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'ASEAN important part of India's Asia-Pacific vision'

ASEAN is an important part of India's vision of an open, inclusive and rules-based security architecture in the Asia-Pacific region where disputes are resolved through dialogue and not unilateral show of force, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh said today.

US hits out at China on sea reclamation at security summit

US hits out at China on sea reclamation at security summit

The United States on Saturday vowed to keep sending military aircraft and ships to disputed parts of the South China Sea and called for an immediate halt to reclamation works by Beijing in the tense region.

India can play major role in Asia: Singapore PM

India can play a major role in Asia if it opens up its economy and encourages foreign investments while actively participating in regional summits, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Friday.

China crushes half a tonne of ivory in symbolic gesture

China destroyed more than six hundred kilograms of ivory in front of media and diplomats Friday, as it seeks to shed its image as a global trading hub for illegal elephant tusks.

Asian shares edge down on US rate hike bets

Japan`s Nikkei stock index added 0.3 percent, getting a tailwind from a weaker yen and trade data released before market open showed a better-than-expected rise in April exports.

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.

Asian shares mostly lower on Wall Street loss, Greek fears

Tokyo slipped 0.51 percent and Hong Kong lost 0.36 percent while Seoul shed 0.12 percent and Singapore dipped 0.23 percent.

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.

Asia shares lose steam as Wall Street sags

Sydney tumbled 1.53 percent, Seoul was down 1.13 percent and Hong Kong slipped 0.29 percent in early trade. Tokyo was closed for a holiday.

DNA: An analysis of traffic and parking system in Singapore

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

Asian shares falter, Aussie dollar hit on soft China PMI

The HSBC/Markit Purchasing Managers` Index (PMI) fell to 48.9 in April - the lowest level since April 2014 - from 49.6 in March, as demand faltered and deflationary pressures persisted.

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.