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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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Asia's top wingsuit athlete jumps into the void from Tianmen Mountain [Video]

Asia's top wingsuit athlete jumps into the void from Tianmen Mountain

Asia's top wingsuit athlete takes a calm look out across a jagged mountain range in central China before leaping head first off the cliff and speeding towards the ground. Zhang Shupeng's sport consists..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Tulip garden's land being prepared in Srinagar for next season [Video]

Tulip garden's land being prepared in Srinagar for next season

The land preparation and designing process of tulip garden have begun in full swing for next season in Kashmir. Situated on the foothills of the Zabarwan Range, it is Asia's largest tulip garden...

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Asia form world's biggest trade bloc, a China-backed group excluding US [Video]

Asia form world's biggest trade bloc, a China-backed group excluding US

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15 Asian-Pacific nations sign huge China-backed RCEP free trade agreement [Video]

15 Asian-Pacific nations sign huge China-backed RCEP free trade agreement

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Asia forms world's biggest trade bloc, without US [Video]

Asia forms world's biggest trade bloc, without US

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'Polypill' Dramatically Cuts Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke By 40%

A new medication has been found to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke by up to 40%. The "polypill" mixes 3 blood pressure meds and a cholesterol-lowering drug has been found to lower heart..

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Formula One drivers race across continents [Video]

Formula One drivers race across continents

F1 racers Alexander Albon and Pierre Gasly crossed continents by driving on the Bosphorus Bridge between Europe to Asia.

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Biden seeks to reassure U.S. allies in Asia [Video]

Biden seeks to reassure U.S. allies in Asia

In their first calls with President-elect Joe Biden since the U.S. election, the leaders of Japan, South Korea and Australia reaffirmed their commitment to tackling climate change and regional..

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Crossing continents F1 style over the Bosphorus Bridge [Video]

Crossing continents F1 style over the Bosphorus Bridge

F1 drivers Alexander Albon and Pierre Gasly drive on the Bosphorus Bridge, which connects Europe and Asia.

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Asia cautiously welcomes new U.S. president [Video]

Asia cautiously welcomes new U.S. president

People across Asian cautiously welcomed on Sunday (November 8) news that former U.S. vice president Joe Biden had won the presidential election after days of nail-biting suspense as votes were counted.

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Sunburn fest amid COVID-19: 'Necessary to have stringent SOPs', informs Goa Health Minister [Video]

Sunburn fest amid COVID-19: 'Necessary to have stringent SOPs', informs Goa Health Minister

Addressing a press conference in Panaji on November 06, Goa Health Minister, Vishwajit Rane spoke on Sunburn festival. He said, "Anything can be organised as long as there are stringent Standard..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:51Published
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..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:33Published
EAM Jaishankar attends 2nd meeting of India-Central Asia Dialogue 2020 [Video]

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

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published
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..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:23Published

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