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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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Chinese Premier says Hong Kong not yet out of protest 'dilemma'

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam in Beijing on Monday, saying the Asian financial hub was not yet out of the "dilemma" facing the city's economy after months of sometimes..
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Asian shares up as investors cheer 'phase one' Sino-U.S. trade deal

A broad gauge of Asian share markets hit nearly eight-month highs on Monday after the United States and China agreed a preliminary trade deal, and amid policy-easing hopes in Australia, but..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Asia


Mnuchin: China Trade Deal Will Juice Economy [Video]Mnuchin: China Trade Deal Will Juice Economy

A 'phase one' trade deal between the United States and China was 'very good' for global economic growth. That's according to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who made his remarks on Saturday...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Tesco shares jump on possible Asia unit sale [Video]Tesco shares jump on possible Asia unit sale

Shares in Tesco jumped Monday after it said it was reviewing its operations in Thailand and Malaysia. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Donald Trump: I like rocket-man Kim Jong Un [Video]Donald Trump: I like rocket-man Kim Jong Un

US President Donald Trump asserts that he has a very good relationship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, so much so that he even has a nickname for him - 'Rocketman'. Trump goes on to say that..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

North Korea fires two short-range missiles towards the Sea of Japan [Video]North Korea fires two short-range missiles towards the Sea of Japan

North Korea launched two unidentified short-range projectiles from the country's South Hamgyong province towards the Sea of Japan on Thursday, November 28.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:51Published

Vietnam: Relatives bury two cousins who were UK truck victims [Video]Vietnam: Relatives bury two cousins who were UK truck victims

Hundreds of mourners attended a funeral service in Nghe An province on Thursday for two Vietnamese men who were among 39 people found dead in the back of a British truck last month.

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Voyager 2 detected high temperatures and gaps in the heliopause sphere: NASA [Video]Voyager 2 detected high temperatures and gaps in the heliopause sphere: NASA

NASA's Voyager 2 reached the edge of the solar system in early November.

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Big deals: trade hopes, M&A lift world shares [Video]Big deals: trade hopes, M&A lift world shares

World stocks hit their highest in almost two years on Tuesday, putting record highs within easy reach. David Pollard reports.

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LVMH to buy Tiffany for $16.2 bln [Video]LVMH to buy Tiffany for $16.2 bln

LVMH has agreed a deal to buy U.S. jeweler Tiffany for $16.2 billion. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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In Nagasaki, Pope Francis calls for the abolition of nuclear weapons [Video]In Nagasaki, Pope Francis calls for the abolition of nuclear weapons

Pope Francis appealed for the abolition of nuclear weapons during a message in one of Japan's two cities hit by atomic bombs on Sunday. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Pope Francis continues Asia trip with anti-nuclear message in Japan [Video]Pope Francis continues Asia trip with anti-nuclear message in Japan

Pope Francis continues Asia trip with anti-nuclear message in Japan

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Pope Francis calls for nuclear disarmament as he lands in Japan [Video]Pope Francis calls for nuclear disarmament as he lands in Japan

Pope Francis arrived on Saturday in Japan, the second leg of a week-long Asian trip whose main aim is to bring an anti-nuclear message to Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

Post 9/11 Wars Have Cost the US $6.4 Trillion [Video]Post 9/11 Wars Have Cost the US $6.4 Trillion

A new report says U.S. taxpayers have paid this amount for military presence around Asia and the Middle East.

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New skyscraper proposed for Chicago [Video]New skyscraper proposed for Chicago

American architectural firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill has unveiled updated design plans to build a 1,422-foot tall skyscraper in Chicago.

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Pope Francis arrives in Thailand at start of Asia trip [Video]Pope Francis arrives in Thailand at start of Asia trip

The pontiff arrived in Thailand to meet with the country's small but devoted Catholic minorityView on euronews

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China smashes European hopes of 'Legends' video game glory [Video]China smashes European hopes of 'Legends' video game glory

Thousands of esports fans gathered in Paris to watch two teams go head-to-head at the "League of Legends" world championship tournament final.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Migrants in Bosnia face deadly winter conditions [Video]Migrants in Bosnia face deadly winter conditions

The lives of hundreds of migrants from the Middle East and Asia living in a camp in the forests of Bosnia are at risk, as the bitter Balkan winter approaches, an official with the International..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:49Published

Europe seeks to clinch rare League of Legends win in Asia-dominated esports world [Video]Europe seeks to clinch rare League of Legends win in Asia-dominated esports world

A team of five young European men will seek on Sunday (November 10) to overthrow Asia's supremacy at the "League of Legends", a world-known online video game whose sky-rocketing success has drawn..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

China, U.S. agree to roll back tariffs [Video]China, U.S. agree to roll back tariffs

China and the U.S. have agreed to roll back tariffs if a broader 'phase one' trade deal is agreed, but Reuters sources say the plan faces fierce opposition from some in the White House. Julian..

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Scientists around the world have declared a climate emergency [Video]Scientists around the world have declared a climate emergency

More than 11,000 scientists around the world have signed a declaration stating planet Earth is facing a climate emergency.

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Asian countries agree on trade deal terms [Video]Asian countries agree on trade deal terms

Fifteen nations conclude talks on Chinese-backed economic partnership during ASEAN summit in Bangkok.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published

ASEAN summit: Will Asian leaders make world's largest trade deal? [Video]ASEAN summit: Will Asian leaders make world's largest trade deal?

Thailand says the next steps in the proposal backed by China will be made in the coming hours.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:55Published

 

Asian shares up as 'phase one' trade deal boosts confidence

Asian shares moved higher on Monday as investors welcomed a trade agreement between Beijing and Washington over the weekend, but enthusiasm was capped by lingering scepticism about the deal and ongoing..
Reuters - Published

U.S. and 'like-minded' partners will keep security in Asia: admiral

A partnership between the United States and "like-minded nations" will keep Asian countries secure in the face of competition from a rising China, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said on..
Reuters - Published

Asian shares, sterling on a high as global risks ebb

Asian shares scaled eight-month peaks on Friday as a last-gasp Sino-U.S. trade deal and a likely major election win by Britain's Conservative Party cleared a couple of dark clouds from the global..
Reuters - Published

Stocks glimpse a brighter future as global clouds lift

Asian shares scaled eight-month peaks on Friday as a last-gasp Sino-U.S. trade deal and a likely major election win by Britain's Conservative Party looked to have cleared a couple of dark clouds from..
Reuters - Published

Asian stocks see brighter world as trade, UK clouds lift

Asian share markets jumped on Friday as a last-gasp Sino-U.S. trade deal and a likely major election win by Britain's Conservative Party looked to have cleared a couple of dark clouds from the global..
Reuters - Published

Asian shares climb on dovish Fed, but Brexit hurdle looms

Asian stocks rose on Thursday to the highest in a month after the Federal Reserve signaled rate settings were likely to remain accommodative, but the imminent UK election and a deadline for Sino-U.S...
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Asian shares rise as Fed cheer offsets trade, UK angst

Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve signaled rate settings were likely to remain accommodative but the imminent UK election and a deadline for Sino-U.S. trade talks kept..
Reuters - Published

Asian shares drift higher, pound eases on YouGov poll

Asian stocks extended earlier gains on Wednesday, although advances were patchy ahead of key central bank meetings while the pound wobbled as opinion polls pointed to a tight UK election later this..
Reuters - Published

Asian shares adrift as tariff deadline looms

Asian stocks flatlined on Wednesday as Sino-U.S. trade talks approached a weekend deadline with little sign of progress, while a tightening of the UK election race knocked the pound.
Reuters - Published

Philippines to end martial law in restive south

The Philippines will lift martial law on the southern region of Mindanao at the end of this month, citing an improving security climate and a reduced threat of extremism two years after one of Asia's..
Reuters - Published

Asian shares edge lower as investors await tariff deadline

Asian equity markets were a tad lower on Tuesday as investors refrained from making major bets before Dec. 15, when the next round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports is due to take effect.
Reuters - Published

Asian shares buoyed by strong U.S. job data, China worry caps gains

Asian stocks edged up on Monday, catching some of Wall Street's momentum after surprisingly strong U.S. jobs data, although regional gains were capped by concerns about China's economic slowdown due to..
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Asian stocks pulled higher by Wall Street jobs rally but China caution prevails

Asian stocks edged up on Monday, catching some of Wall Street's momentum after surprisingly strong U.S. jobs data although regional gains were capped by concerns about China's economy due to the..
Reuters - Published

Asian shares up as trade optimism lingers, oil firm on OPEC+ output cut

Asian stocks gained on Friday as investors took heart from U.S. President Donald Trump saying trade talks with China were "moving right along", and U.S. oil prices sat near 2-1/2-month highs after OPEC..
Reuters - Published

Asian shares firm, oil near two-month high after deeper output cut

Asian stocks held firm on Friday as U.S. President Donald Trump's rhetoric kept investors' hopes up on a trade deal with China, while oil sat near two-month highs after producers led by Saudi Arabia..
Reuters - Published

China maintains tariffs must be reduced for phase one trade deal with U.S.

Tariffs must be cut if China and the United States are to reach an interim agreement on trade, the Asian nation's commerce ministry said on Thursday, sticking to its stance that some U.S. tariffs must..
Reuters - Published

Asian stocks climb as trade deal hopes flicker among Trump's mixed signals

Stock markets in Asia inched up on Thursday on the possibility that China and the United States may soon seal a "phase one" deal to end their 17-month trade war, but conflicting messages from U.S...
Reuters - Published

Asian stocks inch up on trade outlook but markets remain wary

Asian stocks edged up on Thursday on signs the United States and China were on track for a preliminary trade deal, though optimism was tempered by the almost daily shifts in prospects for defusing the..
Reuters - Published

Cambodia's bicycle firms face bumps in the road

The Asian nation has built up a bike building industry, but human rights concerns could put the brakes on growth.
BBC News - Published

Stocks jolted by Trump's threat of longer, broader trade war

Asian shares extended losses on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said a trade deal with China might have to wait until after the 2020 presidential election, dashing hopes for a quick..
Reuters - Published

Shares slide as Trump raises specter of longer, wider trade war

Asian shares extended their losses on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said a trade deal with China might have to wait until after the 2020 presidential election, dashing hopes for a quick..
Reuters - Published

Asian stocks drop as Trump's new tariffs revive trade gloom

Asian shares fell on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump stunned markets by imposing tariffs on imports from Brazil and Argentina, rekindling fears over global trade tensions, while weak U.S...
Reuters - Published

Students stage global strikes to pressure U.N. climate summit

Thousands of people in Asia and Europe joined rallies demanding more action on climate change on Friday, aiming to force political leaders to come up with urgent solutions at a United Nations..
Reuters - Published

Global stocks dip on trade worries as record high stays elusive

World shares slipped on Friday as a leading index strained for a record high, with investor nerves from Asia to Europe gnawing away over how or when the United States and China can agree a truce in..
Reuters - Published

Stocks shy from breaking new highs as trade mood darkens

Asian shares slipped on Friday, knocking a global stock index off its path to hitting an all-time peak as investors turned cautious, fearing a new U.S. law backing Hong Kong protesters could torpedo..
Reuters - Published

Stocks hesitate just short of new peaks as clouds darken over U.S.-China ties

Asian markets slipped on Friday leaving global shares just short of an all-time peak as investors turned cautious, fearing a new U.S. law backing Hong Kong protesters could torpedo efforts to end the..
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Dyson to move global HQ to historic Singapore building

The UK company says the old power station will be an "inspiring backdrop" as it shifts to Asia.
BBC News - Published

Asian shares sink as Hong Kong tensions spoil festive mood

Asian share markets fell on Thursday as concerns that tensions over Hong Kong may stymie a U.S.-China trade deal cast a pall over Thanksgiving cheer from positive U.S. economic data.
Reuters - Published

Asian shares climb as Trump says U.S. China trade deal near

Asian shares rose on Wednesday and European stocks looked set for gains after U.S. President Donald Trump said negotiators were close to inking an initial trade deal, while expectations the Federal..
Reuters - Published

Asian shares climb on prospects of trade progress, low rates

Asian shares ticked higher on Wednesday as more upbeat signals from Sino-U.S. trade talks fanned hopes of an imminent end to tariff hostilities, which helped offset concerns about a slowing U.S...
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Factbox: The world's biggest electric vehicle battery makers

Asian companies dominate the market for electric vehicle (EV) batteries and they are expanding their production capacity in Europe, China and the United States in a fight to win lucrative contracts..
Reuters - Published

Asian stocks cheer warming trade talks, Alibaba's strong Hong Kong debut

Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, bolstered by new momentum in Sino-U.S. efforts to end their acrimonious trade dispute and as Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made a strong Hong Kong debut in the world's..
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Asian stocks cheered by fresh trade talk momentum

Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, bolstered by Wall Street's record closing highs and signs of new momentum in Beijing's and Washington's efforts to end their long and acrimonious trade dispute.
Reuters - Published

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