Asia

Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres

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Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres. It shares the continental landmass of Eurasia with the continent of Europe and the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with both Europe and Africa. Asia covers an area of 44,579,000 square kilometres (17,212,000 sq mi), about 30% of Earth's total land area and 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area. The continent, which has long been home to the majority of the human population, was the site of many of the first civilizations. Asia is notable for not only its overall large size and population, but also dense and large settlements, as well as vast barely populated regions. Its 4.5 billion people constitute roughly 60% of the world's population.

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The run-up to Thailand's weekend vote was "heavily tilted" to benefit a party close to the ruling military junta, an Asian election monitor said on Tuesday, and..
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Asian shares drifted higher on Tuesday after two days of losses as U.S. 10-year Treasury yields edged up, but the outlook remained murky as investors weighed the..
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Asian shares bounced back on Tuesday after two days of losses as U.S. 10-year Treasury yields edged higher, but the outlook remained murky as investors weighed..
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Asian shares were shaky on Tuesday after U.S. Treasury yields sank to their lowest since late 2017, further below short-term interest rates and adding to fears..
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The Japanese yen hovered near a six-week high on Monday while Asian shares are expected to start lower as risk assets fell out of favor on growing worries about..
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The United States warned in a report on Friday that increased meddling from China in Hong Kong had adversely impacted the city, straining international business..
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Asian shares held near 6-1/2-month highs on Friday after upbeat U.S. data and optimism in the tech sector helped calm some of the jitters sparked by the Federal..
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Asian shares hit 6-1/2-month highs on Friday after upbeat U.S. data and optimism in the tech sector lifted Wall Street stocks, helping calm some of the jitters..
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Asian shares advanced on Friday after upbeat data and optimism in the tech sector lifted Wall Street stocks, helping calm some of the jitters sparked by the..
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The United States warned in a report on Friday that increased meddling from China in Hong Kong had adversely impacted the city, straining international business..
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Shares in Asia rose on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve abandoned forecasts for any interest rate hikes this year,
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Shares in Asia rose on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve took a more accommodative stance at its policy meeting, but concerns over U.S.-China trade talks..
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Shares in Asia rose on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve took a more accommodative stance at its policy meeting, but concerns over slowing global growth..
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Ads for Michael Daley and NSW Labor feature on the front-page of several local Chinese newspapers, as the opposition cops heat over his Asian migrants remarks.
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The pressure is on in Asia as attention turns to qualification for the 2022 World Cup, but the continent's biggest star Son Heung-min has called for patience..
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Asian shares slipped from six-month highs on Wednesday as investors took profits ahead of a policy decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve which is expected to shed..
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Asian shares got off to a cautious start on Wednesday, holding close to six-month highs on hopes the U.S. Federal Reserve will stick to a dovish stance and..
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Michael Daley's comments about Asian immigration were offensive and called on Bill Shorten to disassociate himself from them.
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Asian shares held to tight ranges on Tuesday ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting, but were broadly supported near 6-1/2-month highs on expectations the..
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Tokyo — Asian shares held tight ranges on Tuesday ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting, but were broadly supported near six-month highs on expectations..
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TOKYO - Asian shares held tight ranges on Tuesday ahead of the a Federal Reserve policy meeting, but were broadly supported near six-month highs on expectations..
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NSW Labor leader Michael Daley says his comment linking Asian immigration and young children fleeing Sydney could have been phrased better.
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Asian shares treaded water on Tuesday ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting, hovering near six-month highs, while sterling was choppy as the speaker of..
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Chinese telecoms giant Huawei led the pack with Asia accounting for more than half of the international patent applications at the World Intellectual Property..
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Asian shares pulled ahead on Monday while bonds were in demand globally on mounting speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve will sound decidedly dovish at its..
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The United Nations Security Council has concluded that the North Korean government has been using cryptocurrency to evade international sanctions, and is behind..
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Asian shares pulled ahead on Monday while bonds were in demand globally on mounting speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve will sound decidedly dovish at its..
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A train collision disrupted services in Hong Kong on Monday, threatening commuter chaos during rush hour in the heart of the Asian financial hub, authorities..
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Asian share markets crept ahead on Monday while bonds were in demand globally on speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve will sound decidedly dovish at its policy..
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