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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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Russia says no plans to install new missiles unless U.S. deploys them

Russia will not deploy new missiles as long as the United States shows similar restraint in Europe and Asia, Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu said on Sunday, after Washington's withdrawal from a..
Reuters - Published

Thousands of Hong Kongers brave rain to join anti-government rally

Thousands of protesters, most clad in black, gathered under a downpour for an anti-government rally at a Hong Kong park on Sunday, in the eleventh week of what have been often violent demonstrations in..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Asia

Protesters show up for 11th week of rallies in Hong Kong [Video]Protesters show up for 11th week of rallies in Hong Kong

Thousands in Hong Kong marched on Saturday in the 11th week of anti-government protests. Others showed their support for the Chinese government. Havovi Cooper reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:01Published

China's trade threats deal fresh blow to world stocks [Video]China's trade threats deal fresh blow to world stocks

China's threat to impose counter-measures in retaliation for the latest U.S. tariffs knocked stocks sprawling on Thursday, checking earlier attempt to recover from a rout sparked by fears of a world..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

Chinese paramilitary forces exercise near Hong Kong [Video]Chinese paramilitary forces exercise near Hong Kong

Hundreds of members of China's People's Armed Police conducted exercises on Thursday at a sports stadium in Shenzhen, as the U.S. State Department expressed concern that they could be deployed across..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

Eye for an eye: why HK's protesters wear patches [Video]Eye for an eye: why HK's protesters wear patches

Protesters at Hong Kong's paralyzed international airport have taken to wearing eye patches in solidarity with a young woman who was injured in a violent police crackdown. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Markets jolted by Hong Kong unrest, Argentine peso crash [Video]Markets jolted by Hong Kong unrest, Argentine peso crash

Shares fell on Tuesday, as negative news from around the globe including Italy and Argentina's political uncertainty and persistent unrest in Hong Kong, compelled investors to take refuge in safe..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Tear gas fired as Hong Kong protests continue [Video]Tear gas fired as Hong Kong protests continue

Police have fired tear gas to try to disperse a demonstration in Hong Kong as protesters took over streets in three parts of the Asian financial capital, blocking traffic and setting up another night..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:44Published

Asia flooding: Dozens killed in China, Pakistan and India [Video]Asia flooding: Dozens killed in China, Pakistan and India

The tens of thousands moved to relief camps can only wait before it is safe to return.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:50Published

Nestle starts selling Starbucks-branded coffee in China [Video]Nestle starts selling Starbucks-branded coffee in China

Food giant Nestle started selling Starbucks-branded coffee in mainland China on Thursday, seeking to tap growth in a market where it says coffee consumption per capita remains low compared to global..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

McDonald's launch Spicy McNuggets in the UK [Video]McDonald's launch Spicy McNuggets in the UK

McDonald's Spicy McNuggets go on sale in the UK, but for seven weeks only. The meal-time snacks come with a spicy dip. The fried chicken treat has already been trialled in Asia and the USA, while it's..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:41Published

HSBC axes CEO after only 18 months on the job [Video]HSBC axes CEO after only 18 months on the job

Europe's biggest bank HSBC ousts John Flint as chief executive officer in a shock move that the chairman said was necessary to accelerate progress of its strategic priorities. Eve Johnson reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Pentagon chief wants to put U.S. missiles in Asia [Video]Pentagon chief wants to put U.S. missiles in Asia

U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that he was in favor of placing ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in Asia relatively soon, a day after the United States withdrew from a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Pep Guardiola coy on Leroy Sane's future [Video]Pep Guardiola coy on Leroy Sane's future

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola weighs in on Leroy Sane's future ahead of the Community Shield.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:07Published

Guardiola: We want Sane to stay at Man City [Video]Guardiola: We want Sane to stay at Man City

Speaking at a press conference ahead of Sunday's Community Shield clash against Liverpool, Man City manager Pep Guardiola talked about the German winger Leroy Sane, who has has been linked with Bayern..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:07Published

Asian Shares Falter, Dollar Jumps As Powell Dampens Hopes [Video]Asian Shares Falter, Dollar Jumps As Powell Dampens Hopes

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares fell to six-week lows on Thursday and the dollar rose after the U.S. Federal Reserve delivered a 25-basis-point rate cut as expected but poured cold water on market..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Asian Shares Falling On 'Hawkish' Fed Outlook [Video]Asian Shares Falling On 'Hawkish' Fed Outlook

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares were set to open significantly lower on Thursday as the U.S. Federal Reserve poured cold water on market expectations of a lengthy easing cycle after delivering a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Fiat Chrysler defies slowdown [Video]Fiat Chrysler defies slowdown

Fiat Chrysler surprised investors by sticking to its upbeat full-year profit forecast Wednesday. As Fred Katayama reports, strong sales of its RAM pickup helped drive profit up 14%.

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UK car investment slumps over 70% on no-deal Brexit fears [Video]UK car investment slumps over 70% on no-deal Brexit fears

Investment in Britain's car sector fell by more than 70 percent in the first half of the year due to concerns about a disorderly Brexit, an industry body said on Wednesday. David Pollard reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

Under Armour shares sink [Video]Under Armour shares sink

Under Armour shares sank Tuesday morning after the sportwear maker cut its full-year revenue forecast for North America. As Fred Katayama reports, its quarterly sales in that region also dropped much..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

European shares hit by Bayer, Lufthansa; FTSE shines on BP, sterling slump [Video]European shares hit by Bayer, Lufthansa; FTSE shines on BP, sterling slump

European shares slipped on Tuesday as grim forecasts from German giants Bayer and Lufthansa soured sentiment, while a battered pound and BP helped London's blue-chip index outperform for a second day...

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Thousands Of Protesters Gather At Hong Kong's Airport [Video]Thousands Of Protesters Gather At Hong Kong's Airport

Thousands of protesters calling for democracy and some chanting “free Hong Kong” gathered at the city’s airport. Hong Kong airport authorities said operations at one of Asia’s biggest civil..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Guardiola plays down prospect of more City signings before deadline [Video]Guardiola plays down prospect of more City signings before deadline

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he does not expect to make many, if any, new signings before the transfer window closes.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:29Published

China slowdown? No one's told Hermès [Video]China slowdown? No one's told Hermès

French luxury brand Hermès has posted better-than-expected earnings, shrugging off concerns that it could suffer from a slowdown in demand in China. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

China's Xi has 'acted responsibly' on HK protests: Trump [Video]China's Xi has 'acted responsibly' on HK protests: Trump

President Trump said on Monday he believed Chinese President Xi Jinping has acted very responsibly with regard the sometimes violent protests in Hong Kong over an extradition bill that could see people..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

 

Protest-hit Hong Kong unveils $2.4 billion economic support package

The Hong Kong government unveiled a HK$19.1 billion ($2.4 billion) package on Thursday to support a slowing economy as escalating political protests and the prolonged U.S.-China trade war weigh heavily..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong unveils $2.4 billion support package as protests add to economic strains

Hong Kong's government announced an economic support package worth HK$19.1 billion ($2.44 billion) on Thursday as escalating political protests and the prolonged Sino-U.S. trade war weigh heavily on..
Reuters - Published

Chinese forces exercise across border as Hong Kong braces for protests

Chinese paramilitary forces conducted exercises across the border from Hong Kong on Thursday, raising fears that Beijing may be preparing to act against mass demonstrations in the Asian financial hub..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong leader urges calm as protest tensions rise; airport reopens

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the city's recovery from protests that have swept the Asian financial hub could take a long time and that she would be responsible for rebuilding its economy..
Reuters - Published

Glorious mud on World Elephant Day

The event was launched in 2012 to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants.
The Age - Published

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