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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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Traveling to Europe or Asia? Now is the best time of year to book your holiday abroad

If you’re planning on spending the winter holidays in Europe or Asia, now is the best time to book your flight.
USATODAY.com - Published

From 'Asia's finest' to 'black dogs': Hong Kong police under pressure

Hong Kong's vaunted police force is facing a crisis of confidence and leadership amid the city's worsening political tensions, according to serving and retired officers, politicians and security..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Asia

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

Hong Kong Police Dispense Tear Gas, Fire Rubber Bullets At Thousands Of Protesters [Video]Hong Kong Police Dispense Tear Gas, Fire Rubber Bullets At Thousands Of Protesters

Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas in running clashes with protesters late on Sunday. Anger over an extradition bill has morphed into a fresh front against what many see as a broader..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

India's wildlife struggles to survive heavy monsoon rains [Video]India's wildlife struggles to survive heavy monsoon rains

As swaths of Asia become flooded, endangered species are under threat.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:50Published

'Tomb Raider' Star Simon Yam in Hospital After Stabbing [Video]'Tomb Raider' Star Simon Yam in Hospital After Stabbing

The hugely popular Hong Kong actor was stabbed while on stage Saturday at a presentation in Zhongshan, Guangdong province in southern China. He is in hospital recovering. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

'Bitcoin family' start sponsored around the world tour [Video]'Bitcoin family' start sponsored around the world tour

A family of five who traded all of their possessions for bitcoin and decided to live solely on it, began their three-year world tour with the mission to educate people about cryptocurrency. Rough cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:38Published

Asian Stocks Wobble On Earnings Woes, Trade Worries [Video]Asian Stocks Wobble On Earnings Woes, Trade Worries

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares wobbled in early Thursday trading as Wall Street stocks dropped on early signs that the U.S.-China trade war could hurt corporate earnings, helping to underpin solid..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Hong Kong's police face a crisis of their own [Video]Hong Kong's police face a crisis of their own

Hong Kong's vaunted police force is facing a crisis of confidence and leadership amid the city's worsening political tensions, according to serving and retired officers, politicians and security..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:46Published

AB InBev shares slide after demise of IPO plans [Video]AB InBev shares slide after demise of IPO plans

AB InBev shares fell Monday after the demise of its planned Hong Kong IPO. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

Budweiser’s IPO swagger turns into a drunk stumble [Video]Budweiser’s IPO swagger turns into a drunk stumble

Budweiser Brewing Company APAC, the Asia-Pacific business of Anheuser-Busch InBev, has guided potential investors towards the bottom of a marketed pricing range for its up to $9.8 billion Hong Kong..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

European shares fall as BASF profit warning hits German stocks [Video]European shares fall as BASF profit warning hits German stocks

European shares fell on Tuesday as a profit warning from chemicals giant BASF led to a slide in German shares, which were on course to post their biggest drop in two months. Pascale Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Eel trafficking - the £3bn illegal trade becoming a major wildlife crime [Video]Eel trafficking - the £3bn illegal trade becoming a major wildlife crime

Authorities are battling against a trade seeing more than 300 million European eels trafficked from Europe to Asia each year. Katie Gregory reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:05Published

Stocks cheer trade reprieve as U.S. and China agree to restart trade talks [Video]Stocks cheer trade reprieve as U.S. and China agree to restart trade talks

European shares rose broadly on Monday with the STOXX 50 index hitting its highest level in 17 months, as investors piled into riskier assets after the United States and China agreed to restart trade..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

EU and Vietnam sign EU and Vietnam sign "ambitious" free trade deal

The European Union signed a landmark free trade deal with Vietnam on Sunday, the first of its kind with a developing country in Asia.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:23Published

U.S. Will Sanction Any Countries That Import Iranian Oil [Video]U.S. Will Sanction Any Countries That Import Iranian Oil

According to Reuters, the U.S. special envoy for Iran on Friday said that the United States will sanction any country that imports Iranian oil and there are no exemptions in place. When asked about the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Malaysia seizes over 5,000 smuggled terrapins at airport [Video]Malaysia seizes over 5,000 smuggled terrapins at airport

Malaysian authorities said on Wednesday they had seized more than 5,000 smuggled terrapins at Kuala Lumpur airport last week. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

After drone downing, airlines told to avoid Iran [Video]After drone downing, airlines told to avoid Iran

The FAA has told U.S. airlines to avoid Iran after the shooting down of a drone, and many international airlines are choosing to follow suit voluntarily. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

Himalayan glaciers melting at alarming rate, satellite data shows [Video]Himalayan glaciers melting at alarming rate, satellite data shows

Satellite data shows that the rate at which Himalayan glaciers are melting has doubled over the past two decades. That ice is not being replaced, and the retreat of these glaciers threatens water..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:02Published

Airbus fights back after shock Boeing order at Paris Air Show [Video]Airbus fights back after shock Boeing order at Paris Air Show

After Boeing won a shock order from British Airways owner IAG for its troubled 737 MAX jets, Airbus fought back Wednesday with more big sales of its own. Julian Satterthwaite reports on this year's..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Asian Shares Wobble On Trade, Political Tensions [Video]Asian Shares Wobble On Trade, Political Tensions

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares got off to a shaky start on Monday as investors were cautious ahead of a closely-watched Federal Reserve meeting, while political tensions in the Middle East and Hong..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Iran renews nuclear deal ultimatum at Tajikistan summit [Video]Iran renews nuclear deal ultimatum at Tajikistan summit

Iran’s president has used a conference in Tajikistan of leaders and diplomats from more than 30 Asian countries to reinforce an ultimatum he made in May.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published

Under pressure, Hong Kong suspends extradition bill [Video]Under pressure, Hong Kong suspends extradition bill

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has indefinitely delayed a proposed law to allow extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after widespread anger over the bill sparked violent protests in the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:55Published

Strain Of Salmonella That Won't Be Killed By Antibiotics Jumps From China To U.S. [Video]Strain Of Salmonella That Won't Be Killed By Antibiotics Jumps From China To U.S.

UPI reports the gene that makes salmonella resistant to antibiotics of last resort has finally made its way from Asia to the United States. Researchers isolated the gene mcr-3.1 in a patient who had..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Stocks climb on trade; yuan falters [Video]Stocks climb on trade; yuan falters

European shares followed Asian stocks higher on Monday after the United States shelved plans to impose tariffs on Mexico. But, as Francis Maguire reports, China's yuan dropped due to lower imports than..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Watch: 13 artists come together in Samarkand to immortalise cultural sites in their drawings [Video]Watch: 13 artists come together in Samarkand to immortalise cultural sites in their drawings

Thirteen artists from all over central Asia have met in Uzbekistan's Samarkand, one of the continent's most ancient cities, for an ambitious project immortalising centuries of cultural heritage in..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:47Published

Global recession fears grow as factory activity shrinks [Video]Global recession fears grow as factory activity shrinks

Factory activity contracted across Asia and Europe last month as an escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing raised fears of a global economic downturn and heaped pressure on policymakers to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

 

U.S. will 'do what it can' to help resolve South Korea-Japan dispute, diplomat says

Washington "will do what it can do" to help defuse a political and economic dispute between its allies South Korea and Japan, the top U.S. diplomat responsible for Asia policy said during a visit to..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong justice secretary due in Beijing on Wednesday amid protests

Hong Kong's secretary for justice, Teresa Cheng, will travel to Beijing on Wednesday, the city government said, as protests in the Asian financial center against an extradition bill she had supported..
Reuters - Published

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