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.
Daniel Wu took an unconventional path to becoming a major movie star in Asia. The "Into The Badlands" star grew up in California and got his first commercial gig while finishing university in Hong.. USATODAY.com - Published
One of the 20th century's best-known architects, I.M. Pei, has died according to the New York Times. Pei was born in China but made his mark around the world with his distinctive modern aesthetic. His..
As markets take fright at the threat of fresh US tariff hikes against China, European shares dropped broadly on Thursday as investors shunned risky assets. As David Pollard reports, earnings were also..
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday claimed that melting Arctic sea ice could actually be a good thing, as it will shorten sea voyages from Asia to the West by as much as three weeks. In a speech..
Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, is considering listing a minority stake in its Asian operations to create a separate business that could lead consolidation of brewing in the region...
According to Reuters, President Xi Jinping on Saturday hailed deals worth more than $64 billion signed during China’s Belt and Road Initiative this week. Xi also said that his signature initiative to..
According to a report by Reuters, Chinese President Xi Jinping elevated his country's missile forces to a level where they pose an unprecedented challenge to the aircraft carriers and bases that form..
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Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags, despite deep divisions over marriage.. Reuters - Published
Taiwan's parliament on Friday discussed measures to legalize same-sex marriage ahead of a landmark vote that could make the self-ruled island the first in Asia to adopt such legislation, despite deep.. Reuters - Published
Referee Yoshimi Yamashita and assistants Makoto Bozono and Naomi Teshirogi are set to create history in Asia by becoming the first all-female crew to officiate in one of the Asian Football.. USATODAY.com - Published