US museums puts Asian art treasures online

 Artistic treasures from Asia`s past have found a place online after the Freer and Sackler galleries in Washington released its entire 40,000-piece collection on the Internet.

China says ties with US to be modified with Asia as ''starting point''

 A senior Chinese diplomat has said that the country will form a new type of relationship with the United States, with Asia as "the starting point".

Asian stocks mostly lower as oil hits new troughs

The dollar and euro edged lower against the yen after losing pace Monday due to the uncertainty created by weak crude prices, which have increased pressure on Russia`s economy and spooked investors.

Royal Trophy `postponed` just days before tee off

Royal Trophy `postponed` just days before tee off

The Royal Trophy golf team event which pits Europe against Asia has been "postponed", organisers told AFP on Tuesday, just days ahead of the scheduled tee off in China.

Brent rises above $62.50 after earlier crash in volatile trading

Oil markets saw volatile trading in Asia on Monday as Brent prices first fell to a 5-1/2 year low after the IEA cut its outlook and then rose on hopes of improving manufacturing data.

New trout species found in Turkey

New trout species found in Turkey

A new trout species belonging to the Salmonidae family, which includes salmon, trout, char, grayling and freshwater whitefish, has been found in Alakir Stream in Antalya, Turkey.

Asian shares lifted by US data, oil slides

Asian shares got a lift on Friday after upbeat US data suggested weaker oil prices are adding momentum to the American economy, though a continued slide in crude prices kept gains in check.

Oil down after Saudi Arabia slashes crude price

Oil fell in Asian trade on Friday after major producer Saudi Arabia slashed the price of the crude it sells to Asia and the United States, analysts said.

Dollar up in Asia on weak oil prices

The dollar notched up further gains against the yen in Asia on Monday as investors embraced lower oil prices as a plus for the US economy.

Oil struggles in Asia after OPEC maintains output

Oil prices struggled in Asian trade today after the OPEC cartel refused to cut production despite a global glut that has sent prices slumping to four-year lows, with analysts warning of further falls by the end of the year.

'Sino-India efforts to address border issue example for Japan'

Praising India and China's efforts to address the vexed boundary dispute, Chinese media here on Tuesday said Japan and countries involved in the South China Sea dispute should learn from them by improving ties with Beijing while addressing the maritime disputes.

Australian world record holder Rhein Gibson looking for new mark

Australian world record holder Rhein Gibson looking for new mark

Rhein Gibson`s astonishing 55 at an Oklahoma golf course etched his name in the Guiness World Records but the unheralded Australian pro is determined to cast off the tag of "one-hit wonder".

Heavy snowfall, cold weather disrupt life in US

Heavy snowfall and cold weather disrupts the normal life in the US.

`Big guy` China is committed to peace, says Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday vowed always to use peaceful means in pursuit of Beijing`s goals, including in maritime disputes, just days after US President Barack Obama warned of the dangers of outright conflict in Asia.

Exim Bank to boost Indian project exports to $50 bn

In what could give a major boost to India`s growing economic influence across Asia and Africa, the Exim Bank of India aims to increase Indian project exports to $50 billion within the next five years from the current levels of $27 billion.

Leaders of Japan and China to hold first summit: Reports

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping are to hold their first summit next week, reports said Friday, after presiding over two years of animosity between Asia`s two biggest economies.

David Cameron wants to see Britain's first Asian PM one day

 Prime Minister David Cameron has exuded confidence that a British Asian would take on his role in the near future.

Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing buys 60 aircraft in $2.5 billion deals

A property flagship led by Asia's richest tycoon Li Ka-shing said on Wednesday it plans to buy up to 60 passenger jets in a series of transactions that amount to more than $2.5 billion.

Asia's richest man buys 60 aircraft in USD 2.5 bn deals

A property flagship led by Asia's richest tycoon Li Ka-shing said today it plans to buy up to 60 passenger jets in a series of transactions that amount to more than USD 2.5 billion.

Asian shares sag, dollar steadies

Asian shares wilted on Wednesday as oil prices extended losses after weak economic data from China, while the dollar took a breather after this week`s rally.