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.

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.

Asian shares rise as Greek deal gets cautious nod

Asian shares rise as Greek deal gets cautious nod

Asian shares rose on Tuesday on hopes that Greece`s conditional bailout agreement would bring to an end that country`s debt crisis, though caution kept broad gains in check.

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.

Asia markets slip on Greece vote, Shanghai volatile again

Asian equities fell Monday after Greece overwhelming rejected further austerity measures, pushing it closer to a eurozone exit, while Shanghai underwent another day of volatility as China introduced a raft of measures to shore up the slumping market.

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.

Asian markets cheer Greece's 11th-hour proposals to avert default

"Still, it is unclear when and if an agreement will be reached, and the euro will remain sensitive to headlines over Greece." 

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.

Asia stocks retreat as US jobs data fuel rate hike talk

Asian markets mostly fell on Monday, with a better-than-forecast US jobs report fuelling talk of an early interest rate hike, while the dollar sat around 13-year highs.

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.