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From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The virus may rapidly spread to countries that lack even the most basic resources to fight it Trócaire

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.

From TheJournal.ie Public Health Emergency Team to meet to 'advance Covid-19 preparedness plans for Ireland' Outbreak

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.

From TheJournal.ie Miniature fanged ‘deer’ not seen for 30 years rediscovered tiptoeing through Vietnam MOUSE DEER
From The42 Ireland underage goalkeeper Bazunu included in Man City's pre-season tour squad Made The Cut

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.

From TheJournal.ie Taiwan's parliament has become the first in Asia to pass legislation for same-sex marriage Equality

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.

From TheJournal.ie Indonesia approves plans to move capital away from rapidly-sinking city of Jakarta Capital Acquisition

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.

From TheJournal.ie Boyzone singer Keith Duffy hospitalised before show in Bangkok On Tour

Boyzone singer Keith Duffy hospitalised before show in Bangkok

The band performed without him after he was taken to hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Philippine president Duterte under fire after admitting he molested a maid when a teenager Asia

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”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Surprising' level of interest in direct flight from Dublin to Asia Cathay Pacific

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Big Tobacco made €7,900 for every dead smoker in 2015, according to a new report No Smoke Without Fire

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.

From TheJournal.ie Thai police arrest Asian wildlife trafficking 'kingpin' caught smuggling €800k of rhino horns Endangered Species

Thai police arrest Asian wildlife trafficking 'kingpin' caught smuggling €800k of rhino horns

He was caught smuggling 14 rhino horns from Africa to Thailand.

From TheJournal.ie Ancient DNA evidence reveals story of first Native Americans to enter the continent Ancient Beringians

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population Laos

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population

New research shows how the increase in elephants’ workloads has affected their reproduction.

From TheJournal.ie Japan's prime minister calls snap election Snap Election

Japan's prime minister calls snap election

Shinzo Abe hopes to capitalise on a weak and fractured opposition to sweep back into power.

From TheJournal.ie Death toll in worst monsoon season in decades tops 1,200 South Asia

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie These iconic sights could be ending as Vietnam's capital vows to ban motorbikes Hanoi

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’.

From TheJournal.ie Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage Love Is Love

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.

From TheJournal.ie Bodies of five tigers with missing organs found in Vietnamese man's freezer Animals

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.

From TheJournal.ie Asian and African countries face Zika risk due to high volume of people travelling there Outbreak Fears

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.

From TheJournal.ie Snapchat has been forced to take down its 'racist yellow face' filter Stereotyping

Snapchat has been forced to take down its 'racist yellow face' filter

The filter gave users slanty eyes and big teeth.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie "I walked alone"- Japanese boy who survived in the forest speaks about how he did it Survival Story

"I walked alone"- Japanese boy who survived in the forest speaks about how he did it

The story of Yamata Tanooka has gripped Japan.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From The42 Chinese super club is apparently almost as valuable as Man United Emerging Force

Chinese super club is apparently almost as valuable as Man United

Before the fundraising, it was 60 percent owned by property developer Evergrande.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese diplomat arrested after birthday party ends in double murder Philippines

Chinese diplomat arrested after birthday party ends in double murder

China’s Consul General in the country was shot through the neck, but survived.

From TheJournal.ie A doctor is on trial for murder after infecting hundreds of patients with HIV Cambodia

A doctor is on trial for murder after infecting hundreds of patients with HIV

Yem Chroeum claims he did not knowingly infect his patients.

From TheJournal.ie Pilot in plane crash that killed 43 "mistakenly turned off engine" Crash

Pilot in plane crash that killed 43 "mistakenly turned off engine"

“Wow, pulled back wrong throttle.”

From TheJournal.ie No fanfare or fuss for release of the new Apple watch

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.

From TheJournal.ie Young child dies in fire on board tourist-packed Thailand ferry Rescue

Young child dies in fire on board tourist-packed Thailand ferry

No Irish citizens were thought to be on board.

From TheJournal.ie Afghan woman beaten to death and set on fire for allegedly burning Koran Lynching

Afghan woman beaten to death and set on fire for allegedly burning Koran

The 27-year-old’s family deny she was involved.

From TheJournal.ie Protesters being targeted by Triad violence and sexual assaults - Amnesty Hong Kong

Protesters being targeted by Triad violence and sexual assaults - Amnesty

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

From TheJournal.ie Pro-democracy protesters tear-gassed in Hong Kong Occupy Central

Pro-democracy protesters tear-gassed in Hong Kong

Large parts of the city were shut down by the demonstrations.

From TheJournal.ie How cooking with coal and wood fires is killing millions around the world TURF'S UP

How cooking with coal and wood fires is killing millions around the world

…Especially women and children.

From TheJournal.ie In focus: Myanmar struggles with ancient scourge of leprosy New Cases

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.

From TheJournal.ie If you do yoga, it's probably down to this man who has died aged 95 BKS Iyenger

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.

From TheJournal.ie Body of US tourist in Bali found inside suitcase allegedly dropped off by her daughter Grim Discovery

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.

From TheJournal.ie You can now get an underwater train from Europe to Asia Subcontinental

You can now get an underwater train from Europe to Asia

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish companies sign €40 million worth of deals in Asia, creating 20 jobs here CHINA IN OUR HANDS

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.

From TheJournal.ie Transitions Optical warns of 60 redundancies as work moves to Asia Overseas

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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