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Asia: Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres
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 shares, bonds count on Fed to be accommodative

Asian shares pulled ahead on Monday while bonds were in demand globally on mounting speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve will sound decidedly dovish at its policy meeting this week.
Reuters - Published

North Korea Again Faces Charges of Using Cryptocurrency To Evade Sanctions

north korea again faces charges of using cryptocurrency to evade sanctions
The United Nations Security Council has concluded that the North Korean government has been using cryptocurrency to evade international sanctions, and is behind a series of cyberattacks on Asian..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for Asia

Global stocks climb to five month high [Video]Global stocks climb to five month high

Global stocks rose to their highest in five months and the dollar dipped on Monday as traders began to price in an accommodative stance from the U.S. Federal Reserve at its policy meeting this week...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

'Shoplifters', Jaejoong, Samal Yeslyamova, Yakusho Koji win big at Asian Film Awards [Video]'Shoplifters', Jaejoong, Samal Yeslyamova, Yakusho Koji win big at Asian Film Awards

Stars from across Asia attend a glitzy gala ceremony for the 13th Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

New Zealand PM: 'We utterly condemn terrorist attack' [Video]New Zealand PM: 'We utterly condemn terrorist attack'

At least one gunman killed 40 people and wounded more than 20 during Friday prayers at two New Zealand mosques in the country's worst ever mass shooting, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Trump Orders FAA To Ground Boeing 737 Max Aircraft [Video]Trump Orders FAA To Ground Boeing 737 Max Aircraft

According to Reuters, President Donald Trump announced the US will ground Boeing's 737 MAX line of jets. Following a second fatal crash in five months, the United States has joined other nations by..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Fans shocked by K-pop Big Bang member's retirement after alleged sex bribery goes viral [Video]Fans shocked by K-pop Big Bang member's retirement after alleged sex bribery goes viral

Seoul residents react to Seungri news of providing prostitutes to foreign investors in his private club, resulting in him saying he would leave the entertainment industry. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published

U.S. and South Korea Ink Deal Increasing Seoul's Share of Military Costs [Video]U.S. and South Korea Ink Deal Increasing Seoul's Share of Military Costs

South Korea and the United States on Friday signed a deal that would increase Seoul’s financial contribution for the deployment of U.S. troops in the Asian country.

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:51Published

Turkey's biggest mosque opens for Laylat al-Raghaib [Video]Turkey's biggest mosque opens for Laylat al-Raghaib

Turkey's biggest mosque opened its doors to worshipers on Thursday on the Camlica hill on the Asian side of Istanbul.

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

Model turned activist Waris Dirie says world is ignoring the crime of FGM [Video]Model turned activist Waris Dirie says world is ignoring the crime of FGM

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is still occurring because the world is turning a blind eye to a crime against children, Waris Dirie, the Somali nomad turned supermodel, said on Thursday (March 7)...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Hugo Boss expects strong growth, but shares suffer anyway [Video]Hugo Boss expects strong growth, but shares suffer anyway

German fashion house Hugo Boss is predicting strong momentum in its online business and Asia in its latest trading statement but as David Pollard reports, its shares still suffered in an inhospitable..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Thai artists face restrictions ahead of upcoming elections [Video]Thai artists face restrictions ahead of upcoming elections

Thailand may be one of Asia's artistic hubs, but five years of army rule are making it tough for local artists.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published

Asia stocks tentative as Wall Street advance stalls, dollar firm [Video]Asia stocks tentative as Wall Street advance stalls, dollar firm

Asia stocks tentative as Wall Street advance stalls, dollar firm

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:41Published

Filipino Catholics begin Lent with Ash Wednesday rites [Video]Filipino Catholics begin Lent with Ash Wednesday rites

Thousands of Filipino Catholics attend morning mass and queue outside a church to have their foreheads marked with ash, observing Ash Wednesday rites as Lent begins. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:39Published

ECB poised for reset, as trade winds chill? [Video]ECB poised for reset, as trade winds chill?

Faced with a serious slowdown in growth, the ECB is set to delay hiking interest rates and could soon re-launch long-term loans to banks, a Reuters poll has found. As David Pollard reports, the poll..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Watch: Asian elephan gives birth at Belgian zoo [Video]Watch: Asian elephan gives birth at Belgian zoo

There are only 38,000 Asian Elephants left in the world, so the birth of a female calf at a Belgian zoo is an important event for the conservation of the species.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Stocks fall for third day as investors dial down trade hopes [Video]Stocks fall for third day as investors dial down trade hopes

Global stocks retreated for a third straight day on Thursday as investors reduced their optimism over U.S.-Sino trade talks. As Francis Maguire reports, an early end to a U.S.-North Korean summit in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

North Korean leader Kim says he is ready to denuclearize [Video]North Korean leader Kim says he is ready to denuclearize

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un answers a question posed by a foreign reporter in Hanoi, saying he is willing to give up his nuclear weapons and would not be at the summit with U.S. President Donald..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

Asia shares tick up, dollar near three-week low after Powell comments [Video]Asia shares tick up, dollar near three-week low after Powell comments

Asia shares tick up, dollar near three-week low after Powell comments

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:41Published

India-Pakistan Tensions Affect European Stock Markets [Video]India-Pakistan Tensions Affect European Stock Markets

Reuters reports European stock markets opened lower on Wednesday after fresh hostilities erupted between India and Pakistan, causing Asian assets to fall and pushing investors into safe havens such as..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

World shares breathe easy as Trump pushes out tariff deadline [Video]World shares breathe easy as Trump pushes out tariff deadline

Global shares saw an uptick on Monday on signs a resolution to the Sino-U.S. trade spat could be in sight, following Donald Trump's decision to delay further tariffs on Chinese goods due to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

Kim Jong Un sets off to meet Trump - amid warnings of a food crisis [Video]Kim Jong Un sets off to meet Trump - amid warnings of a food crisis

The North Korean leader is set to meet the U.S. President for their second summit in Vietnam as the Asian nation say they've been forced to slash food rations by half. Saskia O'Donoghue reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Saudi Arabia strikes $10 bln China deal in further move to bolster Asia presence [Video]Saudi Arabia strikes $10 bln China deal in further move to bolster Asia presence

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman cemented a $10 billion deal for a refining and petrochemical complex in China on Friday, meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping. As David Pollard reports, the two..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

Taiwan unveils first same-sex marriage draft bill [Video]Taiwan unveils first same-sex marriage draft bill

Taiwan unveils its first draft of Asia's first law legalizing same-sex marriage, as it nears a deadline set by a constitutional court for legalization. Jayson Albano reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

 

Hong Kong faces commuter chaos after rare train collision

A train collision disrupted services in Hong Kong on Monday, threatening commuter chaos during rush hour in the heart of the Asian financial hub, authorities said.
Reuters - Published

Asia shares, bonds buoyed as Fed seen dovish

Asian share markets crept ahead on Monday while bonds were in demand globally on speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve will sound decidedly dovish at its policy meeting this week.
Reuters - Published

Justin Welby accused of bowing to 'homophobia' after banning gay bishop's husband from church summit

Conservative hardliners from Africa, South America and Asia are dictating to Archbishop of Canterbury, Kevin Robertson says
Independent - Published

Global warming: Children's climate strike spreads worldwide

global warming: children's climate strike spreads worldwide
Thousands of children protest in cities across Asia and Europe against climate change.
BBC News - Published

Asian stocks rise as Sino-U.S. trade hopes boost sentiment

Asian stocks advanced on Friday as sentiment improved on a report that U.S.-China trade talks were making progress and after UK lawmakers voted to delay a potentially chaotic exit from the European..
Reuters - Published

Islamic world reacts with disgust at New Zealand mosque attacks

Political and Islamic leaders across Asia expressed their disgust at the deadly shooting at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday as some revealed their citizens had been caught up in the bloodshed.
Reuters - Published

Asian stocks up as Sino-U.S. trade talks in focus, dollar supported

Asian stocks stepped ahead on Friday as sentiment improved on a report that more progress has been made in U.S.-China trade talks and after UK lawmakers voted to delay a potentially chaotic exit from..
Reuters - Published

Asian stocks higher on Brexit reprieve but trade concerns limit gains

Asian stocks made modest gains on Friday, tracking improved global sentiment after UK lawmakers voted to delay Brexit and as a weaker yen supported Japanese shares, but a fresh flare up in U.S.-China..
Reuters - Published

Responding to El Salvador president-elect, China denies it meddles

By Nelson Renteria SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - China on Thursday rejected comments by Salvadoran President-elect Nayib Bukele, who accused the Asian power of not playing by the rules and intervening in..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Vietnam asks Malaysian for fair treatment of citizen accused of Kim Jong Nam murder

Vietnam has repeatedly called on Malaysia for a fair trial of one of its citizens accused of the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader, the southeast Asian nation's..
Reuters - Published

Asia shares slip after China data, pound near 9-month peak

Asian shares stumbled on Thursday after Chinese data signaled further weakness in the world's second-biggest economy while the pound eased off nine-month highs ahead of another Brexit vote.
Reuters - Published

Facebook family of apps experiencing issues

Tracking website Down Detector showed outages across the U.S., Europe, South America, Australia and Asia
CBS News - Published

1.5 million Muslims could be detained in China's Xinjiang - academic

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - A leading researcher on China's ethnic policies said on Wednesday that an estimated 1.5 million Uighurs and other Muslims could be held in so-called re-education..
Firstpost - Published

South Korea Passes Emergency Measures To Fight Record Levels Of Dust Pollution

south korea passes emergency measures to fight record levels of dust pollution
South Korea passed several emergency measures to fight the "social disaster" facing the country in the form of air pollution on Wednesday after record levels of fine dust have lingered in the air the..
WorldNews - Published

Politically-charged soccer rights dispute escalates in Gulf

A Qatar-owned broadcaster accused Asian soccer leadership of breaking contracts and deciding to stream games for free in Saudi Arabia
USATODAY.com - Published

Exclusive: Pompeo to meet oil execs, push U.S. crude exports, Iran policy - sources

U.S. Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo will meet with top oil executives before he addresses a conference on Tuesday, seeking to get them to help the administration's effort to boost crude exports to Asia..
Reuters - Published

North Korea's Ruling Party Wins Re-election Without Competition, But Kim Jong Un Wasn't on the Ballot

north korea's ruling party wins re-election without competition, but kim jong un wasn't on the ballot
North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party won reelection to maintain control of the country’s Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA), with 99.99 percent voter turnout. With only one approved candidate..
WorldNews - Published

Pound soars, Asian shares rally after Brexit deal changes

The pound jumped and Asian shares rallied on Tuesday after the European Commission agreed to changes in a Brexit deal ahead of a vote in the British parliament on a divorce agreement.
Reuters - Published

India's west Asia outreach as PM Modi speaks to Turkey, UAE leaders, meets Saudi FM

According to Ministry of external affairs, PM Modi told the Turkish President that "terrorism remains one of the gravest threats to global peace and security" while Turkish President expressed his..
DNA - Published

Asian shares inch up as China rebounds on policy support hopes

Asian shares inched up on Monday as Chinese markets rebounded on hopes of more policy support for the slowing economy, but surprisingly weak U.S. employment data raised doubts about the strength of the..
Reuters - Published

Asian shares struggle after U.S. payrolls shock

Asian shares struggled for traction on Monday after U.S. employment data raised doubts about the strength of the global economy, while investor jitters ahead of crucial Brexit votes in the UK..
Reuters - Published

Asian shares decline as U.S. jobs data clouds global outlook

Asian shares pulled back on Monday after U.S. employment data raised doubts about the strength of the global economy while investor jitters ahead of crucial Brexit votes in the UK parliament this week..
Reuters - Published

Italy wants to sign Belt and Road deal to help exports: deputy PM

Italy wants to join China's giant "Belt and Road" infrastructure plan to boost Italian exports, not to strengthen political ties with the Asian giant, Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on..
Reuters - Published

UN Security Council reveals that North Korea lumped over $600 million in Cryptocurrency through cyber theft

un security council reveals that north korea lumped over $600 million in cryptocurrency through cyber theft
Recent reports bear claims that North Korea’s capital city Pyongyang has attained an estimated $670 million in fiat foreign currencies as well as cryptocurrencies. As reported by Asian media outlet..
WorldNews - Published

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