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.

Gujarat to get Asia’s first Ballistic Research Centre

India is all set to achieve self-reliance in testing of armoured vehicles, as Asia's first Ballistic Research Centre will soon be functioning at Gujarat Forensic Science University (GFSU) here.

Kei Nishikori bids for US Open title and Asian lift-off
Kei Nishikori bids for US Open title and Asian lift-off

 Japan`s Kei Nishikori, the first Asian man to make a Grand Slam final, faces fellow first-timer Marin Cilic for the US Open title on Monday hoping to open a new frontier in tennis in Asia.

Mayapuri market still does not have radiation check facility

Nearly four years after the Mayapuri scrap market in West Delhi was hit by a radiation leak, businessmen in the Asia's largest junk trade hub say no adequate preventive mechanism has been put in place by the authorities as promised after the incident.

Gujarat to get Asia's first Ballistic Research Centre

India is all set to achieve self-reliance in testing of armoured vehicles, as Asia's first Ballistic Research Centre will soon be functioning at Gujarat Forensic Science University (GFSU) here.

Seoul: Of trains, palaces, towers, surprisingly varied cuisine
Seoul: Of trains, palaces, towers, surprisingly varied cuisine

South Korea's hyper-efficient capital doesn't immediately spring to mind when you think of exotic Asian destinations. But this mega-city offers much to tempt travelers beyond a layover from the ultra-modern international airport in nearby Incheon.

China says "no change" in policy on improving ties with Japan

China on Thursday rejected remarks by former Japanese prime minister Yasuo Fukuda that Beijing had expressed willingness to improve ties between Asia`s two biggest economies, and said there was "no change" in its policy on Tokyo.

Honeybees came from Asia, not Africa: Study

Contrary to the general belief that honeybees originated from Africa, a new research indicates that the species actually came from Asia.

Pope warns of `cancer` of despair in South Korea sermon

Pope Francis warned of the "cancer" of despair that afflicts outwardly affluent societies and called on South Korean Catholics to reject "inhuman economic models" at a mass for 45,000 people on Friday on the first papal trip to Asia in 15 years.

Obama passes law to appoint special envoy in Asia

US President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill which calls for appointing a special envoy near East and South Central Asia to promote freedom of religious minorities.

World Ebola fears grow with Europe and Asia on alert

Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew on Wednesday with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control.

World Ebola fears grow with Europe and Asia on alert

Fears that the West African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew today with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control.

Millions fled homes in 2013 due to religious beliefs: US

Conflicts and repression around the world in 2013 triggered the largest displacement of religious communities in recent memory, a US report said today, revealing millions had fled their homes.

AFC throws the booklet at match-fixing in Asia

A pamphlet highlighting the `3Rs` - recognise, reject and report - is the latest tool to be distributed by the Asian Football Confederation as part of its ongoing fight against match-fixing in the region.

Africa, Asia should get more World Cup berths: Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter said the number of World Cup places for Africa and Asia are "unfair" considering the large number of associations in the two confederations.