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.

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.

Climate, IS group top list of global worries: Poll

Climate change is a big worry in Latin America, Asia and Africa, but the Islamic State group spells more anxiety among Europeans and North Americans, a global opinion poll released on Tuesday suggests.

Asia's longest Iftar party hosted in Srinagar

Asia's longest Iftar party was hosted in Srinagar on the banks of a scenic lake.

'Longest Iftar party' in Asia hosted in Srinagar

A group of young men Saturday claimed to have hosted Asia's longest 'Iftaar' spread at the banks of scenic Dal lake here.

Cardiovascular risk factors on the rise in Asia: Study

Cardiovascular risk factors like hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes appear to be on the rise in Asia, particularly Japan, says researchers.

Swiss railway posts 'how-to' toilet signs for Asian tourists

 Fed up with having to clean up messes in the public toilets, a Swiss railway company has come up with a series of graphic illustrations for visitors from Asia and the Middle East to instruct them how to sit on a toilet seat.

Three Indian cities in top 15 wellness destinations list in Asia

Three Indian cities- Jaipur, New Delhi and Mumbai, have been featured in the list of top 15 destinations with the best hotels for wellness across Asia in the first quarter of 2015, according to a survey.

In Macedonia, EU-bound migrants cycle to better lives

Fleeing their trouble-torn countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, streams of EU-bound migrants are driving an unexpected trade in a quiet town in Macedonia - bicycles.

Passions run high ahead of Hong Kong debate on China-vetted democracy plan
Passions run high ahead of Hong Kong debate on China-vetted democracy plan

More than a thousand people converged on Hong Kong`s Legislative Council early on Wednesday before lawmakers debate a Beijing-backed electoral reform plan that could trigger fresh protests in the Chinese-controlled city.

Economic growth halves hunger in Asia over 25 years: UN

 Economic growth helped the Asia-Pacific region to halve the proportion of those who have too little to eat to 12 percent of its population over the past 25 years, meeting one of the UN Millennium Development Goals, U.N. officials said on Thursday.

Facebook Lite makes debut in Asia

Facebook on Thursday released a 'Lite' version of its application that was tailored for people using Android smartphones in places where wireless data bandwidth is scarce.

Wanted Thai general turns himself in on human trafficking charges

A three-star Thai general accused of involvement in human trafficking turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday, the most high profile among scores of suspects wanted as part of a police crackdown on the illicit trade. 

2026 World Cup to be held outside Asia: Sepp Blatter
2026 World Cup to be held outside Asia: Sepp Blatter

Newly re-elected FIFA President Sepp Blatter said here on Saturday that the 2026 World Cup will not be held in Asia.

US hits China over sea reclamation, vows more patrols

The United States on Saturday called for an immediate end to China`s intensifying reclamation works in the South China Sea and vowed to continue sending military aircraft and ships to the tense region.

'ASEAN important part of India's Asia-Pacific vision'

ASEAN is an important part of India's vision of an open, inclusive and rules-based security architecture in the Asia-Pacific region where disputes are resolved through dialogue and not unilateral show of force, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh said today.

US hits out at China on sea reclamation at security summit
US hits out at China on sea reclamation at security summit

The United States on Saturday vowed to keep sending military aircraft and ships to disputed parts of the South China Sea and called for an immediate halt to reclamation works by Beijing in the tense region.