'Sino-India efforts to address border issue example for Japan'

Praising India and China's efforts to address the vexed boundary dispute, Chinese media here on Tuesday said Japan and countries involved in the South China Sea dispute should learn from them by improving ties with Beijing while addressing the maritime disputes.

Australian world record holder Rhein Gibson looking for new mark
Australian world record holder Rhein Gibson looking for new mark

Rhein Gibson`s astonishing 55 at an Oklahoma golf course etched his name in the Guiness World Records but the unheralded Australian pro is determined to cast off the tag of "one-hit wonder".

Heavy snowfall, cold weather disrupt life in US

Heavy snowfall and cold weather disrupts the normal life in the US.

`Big guy` China is committed to peace, says Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday vowed always to use peaceful means in pursuit of Beijing`s goals, including in maritime disputes, just days after US President Barack Obama warned of the dangers of outright conflict in Asia.

Leaders of Japan and China to hold first summit: Reports

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping are to hold their first summit next week, reports said Friday, after presiding over two years of animosity between Asia`s two biggest economies.

David Cameron wants to see Britain's first Asian PM one day

 Prime Minister David Cameron has exuded confidence that a British Asian would take on his role in the near future.

Asia's richest man buys 60 aircraft in USD 2.5 bn deals

A property flagship led by Asia's richest tycoon Li Ka-shing said today it plans to buy up to 60 passenger jets in a series of transactions that amount to more than USD 2.5 billion.

Bihar: No illegal trading of elephants in cattle fair
Bihar: No illegal trading of elephants in cattle fair

There is no illegal trading of elephants in Asia's largest cattle fair at Sonepur in Bihar that beggan Wednesday, an official said Wednesday.

No illegal trading of elephants in Bihar cattle fair

There is no illegal trading of elephants in Asia's largest cattle fair at Sonepur in Bihar that began on Wednesday, an official said.

Migrant workers in UAE exploited, abused: Report

Migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are beaten, exploited and trapped in forced labour situations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Thursday.

Internet 'sleeps' in some parts of the world

Internet "sleeps" almost like a living creature in some parts of Asia, South America and Eastern Europe, say scientists who tracked Internet usage as it pulses across the globe daily.

Half-tonne of smuggled ivory seized in Saudi: Media

Authorities in Saudi Arabia say they have seized half a tonne of ivory being smuggled from Africa to east Asia.

Putin to meet with Western leaders on Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin is mounting a diplomatic blitz on the sidelines of a summit of European and Asian leaders in a bid to escape Russia's worst crisis with the West since the Cold War.

China accuses American hand behind Hong Kong protests

Accusing the US of "manipulating" the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, China on Saturday claimed that an American official, who was linked to the Tibetan and Xinjiang's separatist movements, met with key protest leaders.

Human-caused climate change blamed for some heat waves
Human-caused climate change blamed for some heat waves

Heat waves last year in Asia, Europe and Australia were influenced by human-caused climate change, but not all extreme weather events could be linked to global warming, scientists said Monday.

Islamic State ''brand'' gains ground among Asian militants
Islamic State ''brand'' gains ground among Asian militants

A threat by Philippine militants to kill a German hostage in a show of solidarity with Islamic State is the latest sign that the Middle East group`s brand of radicalism is winning recruits in Asia and posing a growing security risk in the region.

China hails India's Mars mission success as landmark progress
China hails India's Mars mission success as landmark progress

China today congratulated India for its successful Mars mission saying that it was not only a proud achievement for the country and Asia but also a "landmark progress" in mankind's exploration of outer space.

Asian Olympic chiefs open door to Oceania athletes
Asian Olympic chiefs open door to Oceania athletes

Asian Olympic officials have agreed to let countries from Oceania compete at the region`s next indoor Games, a significant move that could open the door for sporting powerhouse Australia to integrate more into Asia.

FIFA rankings continue to make dismal reading for Asia
FIFA rankings continue to make dismal reading for Asia

The FIFA rankings continued to make dismal reading for Asia with only two teams, Iran and Japan, in the top 50 of September`s list which was published on Thursday. Iran, Asia`s top-ranked team were a modest 44th, while Japan were four places below them. They were followed by Uzbekistan in 58th and South Korea a further five places adrift.

China, Russia to build seaport: Report

China and Russia will build one of the largest ports in northeast Asia on Russia`s Sea of Japan coast, reports said, in a further sign of the powerhouses` growing alliance.