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# asia - Saturday 1 December, 2012

North Korea 'to test long-range rocket' some time this month
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea 'to test long-range rocket' some time this month

Dec 1st 2012, 10:22 AM 2,658 Views 16 Comments

The long-range rocket test will coincide with elections in South Korea, and the anniversary of Kim Jong-Il’s death.

# asia - Monday 19 November, 2012

Obama visits Aung San Suu Kyi at home, calls for more reform
# Burma
# Burma

Obama visits Aung San Suu Kyi at home, calls for more reform

Nov 19th 2012, 2:15 PM 4,423 Views 14 Comments

Barack Obama has become the first sitting US President to visit the country.

# asia - Friday 19 October, 2012

Non-Chinese Asians are the fastest growing ethnic group in Ireland – CSO
# Ethnicity
# Ethnicity

Non-Chinese Asians are the fastest growing ethnic group in Ireland – CSO

Oct 19th 2012, 7:15 AM 17,229 Views 64 Comments

The vast majority of people in Ireland remain “white Irish”, who at 3,821,995 people represents 85.8 per cent of the population.

# asia - Friday 12 October, 2012

Victims remembered on 10th anniversary of Bali bombings
# Bali Bombings
# Bali Bombings

Victims remembered on 10th anniversary of Bali bombings

Oct 12th 2012, 8:00 AM 2,691 Views 3 Comments

Survivors and loved-ones paid tribute to the 202 victims of the nightclub bombings on the Indonesian island of Bali, carried out by religious extremists in 2002.

# asia - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Chinese landowners setting themselves on fire over forced evictions
# China
# China

Chinese landowners setting themselves on fire over forced evictions

Oct 11th 2012, 10:17 AM 4,634 Views 32 Comments

Ordinary Chinese are turning to desperate forms of protests as local governments continue to seize land to sell the usage rights to property developers.

# asia - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Japan-China dispute islands: oil bonanza or just rocks?
# Asia
# Asia

Japan-China dispute islands: oil bonanza or just rocks?

Sep 19th 2012, 11:45 AM 2,335 Views 3 Comments

Widespread anti-Japan demonstrations have taken place outside Japanese embassies in recent days as the territorial row between the two countries escalates.

# asia - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Cambodia genocide defendant ruled unfit for trial
# Cambodia
# Cambodia

Cambodia genocide defendant ruled unfit for trial

Sep 13th 2012, 11:55 AM 4,728 Views 22 Comments

Ieng Thirith, the notorious regime’s highest ranking woman, had been charged with crimes against humanity, genocide, homicide, torture and religious persecution.

# asia - Monday 10 September, 2012

Man caught trying to board plane with monkey in his pants
# Monkey Business
# Monkey Business

Man caught trying to board plane with monkey in his pants

Sep 10th 2012, 1:17 PM 14,979 Views 33 Comments

Ouch.

# asia - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Thailand clarifies position on English language teachers from Ireland
# ESL
# ESL

Thailand clarifies position on English language teachers from Ireland

Sep 4th 2012, 2:57 PM 12,373 Views 45 Comments

The Teachers’ Council of Thailand has clarified that Irish citizens are not required to prove their proficiency in English through testing before being allowed to teach in the country.

# asia - Monday 20 August, 2012

Burma's government ends direct media censorship
# Burma
# Burma

Burma's government ends direct media censorship

Aug 20th 2012, 5:18 PM 2,012 Views 2 Comments

Under the new rules, journalists will no longer have to submit their work to state censors before publication.

# asia - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Protests across China after Japanese swimmers 'invade' disputed islands
# Asia
# Asia

Protests across China after Japanese swimmers 'invade' disputed islands

Aug 19th 2012, 3:33 PM 5,942 Views 7 Comments

Ten Japanese people – including five councillors – landed on the main island of an archipelago also claimed by China and Taiwan.

# asia - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Quadruple amputee completes icy swim across the Bering Straits
# Feat
From The42
# Feat

Quadruple amputee completes icy swim across the Bering Straits

Aug 18th 2012, 11:25 AM 5,135 Views 8 Comments

Frenchman Phillippe Croizon braved near-freezing temperatures to swim the 4k stretch that links America and Asia.

# asia - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

In photos: Torrential rains deluge Manila
# Philippines
# Philippines

In photos: Torrential rains deluge Manila

Aug 8th 2012, 9:56 PM 8,374 Views 7 Comments

The Philippines’s capital has been turned into a “water world” in a deluge that has killed at least 23 people and forced hundreds of thousands to flee.

# asia - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Video: Internet censorship in China explained
# China
From The Daily Edge
# China

Video: Internet censorship in China explained

Jul 31st 2012, 4:34 PM 3,766 Views 6 Comments

Blogger Michael Anti explains how the social media space works in a country where site like Twitter and Facebook are blocked.

# asia - Friday 20 July, 2012

China: Artist Ai loses appeal against tax fine
# Ai Weiwei
# Ai Weiwei

China: Artist Ai loses appeal against tax fine

Jul 20th 2012, 7:02 PM 2,492 Views 2 Comments

Ai Weiwei – a vocal critic of China’s government – had decried the ruling, saying it an attempt to silence him.

# asia - Friday 15 June, 2012

Russia 'not supplying' attack helicopters to Syria - Ministry
# Allies
# Allies

Russia 'not supplying' attack helicopters to Syria - Ministry

Jun 15th 2012, 8:11 AM 1,659 Views 9 Comments

Hillary Clinton had said she believed that there were attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria – something Russia denies.

# asia - Thursday 14 June, 2012

China confirms forced abortion case after uproar
# China
# China

China confirms forced abortion case after uproar

Jun 14th 2012, 12:57 PM 6,625 Views 72 Comments

The Chinese authorities have confirmed that a woman was forced to abort seven months into her pregnancy because she failed to pay a hefty fine for exceeding the country’s strict “one-child” population control policy.

# asia - Monday 11 June, 2012

Burma declares state of emergency in midst of fatal sectarian violence
# Burma
# Burma

Burma declares state of emergency in midst of fatal sectarian violence

Jun 11th 2012, 11:42 AM 866 Views 0 Comments

At least eight people – including a 12-year-old girl – have been killed in sectarian violence in western Burma.

# asia - Friday 8 June, 2012

Bomb targeting government bus in Pakistan kills 18
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Bomb targeting government bus in Pakistan kills 18

Jun 8th 2012, 11:28 AM 764 Views 1 Comment

Eighteen government employees and other civilians were killed when a bomb exploded on a bus in northwestern Pakistan.

# asia - Thursday 7 June, 2012

China to tighten Internet control with new rules
# China
# China

China to tighten Internet control with new rules

Jun 7th 2012, 2:40 PM 2,209 Views 5 Comments

China’s government plans to extend nationwide a requirement for microblog users to register with their real names as part of a sweeping update of rules governing the Internet.

# asia - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

European markets open in positive territory amid Chinese hopes
# Markets
# Markets

European markets open in positive territory amid Chinese hopes

May 22nd 2012, 10:54 AM 1,339 Views 4 Comments

Investors are also enthused by suggestions that Greece will recapitalise four of its major banks later this week.

# asia - Monday 21 May, 2012

PHOTOS: Last night's annular eclipse as seen around the world
# Ring Of Fire
# Ring Of Fire

PHOTOS: Last night's annular eclipse as seen around the world

May 21st 2012, 10:54 AM 4,310 Views 6 Comments

The sun, moon and earth came into specific points of their orbit last night which made it look like there was a ring of fire around the moon.

# asia - Saturday 19 May, 2012

In pics: Part of the Great Wall of China most tourists never see
# Walled Off
From The Daily Edge
# Walled Off

In pics: Part of the Great Wall of China most tourists never see

May 19th 2012, 6:30 PM 11,220 Views 18 Comments

Two hikers share their trip on unrestored part of the Wall which has since been closed for safety reasons.

Chinese activist who fled house arrest heads to US
# China
# China

Chinese activist who fled house arrest heads to US

May 19th 2012, 2:55 PM 1,354 Views 3 Comments

The well-known Chinese activist was hurriedly taken from a hospital and put on a plane for the United States after a nearly month-long diplomatic tussle that has tested US-China relations.

# asia - Monday 14 May, 2012

Plane crash kills 15 in Nepal mountains, 6 survive
# Nepal
# Nepal

Plane crash kills 15 in Nepal mountains, 6 survive

May 14th 2012, 10:38 AM 1,628 Views 1 Comment

A plane carrying Nepalese, Indian and Western passengers crashed into a mountain in the Himalayas today, killing 15 people and critically injuring six.

# asia - Friday 4 May, 2012

US, China forge tentative deal on Chinese activist
# China
# China

US, China forge tentative deal on Chinese activist

May 4th 2012, 9:56 PM 2,112 Views 1 Comment

The US and China outlined a tentative deal today to send a blind legal activist to America for study – which could potentially bring an end to a delicate diplomatic crisis.

# asia - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Photos: Tear gas used as 25,000 rally for reforms in Malaysia
# Protest
# Protest

Photos: Tear gas used as 25,000 rally for reforms in Malaysia

Apr 28th 2012, 10:30 AM 1,490 Views 2 Comments

The protest, one of the largest held in the country in the past decade, was held to demand an overhaul of biased electoral policies.

# asia - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Photo: North Korea's big show visible from space
# North Korea
# North Korea

Photo: North Korea's big show visible from space

Apr 26th 2012, 8:24 PM 7,445 Views 9 Comments

North Korea’s national celebration of the 100th birthday of national founder Kim Il Sung was big enough to be visible from space.

# asia - Sunday 22 April, 2012

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel gets back to winning ways in Bahrain
# Bulling
From The42
# Bulling

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel gets back to winning ways in Bahrain

Apr 22nd 2012, 6:53 PM 219 Views 0 Comments

The Austrian driver led from start to finish, showing signs of his world-championship winning form to hold off the Lotus challenge.

# asia - Saturday 21 April, 2012

Japan to forgive €2.8 billion of Burma's debt
# Burma
# Burma

Japan to forgive €2.8 billion of Burma's debt

Apr 21st 2012, 3:08 PM 2,918 Views 9 Comments

Japan is to take steps to forgive about 300 billion yen (€2.8 billion) of Burma’s debt and resume development aid in a bid to support democratic and economic reforms in the country.

# asia - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Kim Jong Un makes first public speech since becoming leader
# North Korea
# North Korea

Kim Jong Un makes first public speech since becoming leader

Apr 15th 2012, 3:58 PM 3,989 Views 11 Comments

At the culmination of two weeks of celebrations marking the centenary of the birth of his grandfather, North Korea’s new leader made his first public speech since stepping into power last December.

# asia - Friday 13 April, 2012

Chinese economy has worst growth in three years... at 8.1 per cent
# Bubble Burst?
# Bubble Burst?

Chinese economy has worst growth in three years... at 8.1 per cent

Apr 13th 2012, 2:56 PM 2,192 Views 16 Comments

Economic output in Q1 was up by 8.1 per cent on the same time last year. Unsurprisingly, analysts aren’t too worried.

# asia - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Tsunami warnings lifted after two earthquakes off Indonesian coast
# Indonesia
# Indonesia

Tsunami warnings lifted after two earthquakes off Indonesian coast

Apr 11th 2012, 2:20 PM 6,754 Views 4 Comments

The earthquake was measured initially as 8.9 magnitude but has since been revised downwards to 8.6 as tsunami warnings were issued in over a dozen countries. Some have since been lifted.

# asia - Monday 2 April, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi claims victory in Burma election
# Burma
# Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi claims victory in Burma election

Apr 2nd 2012, 9:22 AM 905 Views 0 Comments

The long-persecuted opposition leader could be set to take office in the isolated country for the first time.

Satellite images show North Korea launch operations
# North Korea
# North Korea

Satellite images show North Korea launch operations

Apr 2nd 2012, 7:58 AM 4,087 Views 12 Comments

The US is claiming the North Korean rocket launch is a smokescreen for long-range missile tests.

# asia - Sunday 1 April, 2012

Pakistani boy, 13, set fire to himself because parents couldn't afford school uniform
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Pakistani boy, 13, set fire to himself because parents couldn't afford school uniform

Apr 1st 2012, 7:50 PM 7,971 Views 27 Comments

Kamran Khan’s parents could not afford the traditional clothes to send him to school. Yesterday he died from his injuries.

Aung San Suu Kyi claims victory in Burmese by-election
# Burma
# Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi claims victory in Burmese by-election

Apr 1st 2012, 1:04 PM 1,393 Views 5 Comments

The National League for Democracy says its leader has taken a seat in parliament, in spite of allegations of vote-rigging.

Suu Kyi poised for by-election success in Burma
# Burma
# Burma

Suu Kyi poised for by-election success in Burma

Apr 1st 2012, 11:04 AM 1,332 Views 2 Comments

The electoral win will change little but marks a new era in the 24-year politicla career of the democracy activist who had spent much of the past two decades under house arrest.

# asia - Friday 30 March, 2012

Japan says it will intercept North Korean rocket if threatened
# North Korea
# North Korea

Japan says it will intercept North Korean rocket if threatened

Mar 30th 2012, 11:45 AM 3,245 Views 10 Comments

Japan has ordered missile units to intercept a long-range rocket expected to be launched by North Korea next month if the rocket – or any its fragments – threaten to hit the country.

# asia - Monday 26 March, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi suspends campaign over ill health
# Burma
# Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi suspends campaign over ill health

Mar 26th 2012, 10:19 AM 816 Views 0 Comments

Burma’s opposition leader has been forced to suspend her campaign due to ill health just one week ahead of the polls.