News in Asia

Hello friends! Here is your news. (I’m sorry that it’s not very good news.)

This week marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This story from the Washington Post tells the story of those who survived the bombing. Also, here are the stories of how the two cities were chosen for bombing and how the Japanese first reported the bombings.

Another secularist blogger was killed this past week in Bangladesh.

This story reports on the growing anti-abortion movement in China and how their tactics are very similar to the tactics used by U.S.-based groups.

A suicide bomber struck near Kabul’s city center and killed 35 people while injuring hundreds.

There’s also been a sharp rise in casualties of women in children this year in Afghanistan.

Scientists say that Nepal is still at risk for a major earthquake.

Australia admitted that it turned back asylum seekers from Vietnam.

Islands in the Maldives have reported wreckage washing up on their shores, though many are cautious about claiming it comes from Flight MH370.

Well OK then: India lifts a ban that blocked 800 pornographic sites.

Floods caused two trains to derail in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Finally, the BBC is asking the hard questions: is the official song for the 2022 Winter Olympic games in Beijing a rip off of “Let It Go?” Judge for yourself.

By Stephens

Florida girl, would-be world traveler and semi-permanent expat. Her main strategy of life is to throw out the nets and hope something useful comes back, but many times it's just an old shoe. She also really, really hates winter and people who are consistently late.

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