'Modi-Obama meeting to boost political, security cooperation'

US President Barack Obama will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, giving the two leaders an opportunity to build on their economic ties and advance political and security cooperation in Asia and around the world, the White House has said.

Asia hit hardest by natural disasters in 2014: Report

Asia was the continent hit hardest by natural disasters in 2014, with China getting the worst of it with 58 million people affected, according to an annual report released here on Thursday.

Global fracture burden set to double by 2040

By 2040, more than 300 million people will be at high risk of fracture -- double the numbers considered at high risk today -- placing a serious burden on healthcare systems, especially in Asia, new research estimates.

Asian stocks slip as Japan machinery orders disappoint, add to global woes
Asian stocks slip as Japan machinery orders disappoint, add to global woes

Asian stocks fell on Thursday after US stocks retreated overnight and as Japan machinery orders unexpectedly shrank, deflating investors` appetite for riskier assets.

UN official says women in Asia paid 30 percent less than men

 A UN agency is mounting a worldwide campaign for equal pay for women, who get 24 per cent less than men on global average and around 30 per cent less for those in Asia.

Europe, Asia stocks set for worst monthly drop in three years on China, Fed

Oil prices fell again both on the Fed rates outlook and as investors took profits on last week`s 10 percent rise.

Asian Tour says Europe merger will be game-changer
Asian Tour says Europe merger will be game-changer

The merger of two of the world`s major golf tours will see the largest shake-up of the professional game since the European Tour was created more than 40 years ago, Asian Tour CEO Mike Kerr told AFP.

Ageing Indian population needs better health care by 2100: UN

While there will be no end to the world population growth in this century, developing countries with young populations but lower fertility like India face the prospect of a substantial population ageing before the end of the century.

Mission 2020: What is ISIS's Two-world plan?

Know what is ISIS's Two-world plan!

Myanmar flood death toll tops 100, one million affected

The death toll from severe flooding across Myanmar has topped 100, state media reported Monday, with nearly one million people affected as fears intensify for the country`s crucial rice bowl region.

El Niño getting stronger, could cause 'mayhem'
El Niño getting stronger, could cause 'mayhem'

Warm water sloshing from the western Pacific towards the Americas has strengthened El Niño in the past several months.

Indo-Japan defence ties 'dangerous' for Asia: Chinese expert

Taking umbrage over India's move to include Japan in Malabar exercises, an official Chinese analyst on Wednesday warned that the Indo-Japan defence cooperation is "dangerous for Asia" and the two countries should be "careful about it".

Hundreds dead, millions displaced as monsoon rains heap misery on Asia

Monsoon rains have claimed hundreds of lives across Asia, authorities reported Monday, as rescuers scrambled to reach remote areas of India, Pakistan and Myanmar after flash floods and landslides. 

Asian stocks mostly down as China manufacturing slows

Shanghai was down 1.71 percent, Tokyo lost 0.48 percent, Sydney eased 0.46 percent and Hong Kong dropped 0.84 percent. Seoul was 0.90 percent lower.

Pyeongchang 2018 eager to benefit from Asian three-peat
Pyeongchang 2018 eager to benefit from Asian three-peat

Beijing`s winning 2022 winter Olympics bid was welcomed by organisers of the 2018 Pyeongchang Games in South Korea, who now look to benefit from Asia`s Olympics treble.

Obama wants United Kingdom to stay in European Union

US President Barack Obama has appealed to the UK to stay in the European Union (EU), saying its membership of the 28-nation bloc is necessary for Britain to continue to have influence on the world stage.

Pyeongchang focused on test events, says IOC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has praised the quality of construction work at venues for the 2018 Olympics and said Pyeongchang organisers are now focused on delivering next year`s test events for Asia`s first Winter Games outside Japan.

Under-age African footballers trafficked to Asia
Under-age African footballers trafficked to Asia

It has been found out in an investigation report that aspiring African footballers as young as 14 years of age are being trafficked to Asia and forced to sign contracts.

Asian shares mixed, dollar pushes higher

Tokyo`s benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.43 percent, Hong Kong was up 0.23 percent, Seoul was flat, Sydney gained 0.14 percent, while Singapore edged down 0.06 percent.

Bangla Tigers' new found aggression has rung alarm bells for Asian Giants

Bangladesh will no more feel as the goliath of Asian cricket, as their stupendous rise in ODI format has upped their level by several notches.