Posts with the category “asia”
Stolen Nepali statue returns to its temple after decades in US
December 4th, 2021
Stolen Nepali statue returns to its temple after decades in US A centuries-old sculpture of two Hindu gods has been re-installed at its temple in the Nepali capital Kathmandu, nearly 40 years after it...
UN fears mass atrocity crimes in northern Myanmar
October 23rd, 2021
UN fears mass atrocity crimes in northern Myanmar The United Nations has said it fears a greater human rights catastrophe in Myanmar amid reports of thousands of troops massing in the north of the Sou...
US heating bills set to surge as energy costs jump
October 15th, 2021
US heating bills set to surge as energy costs jump US heating bills are set to surge this winter as energy prices soar, the US Energy Information Administration says. About half of households use natu...
The Silk Road: 8 Goods Traded Along the Ancient Network
September 20th, 2021
The Silk Road: 8 Goods Traded Along the Ancient Network The Silk Road wasn’t a single route, but rather a vibrant trade network that crisscrossed central Eurasia for centuries, bringing far-flung cult...
Banned Nigerian Athletes Protest in Streets of Tokyo
July 31st, 2021
Banned Nigerian Athletes Protest in Streets of Tokyo Ten would-be Olympians were banned from competing in the track and field competition after Nigerian sports officials allegedly failed to properly r...
Using plastic waste to help solve sand shortages
July 18th, 2021
Using plastic waste to help solve sand shortages Does the world have a shortage of sand? At first, that might sound like a peculiar question.After all, sand covers vast expanses of beaches and deserts...
India's Dowry Payments A Sense Of Stability
July 4th, 2021
India's Dowry Payments A Sense Of Stability Dowry payments in India's villages have been largely stable over the past few decades, a World Bank study has found. Researchers looked at 40,000 marriages ...
Thousands of Indian women join farmers protests against new laws
March 8th, 2021
Thousands of Indian women join farmers’ protests against new laws Thousands of women have joined protests by farmers on the outskirts of New Delhi to mark International Women’s Day, demanding the scra...
Taiwan mayor loses recall vote in blow for pro-China opposition
June 6th, 2020
Taiwan mayor loses recall vote in blow for pro-China opposition A high-profile mayor from Taiwan's main opposition party lost an acrimonious recall vote on Saturday, auguring new problems for the part...
India to provide free food grains to millions of migrant workers
May 14th, 2020
India to provide free food grains to millions of migrant workers India will provide free food grains to millions of migrant workers hardest hit by a weeks-long lockdown as well as offer employment und...
Hong Kong Hospital Strike Over Virus Border Fears
February 2nd, 2020
Hong Kong Hospital Strike Over Virus Border Fears Hundreds of hospital workers in Hong Kong have gone on strike, demanding the border with mainland China be completely closed to reduce the risk of the...
Japan decries unjustifiable escape of Carlos Ghosn
January 4th, 2020
Japan decries unjustifiable escape of Carlos Ghosn Japan's justice minister has criticised former car tycoon Carlos Ghosn for fleeing the country, using what she said were illegal methods, as he await...
Lawyers Seeking The Exhumation Of Cryptocurrency Exchange QuadrigaCX Founder
December 13th, 2019
Lawyers Seeking The Exhumation Of Cryptocurrency Exchange QuadrigaCX Founder Lawyers representing users of bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX are asking Canadian authorities to exhume the bod...
Turmeric: The Colorful Superfood That Fights Arthritis, Cholesterol, And Cancer
February 3rd, 2019
Turmeric: The Colorful Superfood That Fights Arthritis, Cholesterol, And Cancer Turmeric is a rhizome, similar to ginger, that grows wild in Southeast Asia, and it is what provides curry dishes with t...
Kumbh Mela: The World's Biggest Gathering Of People
January 14th, 2019
Kumbh Mela: The World's Biggest Gathering Of People India's Kumbh Mela festival is billed as the world's biggest gathering of people. Between now and March organisers expect about 120 million pilgrims...
How Volcanoes Can Trigger Tsunamis
December 23rd, 2018
How Volcanoes Can Trigger Tsunamis Nobody had any clue. There was certainly no warning. It's part of the picture that now suggests a sudden failure in the west-southwest flank of the Anak Krakatau vol...
North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death
December 16th, 2018
North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death North Koreans mark the seventh anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il with visits on Monday to statues and vows of loyalty to his son a...
Why Were Vietnam War Vets Treated Poorly When They Returned?
November 8th, 2018
Why Were Vietnam War Vets Treated Poorly When They Returned? Twenty-one-year-old Steven A. Wowwk arrived as an infantryman in the Army’s First Cavalry Division in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam in early Januar...
World's longest sea crossing Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens
October 22nd, 2018
World's longest sea crossing Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world's longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began. Includ...
Indonesian troops prepared to shoot looters amid quake desperation
October 3rd, 2018
Indonesian troops prepared to shoot looters amid quake desperation The death toll in Indonesia's twin quake-tsunami disaster has climbed above 1,400, with time running out to rescue survivors six days...
Nobel prize for landmark cancer therapy
October 1st, 2018
Nobel prize for landmark cancer therapy Two scientists who discovered how to fight cancer using the body's immune system have won the 2018 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine. The work, by Professo...
Ben Lecomte's Trans-Pacific Swim Breaks the 1,000-Mile Mark
September 30th, 2018
Ben Lecomte's Trans-Pacific Swim Breaks the 1,000-Mile Mark Far out in the Pacific Ocean, Ben Lecomte swam past a milestone this week.Lecomte, who’s attempting to become the first man to swim across t...
Vatican announces historic deal with China on bishop appointment
September 22nd, 2018
Vatican announces historic deal with China on bishop appointment The Vatican on Saturday announced it had signed a "provisional agreement" with China on the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on a...
The Living Statue: Hananuma Masakichi
August 22nd, 2018
The Living Statue: Hananuma Masakichi The statue of Hananuma Masakichi is so life-like and so realistically detailed that you could easily believe you’re looking at a living person. Carved by the illu...
Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp merger welcomed by unions
June 30th, 2018
Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp merger welcomed by unions Unions have welcomed a merger between Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp which will create Europe's second-biggest steelmaker. The deal will mean Indian-...
Harvard University discriminates against Asian-Americans
June 16th, 2018
Harvard University discriminates against Asian-Americans Harvard University is discriminating against Asian-American applicants, a non-profit group suing the flagship US academic institution has claim...
Clan Wars Blamed for Mysterious Ancient Collapse of the Male Chromosome
May 31st, 2018
Clan Wars Blamed for Mysterious Ancient Collapse of the Male Chromosome About 5,000 to 7,000 years ago the number of men having children fell dramatically—possibly by as much as 95 percent—throughout ...
Japanese whaling programme slaughtered 122 pregnant minke whales on barbaric and illegal hunt
May 30th, 2018
Japanese whaling programme slaughtered 122 pregnant minke whales on barbaric and illegal hunt Animal rights activists have expressed outrage after a report on Japan’s “scientific whaling” programme sh...
India's cabinet adopts death penalty for rape of girls under 12
April 21st, 2018
India's cabinet adopts death penalty for rape of girls under 12 India's cabinet has approved the death penalty for rapists of girls below the age of 12, after Narendra Modi, the prime minister, held a...
The Rohingya children trafficked for sex
March 20th, 2018
The Rohingya children trafficked for sex Girls in their early teens are being trafficked into prostitution in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, a BBC News investigation has found. Foreigners seeki...
Coca-cola will verify suppliers with blockchain
March 17th, 2018
Coca-cola will verify suppliers with blockchain Coca-Cola and the US Department of State along with two other companies said on Friday they are launching a project using blockchain's digital ledger te...
DNA Reveals Stone Age North Africans Had Near Eastern and Sub-Saharan Ancestors
March 16th, 2018
DNA Reveals Stone Age North Africans Had Near Eastern and Sub-Saharan Ancestors The oldest nuclear DNA ever recovered in Africa shows that people who lived in what is now Morocco 15,000 years ago were...
Dafen oil painting village: The world's art factory in danger
February 18th, 2018
Dafen oil painting village: The world's art factory in danger Reproducing works by famous artists is big business, and for more than 20 years, Dafen oil painting village in southern China has been at ...
Members Of Myanmar Security Forces Face Action Over Killings
February 11th, 2018
Members Of Myanmar Security Forces Face Action Over Killings Members of Myanmar's security forces will face legal action over the hacking and shooting deaths of Rohingya Muslims in restive Rakhine sta...
Hong Kong bans domestic sale of ivory
January 31st, 2018
Hong Kong bans domestic sale of ivory Hong Kong politicians decided on Wednesday to ban the sale of ivory, a move that is seen as an important step to protect elephants. The ban will be implemented in...
China Plans to Build the World's Largest Steerable Radio Telescope
January 24th, 2018
China Plans to Build the World's Largest Steerable Radio Telescope China has announced plans to build the largest steerable radio telescope in the world, the Xinjiang Qitai 110-meter Radio Telescope (...
NASA confirms: You Can't See the Great Wall of China from Space
January 19th, 2018
NASA confirms: You Can’t See the Great Wall of China from Space Since 1904, people have been claiming that the Great Wall of China is so big and so prominent, that it can be seen from the surface of t...
CIA faked vampire attacks during cold war
January 5th, 2018
CIA faked vampire attacks during cold war The Philippines was a valuable U.S. ally during the Cold War, but communist rebels were an ongoing problem—until the CIA faked vampire attacks to deter them! ...
Gaming addiction classified as disorder by World Health Organisation
January 2nd, 2018
Gaming addiction classified as disorder by WHO Gaming addiction is to be listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organisation. Its 11th International Classification ...
The Four-Legged Marine Who Became a Korean War Hero
December 27th, 2017
The Four-Legged Marine Who Became a Korean War Hero The United States Marine Corps has endured few firefights as savage as the Battle for Outpost Vegas in the waning months of the Korean War. With a r...