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.

Asia throws up intriguing World Cup qualifiers
Asia throws up intriguing World Cup qualifiers

The sheer enormity and rich diversity of Asia offers a bitter-sweet opportunity to the region`s World Cup hopefuls.

Zoo to exhibit bones of Asia's oldest captive jumbo

The century-old zoological park here is getting ready to retrieve and display the bones of a dead elephant, claimed to be the oldest captive jumbo in Asia.

Myanmar farmers dream of resurrecting Asia`s rice bowl

Dressed in Chelsea football shorts and a wide-brimmed hat, Than Tun toils away in his paddy field on the outskirts of Yangon, sweat pouring down his sinewy arms. 

Pentagon chief heading to Japan, South Korea next week

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter will travel to Japan and South Korea next week to underscore President Barack Obama`s commitment to a strategic shift towards Asia, even as crises in the Middle East preoccupy Washington.

Lee Kuan Yew: Feared founder of modern Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew: Feared founder of modern Singapore

Lee Kuan Yew, one of the commanding figures of Asia`s post-war economic rise, was an authoritarian leader who transformed Singapore from a sleepy British imperial outpost into a global trading and financial centre.

If American "trumpet" was more certain in Asia-Pacific, it's helpful: India

India on Monday said if the American "trumpet" was more "certain" in Asia-Pacific region where the two countries have shared interest, it would be helpful.

Saudi Arabia topples India as top defence importer

Saudi Arabia has dislodged India to become the world's top defence importer in 2014, while China inched closer to its Asian neighbour at third position, research company IHS said on Sunday in a report.

British-Asian lesbian lovers found guilty over minor's murder

Two lesbian lovers, of Indian and Bangladeshi origin, were found guilty on Wednesday by a British court of manslaughter for brutally killing an eight-year-old girl.

Hong Kong maid abuse case the latest in Asia, Mideast

 A Hong Kong woman found guilty of beating and starving her Indonesian maid was sentenced to six years in jail on Friday, in the latest high-profile abuse case of foreign domestic workers working across Asia and the Middle East.

Six Indians among Forbes' 50 'Power Businesswomen'
Six Indians among Forbes' 50 'Power Businesswomen'

Six Indian women CEOs and Managing Directors, including State Bank of India head Arundhati Bhattacharya and ICICI CEO Chanda Kochchar, have been named by Forbes magazine in its 50 'Power Businesswomen' from Asia who are "knocking down" walls in the traditional male bastions.

India second most optimistic nation in Asia Pacific

 India is the second most optimistic nation among the Asia Pacific Region after Myanmar, says a study.

Experts across Asia for collaboration to achieve zero poaching

Officials and experts from 13 tiger range countries including India are discussing ways to combat poaching - a multi-billion dollar industry - during a regional symposium that kicked off here this week.

China's demand threatens tiger protection: Experts

Soaring demand for tiger parts in China has emptied Asia`s forests, frustrating efforts to protect the big cats, wildlife experts said as an anti-poaching conference opened in Kathmandu Monday.

Social networking site Facebook restored after 40 minutes of outage
Social networking site Facebook restored after 40 minutes of outage

The popular social networking site Facebook was apparently down on early Tuesday, with the site saying it is working on fixing the issue.

Deadly TB strains emerged in Asia over 6,000 years ago

In a path-breaking find, an evolutionary geneticist from the National Museum of Natural History in Paris has decoded the tuberculosis (TB) genome, suggesting that a pernicious family of the strain emerged in Asia over 6,000 years ago.

Pope to end record-setting Asia tour

Pope Francis will fly back to Rome on Monday after a dramatic week in Asia that saw him draw record crowds and hammer home his pro-poor message to millions.

Pope Francis kicks off Asia trip, heads to Sri Lanka

Pope Francis set off on Monday for a six-day trip to Sri Lanka and the Philippines, where his open-air masses are expected to draw millions.

Asia must remain united behind Sepp Blatter: Official
Asia must remain united behind Sepp Blatter: Official

The Asian Football Confederation supports Sepp Blatter`s bid to secure a fifth consecutive term as FIFA president, according to AFC general secretary Alex Soosay.