# asia - Today’s News
Gifts for all the family this Christmas
# asia - Saturday 30 November, 2013
The Taoiseach’s trip is aimed at improving business links in the ICT, financial services and agri-food sectors.
# asia - Saturday 23 November, 2013
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
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’
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
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
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
The South Americans defeated Jordan 5-0 in their play-off first leg in Amman.
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
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
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
44 passengers and five crew were on board when the plane came down after hitting bad weather.
# asia - Wednesday 9 October, 2013
Beijing has warned of growing religious extremism in the western region of Xinjiang.
# asia - Saturday 28 September, 2013
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
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
Hong Kong International Airport said 370 arriving and departing flights were cancelled and another 64 delayed.
# asia - Monday 16 September, 2013
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
The diamond is expected to fetched between $28 and 35 million at an auction next month.
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
# asia - Thursday 15 August, 2013
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
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
A cement truck travelling on the wrong side of the road hit a double-decker bus in central Thailand.
# asia - Monday 15 July, 2013
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
South Korea says it is looking at all options, including military action, to protect its citizens.
# asia - Sunday 31 March, 2013
The victims contracted H7N9 avian influenza, a sub-type that has not previously been transmitted to humans.
# asia - Saturday 30 March, 2013
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
An imported lasagne has been pulled from the shelves in a Hong Kong supermarket.
# asia - Monday 4 February, 2013
“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.