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.
Millions of people might face starvation by 2050 as a result of extreme temperature globally.
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.
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.
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.
Wary of being sidetracked in its backyard, China has appointed its first special envoy for `Asian affairs`.
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.
The US is working with India to deepen defence co-operation as part of its new rebalancing strategy in Asia.
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.
Communities in developing countries especially in Asia are facing increasing health and environmental risks linked to exposure to mercury.
China on Wednesday said improved relations between the two countries would contribute to peace and stability in Asia and the world at large.
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.
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 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 unveiled an ambitious plan aimed at forging deeper links with India and other booming economies of the region.
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 Pacific was sprinkled with three flashpoints, each of which was capable of triggering one form of conflict or another," Rudd said.
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.
The National School of Drama here has introduced a course in "Theatre-in-Education", first of its kind in Asia.
Researchers have warned that substantial overdiagnosis and mistreatment of malaria is evident in south and central Asia.
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