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# Asia

Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# India
More than 280 dead and hundreds injured in India triple train crash
Doctors and medical staff were rushed to the accident site.
Last month
May 2023
# Cyclone Mocha
At least 29 reported dead after Cyclone Mocha tears through Bangladesh and Myanmar
Cyclone Mocha is the biggest storm to hit the Bay of Bengal in more than a decade.
This year
# Taiwan
China warns peace and independence in Taiwan are 'mutually exclusive'
China launched the exercises in response to a meeting between the Taiwanese president and US Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy.
# China
China reports almost 60,000 Covid-related deaths in a month
China has been widely accused of underreporting its number of coronavirus fatalities since the abandonment of its zero-Covid policy.
# South Korea
South Korean police seek manslaughter charges over deadly crush
158 people died in a crush in Seoul during Halloween festivities last year.
# Shinzo Abe
Suspect charged with murder in assassination of Japan’s former leader Shinzo Abe
Tetsuya Yamagami was arrested immediately after allegedly shooting the former prime minister with a homemade gun.
Last year
# China
EU health agency says China traveller screening 'unjustified' in bloc
Hospitals across China have been overwhelmed by an explosion of infections following Beijing’s decision to abandon its zero-covid policy.
Chinese city seeing half a million Covid cases a day, says official
A health official was quoted in a local news outlet said Qindao was seeing up to 530,000 new cased a day.
# Covid-19
Covid cases soar in China after sudden easing of harsh lockdowns
The United States has warned the outbreak is now of concern to the rest of the world.
# China
China cities under heavy policing after protests as authorities accelerate push to vaccinate elderly
Several protests were planned for last night but did not materialise.
Indonesia quake death toll rises to 252
The quake hit Indonesia’s main island of Java.
At least 38 killed in fire at industrial wholesaler in central China
Two other people were injured.
# south korea tragedy
South Korea police admit crowd surge response was 'insufficient'
At least 156 mostly young people were killed, and scores more injured, in a deadly crowd surge on Saturday.
Suspension bridge collapse kills at least 132 in India
The bridge had been closed for renovation for almost six months and was reopened just four days ago.
# South Korea
South Korea mourns Halloween crowd surge victims
Calls for accountability were growing this morning in the press and online, as potential lapses of crowd control and policing emerged.
# Philippines
At least 31 dead after floods and landslides in south Philippines
Tropical Storm Nalgae caused unusually heavy rains in Maguindanao province.
# North Korea
North Korea fires two ballistic missiles, says South's military
Washington and Seoul have warned that such launches could culminate in another nuclear test.
# North Korea
North Korean nuclear test would meet 'unprecedented' response: US, Japan, South Korea
Seoul and Washington have repeatedly warned that Pyongyang could be close to testing an atomic bomb for the first time since 2017.
# North Korea
North Korea fires ballistic missile, Seoul's military says
It is the latest in a blitz of launches amid tensions over US-led military exercises in the region.
# North Korea
North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan
South Korean and US fighter jets have conducted precision bombing drills in response.
# indonesia tragedy
Indonesia police chief and nine senior officers removed over football disaster
At least 17 children were among the dead and seven were being treated in hospitals.
# Shinzo Abe
Japan honours Shinzo Abe at controversial funeral
The former Prime Minister was shot dead in July, but the decision to give him a state funeral provoked opposition.
Singapore to repeal colonial-era law against gay sex
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong maintained that the government will continue to “uphold” marriage as being between a man and a woman.
# Taiwan
Taiwan accuses China of preparing invasion as it holds defence drill
China launched its largest-ever air and sea exercises around Taiwan last week.
# Afghanistan
Death toll from Afghanistan’s earthquake rises to 1,150 people
The magnitude six quake has left thousands more without shelter.
# Flooding
Deluges of rain flood parts of India and Bangladesh
At least 24 people have been killed due to the floods in recent weeks.
# North Korea
North Korea reports 15 more 'fever' deaths amid Covid outbreak
North Korea has no Covid vaccines, antiviral treatment drugs or mass-testing capacity.
# wildlife
Monkey, gecko and succulent bamboo among 224 new species found in Greater Mekong
WWF said the newly identified species showed the region is a nature ‘hotspot’ but action is needed to protect wildlife.
All time
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.
# 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.
Miniature fanged ‘deer’ not seen for 30 years rediscovered tiptoeing through Vietnam
The animal was last recorded in 1990.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# On Tour
Boyzone singer Keith Duffy hospitalised before show in Bangkok
The band performed without him after he was taken to hospital.
# 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”.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.