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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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Daniel Wu's unusual journey to movie stardom

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

Taiwan votes to legalize same-sex marriage

Taiwan’s legislature voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for two decades. (May 17)
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Videos for Asia

Taiwan Becomes First Asian Country To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage [Video]Taiwan Becomes First Asian Country To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Reuters reports Taiwan has become the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. Thousands of demonstrators were seen outside parliament cheering and waving rainbow flags. Lawmakers of the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Taiwan legalises same-sex marriage [Video]Taiwan legalises same-sex marriage

Thousands of couples celebrate as Taiwan becomes the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:35Published

Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage [Video]Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage

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. Justin Solomon reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Louvre pyramid architect I.M. Pei dead at 102: New York Times [Video]Louvre pyramid architect I.M. Pei dead at 102: New York Times

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

European shares sink on fears of renewed U.S.-China trade war [Video]European shares sink on fears of renewed U.S.-China trade war

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Pompeo warns Britain over China and Huawei [Video]Pompeo warns Britain over China and Huawei

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warns Britain about the involvement of Chinese firm Huawei in the construction of the country's 5G network. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Mike Pompeo Claims Rapidly Melting Arctic Sea Ice As A Good Thing [Video]Mike Pompeo Claims Rapidly Melting Arctic Sea Ice As A Good Thing

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Brewer AB InBev could float Asia business in Hong Kong [Video]Brewer AB InBev could float Asia business in Hong Kong

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...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Global stocks rattled by Trump trade threat [Video]Global stocks rattled by Trump trade threat

U.S. stocks slumped on Monday after President Donald Trump shocked investors by threatening to hike tariffs on Chinese goods this week. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published

Adidas powers to forecast-beating profits [Video]Adidas powers to forecast-beating profits

Adidas earnings outpaced forecasts in the first quarter thanks to ecommerce and a strong performance in North America. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Europe earnings: HSBC, SocGen boost bank stocks [Video]Europe earnings: HSBC, SocGen boost bank stocks

Bank stocks boosted Europe's share indices after HSBC beats quarterly profit estimates, bolstered by a surge in income from Asia. And Société Générale gained as news of a stronger-than-expected..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

Samsung Electronics' profits take a nosedive [Video]Samsung Electronics' profits take a nosedive

South Korea's Samsung Electronics posted its weakest profit in more than two years in the first quarter of 2019, but remains optimistic about second-half results. Michelle Hennessy reports.

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China Tries To Put Positive PR Spin On Belt & Road Initiative [Video]China Tries To Put Positive PR Spin On Belt & Road Initiative

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, China looked to put a gentler PR spin on its massive plan to recreate the old Silk Road, claiming it must do more to explain the program and boost..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

China's Xi Touts More Than $64 Billion In Belt And Road Deals [Video]China's Xi Touts More Than $64 Billion In Belt And Road Deals

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..

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President Putin 'is my closest friend': Chinese President Xi Jinping [Video]President Putin 'is my closest friend': Chinese President Xi Jinping

Russian President Vladimir Putin met and held talks with his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping on Friday on the sidelines of the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

China Has Elevated Its Missile Capabilities Posing Unprecedented Challenge To The U.S. [Video]China Has Elevated Its Missile Capabilities Posing Unprecedented Challenge To The U.S.

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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New missile gap leaves U.S. scrambling to counter China [Video]New missile gap leaves U.S. scrambling to counter China

Under Xi Jinping, Beijing has elevated its missile forces to a point where many rockets in the Chinese arsenal now rival or outperform those of the United States. This dramatic shift could render..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:52Published

Xi’s China is replacing the U.S. as the dominant military force in Asia [Video]Xi’s China is replacing the U.S. as the dominant military force in Asia

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has refashioned the People's Liberation Army into a force that's rapidly closing the gap on U.S. firepower -- and in some vital areas has surpassed it. American victory over..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:34Published

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

 

In first for Asia, Taiwan lawmakers back same-sex marriage

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 is first country in Asia to approve same-sex marriage

The vote allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and child custody.
USATODAY.com - Published

Taiwan's government legalize same-sex marriage in 1st for Asia

Legislature's vote allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and child custody
CBS News - Published

Taiwan parliament weighs landmark same-sex measures ahead of vote

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

1st all-female crew appointed to handle AFC Cup game

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

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