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Asia: Continent
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. Its 4.5 billion people constitute roughly 60% of the world's population.

The longest partial lunar eclipse in nearly 600 years [Video]

The longest partial lunar eclipse in nearly 600 years

The spectacle was visible for all of North America and parts of South America, and later in Polynesia, Australia and northeast Asia.

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Analysts warn of intensifying arms race across Asia [Video]

Analysts warn of intensifying arms race across Asia

While China is building nuclear-capable missile silos, enlarging their navy and flying warplanes, countries like Taiwan, Japan, North and South Korea and Australia are ramping up their military forces..

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The supply chain crisis isn't slowing down Walmart [Video]

The supply chain crisis isn't slowing down Walmart

Walmart and Home Depot showed strong Q3 earnings. CNN’s Paul R. La Monica attributes this to a “return to normalcy” and in-person shopping, and the retailers using their own shipping to import..

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How free is art in M+ museum in Hong Kong? Largest collection of Chinese ArtWork | Oneindia News [Video]

How free is art in M+ museum in Hong Kong? Largest collection of Chinese ArtWork | Oneindia News

Hong Kong's new M+ is aiming to be Asia's first global contemporary art museum. Its inaugural exhibition showcases 1,500 works, but following China's recent crackdown on dissent in Hong Kong, will the..

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