jan 7th 2018, 3:30 PM 28,946 Views 17 Comments

A team of researchers made the discovery using DNA from a six-month-old Native American infant.

# asia - Sunday 5 November, 2017

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population
# Laos
# Laos

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population

Nov 5th 2017, 10:00 AM 11,281 Views 3 Comments

New research shows how the increase in elephants’ workloads has affected their reproduction.

# asia - Monday 25 September, 2017

Japan's prime minister calls snap election
# Snap Election
# Snap Election

Japan's prime minister calls snap election

Sep 25th 2017, 12:55 PM 7,862 Views 9 Comments

Shinzo Abe hopes to capitalise on a weak and fractured opposition to sweep back into power.

# asia - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Death toll in worst monsoon season in decades tops 1,200
# South Asia
# South Asia

Death toll in worst monsoon season in decades tops 1,200

Aug 30th 2017, 10:50 PM 13,902 Views 14 Comments

At least five people, including two children, have been killed in Mumbai since yesterday.

# asia - Thursday 6 July, 2017

United States warns North Korea it has 'considerable military forces' and is ready to use them
# Tensions
# Tensions

United States warns North Korea it has 'considerable military forces' and is ready to use them

Jul 6th 2017, 7:29 AM 12,757 Views 62 Comments

The US is now pushing for tougher sanctions.

# asia - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

These iconic sights could be ending as Vietnam's capital vows to ban motorbikes
# Hanoi
# Hanoi

These iconic sights could be ending as Vietnam's capital vows to ban motorbikes

Jul 4th 2017, 2:11 PM 19,235 Views 36 Comments

Councilors voted to implement the ban by 2030 but opponents have called it ‘totally insane’.

# asia - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage
# Love Is Love
# Love Is Love

Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage

May 24th 2017, 8:47 PM 7,464 Views 21 Comments

“I’m leaping with joy like a bird,” one person said. Activists have fought for almost 30 years for gay marriage equality.

# asia - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Bodies of five tigers with missing organs found in Vietnamese man's freezer
# Animals
# Animals

Bodies of five tigers with missing organs found in Vietnamese man's freezer

Mar 21st 2017, 6:57 PM 10,001 Views 15 Comments

Tiger bones are commonly boiled down and mixed with rice wine in Vietnam, a mixture believed to treat arthritis and promote strength.

# asia - Friday 2 September, 2016

Asian and African countries face Zika risk due to high volume of people travelling there
# Outbreak Fears
# Outbreak Fears

Asian and African countries face Zika risk due to high volume of people travelling there

Sep 2nd 2016, 6:10 AM 7,412 Views 5 Comments

The World Health Organisation has declared the virus a global public health emergency.

# asia - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Snapchat has been forced to take down its 'racist yellow face' filter
# Stereotyping
# Stereotyping

Snapchat has been forced to take down its 'racist yellow face' filter

Aug 11th 2016, 10:29 AM 21,349 Views 69 Comments

The filter gave users slanty eyes and big teeth.

# asia - Friday 8 July, 2016

In Photos: Monsoon downpours intensify following Typhoon Nepartak
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

In Photos: Monsoon downpours intensify following Typhoon Nepartak

Jul 8th 2016, 9:28 PM 15,190 Views 5 Comments

More than 15,400 people have been evacuated from 14 counties and cities.

# asia - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

"I walked alone"- Japanese boy who survived in the forest speaks about how he did it
# Survival Story
# Survival Story

"I walked alone"- Japanese boy who survived in the forest speaks about how he did it

Jun 7th 2016, 10:39 AM 37,623 Views 31 Comments

The story of Yamata Tanooka has gripped Japan.

# asia - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Man suspected of beheading four-year-old girl beaten by angry mob
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

Man suspected of beheading four-year-old girl beaten by angry mob

Mar 29th 2016, 5:04 PM 26,575 Views 15 Comments

The case has led to a debate about the death penalty.

# asia - Friday 15 January, 2016

Chinese super club is apparently almost as valuable as Man United
# Emerging Force
From The42
# Emerging Force

Chinese super club is apparently almost as valuable as Man United

Jan 15th 2016, 12:07 PM 9,965 Views 3 Comments

Before the fundraising, it was 60 percent owned by property developer Evergrande.

# asia - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Chinese diplomat arrested after birthday party ends in double murder
# Philippines
# Philippines

Chinese diplomat arrested after birthday party ends in double murder

Oct 21st 2015, 11:37 PM 19,004 Views 20 Comments

China’s Consul General in the country was shot through the neck, but survived.

A doctor is on trial for murder after infecting hundreds of patients with HIV
# Cambodia
# Cambodia

A doctor is on trial for murder after infecting hundreds of patients with HIV

Oct 21st 2015, 6:30 AM 20,017 Views 10 Comments

Yem Chroeum claims he did not knowingly infect his patients.

# asia - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Pilot in plane crash that killed 43 "mistakenly turned off engine"
# Crash
# Crash

Pilot in plane crash that killed 43 "mistakenly turned off engine"

Jul 2nd 2015, 10:06 AM 33,878 Views 28 Comments

“Wow, pulled back wrong throttle.”

# asia - Friday 24 April, 2015

No fanfare or fuss for release of the new Apple watch

No fanfare or fuss for release of the new Apple watch

Apr 24th 2015, 8:14 AM 13,457 Views 37 Comments

Previous Apple launches have seen queues down the street – but stock of the new watch on the high street is limited.

# asia - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Young child dies in fire on board tourist-packed Thailand ferry
# Rescue
# Rescue

Young child dies in fire on board tourist-packed Thailand ferry

Apr 9th 2015, 8:17 AM 12,946 Views 11 Comments

No Irish citizens were thought to be on board.

# asia - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Afghan woman beaten to death and set on fire for allegedly burning Koran
# Lynching
# Lynching

Afghan woman beaten to death and set on fire for allegedly burning Koran

Mar 22nd 2015, 4:26 PM 17,579 Views 75 Comments

The 27-year-old’s family deny she was involved.

# asia - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Protesters being targeted by Triad violence and sexual assaults - Amnesty
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Protesters being targeted by Triad violence and sexual assaults - Amnesty

Oct 4th 2014, 7:45 AM 8,772 Views 8 Comments

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

# asia - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Pro-democracy protesters tear-gassed in Hong Kong
# Occupy Central
# Occupy Central

Pro-democracy protesters tear-gassed in Hong Kong

Sep 28th 2014, 1:06 PM 9,097 Views 45 Comments

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

# asia - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

How cooking with coal and wood fires is killing millions around the world
# TURF'S UP
# TURF'S UP

How cooking with coal and wood fires is killing millions around the world

Sep 3rd 2014, 6:45 AM 17,606 Views 28 Comments

…Especially women and children.

# asia - Friday 22 August, 2014

In focus: Myanmar struggles with ancient scourge of leprosy
# New Cases
# New Cases

In focus: Myanmar struggles with ancient scourge of leprosy

Aug 22nd 2014, 7:00 AM 35,127 Views 15 Comments

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
# BKS Iyenger
# BKS Iyenger

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

Aug 20th 2014, 3:05 PM 12,907 Views 8 Comments

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

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