Archive for the ‘ASIA’ Category

Philippines floods leave 70 dead – ( August 10, 2012)

Saturday, August 11, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  August 11,  2012


More than 70 people have been killed and seven are considered missing following devastating floods in the Philippines.
The floods caused by monsoon rains have paralyzed the capital Manila, populated by 15 million people. Read more…

N Korea – Heavy rain in North Korea kills 169

Sunday, August 5, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  August 5,  2012

The UN World Food Programme has announced plans to provide emergency food aid to flood-stricken North Korea.

Heavy rain since mid-July has caused flooding in the western province of South Pyongan and elsewhere. Read more…

Floods kill 88 people in N. Korea – Media + Photos

Monday, July 30, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  July 30,  2012

North Korean state media has reported that heavy rains stemming from a typhoon have killed at least 88 people and injured 134 more.

The Korean Central News Agency says the heavy rain that fell from the 18th to the 24th this month led to numerous floods across North Korea. Conditions were especially bad in South Pyongan Province, in the west of the country. Read more…

Philippine – 16 killed in Philippine army clash with Abu Sayyaf

Friday, July 27, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  July  27,  2012

Philippine government forces and Al Qaeda-linked Muslim militants have fought again on the southern island of Basilan. Twelve army soldiers and 4 rebels were killed. Read more…

Japan VS China – Japan ambassador returns to discuss Senkaku issue

Monday, July 16, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News July  16,2012

Japan’s ambassador to China has made a temporary return home to report on the recent developments over a group of islands in the East China Sea.

Uichiro Niwa arrived in Tokyo on Sunday and met Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba. Read more…

Japan -10 dead, 18 missing in heavy Kyushu rains

Thursday, July 12, 2012 Comments off

Torrential rains have lashed Kyushu island in western Japan, leaving 10 dead and 18 missing. The meteorological agency says the region has never experienced such severe rain and warns of further rainfall.

The rain began in the early hours of Thursday morning as a seasonal rain front was activated by warm and moist southerly winds. In Kumamoto and neighboring Oita prefectures, hourly rainfalls of 100 millimeters were recorded. Read more…

Japan – No.4 reactor at Ohi plant to restart July 18th

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Comments off

The operator of the Ohi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture, central Japan, says it aims to restart a second reactor at the facility next Wednesday.

The No.4 reactor at the plant has been shut down for routine inspections. Read more…

Afghan aid conference adopts Tokyo declaration

Monday, July 9, 2012 Comments off



Delegates at the Afghan aid conference in Tokyo have pledged to donate 16 billion dollars to Afghanistan through 2015.

The representatives from about 80 countries and international organizations closed the meeting on Sunday by adopting a declaration. The participants included Afghan President Hamid Karzai, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Read more…

Tokyo conference to decide on Afghanistan aid

Saturday, July 7, 2012 Comments off

The Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan will decide whether it will provide the country with 16-bln dollar aid until 2015, Japan’s Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba stated ahead of the event. Read more…

Earthquake strikes inland China

Monday, June 25, 2012 Comments off

A magnitude-5.7 earthquake has struck inland China, killing 2 people and injuring around 100 others. Read more…