Obama lands in Malaysia, chased by foreign policy woes

Barack Obama arrived in Malaysia on Saturday hoping to energise relations with the predominantly Muslim country and re-focus a four-nation Asian tour repeatedly distracted by foreign-policy crises elsewhere.

A nuclear North Korea is unacceptable: Obama

Maintaining that a nuclear North Korea is unacceptable, US President Barack Obama has asked Pyongyang to take concrete steps to abide by its international commitments and obligations.

North Korea slams Obama`s `dangerous` Asia tour

North Korea warned Monday that an upcoming Asian tour by US President Barack Obama could escalate military tensions, as South Korean media cited intelligence reports of increased activity at the North`s main nuclear test site.

Chinese military cadets grill Hagel over US Pivot to Asia

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel faced grilling from Chinese military cadets here, a day after he traded barbs publicly with his Chinese counterpart over Washington`s role in sensitive territorial disputes in the Asia Pacific region to counter Beijing`s rise.

Philippines presses UN case over China sea row

The Philippines was set to push forward on Sunday its case in the United Nations challenging Beijing`s claim to most of the South China Sea, a day after a dramatic stand-off with the Asian giant`s coastguard.

Humans arrived in the Americas from Asia much earlier: Study

In a ground-breaking research, archaeologists have unearthed stone tools that suggest that humans reached what is now northeast Brazil as early as 22,000 years ago - upending a belief that people first arrived in the Americas from Asia about 13,000 years ago.

Europe beats Asia 5-0 in opening day of `Ryder Cup-styled` inaugural EurAsia Cup

Team Europe has beaten Asia 5-0 in the opening day four-ball matches of the Ryder Cup-styled inaugural EurAsia Cup on Thursday in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.

US to work with India in Indo-Pacific region

Ahead of a dialogue with India, the US has said as it implements its strategic rebalance to Asia, it will work with India to address both the challenges and the opportunities across the Indo-Pacific region.

Everest was born after Asia was squeezed like toothpaste

Researchers have claimed that Mt. Everest was born after Asia was squeezed like a tube of toothpaste.

Asia likely to face worst effects of global warming, warn experts

People living in coastal regions of Asia could face the worst effects of global warming.

Plane search spans Asia, but investigation shows little progress

Investigators are convinced that someone with deep knowledge of the Boeing777-200ER and commercial navigation diverted Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, carrying 12 crew and 227 mainly Chinese passengers.

Plane search spans Asia, but investigation shows little progress

China deployed 21 satellites to scour its territory for a missing Malaysian jetliner, while Australia said it had drastically narrowed its sector of the search area but was still looking in an expanse of ocean the size of Spain and Portugal.

Mechanics behind flying snakes` gliding maneuver revealed

Researchers exploring the aerodynamics of flying snakes has found that whirls of wind, the little vortices surrounding it, give them an extra lift.

Iran-south Asia connect through photography

A photography exhibition beginning here March 8 will showcase the link between Iran and south Asian nations via myriad facets of democracy, an organiser said Sunday.

Philippine Muslim peace deal to be inked `end of March`

The Philippine government and Muslim rebels will sign a peace deal to end one of Asia`s longest and deadliest insurgencies "by the end of March", Malaysia`s prime minister said on Friday after meeting his Filipino counterpart.

India, China rivalry not good for Asia: Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama feels the India-China `rivalry` is neither good for Asia nor for the cause of the Tibetans and says there is real room to develop trust between the two neighbours.

Giant clock to give Eden feel of Lord`s, 1st time in Asia

A giant clock was unveiled at the club house of the Eden Gardens to give the stadium a feel of the iconic Lord`s in England.

Pre-World Cup tournament is a must: Robert Baan

AIFF technical director Robert Bann has stressed on the need to organise a pre World Cup tournament in 2016 involving countries from Asia, Africa, Europe and South America as part of preparation for hosting the U-17 FIFA World Cup in 2017.

Malaria may head for the hills by 2080

Malaria will increasingly be found in upland areas by the end of the century due to climate change - exposing millions in previously unaffected areas of Asia and Africa to the deadly disease.

US presses Beijing on South China Sea claims

United States called on Beijing to clarify or adjust its claims in the South China Sea, calling for a peaceful solution to one of Asia`s growing flashpoints.