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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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U.S. prepares to end Iran oil waivers; Asian buyers to be hardest hit

The United States is expected to announce on Monday that buyers of Iranian oil need to end imports soon or face sanctions, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters, triggering a 3 percent jump..
Reuters - Published

Philippine Catholics lash themselves in penance ahead of Easter

Dozens of barefoot penitents in the Philippines whipped themselves and carried large wooden crosses in sweltering heat on Thursday as they participated in a ritual ahead of Easter in Asia's biggest..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Asia

Deadly Attacks In Sri Lanka Spell Trouble For Tourism Economy [Video]Deadly Attacks In Sri Lanka Spell Trouble For Tourism Economy

According to CNN Business, the series of deadly attacks in Sri Lanka over the weekend could damage Asia's fragile economies. The bombs that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Amazon says it's shutting its China online store [Video]Amazon says it's shutting its China online store

Amazon says it will shut its China online store by July 18, as the U.S. e-commerce giant focuses on the lucrative businesses of selling overseas goods and cloud services in the world's most populous..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published

Son Heung-Min Becomes Most Popular Athlete In Asia [Video]Son Heung-Min Becomes Most Popular Athlete In Asia

Son Heung-Min made his first goal in the brand new $1.3 billion stadium in early April. During the current soccer season, Son has made 18 goals for Tottenham Hotspur. According to CNN, the amount is..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Banking newbies set to shake-up Asia’s finances [Video]Banking newbies set to shake-up Asia’s finances

In Asia, it’s the region’s biggest tech giants that are challenging high street banks, to a degree not seen in Europe or the United States. Michelle Hennessy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:20Published

BTS release new album with star collaborations [Video]BTS release new album with star collaborations

"Map of The Soul: Persona", the new album from the Korean boy band, features tracks with Halsey and Ed Sheeran. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Wynn makes $7 billion buyout play for Australia's Crown Resorts [Video]Wynn makes $7 billion buyout play for Australia's Crown Resorts

Australian casino giant Crown Resorts says its received an indicative $7.1 billion takeover offer from Las Vegas's Wynn Resorts, sending Crown's shares soaring as investors bet on an even higher bid...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:59Published

Activist investor building Sony stake: sources [Video]Activist investor building Sony stake: sources

Sony shares surge after a Reuters report saying Third Point was again raising its stake in the Japanese conglomerate stoked speculation that fund owner Daniel Loeb was preparing to agitate for more..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Singapore Seizes Over 14 Tons of Pangolin Scales [Video]Singapore Seizes Over 14 Tons of Pangolin Scales

One conservation official estimates 36,000 pangolins were killed for the shipment.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Celine Dion announces 'Courage' world tour and new album [Video]Celine Dion announces 'Courage' world tour and new album

Pop singer Celine Dion on Wednesday (April 3) announced a world tour and a new album called "Courage" that she said was inspired by life after the death of her husband. Rough cut - no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Singapore plans sweeping fake news law [Video]Singapore plans sweeping fake news law

Singapore submits a wide-ranging fake news bill in parliament, stoking fears from internet firms like Facebook and human rights groups that it may give the government too much power and hinder freedom..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:05Published

Euro zone factory activity contracts faster in March [Video]Euro zone factory activity contracts faster in March

Factories in the euro zone had their worst month for almost six years in March and forward looking indicators pointed to gloomy times ahead, a survey found, grim reading for European Central Bank..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:38Published

Global Bond Yields Recession Fears Haunt Markets [Video]Global Bond Yields Recession Fears Haunt Markets

According to Business Insider, "Global bond yields continue to fall in Asia, but rebounded in Europe amid a persistent risk of recession. Stock markets held up despite the negative sentiment with..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Monitor says Thai election campaign 'heavily tilted' to benefit junta [Video]Monitor says Thai election campaign 'heavily tilted' to benefit junta

An election monitor says that the run-up to Thailand's weekend vote was 'heavily tilted' to benefit a party close to the ruling military junta. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Wild elephant wanders around Chinese town [Video]Wild elephant wanders around Chinese town

A wild Asian elephant got separated from his group and visited a Chinese town, China's state broadcaster CCTV reported.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:34Published

China Just Got One Step Closer To Connecting the World With Chinese-built Infrastructure [Video]China Just Got One Step Closer To Connecting the World With Chinese-built Infrastructure

According to a report by Business Insider, Italy has joined China's Belt and Road Initiative, the massive trade project aiming to connect the country to dozens of nations across Asia, Africa, Europe..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Tencent profit tumbles after Chinese gaming review [Video]Tencent profit tumbles after Chinese gaming review

Tencent profits have taken a tumble after Chinese regulators conducted a review of the lucrative online gaming sector. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

No Fed boost for European stocks as banks fall [Video]No Fed boost for European stocks as banks fall

Shares in Asia rose on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve abandoned forecasts for any rate hikes this year, but European stock markets fail to get a lift as the banking sector weighs up the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Samsung Elec sees green shoots in China smartphone business [Video]Samsung Elec sees green shoots in China smartphone business

Samsung Electronics says it's confident it can reverse the recent slump in its fortunes in China, the world's biggest smartphone market. David Pollard reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

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

 
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