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# asia - Last week 27th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

China cities under heavy policing after protests as authorities accelerate push to vaccinate elderly
# China
# China

China cities under heavy policing after protests as authorities accelerate push to vaccinate elderly

Updated Nov 29th 2022, 8:50 AM 10,387 Views 8 Comments

Several protests were planned for last night but did not materialise.

# asia - Last month November 2022

Indonesia quake death toll rises to 252
# RIP
# RIP

Indonesia quake death toll rises to 252

Updated Nov 22nd 2022, 9:39 AM 3,690 Views 1 Comment

The quake hit Indonesia’s main island of Java.

At least 38 killed in fire at industrial wholesaler in central China
# RIP
# RIP

At least 38 killed in fire at industrial wholesaler in central China

Nov 22nd 2022, 7:59 AM 5,689 Views 0 Comments

Two other people were injured.

South Korea police admit crowd surge response was 'insufficient'
# South Korea Tragedy
# South Korea Tragedy

South Korea police admit crowd surge response was 'insufficient'

Nov 1st 2022, 6:47 AM 6,611 Views 0 Comments

At least 156 mostly young people were killed, and scores more injured, in a deadly crowd surge on Saturday.

# asia - October October 2022

Suspension bridge collapse kills at least 132 in India
# RIP
# RIP

Suspension bridge collapse kills at least 132 in India

Oct 31st 2022, 9:34 AM 17,967 Views 0 Comments

The bridge had been closed for renovation for almost six months and was reopened just four days ago.

South Korea mourns Halloween crowd surge victims
# South Korea
# South Korea

South Korea mourns Halloween crowd surge victims

Oct 31st 2022, 9:30 AM 6,390 Views 3 Comments

Calls for accountability were growing this morning in the press and online, as potential lapses of crowd control and policing emerged.

At least 31 dead after floods and landslides in south Philippines
# Philippines
# Philippines

At least 31 dead after floods and landslides in south Philippines

Oct 28th 2022, 8:53 AM 4,701 Views 1 Comment

Tropical Storm Nalgae caused unusually heavy rains in Maguindanao province.

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles, says South's military
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles, says South's military

Oct 28th 2022, 8:09 AM 6,609 Views 3 Comments

Washington and Seoul have warned that such launches could culminate in another nuclear test.

North Korean nuclear test would meet 'unprecedented' response: US, Japan, South Korea
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korean nuclear test would meet 'unprecedented' response: US, Japan, South Korea

Oct 26th 2022, 8:01 AM 17,401 Views 14 Comments

Seoul and Washington have repeatedly warned that Pyongyang could be close to testing an atomic bomb for the first time since 2017.

North Korea fires ballistic missile, Seoul's military says
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea fires ballistic missile, Seoul's military says

Updated Oct 9th 2022, 3:57 PM 20,005 Views 15 Comments

It is the latest in a blitz of launches amid tensions over US-led military exercises in the region.

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

Updated Oct 4th 2022, 10:37 AM 28,096 Views 37 Comments

South Korean and US fighter jets have conducted precision bombing drills in response.

Indonesia police chief and nine senior officers removed over football disaster
# Indonesia Tragedy
# Indonesia Tragedy

Indonesia police chief and nine senior officers removed over football disaster

Oct 4th 2022, 6:58 AM 4,445 Views 0 Comments

At least 17 children were among the dead and seven were being treated in hospitals.

# asia - This year 2022

Japan honours Shinzo Abe at controversial funeral
# Shinzo Abe
# Shinzo Abe

Japan honours Shinzo Abe at controversial funeral

Sep 27th 2022, 6:48 AM 14,398 Views 0 Comments

The former Prime Minister was shot dead in July, but the decision to give him a state funeral provoked opposition.

Singapore to repeal colonial-era law against gay sex
# LGBTQ
# LGBTQ

Singapore to repeal colonial-era law against gay sex

Aug 21st 2022, 4:00 PM 16,816 Views 9 Comments

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong maintained that the government will continue to “uphold” marriage as being between a man and a woman.

Taiwan accuses China of preparing invasion as it holds defence drill
# Taiwan
# Taiwan

Taiwan accuses China of preparing invasion as it holds defence drill

Aug 9th 2022, 7:02 AM 12,982 Views 14 Comments

China launched its largest-ever air and sea exercises around Taiwan last week.

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 4,741 Views 6 Comments

The magnitude six quake has left thousands more without shelter.

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 4,459 Views 0 Comments

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

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 14,018 Views 13 Comments

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

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 17,853 Views 8 Comments

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

# asia - All time

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 27,502 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.

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 40,237 Views 48 Comments

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

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 56,512 Views 30 Comments

The animal was last recorded in 1990.

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 8,959 Views 4 Comments

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

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 9,498 Views 27 Comments

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

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 37,547 Views 16 Comments

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

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 63,520 Views 50 Comments

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

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 34,846 Views 48 Comments

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

'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 32,108 Views 25 Comments

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

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 11,769 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.

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 10,612 Views 21 Comments

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

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 28,961 Views 17 Comments

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

'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 11,287 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Japan's prime minister calls snap election

Sep 25th 2017, 12:55 PM 7,867 Views 7 Comments

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

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 13,911 Views 14 Comments

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

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 12,767 Views 62 Comments

The US is now pushing for tougher sanctions.

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 19,250 Views 36 Comments

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

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 7,471 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.

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 10,009 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.

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 7,416 Views 5 Comments

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

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 21,356 Views 69 Comments

The filter gave users slanty eyes and big teeth.

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