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Part of the world in or near the Western Pacific Ocean; typically includes East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania

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Asia-Pacific: Part of the world in or near the Western Pacific Ocean; typically includes East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania
Asia-Pacific or Asia Pacific is the part of the world in or near the Western Pacific Ocean. Asia-Pacific varies in area depending on context, but it generally includes East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.

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U.S. Senate offers $58 bln aid to airlines as they struggle to stay airborne [Video]

U.S. Senate offers $58 bln aid to airlines as they struggle to stay airborne

The U.S. Senate offered struggling airlines unprecedented aid worth $58 billion that will helping cover their staff wages, as carriers around the world seek state support and turn passenger planes into..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published
Asia Pacific countries tighten measures against coronavirus [Video]

Asia Pacific countries tighten measures against coronavirus

Action came as a number of countries have seen a jump in new cases - including Malaysia - which reported 190 new infections.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published
Coronavirus: Asia Pacific countries adopt new measures [Video]

Coronavirus: Asia Pacific countries adopt new measures

Some patients in Wuhan are slowly returning to their normal lives, while it could be months before the rest of the world can do the same.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published
Asian airlines could lose $27.8bln on coronavirus - IATA [Video]

Asian airlines could lose $27.8bln on coronavirus - IATA

Airlines in the Asia-Pacific region stand to lose $27.8 billion of revenue this year as they slash flights due to declining demand as a result of the coronavirus, according to a preliminary estimate..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

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Russia says U.S. missile deployments in Asia would be a threat

Russia's foreign ministry said on Thursday that a possible U.S. deployment of missiles in the Asia-Pacific region would pose a threat to international security.
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Climate change could be making us fatter, dumber and more depressed: report

A new report has found climate change is having some unexpected consequences for people living in the Asia Pacific region.
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First Russian-Chinese air patrol in Asia-Pacific draws shots from South Korea

Russia carried out what it said was its first long-range joint air patrol in the Asia-Pacific region with China on Tuesday, a mission that triggered hundreds of warning shots, according to South Korean..
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Russia says it flew first long-range air patrol with China in Asia-Pacific region

Russia's Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday it had conducted its first joint long-range air patrol with China in the Asia-Pacific region and that it had not been aimed at another country.
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Asia-Pacific meth drug trade worth up to $61 billion, U.N. says

Transnational crime groups are trafficking vast quantities of methamphetamine made in Southeast Asia, the United Nations said on Thursday, putting the value of the Asia-Pacific market for the drug..
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New Asia Pacific Facebook population maps

Social media giant Facebook is hoping disaster response efforts will be buoyed by new population maps created through its artificial intelligence firepower.
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