Asia's largest 'Cross' being built in Karachi

A 140-foot bullet-proof cross is being erected here in Pakistan's largest and most populous city by a devout Christian who calls it a "symbol of God".

Asia, Europe migrants putting our humanity to the test: Red Cross

Surging numbers of migrants risking their lives on rickety boats both in Southeast Asia and on the way to Europe are a test of the world`s humanity, the Red Cross chief told AFP in an interview.

The century belongs to Asia, says PM Modi at India-China Business forum

PM Narendra Modi while addressing at India-China Business forum in Shanghai says that the century belongs to Asia

US urges Asian nations not 'to push back' migrant boats

The United States on Friday upped the pressure on Southeast Asian nations, urging them not to float boatloads of desperate migrants back out to sea.

El Nino near-certain to last through summer: US climate centre

The El Niño climate phenomenon is almost certain to last through the Northern Hemisphere summer, the U.S. weather forecaster said, raising the chance of heavy rain in the southern United States as well as South America, and scorching heat in Asia that could devastate crops of thirsty food staples like rice.

Close Sino-India ties can usher revolutionary changes: Media

Revolutionary changes could take place in Asia if China and India forge closer ties overcoming mistrust, the Chinese state media said on Thursday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his three-day visit to the country.

Asia braces for crop damage as El Nino remains certain
Asia braces for crop damage as El Nino remains certain

In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades to India. It razed wheat fields in Australia and damaged crops across Asia. Food prices surged. A closely watched forecast by Japan will confirm its return this year as all but certain now.

Here's how forest foods can help solve global hunger crisis
Here's how forest foods can help solve global hunger crisis

 A new study has suggested that forests could be the trump card in efforts to end global hunger.

DNA: An analysis of traffic and parking system in Singapore

This segement of DNA analyses the traffic and parking system in Singapore.

Big club visits good for Asia, says official
Big club visits good for Asia, says official

Visits by big European clubs to Asia are good for football in the region, a senior Asian official has insisted, dismissing concerns over the trips.

May Day rallies in Asia as South Koreans clash with police

South Korean workers clashed with riot police at a May Day rally in Seoul on Friday, vowing to wage an "all-out general strike" if the government pushes through with planned labour reforms.

May Day rallies in Asia as South Koreans threaten general strike

Tens of thousands of South Korean workers held May Day rallies on Friday, vowing to wage an "all-out general strike" if the government pushes through with planned labour reforms.

Asia's people smugglers exploit rising migration, raise trafficking fears: UN

Human smuggling networks are exploiting rising migration within Asia, leaving growing numbers of migrants at risk of being trafficked and abused, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

10 Pakistanis, Indian killed in Saudi collapse: Diplomat

At least 10 construction workers from Pakistan and one from India were killed in the collapse of a convention centre being built in Saudi Arabia, an Asian diplomatic source said on Tuesday.

Japan to host FIFA Club World Cup in 2015 and 2016
Japan to host FIFA Club World Cup in 2015 and 2016

Japan have been reappointed as hosts of the FIFA Club World Cup for the next two years, the sport`s world governing body announced on Thursday.

Facebook's Internet.org goes live in Indonesia even as it faces flak in India

Facebook's free web program, Internet.org, has officially launched in Indonesia, marking the firm's second largest launch in Asia till date.

Asia, Africa to mark summit that forged post-colonial path

Asian and African leaders gather in Indonesia this week to mark 60 years since a landmark conference that helped forge a common identity among emerging states, but analysts say big-power rivalries will overshadow proclamations of solidarity.

Indian women reach Fed Cup final beating Turkmenistan
Indian women reach Fed Cup final beating Turkmenistan

 Indian women stormed into the finals of the Fed Cup (Group-II) Asia-Oceania tennis tournament here today following another one-sided 2-0 victory over Turkmenistan.

Indonesia, Malaysia win on the opening day of Fed Cup
Indonesia, Malaysia win on the opening day of Fed Cup

 Indonesia and Malaysia won their matches on the opening day of Asia/Oceania Group II in the Fed Cup at the L B Stadium here tonight.