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# asia - Monday 15 July, 2013

China rape victim's mother wins damages over labour camp
# China
# China

China rape victim's mother wins damages over labour camp

Jul 15th 2013, 10:00 AM 12,509 Views 11 Comments

The mother of a child who was kidnapped, raped and forced into prostitution had been sent to labour camp because of her demands that her daughter’s attackers be punished.

# asia - Saturday 6 July, 2013

North and South Korea hold rare talks after months of increasing tensions
# Tensions
# Tensions

North and South Korea hold rare talks after months of increasing tensions

Jul 6th 2013, 12:06 PM 2,791 Views 6 Comments

The talks follow months of friction and threats of war by Pyongyang after its February nuclear test attracted tougher UN sanctions, further squeezing its struggling economy.

# asia - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Laser technology reveals ancient city under Cambodian earth
# Ancient Earth
# Ancient Earth

Laser technology reveals ancient city under Cambodian earth

Jun 18th 2013, 9:28 AM 12,003 Views 17 Comments

Airborne laser technology has uncovered a network of roadways and canals, illustrating a bustling ancient city linking Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat temples.

# asia - Monday 3 June, 2013

Turkey: Protester dies as car crashes into group of demonstrators
# Turkey
# Turkey

Turkey: Protester dies as car crashes into group of demonstrators

Jun 3rd 2013, 2:54 PM 5,963 Views 63 Comments

A 20-year-old man has died after being hit by a taxi which rammed into a group of demonstrators occupying a highway in Istanbul.

Turkish PM maintains hard stance as protests enter fourth day
# Turkey
# Turkey

Turkish PM maintains hard stance as protests enter fourth day

Jun 3rd 2013, 1:14 PM 8,561 Views 39 Comments

The hackivist group Anonymous took down several Turkish government websites last night, condemning the “censorship of social media and other communication” methods.

# asia - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Two-child limit for Muslims in parts of Burma
# Burma
# Burma

Two-child limit for Muslims in parts of Burma

May 25th 2013, 4:42 PM 9,620 Views 42 Comments

Authorities in Burma’s western Rakhine state face accusations of ethnic cleansing after applying a two-child limit to Muslim families that does not also apply to Buddhists in the area.

# asia - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Clumsy crane operator knocks out electricity in a third of Vietnam
# Vietnam
# Vietnam

Clumsy crane operator knocks out electricity in a third of Vietnam

May 23rd 2013, 10:04 PM 16,526 Views 38 Comments

An operator knocked down a tree – which cut the main high-voltage line between the north and south of the country.

# asia - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark
# Asia
# Asia

Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark

May 15th 2013, 9:11 AM 7,462 Views 23 Comments

Up to 200,000 women from Korea, China, the Philippines and elsewhere were forcibly drafted into brothels catering to the Japanese military in territories occupied by Japan during WWII.

# asia - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Japanese mayor: Wartime sex slaves were 'necessary'
# Japan
# Japan

Japanese mayor: Wartime sex slaves were 'necessary'

May 14th 2013, 9:29 AM 22,583 Views 62 Comments

The controversial mayor claimed that the forced prostitution of approximately 200,000 women during World War II was necessary to “maintain discipline” in the ranks.

# asia - Monday 13 May, 2013

Hong Kong transsexual wins fight to marry her boyfriend
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong transsexual wins fight to marry her boyfriend

May 13th 2013, 8:30 AM 7,208 Views 51 Comments

A transsexual woman has won a groundbreaking court appeal in Hong Kong – allowing her to marry her boyfriend and forcing a re-write of the city’s marriage laws.

# asia - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Bangladesh building survivors protest as toll passes 700
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

Bangladesh building survivors protest as toll passes 700

May 7th 2013, 9:30 AM 3,767 Views 8 Comments

Many of the staff at the ill-fated nine-storey factory were earning just 38 dollars a month, a salary condemned as “slave labour” by Pope Francis.

# asia - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Bangladesh disaster death toll passes 400
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

Bangladesh disaster death toll passes 400

May 1st 2013, 8:40 AM 4,812 Views 14 Comments

Bangladeshi protesters enraged by the deadly factory collapse led rallies against low wages and poor working conditions – kicking off worldwide protests to mark May Day.

# asia - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Column: Can India be called a democracy when society's most vulnerable are ignored?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Can India be called a democracy when society's most vulnerable are ignored?

Apr 11th 2013, 7:00 PM 159 Views 37 Comments

India has been touted as the poster-child for a developing economy – but is the impression of a progressive society all a smoke screen? Brian O’Connor shares his experience.

# asia - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Tensions rise as North Korea blocks access to crucial industrial zone
# Tensions
# Tensions

Tensions rise as North Korea blocks access to crucial industrial zone

Apr 3rd 2013, 7:39 AM 9,840 Views 158 Comments

South Korea says it is looking at all options, including military action, to protect its citizens.

# asia - Sunday 31 March, 2013

New avian flu strain kills two in China, one critical
# Avian Flu
# Avian Flu

New avian flu strain kills two in China, one critical

Mar 31st 2013, 9:58 AM 4,430 Views 9 Comments

The victims contracted H7N9 avian influenza, a sub-type that has not previously been transmitted to humans.

# asia - Saturday 30 March, 2013

Chance of survivors "slim" in Tibet landslide search
# Landslide
# Landslide

Chance of survivors "slim" in Tibet landslide search

Mar 30th 2013, 9:36 AM 3,867 Views 3 Comments

Rescuers have not been able to find any survivors so far following a giant landslide in Tibet, which buried 83 mine workers under two million cubic metres of earth.

# asia - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Horsemeat scandal spreads to Asia for first time
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Horsemeat scandal spreads to Asia for first time

Feb 21st 2013, 7:15 AM 5,745 Views 27 Comments

An imported lasagne has been pulled from the shelves in a Hong Kong supermarket.

# asia - Monday 4 February, 2013

Turkish PM says delay in country joining the EU is "unforgivable"
# Long Wait
# Long Wait

Turkish PM says delay in country joining the EU is "unforgivable"

Feb 4th 2013, 7:27 PM 7,611 Views 55 Comments

“Let’s not delay it, let’s finish it,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters, saying Turkey has been trying to join the EU since 1959.

South Korea 'temple cuisine' feeds body and soul
# South Korea
# South Korea

South Korea 'temple cuisine' feeds body and soul

Feb 4th 2013, 2:30 PM 6,372 Views 11 Comments

There has been a revival of centuries-old Buddhist tradition which bans foods linked to lust or anger…

# asia - Sunday 3 February, 2013

How to eat cheaply in a Michelin-starred restaurant (in Hong Kong)
# Slap-up Dinner
# Slap-up Dinner

How to eat cheaply in a Michelin-starred restaurant (in Hong Kong)

Feb 3rd 2013, 9:45 AM 8,816 Views 3 Comments

The world’s least inexpensive Michelin-starred experience sees you wash your own cutlery – but prices start at just over €3.

# asia - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Powerful 6.9 earthquake shakes northern Japan
# Japan
# Japan

Powerful 6.9 earthquake shakes northern Japan

Feb 2nd 2013, 7:01 PM 7,825 Views 5 Comments

Strong tremors have been confirmed across Hokkaido island but no damage has been reported at the several nuclear facilities in the region.

# asia - Monday 28 January, 2013

Irish investor sentiment now positive - RaboDirect
# Sentiment
# Sentiment

Irish investor sentiment now positive - RaboDirect

Jan 28th 2013, 10:59 AM 3,431 Views 17 Comments

RaboDirect’s Investor Barometer has also shown that 42 per cent of investors would prefer to invest in emerging markets.

# asia - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

British grandmother gets death sentence for drugs in Indonesia
# Death Sentence
# Death Sentence

British grandmother gets death sentence for drugs in Indonesia

Jan 22nd 2013, 8:04 AM 18,661 Views 82 Comments

An Indonesian court has sentenced Lindsay Sandiford, 56, to death for smuggling cocaine worth $2.5 million into the resort island of Bali.

# asia - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Philippines signs controversial new law easing access to contraception
# Philippines
# Philippines

Philippines signs controversial new law easing access to contraception

Jan 17th 2013, 10:19 AM 4,860 Views 25 Comments

Philippines legislators passed the landmark law providing government funding for contraceptives and sexuality classes, despite strong opposition from the dominant Roman Catholic Church.

# asia - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Most of Ireland’s new citizens do not feel part of society
# Integration
# Integration

Most of Ireland’s new citizens do not feel part of society

Jan 16th 2013, 10:39 AM 7,323 Views 122 Comments

The survey found that 86 per cent of our new citizens have completed third level education while over 80 per cent are working.

# asia - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

One dead, 900 hurt in heavy Japan snowfall
# Japan
# Japan

One dead, 900 hurt in heavy Japan snowfall

Jan 15th 2013, 8:14 AM 6,648 Views 5 Comments

A “bomb cyclone” has dumped eight centimetres of snow in nine hours in Tokyo – leading to multiple injuries and one fatality.

# asia - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Lawyer of Delhi gang-rape accused denies smearing victim
# India
# India

Lawyer of Delhi gang-rape accused denies smearing victim

Jan 10th 2013, 7:26 AM 12,508 Views 30 Comments

In a Bloomberg interview, the lawyer was quoted as saying the male companion of the murdered 23-year-old was “wholly responsible” for the incident as the unmarried couple should not have been on the streets at night.

# asia - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Record €9 billion food and beverage exports in 2012 - Bord Bia report
# Exports
# Exports

Record €9 billion food and beverage exports in 2012 - Bord Bia report

Jan 9th 2013, 10:30 AM 2,953 Views 13 Comments

Bord Bia says the value of Irish food and drink exports increased by almost 2 per cent to exceed €9 billion for the first time.

# asia - Monday 7 January, 2013

Two die from swine flu in China
# Health
# Health

Two die from swine flu in China

Jan 7th 2013, 7:59 AM 3,796 Views 15 Comments

A man also passed away from the H1N1 influenza strain in Jordan over the weekend.

# asia - Friday 4 January, 2013

China: orphanage fire kills seven children
# China
# China

China: orphanage fire kills seven children

Jan 4th 2013, 9:51 AM 2,853 Views 1 Comment

Flames swept through a private home for orphans and abandoned children in Henan province, killing seven children.

# asia - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Delhi gang-rape suspects to be charged in court
# India
# India

Delhi gang-rape suspects to be charged in court

Jan 3rd 2013, 7:48 AM 4,517 Views 17 Comments

Five men will stand accused of the kidnapping, rape and murder of a young female student, who died at the weekend from the horrific injuries inflicted on her during an ordeal.

# asia - Friday 28 December, 2012

Burma to allow daily private newspapers
# Burma
# Burma

Burma to allow daily private newspapers

Dec 28th 2012, 10:30 AM 2,272 Views 2 Comments

It will be the first time since 1964 that non-state media will be allowed to publish news in the country.

# asia - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Doctors battle to save India gang-rape victim
# India
# India

Doctors battle to save India gang-rape victim

Dec 27th 2012, 9:33 AM 15,474 Views 17 Comments

The 23-year-old student was airlifted from India to Singapore overnight in a bid to save her life after a vicious gang-rape on a New Dehli bus left her with severe injuries.

# asia - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Bishops say new bill is moving Philippines towards legal abortion
# Birth Control
# Birth Control

Bishops say new bill is moving Philippines towards legal abortion

Dec 15th 2012, 11:46 AM 4,383 Views 50 Comments

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines allege the Reproductive Health Bill promotes pre-marital sex and threatens the “moral fibre” of the country.

# asia - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Condemnation after North Korea launches rocket
# Tensions
# Tensions

Condemnation after North Korea launches rocket

Dec 12th 2012, 7:50 AM 6,877 Views 59 Comments

America, China and Russia have all expressed concern about the successful launch of the rocket by North Korea – and asked all sides to avoid ‘stoking the flames’.

# asia - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Singapore's largest newspaper to introduce pet obituaries
# AUF WIEDERSEHEN PET
# AUF WIEDERSEHEN PET

Singapore's largest newspaper to introduce pet obituaries

Dec 11th 2012, 11:30 AM 3,440 Views 17 Comments

Residents in Singapore generally have large disposable incomes and fewer children.

North Korea removes rocket from launch pad: report
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea removes rocket from launch pad: report

Dec 11th 2012, 9:25 AM 5,814 Views 27 Comments

According to analysis of the latest satellite imagery, the entire three-stage Unha-3 carrier has been removed to a nearby assembly facility.

HSBC to pay $1.9 billion to settle money laundering probe
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

HSBC to pay $1.9 billion to settle money laundering probe

Dec 11th 2012, 7:49 AM 3,238 Views 13 Comments

Banking giant HSBC paid the huge sum to settle allegations of money laundering that were said to have helped terrorists and Iran.

# asia - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Nepal woman aged 105 finally granted citizenship
# Long Time Comin
# Long Time Comin

Nepal woman aged 105 finally granted citizenship

Dec 5th 2012, 8:43 PM 6,672 Views 2 Comments

A Nepalese pensioner has been granted citizenship more than a century after she was born in a remote village of the Himalayan nation.

# asia - Monday 3 December, 2012

Photos: Thar she blows - Russian volcano erupts for first time in 36 years
# Volcano
# Volcano

Photos: Thar she blows - Russian volcano erupts for first time in 36 years

Dec 3rd 2012, 2:20 PM 8,582 Views 12 Comments

This is only the tenth time the volcano has erupted since records began in 1740.