Europe, Asia stocks set for worst monthly drop in three years on China, Fed

Oil prices fell again both on the Fed rates outlook and as investors took profits on last week`s 10 percent rise.

Aug 31, 2015, 15:16 PM IST
Asian Tour says Europe merger will be game-changer

Asian Tour says Europe merger will be game-changer

The merger of two of the world`s major golf tours will see the largest shake-up of the professional game since the European Tour was created more than 40 years ago, Asian Tour CEO Mike Kerr told AF

Aug 27, 2015, 15:17 PM IST

Ageing Indian population needs better health care by 2100: UN

While there will be no end to the world population growth in this century, developing countries with young populations but lower fertility like India face the prospect of a substantial population ageing before the end of the century.

Aug 11, 2015, 16:52 PM IST

Mission 2020: What is ISIS's Two-world plan?

Know what is ISIS's Two-world plan!

Aug 11, 2015, 09:16 AM IST

Myanmar flood death toll tops 100, one million affected

The death toll from severe flooding across Myanmar has topped 100, state media reported Monday, with nearly one million people affected as fears intensify for the country`s crucial rice bowl region.

Aug 10, 2015, 13:21 PM IST
El Niño getting stronger, could cause 'mayhem'

El Niño getting stronger, could cause 'mayhem'

Warm water sloshing from the western Pacific towards the Americas has strengthened El Niño in the past several months.

Aug 07, 2015, 17:54 PM IST

Indo-Japan defence ties 'dangerous' for Asia: Chinese expert

Taking umbrage over India's move to include Japan in Malabar exercises, an official Chinese analyst on Wednesday warned that the Indo-Japan defence cooperation is "dangerous for Asia" and the two countries should be "careful about it".

Aug 05, 2015, 20:40 PM IST

Hundreds dead, millions displaced as monsoon rains heap misery on Asia

Monsoon rains have claimed hundreds of lives across Asia, authorities reported Monday, as rescuers scrambled to reach remote areas of India, Pakistan and Myanmar after flash floods and landslides. 

Aug 03, 2015, 18:58 PM IST

Asian stocks mostly down as China manufacturing slows

Shanghai was down 1.71 percent, Tokyo lost 0.48 percent, Sydney eased 0.46 percent and Hong Kong dropped 0.84 percent. Seoul was 0.90 percent lower.

Aug 03, 2015, 09:17 AM IST
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.

Aug 01, 2015, 16:44 PM IST

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.

Jul 24, 2015, 19:06 PM IST

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

Jul 24, 2015, 13:59 PM IST
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.

Jul 22, 2015, 11:09 AM IST

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.

Jul 21, 2015, 08:32 AM IST

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.

Jul 19, 2015, 14:37 PM IST

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.

Jul 15, 2015, 02:32 AM IST
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.

Jul 14, 2015, 08:33 AM IST

Asia's longest Iftar party hosted in Srinagar

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

Jul 12, 2015, 14:36 PM IST

'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.

Jul 11, 2015, 22:49 PM IST

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.

Jul 07, 2015, 16:01 PM IST