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# asia - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

6,000 Korean police storm religious compound in manhunt for sunken ferry owner
# Ferry Disaster
# Ferry Disaster

6,000 Korean police storm religious compound in manhunt for sunken ferry owner

Jun 11th 2014, 9:29 AM 8,543 Views 11 Comments

Followers of the Evangelical Baptist Church of Korea erected a barricade at the entrance to the complex, but made no move to block police.

# asia - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Martial law declared as armed troops take to streets of Thailand
# Bangkok
# Bangkok

Martial law declared as armed troops take to streets of Thailand

May 20th 2014, 7:00 AM 8,532 Views 8 Comments

Gun-wielding soldiers and army vehicles have been seen in the heart of the capital’s retail and hotel district.

# asia - Sunday 18 May, 2014

3,000 evacuated from Vietnam after wave of anti-Chinese violence
# Chaos
# Chaos

3,000 evacuated from Vietnam after wave of anti-Chinese violence

May 18th 2014, 7:18 AM 6,655 Views 3 Comments

The violence was triggered by Beijing’s deployment of an oil rig in contested South China Sea waters.

# asia - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Why do the Chinese keep Irish baby formula under lock and key?
# Enter The Dragon
# Enter The Dragon

Why do the Chinese keep Irish baby formula under lock and key?

May 11th 2014, 8:30 AM 48,537 Views 28 Comments

Irish products could have a big trading future with Asia, but we have to get it right.

# asia - Friday 2 May, 2014

350 dead and 2,500 feared lost after landslide flattens Afghan town
# Natural Disaster
# Natural Disaster

350 dead and 2,500 feared lost after landslide flattens Afghan town

May 2nd 2014, 9:42 PM 7,856 Views 9 Comments

Villagers were at Friday prayers in two mosques when they were swamped by a tide of debris

# asia - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Malaysia to release preliminary report into Flight MH370 today
# Missing Plane
# Missing Plane

Malaysia to release preliminary report into Flight MH370 today

May 1st 2014, 6:15 AM 9,748 Views 18 Comments

The plane disappeared on 8 March. A massive hunt for the wreckage has so far proved fruitless.

# asia - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Pakistan's former ruler survives after bomb explodes just before his convoy passed
# Assassination
# Assassination

Pakistan's former ruler survives after bomb explodes just before his convoy passed

Apr 3rd 2014, 8:10 AM 4,834 Views 3 Comments

Pervez Musharraf is on trial for treason and could face the death penalty but some are unconvinced the government will complete the trial.

# asia - Monday 17 March, 2014

UN declares North Korea's crimes on par with Nazism, apartheid and Khmer Rouge
# North Korea
# North Korea

UN declares North Korea's crimes on par with Nazism, apartheid and Khmer Rouge

Mar 17th 2014, 5:02 PM 15,577 Views 113 Comments

The head of a UN inquiry has condemned North Korea’s extensive human rights abuses – including extermination, enslavement and sexual violence.

# asia - Monday 10 March, 2014

Chinese middle classes hungry for Irish goods
# Big In China
# Big In China

Chinese middle classes hungry for Irish goods

Mar 10th 2014, 6:30 PM 17,041 Views 29 Comments

Exporter body predicts growth in Ireland-Asia trade for next 15 years.

# asia - Sunday 9 March, 2014

It's election day in North Korea and people have one option: 'Yes'.
# One Man One Vote
# One Man One Vote

It's election day in North Korea and people have one option: 'Yes'.

Mar 9th 2014, 9:37 AM 17,027 Views 60 Comments

In the absence of any competing candidates, voters are simply required to mark “Yes” next to the name on the ballot sheet.

# asia - Friday 14 February, 2014

Two killed, hundreds of thousands flee homes as Java volcano erupts (pictures)
# Mass Evacuation
# Mass Evacuation

Two killed, hundreds of thousands flee homes as Java volcano erupts (pictures)

Feb 14th 2014, 7:51 AM 10,695 Views 6 Comments

A man and woman in their 60s were crushed to deaths, while 200,000 people in a 10km radius have been ordered to evacuate their homes.

# asia - Monday 10 February, 2014

Where's Richard Bruton this week? Singapore apparently
# Building Bridges
# Building Bridges

Where's Richard Bruton this week? Singapore apparently

Feb 10th 2014, 11:44 AM 5,621 Views 11 Comments

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation is on the first ever joint trade mission of ministers from the Republic, Northern Ireland and the UK.

# asia - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Taliban capture US Military sniffer dog, insist he is 'alive and well'
# Dogs Of War
# Dogs Of War

Taliban capture US Military sniffer dog, insist he is 'alive and well'

Feb 6th 2014, 5:16 PM 20,946 Views 80 Comments

A video shows “Colonel” wearing a black vest with pouches for equipment and perking his ears when the militants begin chanting.

# asia - Sunday 26 January, 2014

This Japanese bra only opens when it senses 'true love'
# True Love Tester
From The Daily Edge
# True Love Tester

This Japanese bra only opens when it senses 'true love'

Jan 26th 2014, 2:00 PM 7,732 Views 0 Comments

Apparently you can sense true love, did you know that?

# asia - Friday 10 January, 2014

Pictures: Millions of barefoot devotees take part in Manila 'Black Nazarene' procession
# Philippines
# Philippines

Pictures: Millions of barefoot devotees take part in Manila 'Black Nazarene' procession

Jan 10th 2014, 7:45 AM 7,274 Views 20 Comments

Some nine million Catholics packed the streets of the Filipino capital to honour a statue of Jesus they believe has miraculous powers.

# asia - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Chinese man in hospital with confirmed case of bird flu
# Bird Flu
# Bird Flu

Chinese man in hospital with confirmed case of bird flu

Jan 7th 2014, 3:03 PM 10,580 Views 30 Comments

The WHO say that so far there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission.

Run Run Shaw, father of the kung fu film, dies aged 106
# RIP
# RIP

Run Run Shaw, father of the kung fu film, dies aged 106

Jan 7th 2014, 8:09 AM 6,832 Views 16 Comments

The billionaire film pioneer’s Shaw Brothers Studio influenced directors including Quentin Tarantino.

# asia - Monday 30 December, 2013

Myanmar's president pardons political offenders
# Pardon
# Pardon

Myanmar's president pardons political offenders

Dec 30th 2013, 5:13 PM 7,015 Views 5 Comments

Myanmar’s reformist president is trying to fulfil his pledge to free all political prisoners by the end of this year.

# asia - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Kenny jets to Japan for five day visit aimed at building closer economic ties
# Eastern Promise
# Eastern Promise

Kenny jets to Japan for five day visit aimed at building closer economic ties

Nov 30th 2013, 7:30 AM 4,135 Views 41 Comments

The Taoiseach’s trip is aimed at improving business links in the ICT, financial services and agri-food sectors.

# asia - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Concern CEO: We need to look beyond short-term aid in Philippines
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

Concern CEO: We need to look beyond short-term aid in Philippines

Nov 23rd 2013, 5:25 PM 4,361 Views 4 Comments

The aid agency is overseeing a programme to renovate 2,000 damaged fishing boats in areas where fishing communities were devastated by the storm.

# asia - Sunday 17 November, 2013

The heartbreaking tale of the babies of Typhoon Haiyan
# Philippines
# Philippines

The heartbreaking tale of the babies of Typhoon Haiyan

Nov 17th 2013, 2:30 PM 11,732 Views 7 Comments

In Tacloban, babies continue to arrive and are the most vulnerable to the region’s problems.

'That dive guide is now homeless. So is the waitress who made your mango shakes and chatted about her kids'
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

'That dive guide is now homeless. So is the waitress who made your mango shakes and chatted about her kids'

Nov 17th 2013, 8:15 AM 15,870 Views 17 Comments

An Irish scuba resort owner on a tiny Filipino island is raising funds that go directly to stricken communities in the area, which he says has been ‘flattened’.

# asia - Friday 15 November, 2013

Seven days on, Philippines remains chaotic as death toll is disputed
# Aftermath
# Aftermath

Seven days on, Philippines remains chaotic as death toll is disputed

Nov 15th 2013, 8:15 AM 5,894 Views 12 Comments

The UN says at least 4,460 people died after the super typhoon but the government says the figure is 2,360.

# asia - Thursday 14 November, 2013

US aircraft carrier steams in to Philippines as UN admits slow response
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

US aircraft carrier steams in to Philippines as UN admits slow response

Nov 14th 2013, 7:58 AM 5,814 Views 38 Comments

The head of the UN humanitarian fund says that six days on, logistical problems mean help still hasn’t reached some places.

# asia - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Cavani scores stunning free-kick as Uruguay all but seal World Cup spot
# Brazil 2014
From The42
# Brazil 2014

Cavani scores stunning free-kick as Uruguay all but seal World Cup spot

Nov 13th 2013, 5:13 PM 3,907 Views 4 Comments

The South Americans defeated Jordan 5-0 in their play-off first leg in Amman.

100 tonnes of Irish aid due to arrive in the Philippines
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

100 tonnes of Irish aid due to arrive in the Philippines

Nov 13th 2013, 7:59 AM 5,202 Views 16 Comments

The UN estimates more than 11.3 million people have been affected with 673,000 made homeless, since Haiyan smashed into the nation’s central islands on Friday.

# asia - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Gilmore: Irish people expect us to play our full part in Philippines relief effort
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

Gilmore: Irish people expect us to play our full part in Philippines relief effort

Nov 12th 2013, 10:33 AM 5,188 Views 57 Comments

It comes as the US and Britain deploy warships to the islands. Some 10,000 people are feared dead in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

# asia - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Typhoon death toll could reach 10,000 in one city alone
# Typhoon
# Typhoon

Typhoon death toll could reach 10,000 in one city alone

Nov 10th 2013, 8:18 AM 15,144 Views 14 Comments

Several hundred people have been confirmed dead in the Philippines, but that could rise dramatically as more cities report in.

# asia - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Dozens feared dead as plane crashes in Laos
# Lao Airlines
# Lao Airlines

Dozens feared dead as plane crashes in Laos

Oct 17th 2013, 7:47 AM 14,592 Views 21 Comments

44 passengers and five crew were on board when the plane came down after hitting bad weather.

# asia - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

139 arrested in China for 'spreading jihad'
# China
# China

139 arrested in China for 'spreading jihad'

Oct 9th 2013, 7:42 AM 5,078 Views 35 Comments

Beijing has warned of growing religious extremism in the western region of Xinjiang.

# asia - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Miss Philippines crowned Miss World amid Muslim anger
# Miss World
# Miss World

Miss Philippines crowned Miss World amid Muslim anger

Sep 28th 2013, 6:12 PM 22,914 Views 123 Comments

Hundreds of Islamic radicals held a prayer session to express their anger at the contest being held in Indonesia as the event went ahead with stepped-up security.

# asia - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Major earthquake kills at least 39 in Pakistan
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Major earthquake kills at least 39 in Pakistan

Sep 24th 2013, 10:04 PM 4,379 Views 9 Comments

Up to a third of buildings in the Baluchistan province may have been destroyed in the largest earthquake anywhere in the world this year.

# asia - Sunday 22 September, 2013

Flights cancelled and nuclear power plant on alert as typhoon hits China
# Asia
# Asia

Flights cancelled and nuclear power plant on alert as typhoon hits China

Sep 22nd 2013, 3:53 PM 7,841 Views 2 Comments

Hong Kong International Airport said 370 arriving and departing flights were cancelled and another 64 delayed.

# asia - Monday 16 September, 2013

Column: 'It is a crime to be born a woman in India'
# Column
# Column

Column: 'It is a crime to be born a woman in India'

Sep 16th 2013, 7:30 PM 672 Views 62 Comments

Shame is a powerful concept, used to control and modify behaviour the world over – and it has been used to perpetuate gender imbalances in countries like India, writes Christie Louise Tucker.

# asia - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

118 carat diamond to go on auction in October
# Bling Bling
# Bling Bling

118 carat diamond to go on auction in October

Sep 10th 2013, 6:45 AM 7,668 Views 19 Comments

The diamond is expected to fetched between $28 and 35 million at an auction next month.

Nearly a quarter of Asian Pacific men have raped a woman
# Sexual Crime
# Sexual Crime

Nearly a quarter of Asian Pacific men have raped a woman

Sep 10th 2013, 6:30 AM 16,833 Views 47 Comments

A third of 10,000 men in the Asian Pacific region who had committed a rape said that they had done so to punish the woman.

# asia - Friday 6 September, 2013

18 things you know if you've been travelling
# Life Lessons
From The Daily Edge
# Life Lessons

18 things you know if you've been travelling

Sep 6th 2013, 6:00 PM 30,211 Views 64 Comments

The bottom bunk is always best, people.

# asia - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Spoon in underwear saving some British youths from forced marriage
# Airport Alert
# Airport Alert

Spoon in underwear saving some British youths from forced marriage

Aug 15th 2013, 9:45 PM 53,072 Views 66 Comments

UK authorities warn airport staff to be vigilant for trafficked teens and charity gives advice to vulnerable that might help them attract attention to their plight.

# asia - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Japan
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Japan

Jul 24th 2013, 10:09 PM 8,526 Views 15 Comments

The nomination, which requires Senate confirmation, marks the biggest foray into public service for Kennedy, who was an early supporter of Obama.

# asia - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Bus and truck collide on busy Thai highway, killing 19
# Thailand
# Thailand

Bus and truck collide on busy Thai highway, killing 19

Jul 23rd 2013, 8:20 AM 6,569 Views 2 Comments

A cement truck travelling on the wrong side of the road hit a double-decker bus in central Thailand.