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.

Asia`s first SBTF commissioned into Indian Navy at Goa

India has joined the elite group of nations when the Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) was commissioned into the Indian Navy at INS Hansa here, a naval official said here on Saturday.

China threatens US military superiority: Official

China poses an increasing challenge to the US military`s technological edge while budget pressures are hampering Washington`s effort to stay ahead, a senior defence official has warned.

Barack Obama`s ambassador pick embraces criticism of China

US President Barack Obama`s choice to become US ambassador to China embraced several criticisms of that country, agreeing that China wants to dominate Asia and is a regular violator of human rights.

DNA from ancient plague points to modern peril

"In some cases death came immediately; in others, after many days," the historian Procopius wrote as a terrifying disease scythed through Constantinople in 542 AD.

Air pollution from Asia affecting global weather

Asia`s growing air pollution - much of it coming from China - is affecting the world`s weather and climate patterns, researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, have warned.

Asian countries are welcome to use our satellite network: China

China`s homegrown satellite navigation system will bring untold economic, social and military benefits and other countries in Asia are welcome to use it, the director of China`s satellite navigation agency said on Friday.

Europe complete epic comeback to reclaim Royal Trophy

Europe won five of the last six singles matches for a stunning 8.5-7.5 comeback win over Asia to reclaim the Royal Trophy in China on Sunday and give captain Jose Maria Olazabal his first success in the team matchplay event.

Biden says US `pivot` to Asia cannot be derailed

US Vice President Joe Biden said on Friday there should be no doubt about US commitment to its strategic shift to Asia as he started the final leg of a regional tour dominated by security concerns.

Twitter loses popularity in Asia for being `too crowded`

The microblogging site made its public debut in the year`s most-anticipated IPO, this week, however, Twitter`s popularity is reportedly ceasing in part of Asia, as users are increasingly finding it difficult to deal with.

Indonesia hit with mass strike over wage hike demands

Tens of thousands of workers went on strike across Indonesia on Thursday, in the latest industrial action to hit Southeast Asia`s top economy as its citizens seek a greater share of the spoils from stellar growth.

Turkey opens world`s first sea tunnel connecting Europe, Asia

Turkey on Tuesday formally opened the world`s first sea tunnel connecting two continents, fulfilling a sultan`s dream 150 years ago in a three-billion-euro mega project driven by the Islamic-rooted government.

Thousands march in Taiwan for same-sex marriage

Tens of thousands of people rallied in Taiwan today in Asia`s largest gay parade, organisers said, as the island`s parliament was set to review a bill on same-sex marriages.

South Asia to be open defecation free region by 2023

South Asia, where 65 per cent of the world`s population still defecate openly, will be declared open defecation free region by 2023, a regional conference on sanitation announced here on Thursday.

‘India, Hungary can be each other`s bridge to Asia, Europe’

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said relations between the two countries have remained on a "steady course" over the years and both the countries would be each other`s bridge to Europe and Asia.