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# asia - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

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

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'

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

The animal was last recorded in 1990.

# asia - Sunday 14 July, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

“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

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

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

The filter gave users slanty eyes and big teeth.

# asia - Friday 8 July, 2016

In Photos: Monsoon downpours intensify following Typhoon Nepartak Taiwan This post contains images

In Photos: Monsoon downpours intensify following Typhoon Nepartak

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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"

“Wow, pulled back wrong throttle.”

# asia - Friday 24 April, 2015

No fanfare or fuss for release of the new Apple watch

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

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

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

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

# asia - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Pro-democracy protesters tear-gassed in Hong Kong

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

…Especially women and children.

# asia - Friday 22 August, 2014

In focus: Myanmar struggles with ancient scourge of leprosy

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

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

# asia - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Body of US tourist in Bali found inside suitcase allegedly dropped off by her daughter

The daughter of the 62-year-old victim has been arrested along with her boyfriend.

# asia - Friday 25 July, 2014

You can now get an underwater train from Europe to Asia

The tunnel in Istanbul was first suggested by an Ottoman sultan in 1860.

# asia - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Irish companies sign €40 million worth of deals in Asia, creating 20 jobs here

The announcement comes at the end of a five-day programme to Beijing, Shanghai and Seoul.

# asia - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Transitions Optical warns of 60 redundancies as work moves to Asia

It’s expected that redundancies will be completed by the end of the year.

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