Weekly round-up: Audi SQ7 video review, Rooney’s drink-driving debacle and the world’s most popular cars

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Well it’s been a slightly quieter seven days for us following the Frankfurt extravaganza that was last week, and things seem to be normal (ok perhaps not that normal) on the current affairs front, what with Trump upping the rhetoric with North Korea once again while closer to home Ryanair seems keen to wreck its already rather dismal customer service ratings

Japan will begin test drilling for oil and gas off Niigata coast in 2013

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The Sea of Japan (called the East Sea by South Korea) is bordered by Japan, North Korea, Russia and South Korea. Nikkei.

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From Scooters to High Speed Rail, China is Electrifying

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Just as today we can look at a nighttime satellite image and see the black void that is recalcitrant, unelectrified North Korea, once that was China. I’m sure I’m not the first to say it. China is electrifying.

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Study finds unprecedented urbanization and urban expansion in East-Southeast Asia from 2000 to 2010

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The overall study area covered East-Southeast Asia and included 17 countries: China (including Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR); Taiwan; Japan; Mongolia; North Korea; South Korea; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; Myanmar; Philippines; Singapore; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Vietnam.

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MIT team finds lead levels higher in Indian Ocean than northern Atlantic and Pacific oceans

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Today, 185 countries have stopped using leaded gasoline; six others, including Afghanistan, Iraq and North Korea, plan to phase it out in the next two years. One explanation for the higher concentration in the Indian Ocean, Boyle says, may be that Asian and African countries lagged North America and Europe both in industrialization and then in phasing out leaded gasoline.