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Flight 370: With search suspended, a cold-case file awaits

For two years and more, it has been a lost ship, a metal container carrying 239 souls that simply disappeared one late Asian night never to be seen again. And now, the search for the remains of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 likely will become a thing of memory, too.

ADB trims developing Asia growth forecast; India on track

ADB trims developing Asia growth forecast; India on track

ADB on Monday marginally cut economic growth projection for Asia and Pacific region for 2016, though India is likely to meet 7.4 percent and 7.8 percent growth forecast for this and the following year.

Japan PM tells China''s Li international law must be respected - Kyodo

 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Chinese Premier Li Keqiang that a rules-based international order must be respected.

Brexit a chance for closer EU security ties: Germany

The EU should take advantage of Britain`s departure from the union to forge a common security policy.

Know why India's MTCR entry may be a cause of worry for China

Know why India's MTCR entry may be a cause of worry for China

MTCR would legitimise and speed up the process of selling missiles, especially the BrahMos to Vietnam which had already shown interest in buying it, said a research professor.
 

Taj Mahal one of 50 most beautiful places in Asia

Taj Mahal one of 50 most beautiful places in Asia

Built entirely in marble by Mughal emperor Shahjahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz, is located in Agra, about 200 km south of New Delhi.

Hailstorms, rain, tornado kill 51 persons in eastern China, dozens injured

Hailstorms, rain, tornado kill 51 persons in eastern China, dozens injured

Extreme weather, including hailstorms, heavy rain and a tornado, killed 51 and injured dozens in China`s eastern Jiangsu province, the official Xinhua news agency reported Thursday.

Manohar Parrikar leaves for Singapore today to attend Shangri-La Dialogue, hold talks on Rafale jets

Manohar Parrikar leaves for Singapore today to attend Shangri-La Dialogue, hold talks on Rafale jets

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will on Thursday travel to Singapore to participate in Shangri-La Dialogue, an inter-governmental security forum.

Islamic State militants make deadly IEDs using material from Indian companies: Report

Islamic State militants make deadly IEDs using material from Indian companies: Report

However, the minister, later clarified that as per CAR reports, there is no evidence to suggest any direct transfer of goods to the Islamic State forces by the countries and companies.

Air forces of China, Pakistan launch joint training exercise

China and Pakistan call each other "all-weather friends", with ties underpinned by long-standing wariness of their common neighbour, India, and a desire to hedge against US influence in Asia.
 

ADB cuts Asia growth forecast to 5.7% for 2016

For China, ADB has projected growth to decline from 6.9 percent in 2015 to 6.5 percent in 2016.

Bill introduced in US Congress to help India join APEC

Singapore-headquartered Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a forum for 21 economies to promote free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Facebook keen on Asia despite India saying no to Free Basics: Top executive

Facebook keen on Asia despite India saying no to Free Basics: Top executive

 Despite India saying no to Free Basics and going for net neutrality, the social networking giant eyes big growth in Asia than any other parts of the world, a top Facebook executive told the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on Tuesday.

Australia unveils 'massive' increase in defence spending

Australia unveiled a massive new investment in the nation's defence capabilities on Thursday to address what Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called "high stakes" and "momentous times" in Asia.

Asia, EU shares gain broadly, pound falls on EU exit fears

Shares rose in Europe and Asia on Monday along with oil and commodity prices, while sterling fell against the dollar and euro on concerns Britain may vote to leave the European Union.

India is Asia's bright spot: Report

India is Asia's bright spot: Report

The report further said that India is an interesting market and shaping up well for us.

'53% Pakistani teenage girls feel domestic violence is justified if wife refuses to have sex'

'53% Pakistani teenage girls feel domestic violence is justified if wife refuses to have sex'

Over half a population of teenage girls in Pakistan believes that it is justified for a husband to beat his wife if she refuses to have sex, claims United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report.

How North Korea rocket launch may spur US missile defense buildup in Asia

How North Korea rocket launch may spur US missile defense buildup in Asia

North Korea`s latest rocket launch might kick off a buildup of U.S. missile defense systems in Asia, U.S. officials and missile defense experts said, something that could further strain U.S.-China ties and also hurt relations between Beijing and Seoul.

Pakistan urged to end clampdown on free speech

 Pakistani journalists and activists faced an increasingly hostile climate in 2015 due to harassment, threats and violence from both security forces and militant groups, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.

Cold snap hits east Asia, blamed for more than 65 deaths

Cold snap hits east Asia, blamed for more than 65 deaths

Heavy snow in western and central Japan left five people dead over the weekend and possibly a sixth day on Monday.