29 NOVEMBER 2013
A taxi made entirely of snow mysteriously appears overnight at a Chinese taxi rank
21 NOVEMBER 2013
Volcano raises new island off coast of Japan
A volcanic eruption raised an island in the seas to the far south of Tokyo, the Japanese coast guard and earthquake experts say
6 NOVEMBER 2013
Spectacular: ‘Jetman’ Yves Rossi flies past Mount Fuji in Japan
30 OCTOBER 2013
A group of talented pilots in China have been showing off their flying skills by opening beer bottles with their helicopters.
14 OCTOBER 2013
Crowded footbridge collapses in China – video
21 AUGUST 2013
Thai police destroy tones of counterfeit merchandise
8 AUGUST 1013
China hightway crash between truck and tourism coach
2 AUGUST 2013
Rodeo at a crossroad in China : Mercedes vs BMV
21 JULY 2013
Tokyo young women’s thighs used as advertising space
A PR agent in Tokyo is trying to get attention in the advert-saturated capital by placing adverts on young women’s thighs. Participants, who must be over 18, are recommended to wear miniskirts and long socks to draw attention to the campaigns. More than 3,000 women registered to give up their skin to become ‘billboards’
7 JUNE 2013
Two violinists, a cellist and a viola player were aboard a flight that was delayed for three hours on the tarmac in Beijing on Friday. They took out their instruments and played an impromptu concert for the appreciative — if captive — audience. Several passengers whipped out their smartphones and began recording as the orchestra played a selection from Dvorak’s “American” string quartet.
2 JUNE 2013
North Korean children take part in mock military parade
28 MAY 2013
China rescuers save newborn from sewer pipe
A newborn boy is recovering in a Chinese hospital after being rescued from a sewage pipe below a squat toilet by firefighters, state media reports. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/05/2013528144539813556.html http://www.euronews.com/2013/05/29/baby-drama-in-china-stirs-nation/
30 APRIL 2013
Ferrari driven by nine-year-old in Kerala leads to father being charged
A father has been charged in India after his nine-year-old son drove his Ferrari. Police in the southern Indian state of Kerala charged Mohammed Nisham with endangering the life of a child and allowing a minor to drive. Nisham’s wife filmed the boy driving ninth birthday two weeks ago, with his seven-year-old brother in the passenger seat. The video caused outrage after being posted on YouTube. « I am proud of him. He’s been driving since he was five, » said his mother. She added that the boy also drove the family’s Lamborghini and Bentley http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/apr/29/ferrari-driven-child-kerala-father-charged-video
23 APRIL 2013
Taliban ‘little commandos’ in terror camp training video
Boys as young as five are seen firing an arsenal of weapons in a video released online by a militant group based in the Waziristan region of Pakistan. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/10011813/Taliban-little-commandos-in-terror-camp-training-video.html
19 APRIL 2013
World’s Oldest Person Celebrates his 116th Birthday in Japan
Jiroemon Kimura was crowned the world’s oldest person on December 17, 2012, after the former title holder, a 115-year-old woman from Iowa in the U.S. died, Guinness World Records said. http://ntdtv.org/en/news/world/asia/2013-04-20/world-s-oldest-person-celebrates-his-116th-birthday-in-japan.html
31 MARCH 2013
Japan’s zombies: the walking dead of Tokyo – video
People dressed as zombies wander through the streets of Tokyo on Easter Sunday for a parade of the undead. While over 150 willing participants showed up to the event, only the first 40 people were allowed to take part due to permit restrictions in Japan. The zombie gathering lasted about 45 minutes as the slow-moving living dead made their way along the parade route http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/mar/31/japan-zombies-walking-dead-tokyo-video
15 FEBRUARY 2013
In Thailand, 30,000 children are boxing to help their poor family
11 FEBRUARY 2013
A helicopter crash filmed for the South Korean version of Top Gear. The footage, released by the BBC, shows presenter Kim Jin Pyo in a Corvette ZR1 racing a professional pilot in an AH1 Cobra helicopter in true Top Gear style. As the race ends the helicopter gets into trouble. Nobody was injured http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/video/2013/feb/11/top-gear-helicopter-crash-video
4 FEBRUARY 2013
Fantastic ! look at this 5 years old pianist from Hong Kong
31 JANUARY 2013
China on red alert over pollution
A 40-car pile-up on a Chinese motorway, caused in part by bad visibility in the smog pointed to growing political strain. It was one of the consequences of the country’s alarming pollution. http://www.euronews.com/2013/01/31/china-on-red-alert-over-pollution/
28 JANUARY 2013
Motorcyclist has lucky escape after lorry overturns in Linhai, China — video
25 JANURY 2013
North Korea threatens to attack the South – video
17 JANUARY 2013
Thousands evacuated amid Jakarta floods
15 JANUARY 2013
China’s state media finally admits to air pollution crisis
30 DECEMBER 2012
India gang-rape victim’s body cremated
The body of a woman who died after being gang-raped and beaten on a bus in India’s capital has been cremated amid an outpouring of anger and grief by millions across the country demanding greater protection for women from sexual violence. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/12/201212306127972964.html
26 NOVEMBER 2012
End of an era: Myanmar’s ‘big belly’ Chevy buses from WWII face scrap
25 NOVEMBER 2012
23 NOVEMBER 2012
The invisible children of Ho Chi Minh city
2 NOVEMBER 2012
Girls’ Generation, Flower Power & Peace
Girls’ Generation has released two Japanese music videos (standard and dance version) for Flower Power, title track of their upcoming single which will be released in mid-November. They will also release their second Japanese studio album, Girls & Peace, a couple of weeks later. Check out the MV and some concept photos…
25 OCTOBER 2012
Outrage after video shows China teacher abusing kindergarteners
Parents across China this week were shocked when two separate stories of gross physical abuse against kindergarten-aged children made national headlines.
23 OCTOBER 2012
99-year-old tennis grandpa to break record
15 OCTOBER 2012
Philippines and Muslim rebels sign key peace plan
The Philippines has signed a framework peace plan with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). The deal follows lengthy negotiations aimed at ending a 40-year conflict that has cost an estimated 120,000 lives.
22 AUGUST 2012
After two days in a Japanese jail a small group of Chinese activists sailed into Hong Kong as heroes on Wednesday.
18 AUGUST 2012
Twin panda cubs born in China
Sixue, gave birth to twin panda cubs, a male and a female, in Wolong Giant Panda Wild Breeding Centre in southwest China’s Sichuan province.
10 AUGUST 2012
Airline fined for mid-flight bikini show
A Vietnamese airline has been fined for allowing bikini-clad beauty pageant contestants to dance on board a plane without permission.
1 AUGUST 2012
Oldest 2012 Olympic athlete – aged 71
26 JULY 2012
Victims tell tales of horror in India’s Assam
Indian security forces are patrolling streets in northeast Assam state after days of rioting between Bodo tribesmen and Muslim settlers left at least 38 people dead.
22 JULY 2012
Footage shows Taliban attack in Afghanistan
Al Jazeera obtains exclusive video of Taliban preparing to launch attack on a US base in Khost.
16 JULY 2012
Soft landing for ‘human dominoes’ in China
9 JULY 2012
Chinese acrobat survives tightrope fall
8 JULY 2012
The Afghan government has condemned as “un-Islamic and inhuman” a video apparently showing the public execution of a woman accused of adultery.
1 JULY 2012
Hong Kong protest
21 JUNE 2012
China news confuses rubber vagina/anus for special mushroom (SUBTITLED)
20 JUNE 2012
Two Young Tibetans Self-immolate
16 JUNE 2012
Suu Kyi gives Nobel speech in Norway, 21 years later
24 APRIL 2012
A surveillance camera catches the moment an unsuspecting girl falls through a pavement while walking down a street in northern China
11 APRIL 2012
An old video send by a friend
Chinese military muti-functional shovel.
who needs a swiss army knife anymore?
1 APRIL 2012
The election of Aung San Suu Kyi to Myanmar’s parliament on April 1 caps a remarkable turn around for the pro-democracy campaigner, who was kept under house arrest for a total of 15 years by the country’s military junta. Long-imprisoned Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party claimed victory Monday in parliamentary elections in Myanmar, a dramatic development in the southeast Asian country’s efforts to end its international isolation.
Nothing to do with Asia, but so funny !
24 MARCH 2012
Barbequeing a dog for dinner
Eating dog does happen in Cambodia, even though many people will blame the habit on the Vietnamese. Many dog owners choose to look very closely after their dogs, being worried that they may be stolen by hungry people looking for food. You will also find dog in some rare restaurants
6 MARCH 2012
Dog playing piano (Nothing to do with Asia, but so fun)
9 FEBRUARY 2012
On what are seated the musicians ?
25 JANUARY 2012
China’s youth rush to join the ‘Party’
12 JANUARY 2012
US to probe video of troops urinating on Taliban corpses
Another scandal is erupting for U.S. forces in Afghanistan – this time in the form of a YouTube video – which appears to show American marines urinating on the corpses of Afghan fighters. The video went viral in just hours – causing outrage and revulsion among viewers
28 DECEMBER 2011
Kim Jong-il funeral
19 DECEMBER 2011
North Koreans weeping hysterically over the death of Kim Jong-il
14 DECEMBER 2011
The Wukan rebellion (a Guangdong village) will prove a tougher dilemma for Beijing to solve
7 DECEMBER 2011
Indonesian Policeman Dancing & Lip Sync’ing to Hindi Song
An Indonesian policeman who became an internet sensation when he was filmed singing and dancing in uniform has been sacked after failing to go to work
22 NOVEMBER 2011
South Korean lawmaker fires tear gas in parliament amid anger at US trade pact
South Korea’s parliament ratified a long-stalled free trade deal with the United States on Tuesday after ruling party lawmakers forced a vote amid shouts and shoves from opposition rivals.
17 NOVEMBER 2011
Video: Shenzhou-8 returns to earth
31 OCTOBER 2011
Thailand floods: Bangkok under water
As flood waters continue to rise in Bangkok, many residents are fleeing the city, while others try to cope as best they can.
17 OCTOBER 2011
Outrage in China after toddler run over, ignored
Gruesome footage of a toddler falling victim to two successive hit-and-run accidents and the lack of attention she received at the scene last week in southern China continued to galvanize the nation Monday, prompting a fierce debate on the state of morality in Chinese society.
29 SEPTEMBER 2011
Panda cubs cuddle for public debut
A dozen panda cubs born to China’s Giant Panda Breeding Center at Chengdu make their debut in the nursery of the research base. TODAY.com’s Dara Brown reports.
28 AUGUST 2011
Gaddafi’s love crush on Condoleezza Rice
19 AUGUST 2011
Basketball brawl: China and Georgetown make amends
5 AUGUST 2011
Asia’s richest female athletes
1 AUGUST 2011
Pickpockets’ handiwork in China
27 JULY 2011
Wang Dalin, a 42-year-old beekeeper, won the annual bee-wearing competition in Shaoyang City, central China’s Hunan Province, by attracting 58 pounds of bees to his body in one hour. Wang was going head to head with 20-year-old farmer Lu Kongjiang and both of them were wearing just shorts, nose plugs and goggles while being covered with bees.
15 JUNE 2011
New footage to support war crimes allegations against the Sri Lankan government has emerged
A documentary broadcast in Britain by Channel 4 has shown previously unseen material from the end of the country’s civil war in 2009. It claims to show evidence of systematic murder, abuse and sexual violence against the Tamil minority – by the Sri Lankan army. Charles Stratford reports, and Callum MacRae, director of the documentary, tells Al Jazeera why he believes the film is so important.
WARNING: Some viewers may find some of the scenes disturbing.
12 JUNE 2011
Police raid Bangladesh ‘slave’ camp
Authorities in Bangladesh have rescued 30 people, including children, found chained up at a factory on the outskirts of the Dhaka. Police conducted the raid following a tip-off that people were being tortured and held as slaves.
9 JUNE 2011
Pakistan rangers killed innocent boy in Karachi
8 JUNE 2011
See why the Australian government says it has suspended all cattle exports to Indonesia after an outcry over alleged abusive treatment of livestock in the country
28 MAY 2011
People fight to stay in Manila slums
15 APRIL 2011
11-year-old Young Girl Forced Into Restroom By 50-year-old Government Official Man
An older man in a restaurant tricks a young girl to lead him to the restroom, then tries to force her into the restroom. Later, her arrogantly claims he is a high government official.
2 APRIL 2011
When Chinese police celebrates itself
17 MARCH 2011
Six days later, Japanese still confronting magnitude of quake crisis
11 MARCH 2011
Huge Tsunami in Japan
25 FEBRUARY 2011
The Philippines is marking 25 years since its own « people power » revolution forced Ferdinad Marcos from power. As Al Jazeera’s Marga Ortigas reports from Manila, there is a lesson for what is happening right now in the Middle East and North Africa.
16 FEBRUARY 2011
Today is the 69th birthday of Kim Jong-il. See how much is his people happy !!!
26 JANUARY 2011
Perpetual Movement by Shinichi Suzuki, the great Japanese music teacher for children who died three years ago
20 JANUARY 2011
Hundreds of thousands of Malaysian Hindus have gathered in Kuala Lumpur for the annual Thaipusam festival. It is a time for devotees to pray for good fortune in the coming year but for some followers, the festival is a physical challenge.
30 NOVEMBER, 2010
Kung Fu biker wins in a traffic hit and run accident in China
18 NOVEMBER 2010
Family waits to see if mother, accused of blasphemy, will be hanged
This month a Pakistani court sentenced Isham’s mother, 45-year-old Asia Bibi, to death, not because she killed, injured or stole, but simply because she said something.
8 NOVEMBER 2010
Kim jong-un schoolboy
6 NOVEMBER 2011
Man sets himself alight in protest at eviction
Among the most socially devastating consequences of the large-scale urban renewal programmes in China are the mass evictions taking place in blue collar neighbourhoods. The following video shows a desperate tenant setting fire to himself in protest at the evacuation of his building.
26 OCTOBRE 2010
China claims world record for fastest scheduled train
Officials in China say they have set the world record for the fastest scheduled train travelling at 262 miles per hour
26 AUGUST 2010
How North Korea is using Youtube for its propaganda
6 AUGUST 2010
The human toll of a nuclear blast
3 AUGUST 2010
On August 3, 2009, Yawen Wayeni in the Indonesian province of Papua, was captured by Indonesian paramililtary police (BRIMOB). Wayeni was an escaped political prisoner. During interrogation BRIMOB officers sliced Wayeni’s abdomen open with a bayonet, causing his death The following photos and video of the incident were taken by BRIMOB officers and leaked by unknown sources
Please be advised that the following footage is graphic and could be distressing to some viewers
2 AUGUST 2010
A group of protesters in Pakistan burned an effigy of British Prime Minister David Cameron as they chanted slogans over comments he
made during a visit last week to neighbouring India where he suggested Pakistan exports terrorism.