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On 31 October in Asian history

ON 31 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 31, 2019

1760: Birth of Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese painter, who died on May 10, 1849
http://www.katsushikahokusai.org/
http://www.andreas.com/hokusai.html
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/hokusai_katsushika.html
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Katsushika+Hokusai&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&biw=1366&bih=594&tbm=isch&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&ei=dbWtTtCUC6je4QS6idnWDg&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CDAQ_AUoAQ

1806: Death of Utamaro Kitagawa, Japanese painter, born in1753
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utamaro
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Utamaro+Kitagawa&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Dp2NULDVMYyHhQfzhoGYDQ&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=500

1814: Beginning of the Battle of Nalapani (up to November 30),  the first battle of Anglo-Nepalese War between the East India Company and Nepal  from 1814 to 1816.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Nalapani

1814-10-31 Nalapani

1817: Ayahito (Ninko), 120th Japanese Emperor is enthroned. He will die on 21 February 1846
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Ninko_of_Japan

1864: Birth of Li Yuanhong, Chinese general and political figure during the Qing dynasty and the republican era, twice president of the Republic of China, who died on June 3, 1928
http://www.gwpda.org/bio/l/li.html

1874: Engagement between Japan and China respecting Formosa (Taiwan) after a Japanese military intervention on Taiwan
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/1874treaty.htm

1875: Birth of Vallabhbhai Patel, political and social leader of India who played a major role in the country’s struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation, who died on December 15, 1950.
http://www.14gaam.com/history-of-sardar-vallabhbhai-patel.htm

1876: A monster cyclone ravages India, resulting in over 200,000 human deaths

1883: Death of Swami Dayananda Saraswati, important Hindu religious scholar, founder of Arya Samaj, “Society of Nobles”, a Hindu reform  movement, born on February 12, 1824
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayananda_Saraswati

1887: Birth of Chiang Kai-shek, president of the Republic of China who died on April 5, 1975
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/chiang_kaishek.shtml

1916: Death of Huang Xing, Chinese revolutionary leader, militarist, and statesman, the first army commander-in-chief of the Republic of China. One of the founders of the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Republic of China, born on October 25, 1874
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huang_Xing

1922: Birth of King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia who abdicated in 2004 and died in 2012
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/norodom-sihanouk-5974.php
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-SihanoukN.html

SIHANOUK1

1925: Birth of Kotayya Pratyagatma, Indian film director who died on June 8, 2001
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0695581/

1929: Birth of Yoshiki Iwama, Japanese screenwriter who died on June 13, 1999
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0412534/

1929: Birth of Fumio Watanabe, Japanese actor, who died on August 4, 2004
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0913796/

1942: Birth of Eduardo Castrillo, Filipino sculptor
http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/138769/castrillo-as-master-artist
https://www.google.fr/search?q=eduardo+castrillo&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=JDlxUsfHBOrV0QXQrYGACQ&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1188&bih=585

Eduardo Castrillo

1946: Peace talks resume in Nanjing between the Communists and the Nationalists

1948: In Indonesia, anti-Dutch leader Musso is killed while attempting to escape arrest
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musso

1949: Birth of Kenichi Kato, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0441369/

1952: Death of U Chit Hlaing, Burmese politician, born in 1879
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chit_Hlaing

NPG x150726; U Chit Hlaing

1955: Birth of Eduardo V. Manalo, Filipino religious leader, Executive Minister of Iglesia ni Cristo
http://theiglesianicristo.blogspot.fr/2015/06/brother-eduardo-v-manalo-brief-biography.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_V._Manalo

1956:Birth of Christopher de Leon, Filipino actor, director, producer, and politician
http://www.pinoystop.com/bio/celebrity-profile/762/christopher-de-leon-biography
http://waytofamous.com/9044-christopher-de-leon.html

1966: Birth of Annabella Lwin, Burmese singer-songwriter and Producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annabella_Lwin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv0e3WLjKEA

1967: Nguyen Van Thieu take oath of office as 1st President of South Vietnam 2nd Republic
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguy%E1%BB%85n_V%C4%83n_Thi%E1%BB%87u#1967_presidential_election

1967-10-31-nguyen-van-thieu-president                 

1968: Dong Biwu succeeds Liu Shaoqi as acting president of the People’s Republic of China, up to January 17, 1975
http://en.chinaculture.org/focus/focus/cities/2011-06/07/content_416212.htm

1968: Citing progress with the Paris peace talks, US President Lyndon B. Johnson announces to the nation that he has ordered a complete cessation of “all air, naval, and artillery bombardment of North Vietnam” effective November 1

1970: South president Thieu vows to never accept a coalition government
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thieu-vows-to-never-accept-a-coalition-government

1970: Birth of Nicky Wu, Taiwanese actor and martial arts expert
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicky_Wu
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Nicky_Wu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kvY006YTYE

1975: After the Khmer Rouge victory in Cambodia, join communiqué between Khmer Republic and Thailand for a pacific coexistence between the two countries

1975: Death of SD Burman, Indian musician, born on October 1, 1906
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SD_Burman

1981: Birth of Selina (Jiaxuan) Ren, member of Taiwanese girl-group S.H.E
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selina_Ren
http://yummycelebrities.com/2007/01/20/selina-ren-she/

1984: Indira Gandhi, PM since 1966 is assassinated by two of her Sikh security guards


http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/31/newsid_2464000/2464423.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/1119.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/31st-october-1984-prime-minister-indira-gandhi-was-assassinated
http://www.sikhtimes.com/bios_111284a.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw15MYS9Lhg 

1990: Death of Aya Koda, Japanese writer, born on September 1, 1904
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aya_K%C5%8Dda

2000: Death of Watanabe Kazuki Japanese musician, born on April 7, 1981)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuki_Watanabe_(musician)

2003: Death of Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, one of the greatest Carnatic vocalists of the twentieth century, born on July 25, 1908
http://www.frontline.in/static/html/fl2023/stories/20031121006913100.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM2NQGoCBQs

2003: Mahathir bin Mohamad resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia and is replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, marking an end to Mahathir’s 22 years in power
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/31/newsid_3722000/3722980.stm

2006: Death of Amrita Pritam, Pakistani-Indian author and poet, born on August 31 1919
http://www.theguardian.com/news/2005/nov/04/guardianobituaries.india
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/amrita-pritam-5432.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amrita_Pritam

Amrita Pritam

2008: Gen Toshio Tamogami, head of the Japanese air force is sacked after saying in an essay that the country was not an aggressor in World War II
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7702374.stm

2009: Death of Qian Xuesen, father of the Chinese nuclear bomb, born on  December 11, 1911
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/nov/01/qian-xuesen-obituary
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/evanosnos/2009/11/the-two-lives-of-qian-xuesen.html

2009: Death of former South Korean spy chief Lee Hu-rak, who brokered the signing  of a historic 1972 peace document with North Korea following a secret trip to  Pyongyang. He was 85
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=2911987
http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-lee-hu-rak1-2009nov01-story.html

2010: Hundreds of Korean family members separated for  more than half a century by the Korean War embraced each other in tearful  reunions, a day after troops exchanged gunfire in the Demilitarized Zone  dividing the countries
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/10/30/nkorea.skorea.reunions/
http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=USRTXU7J2#a=7

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBzliVKI8ok

2010: NATO: Coalition Forces Kill Nearly 100 Afghan Insurgents. Five NATO  troops are injured in the fighting.

2012: Firebrand Japanese conservative Shintaro Ishihara, who resigned as governor of Tokyo, has become the leader of a small right-leaning party whose lawmakers have an average age of 73.5
http://english.sina.com/world/p/2012/1113/526180.html

2012: Myanmar rejects an offer by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to open talks aimed at quelling deadly communal violence there, according to the regional bloc’s chief.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/10/2012103161130375846.html

2014: Myanmar, government opens talks with Aung San Suu Kyi on peace, reconciliation and reforms
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Myanmar,-government-opens-talks-with-Aung-San-Suu-Kyi-on-peace,-reconciliation-and-reforms-32576.html

2014: India pays low-key Gandhi tribute 30 years after assassination. No ministers of India’s new government attended the event honouring Gandhi, gunned down by Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984
http://www.sify.com/news/30-years-later-a-prime-ministers-assassination-recalled-news-columns-ok4oaudcdjieg.html

2014: India’s technology capital Bangalore will be formally known as Engaluru, eight years after the state first proposed the name change
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-29845215

2015 : Osaka mayor Toru Hashimoto’s new national party holds its inaugural ceremony with 18 Diet members from the embattled Japan Innovation Party
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/10/01/national/politics-diplomacy/hashimoto-matsui-launch-new-national-party-focused-osaka/#.WBY_KuRSNC8

2017: Japan’s Democratic Party taps Upper House member Kohei Otsuka as new party president
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/10/31/national/politics-diplomacy/dp-taps-upper-house-member-kohei-otsuka-new-party-president/#.Wfi4ZGjWw2w
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/yukio-edano-stands-up-as-the-leader-of-japans-biggest-opposition

On 30 October in Asian history

ON 30 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 30, 2018

758: Guangzhou (Canton) is sacked by Arab and Persian pirates

1218: Birth of the 85th Japanese emperor Chukyo, who died on June 18, 1235
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Chukyo

1226: Tran Thu Do, head of the Tran clan of Vietnam, forces Ly Hue Tong, the last emperor of the Ly dynasty, to commit suicide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tr%E1%BA%A7n_Th%E1%BB%A7_%C4%90%E1%BB%99
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%BD_Hu%E1%BB%87_T%C3%B4ng

1502: Vasco da Gama returns to Calicut, India for the second time

1654: Death of the 110th Japanese emperor Go-Komyo (1643-1654), born on April 20, 1633
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Komyo_of_Japan

1859: Rear Admiral Rigault de Genouilly quits his command in Annam (Vietnam) cheered by his soldiers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Rigault_de_Genouilly

1883: Death of Dayananda Saraswati, Indian philosopher and scholar, born on February 12, 1824
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayananda_Saraswati

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqat4mBCp50

1887: Birth of Sukumar Ray, Bengali Writer who died on September 11, 1923
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukumar_Ray
http://www.parabaas.com/translation/database/translations/essays/pZinia_sukumar.html

1909: Birth of Homi J. Bhabha, physicist, father of the Indian nuclear programme, who died on January 24, 1966
http://www.famousscientists.org/homi-jehangir-bhabha/
http://in.rediff.com/news/homi06.htm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/who-is-who/science-technology/homi-j-bhabha.html

homi-bhabha

1911: The Chinese emperor, Pu Yi, aged five, grants a new Constitutional monarchy constitution officially ending three centuries of the Manchu dynasty
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/chinese-rev 

puyi-xuantong-1909-1912

1919 : Following the passage of Act No. 2871 of the Philippine Legislature, Governor-General Francis Burton Harrison restores the use of the Filipino Flag
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/718/today-in-philippine-history-october-30-1919-flag-day-was-declared-by-governorgeneral-francis-burton-harrison

1932: Birth of Barun De, Indian historian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barun_De

1945: British Major General Hawthorn flies to Surabaya from Jakarta. Sukarno, Hatta, Mallaby, and Hawthorn sign a cease-fire. Five hours later British Brigadier
Mallaby is killed.  British bombard Surabaya as punishment, thousands are left dead or homeless
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Surabaya

1945: Death of Xian Xinghai, Chinese composer of “Yellow River”, born on June 13, 1905
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xian_Xinghai
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbUiBjzDRLt1YRFp1VMvRig

1949: Birth of Pramod Mahajan, Indian politician, who died on 3 May 2006 after been shot by his brother
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pramod_Mahajan

1951: Birth of Liu Xiaoqing, Chinese actress
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20100513-chinas-liu-xiaoqing
http://www.danwei.org/magazines/liu_xiaoqing_billionaire_actre.php

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKTPW7qV8dk

1954: In Pondicherry (India), for the last time, at 6 o’clock, as the sun sets, the French flag is lifted off the mast
http://www.thehindu.com/2005/07/26/stories/2005072605720200.htm
http://nitawriter.wordpress.com/2008/03/27/puducherry-is-quite-french/

1963: Death of U. Muthuramalingam Thevar, Indian politician, born on October 30, 1908
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U._Muthuramalingam_Thevar

1963: During the Vietnam War, First massive attack of the National Liberation Front against Bien

1964: Tran Van Huong is appointed premier of South Vietnam
http://alchetron.com/Tran-Van-Huong-979624-W
http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Tran_Van_Huong
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tr%E1%BA%A7n_V%C4%83n_H%C6%B0%C6%A1ng

tran-van-huong-2

1964: Birth of Humayun Kabir Dhali, Bangladeshi Writer & Journalist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humayun_Kabir_Dhali

1965: During the Vietnam War, just miles from Da Nang, United States Marines repel an intense attack by wave after wave of Viet Cong forces,  killing 56 guerrillas
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marines-repel-attack-near-da-nang#tdih-calendar

1969: Birth of Ha Hie-ra (Han Hee Ra), South Korean actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1141498/bio
http://star.koreandrama.org/?p=836

1969: Birth of Masanori Hikichi, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masanori_Hikichi


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFwHZQ88RUA

1970: In Vietnam, the worst monsoon to hit the area in six years causes large floods, kills 293, leaves 200,000 homeless and virtually halts the Vietnam War

1974: Death of Begum Akhtar, Indian singer, born on October 7, 1914
http://www.culturalindia.net/indian-music/indian-singers/begum-akhtar.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W65A2OgG8c0

1979: Birth of Yukie Nakama, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0620090/
http://asianwiki.com/Yukie_Nakama
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yukie_Nakama


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHAn4uZ_V7E

1981: Birth of Jun Ji-hyun, South Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun_Ji-hyun

 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpfIgbKcShE&feature=related

1988: Sun Myung Moon, head of the Unification Church, concecrats the  marriage of 6,516 couples in Seoul

1990: Death of V. Shantaram, Indian actor, director, and producer, born on November 18, 1901
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V._Shantaram
http://chiloka.com/celebrity/v-shantaram#person_details

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMy9lJO0-gY

2005: Death of Shamsher Singh Sheri, Indian communist leader, born in  1942
http://www.bannedthought.net/India/PeoplesMarch/PM1999-2006/archives/2005/nov-dec2k5/ks.htm

Shamsher Singh Sheri

2006: Death of Junji Kinoshita, Japanese playwright and scholar, born on August 2, 1914
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junji_Kinoshita
http://www.shakespeare-company.net/english/president-s-essay/a-word-or-two-on-mr-junji-kinoshita/

Junji Kinoshita

2009: South Korea announces its decision to dispatch military forces  to Afghanistan to augment Korean civilian operations, but said the troops would be strictly noncombat. Korea will send about 300 troops and police officers

2009: Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou calls on China to withdraw  missiles targeting the island to ensure peace between the two former bitter  rivals

2012: Death of Samina Raja, Pakistani poet, born on September 11, 1961
http://dawn.com/news/760521/
http://tribune.com.pk/story/458817/poet-samina-raja-passes-away/

Samina Raja

2013: In a rare crossing to North, a group of South Korean lawmakers cross the fortified border into North Korea to visit a jointly run industrial park that recently re-opened after military tensions caused a five-month closure

2018: Louis Cha, knowed as Jin Yong the newsman and master storyteller whose unputdownable wuxia novels made him the most popular living Chinese author in his lifetime, has died in Hong Kong at the age of 94
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/55/155/97/1540912772843.html?newsId=52223
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/obituary-jin-yong-fused-martial-arts-fantasy-history-and-romance-into-must-read-novels

Video of the day

28 NOVEMBER 2015

Video shows vehicles ‘floating’ in bizarre China accident

A bizarre road accident in China has left netizens baffled, as the vehicles involved appeared to levitate in the air as they approached a traffic junction

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/video-shows-vehicles-floating-bizarre-china-accident

26 DECEMBER 2014

Monkey saves dying friend at Indian train station – video

A monkey at Kanpur train station in India saves the life of another monkey who had fallen unconscious on the tracks after being electrocuted by walking on wires above. The first monkey rubs, hits and bites him, then dips him in water. After more than 20 minutes the electrocuted monkey shows signs of life
http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2014/dec/22/monkey-saves-dying-friend-train-station-india-video

23 JULY 2014

How to load a motorcycle on the top of a bus with the head

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_hX4Gn5fceA

23 JUNE 2014

Workers dig frantically to save buried colleague

Firemen in Hunan Province, China staged a dramatic rescue late last week after a worker was buried in earth when a construction tunnel collapsed
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/weirdnewsvideo/10919770/Workers-dig-frantically-to-save-buried-colleague.html

24 MAY 2014

Baby lucky to be alive after falling from second floor

http://www.euronews.com/2014/05/24/watch-baby-lucky-to-be-alive-after-falling-from-second-floor-window/

13 MAY 2014

Meet the rooster that thinks it’s a penguin

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10828813/Meet-the-rooster-that-thinks-its-a-penguin.html

18 FEBRUARY 2014

Woman chased by hundreds of rabbits

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/10645269/Woman-chased-by-hundreds-of-rabbits.html

12 JANUARY 2014

Fisherman catches giant squid off Japan coast

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/10566653/Fisherman-catches-giant-squid-off-Japan-coast.html

29 NOVEMBER 2013

A taxi made entirely of snow mysteriously appears overnight at a Chinese taxi rank

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/10484287/Snow-taxi-fools-passengers-in-China.html

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
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthvideo/10464479/Volcano-raises-new-island-off-coast-of-Japan.html

6 NOVEMBER 2013

Spectacular: ‘Jetman’ Yves Rossi flies past Mount Fuji in Japan

http://www.euronews.com/2013/11/06/incredible-flight-jetman-swoops-past-japan-mount-fuji-with-carbon-kevlar-jetw/

30 OCTOBER 2013

A group of talented pilots in China have been showing off their flying skills by opening beer bottles with their helicopters.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/10414613/Pilot-uses-helicopter-as-beer-bottle-opener.html

14 OCTOBER  2013

Crowded footbridge collapses in China – video

http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2013/oct/14/crowded-footbridge-collapses-china-video

21 AUGUST 2013

Thai police destroy tones of counterfeit merchandise

http://www.euronews.com/2013/08/21/thai-police-destroy-tonnes-of-counterfeit-merchandise/

8 AUGUST 1013

China hightway crash between truck and tourism coach

http://www.euronews.com/2013/08/08/china-highway-crash-between-truck-and-tourist-coach-caught-on-camera/

2 AUGUST 2013

Rodeo at a crossroad in China : Mercedes vs BMV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=0fB_3PDGd40

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’
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/jul/21/tokyo-womens-thighs-advertising-video

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.

http://asiancorrespondent.com/108870/stuck-on-china-tarmac-us-orchestra-plays-concert/

2 JUNE 2013

North Korean children take part in mock military parade

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/10093014/North-Korean-children-take-part-in-mock-military-parade.html

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

http://www.buffalogirlsthemovie.com/#!videos/ck0q

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=e3oNVmSaMsE&feature=player_embedded

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

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/jan/28/motorcyclist-lorry-china-video

25 JANURY 2013

North Korea threatens to attack the South – video

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/jan/25/north-korea-threatens-attack-south-video

17 JANUARY 2013

Thousands evacuated amid Jakarta floods

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/01/20131175203032929.html

15 JANUARY 2013

China’s state media finally admits to air pollution crisis

http://behindthewall.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/15/16523268-chinas-state-media-finally-admits-to-air-pollution-crisis?lite

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

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/26/15447661-end-of-an-era-myanmars-big-belly-chevy-buses-from-wwii-face-scrap?lite

25 NOVEMBER 2012

Feng Shui

http://gbtimes.com/lifestyle/social-issues/hello-china-38-feng-shui

23 NOVEMBER 2012

The invisible children of Ho Chi Minh city

http://www.rfa.org/english/video?param=value&storyId=HT-vietnam-STREETKIDS

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…
http://yeinjee.com/girls-generation-flower-power-peace/

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.
http://behindthewall.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/25/14695861-outrage-after-video-shows-china-teacher-abusing-kindergarteners?lite

23 OCTOBER 2012

99-year-old tennis grandpa to break record

http://gbtimes.com/news/video-99-year-old-tennis-grandpa-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.

 


Philippines, MILF sign peace accord par reuters

22 AUGUST 2012

After two days in a Japanese jail a small group of Chinese activists sailed into Hong Kong as heroes on Wednesday.
http://www.euronews.com/2012/08/22/china-welcomes-island-heroes-home/

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.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/9484502/Twin-panda-cubs-born-in-China.html

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.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelvideo/9467006/Airline-fined-for-mid-flight-bikini-show.html

1 AUGUST 2012

Oldest 2012 Olympic athlete – aged 71

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19073349

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.
http://www.aljazeera.com/video/asia/2012/07/2012726712327640.html

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.

http://www.aljazeera.com/video/asia/2012/07/2012722171149565287.html

16 JULY 2012

Soft landing for ‘human dominoes’ in China

http://behindthewall.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/16/12768160-soft-landing-for-human-dominoes-in-china?lite

9 JULY 2012

Chinese acrobat survives tightrope fall

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9384440/Chinese-acrobat-survives-tightrope-fall.html

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.
http://www.euronews.com/2012/07/08/kabul-condemns-inhuman-execution/

1 JULY 2012

Hong Kong protest

http://www.rfa.org/english/video?param=value&storyId=hongkong-protest

21 JUNE 2012

China news confuses rubber vagina/anus for special mushroom (SUBTITLED)

 

20 JUNE 2012

Two Young Tibetans Self-immolate

http://www.voanews.com/content/anti-china-protest-leads-to-2-tibetan-immolations/1215885.html

16 JUNE 2012

Suu Kyi gives Nobel speech in Norway, 21 years later

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/16/world/europe/norway-suu-kyi-nobel/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

24 APRIL 2012

A surveillance camera catches the moment an unsuspecting girl falls through a pavement while walking down a street in northern China
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9222594/Girl-rescued-after-falling-through-pavement.html

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.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/04/02/world/asia/myanmar-elections/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

Nothing to do with Asia, but so funny !

http://www.zapiks.fr/share/player.swf?autoStart=true&lang=fr&file=52372

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
http://cambodiatales.com/2009/11/21/barbequeing-a-dog-for-dinner/

6 MARCH 2012

Dog playing piano (Nothing to do with Asia, but so fun)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Zz3K7Pt0rE&feature=player_embedded

9 FEBRUARY 2012

On what are seated the musicians ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=6HfDeTVpinU&vq=medium

25 JANUARY 2012

China’s youth rush to join the ‘Party’

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/01/20121254512657989.html

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

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6lR3ZGFwvI

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoXeFxPvSJ8

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

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhMKl9x2FKs

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.
http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/22/8947915-south-korean-lawmaker-fires-tear-gas-in-parliament-amid-anger-at-us-trade-pact

17 NOVEMBER 2011

Video: Shenzhou-8 returns to earth

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/202936/7648605.html

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.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/thailand/8853009/Thailand-floods-Bangkok-under-water.html

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.
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/17/world/asia/china-toddler-hit-and-run/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

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.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/44718173#44718173
http://behindthewall.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/09/29/8037934-pandamonium-12-panda-babies-cuddle

28 AUGUST 2011

Gaddafi’s love crush on Condoleezza Rice

http://english.sina.com/video/2011/0826/391818.html

19 AUGUST 2011

Basketball brawl: China and Georgetown make amends

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14597550

5 AUGUST 2011

Asia’s richest female athletes

http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/video.php?id=84&st=v

1 AUGUST 2011

Pickpockets’ handiwork in China

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-8tmvKcqrE&NR=1

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.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3uuhblvgnU

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.
http://english.aljazeera.net/video/asia/2011/03/20113233523891929.html

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
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/06/201168913948560.html

28 MAY 2011

People fight to stay in Manila slums

http://english.aljazeera.net/video/asia-pacific/2011/05/20115281684594334.html

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.
http://www.chinasmack.com/videos/government-official-attacks-11-year-old-girl/

 

2 APRIL 2011

When Chinese police celebrates itself

http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20110402-271506/2.html

17 MARCH 2011

Six days later, Japanese still confronting magnitude of quake crisis
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/16/japan.disaster/index.html

11 MARCH 2011

Huge Tsunami in Japan

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6PBk3wfTZE

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBq-legCJ48

 

http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2011/03/11/vo.japan.tsunami.aerial.nhk

 

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.

http://english.aljazeera.net/video/asia-pacific/2011/02/20112256402987842.html

16 FEBRUARY 2011

Today is the 69th birthday of Kim Jong-il. See how much is his people happy !!!
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/02/kim-jong-ils-super-sweet-69th-birthday-parties-kick-off/

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.
http://english.aljazeera.net/video/asia-pacific/2011/01/201112016523408662.html

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.
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/11/18/pakistan.blasphemy/index.html

8 NOVEMBER 2010

Kim jong-un schoolboy

http://english.aljazeera.net/video/europe/2010/11/20101185452046298.html

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.
http://observers.france24.com/content/20101105-man-burns-himself-alive-protest-eviction-china-real-estate

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
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11625540

26 AUGUST 2010

How North Korea is using Youtube for its propaganda
http://observers.france24.com/en/content/20100826-pretty-north-korean-praises-socialst-paradise-youtube-propaganda

6 AUGUST 2010

The human toll of a nuclear blast
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/20108492#20108492

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
http://hub.witness.org/en/upload/killing-yawan-wayeni

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.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-10841485