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Asia: Continent
Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres. It shares the continental landmass of Eurasia with the continent of Europe and the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with both Europe and Africa. Asia covers an area of 44,579,000 square kilometres (17,212,000 sq mi), about 30% of Earth's total land area and 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area. The continent, which has long been home to the majority of the human population, was the site of many of the first civilizations. Asia is notable for not only its overall large size and population, but also dense and large settlements, as well as vast barely populated regions. Its 4.5 billion people constitute roughly 60% of the world's population.

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China should allow scientists, doctors to investigate COVID, reiterates US [Video]

China should allow scientists, doctors to investigate COVID, reiterates US

The United States has reiterated its call urging China to allow scientists and doctors to investigate the origins of COVID-19, the pandemic which emerged from China. "There are global challenges in..

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EAM Jaishankar attends 2nd meeting of India-Central Asia Dialogue 2020 [Video]

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Union External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar attended 2nd meeting of India-Central Asia Dialogue 2020 on October 28 via video-conferencing. Jaishankar said, "India and central Asia share ancient,..

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Lee Kun-Hee, driving force behind Samsung’s rise, dies at 78 [Video]

Lee Kun-Hee, driving force behind Samsung’s rise, dies at 78

In just 30 years at the helm, Lee Kun-Hee turned Samsung into a global force and transformed South Korea into one of Asia's top economies.View on euronews

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South Korea hosts Asia's largest international film festival [Video]

South Korea hosts Asia's largest international film festival

It has been a bad year for the film industry as the pandemic forced the cancellation of big events - such as the one in Cannes.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published
Impossible Foods launches in Asian grocery stores [Video]

Impossible Foods launches in Asian grocery stores

Impossible Foods' faux beef burgers will be sold in grocery stores in Hong Kong and Singapore starting Tuesday, the company said as it vies to bolster its presence in Asia and before entering the..

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Watch: Nitin Gadkari initiates blasting work for Zojila tunnel construction [Video]

Watch: Nitin Gadkari initiates blasting work for Zojila tunnel construction

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday launched the first blasting for construction-related work at the 14.15 km Zojila tunnel, one of the longest in Asia, that will provide all-year connectivity..

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Brazil’s coronavirus deaths pass 150,000 as infection rate slows [Video]

Brazil’s coronavirus deaths pass 150,000 as infection rate slows

Experts say number of new cases falling but rate it still slow compared with countries in Europe and Asia, suggesting it may still be in its first wave.

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'Live' liver donor having six stents in heart, undergoes high risk bypass surgery [Video]

'Live' liver donor having six stents in heart, undergoes high risk bypass surgery

An elderly man, Syed Ishaque who has six stents in his heart, recently underwent successful high-risk bypass surgery at a private hospital in Hyderabad. A team of doctors led by heart surgeon Dr..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 03:20Published
Sensex spurts by 600 points, financial and auto stocks gain [Video]

Sensex spurts by 600 points, financial and auto stocks gain

Equity benchmark indices witnessed smart gains on Tuesday led by a jump in financial, private bank and auto stocks while Asian stock markets rose to a two-week high. The bounce on bourses came after US..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:11Published
Pompeo seeks to shore up support among Asian allies [Video]

Pompeo seeks to shore up support among Asian allies

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday visited Tokyo to meet with some of Washington's closest allies in Asia, Japan, Australia and India, to shore up support against what the United States..

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Stocks recover on reduced fears over Trump [Video]

Stocks recover on reduced fears over Trump

Stocks in Asia and Europe recovered some ground on Monday as fears over Donald Trump's health eased. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Pompeo reconsidering his trip to Asia [Video]

Pompeo reconsidering his trip to Asia

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he was reconsidering his upcoming trip to Asia as a precaution after President Donald Trump and his wife tested positive for coronavirus.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published
The Largest Urban Farming Green Roof in Asia [Video]

The Largest Urban Farming Green Roof in Asia

This is the largest urban farming green roof in Asia. It is the work of Bangkok-based landscape architecture firm Landprocess along with a team of engineers and designers. The landscape architect..

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A cheaper, faster COVID-19 test [Video]

A cheaper, faster COVID-19 test

A method for fast, cheap, yet accurate testing for COVID-19 infection has been developed by a team of researchers. The method simplifies and frees the testing from expensive reaction steps, enabling..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:36Published
Equity Indices in the Red amid Weak Global Cues [Video]

Equity Indices in the Red amid Weak Global Cues

Equity benchmark indices traded lower during early hours on September 22 while Asian markets opened weak after the sharp pullback overnight in US stocks. At 10:15 am, the BSE S-P Sensex was down by 301..

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Asia travellers snap up 'flights to nowhere' [Video]

Asia travellers snap up 'flights to nowhere'

Qantas Airways said a seven-hour scenic flight over Australia's Outback and Great Barrier Reef had sold out in 10 minutes, as it joined a growing trend in Asia offering sightseeing "flights to nowhere"..

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Tesla plans to export China-made Model 3s -sources [Video]

Tesla plans to export China-made Model 3s -sources

Tesla is planning to export Model 3 vehicles made in China to Asian and European markets, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday. Conway G. Gittens reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published
Rajnath Singh launches Aero Show 2021 website: All you need to know [Video]

Rajnath Singh launches Aero Show 2021 website: All you need to know

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday launched the website of Aero India 2021, which will be held between February 3-7, 2021. "Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh launched the website of @AeroIndiashow..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 01:38Published

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