Asia on guard as Taiwan reports first bird flu case

Asian countries on Thursday urged renewed vigilance against a spread of H7N9 bird flu after Taiwan reported a case of the deadly strain, the world`s first outside mainland China.

Global warming to cause starvation of millions in Asia, Africa

Millions of people might face starvation by 2050 as a result of extreme temperature globally.

No one should be allowed to throw Asia into chaos, warns Xi

Attacking North Korea, Chinese President Xi Jinping warned that no one should be allowed to create chaos for selfish gains and asked all nations to contribute their share in maintaining peace.

Chinese president delivers message of peace, openness

Xi Jinping on Sunday warned that no one should be allowed to throw the region into chaos for "selfish gains", saying future of rapidly growing Asia depends on peace and stability.

India key part of our rebalance in Asia: US

Observing that India is a key part of the Obama Administration`s "Asia rebalance", a top Pentagon official said his country`s security interest with New Delhi converges on maritime security.

China appoints special envoy for Asian affairs

Wary of being sidetracked in its backyard, China has appointed its first special envoy for `Asian affairs`.

China says its military policies key to Asian peace

China`s defensive military policies have played a core role in maintaining peace and stability in Asia, a spokesperson for the annual session of China`s national legislature said on Monday.

`US` rebalancing strategy not aimed at containing China`

The US is working with India to deepen defence co-operation as part of its new rebalancing strategy in Asia.

US to prioritise engagement with emerging Asian powers: Biden

US is revitalising and rebalancing its alliances to ensure prioritising engagements with allies, partners, and emerging powers in Asia, Vice President Joe Biden has said.

Alarming rise in mercury levels in Asia: UN

Communities in developing countries especially in Asia are facing increasing health and environmental risks linked to exposure to mercury.

Improved Indo-Russia ties to contribute to peace in Asia: China

China on Wednesday said improved relations between the two countries would contribute to peace and stability in Asia and the world at large.

65% air pollution deaths in Asia: Study

Outdoor air pollution has been listed as one of the top ten killers in the world, with 65 percent of the air pollution deaths occurring in Asia and close to quarter of this in India.

Asia trip to refocus on the most rapidly growing region: US

The three-nation Asia trip by the US President Barack Obama is part of his effort to refocus in the most "rapidly growing and dynamic" region of the world, the White House has said.

Australia to target Asia`s skilled workforce

Australia is all set to woo skilled population from the region including in India in a bid to create a productive work force to boost its economy.

Australia unveils ambitious Asia strategy

Australia unveiled an ambitious plan aimed at forging deeper links with India and other booming economies of the region.

India to bid for 2014 AFC Challenge Cup

The AFC Challenge Cup, Asia`s second biggest football tournament, may return to India after a gap of six years as the country is set to bid for the 2014 edition.

Asia faces nuke threat from key conflicts: Rudd

"Asia Pacific was sprinkled with three flashpoints, each of which was capable of triggering one form of conflict or another," Rudd said.

Asia gets its fastest undersea data cable system

A new 7,800 km undersea data cable has opened to traffic in Asia linking Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines which could aid in financial trade.

NSD introduces ‘Theatre-in-Education’ course, first in Asia

The National School of Drama here has introduced a course in "Theatre-in-Education", first of its kind in Asia.

Overdiagnosis and mistreatment of malaria widespread in parts of Asia

Researchers have warned that substantial overdiagnosis and mistreatment of malaria is evident in south and central Asia.