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Asia: Earth's largest and most populous 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. 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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Coal is powering the economic recovery, IEA says [Video]

Coal is powering the economic recovery, IEA says

The International Energy Agency says a boom in the use of coal in Asia, particularly China, is outweighing the growth of renewable energy sources. CNN’s John Defterios reports.

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Health centres across Asia struggle with COVID-19 cases [Video]

Health centres across Asia struggle with COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus cases are multiplying across parts of Asia, driving fears of a possible fourth wave.

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Giant monitor lizard freaks out shoppers in Thailand [Video]

Giant monitor lizard freaks out shoppers in Thailand

A huge Asian water monitor lizard visited a 7-11 in Thailand. A bystander caught shoppers’ nervous laughs and screams as the lizard climbed a shelf.

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Forbes richest: Are billionaires good for economy? | Oneindia News [Video]

Forbes richest: Are billionaires good for economy? | Oneindia News

Indian business tycoon Mukesh Ambani has replaced China's Jack Ma as the richest Asian in the latest Forbes list of world's billionaires. Incidentally, India has the world's 3rd highest number of..

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Efforts to float stricken ship to resume on Monday [Video]

Efforts to float stricken ship to resume on Monday

Authorities plan to resume efforts to free the ship blocking the Suez Canal on Monday, after Sunday's planned attempts were cancelled while extra tug boat power was assembled.Two additional tugs were..

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Suez Canal remains blocked amid efforts to free trapped vessel [Video]

Suez Canal remains blocked amid efforts to free trapped vessel

A giant container ship remains stuck sideways in Egypt’s Suez Canal for a fifth day as authorities prepare for fresh attempts to free the vessel and reopen the crucial world shipping waterway.The..

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Efforts to free cargo ship in Suez Canal continue [Video]

Efforts to free cargo ship in Suez Canal continue

A skyscraper-sized container ship has become wedged across Egypt’s Suez Canal, blocking all traffic in the vital waterway.The Ever Given, a Panama-flagged ship that carries cargo between Asia and..

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Suez Canal blocked after large cargo ship turns sideways [Video]

Suez Canal blocked after large cargo ship turns sideways

A cargo ship has turned sideways in Egypt’s Suez Canal, blocking traffic in a crucial East-West waterway for global shipping.The MV Ever Given, a Panama-flagged container ship that carries trade..

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Taiwan pips China to be Asia's top-performing economy amid pandemic [Video]

Taiwan pips China to be Asia's top-performing economy amid pandemic

While COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on economies around the world, Taiwan has managed to buck the trend, experiencing its own economic boom.

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North Korea warns U.S. to avoid 'causing a stink' [Video]

North Korea warns U.S. to avoid 'causing a stink'

The sister of North Korean leader, Kim Yo Jong, criticized ongoing military drills in South Korea and warned the new U.S. administration against "causing a stink" if it wants peace, state news reported..

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Blinken warns China against 'coercion and aggression' [Video]

Blinken warns China against 'coercion and aggression'

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned China on Tuesday against using "coercion and aggression" as he sought to use his first trip abroad to shore up Asian alliances in the face of growing..

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Blinken warns China against 'coercion and aggression' on first Asia trip [Video]

Blinken warns China against 'coercion and aggression' on first Asia trip

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UK looks to Asia in post-Brexit foreign policy overhaul [Video]

UK looks to Asia in post-Brexit foreign policy overhaul

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North Korean leader's sister warns US as Biden envoys begin Asia trip [Video]

North Korean leader's sister warns US as Biden envoys begin Asia trip

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Students around Asia join CNN's Kristie Lu Stout for My Freedom Day 2021 [Video]

Students around Asia join CNN's Kristie Lu Stout for My Freedom Day 2021

Students from Hong Kong, South Korea, Tokyo, India and Thailand joined CNN anchor Kristie Lu Stout via video to highlight issues in modern day slavery. Abolitionists Matt Friedman and Victoria Ahn..

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Infosys' Nandan Nilekani on why Bengaluru rocks | HT Dialogues Bengaluru Edition [Video]

Infosys' Nandan Nilekani on why Bengaluru rocks | HT Dialogues Bengaluru Edition

To celebrate the launch of Hindustan Times’ Bengaluru Edition, Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani joins us in a live conversation with HT’s Editor-in-chief Sukumar Ranganathan. They talk about the..

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US admiral sounds alarm on China's military ambitions in Asia [Video]

US admiral sounds alarm on China's military ambitions in Asia

The head of US Indo-Pacific Command Adm. Philip Davidson told Congress that China is assembling an increasingly offensive military and expanding its regional footprint, as Beijing steps up efforts to..

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Andhra Pradesh: 9-yr-old girl scales Africa's highest peak Mt Kilimanjaro |Oneindia News [Video]

Andhra Pradesh: 9-yr-old girl scales Africa's highest peak Mt Kilimanjaro |Oneindia News

A nine-year-old girl from rural Andhra Pradesh has conquered Mount Kilimanjaro. Located in Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is the African continent's highest peak. Ritwika Sree of Anantapur became the..

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Steve Wozniak Says CDC Blew Him Off in January When He Had COVID Data

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India has highest bribery rate in Asia, 46 per cent use personal connections to access public services: Report

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With a bribery rate of 39%, India worst in Asia: Survey

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We want to make in India and make for the World: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

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With connectivity in focus, India-central Asian FMs to meet virtually today

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Ahead of 2+2, S Jaishankar and Mike Pompeo discuss stability and security in Asia

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India falls just short of major power status in Asia: Study


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Who has most power in Asia? US leads, China closes in and India falls behind

China is closing in on the US as the most powerful country influencing the Asia-Pacific, as America’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic tarnishes its reputation, a study showed.
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LAC face-off: India scrambles to buy winter gear from US

India has bought high altitude warfare kits from the US on an urgent basis, a sign that the South Asian nation is preparing for an extended winter deployment after talks to ease tensions along its..
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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday launched the first blasting for construction-related work at the 14.15 km Zojila tunnel, one of the longest in Asia, that will provide all-year connectivity..
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Gadkari launches blasting process for Zojila tunnel construction work

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday launched the first blasting for construction related work at the 14.15 km Zojila tunnel, one of the longest in Asia, that will provide all-year connectivity..
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Gadkari to initiate first blasting at 14.15-km Zozila Tunnel today

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Asia's first 'live' liver donor, having six stents, undergoes high risk beating heart bypass surgery

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China trying to leverage expanding health surveillance in Asia to expand its power: Report

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Google on Thursday remembered Indian swimmer Arati Saha who became the first Asian woman to swim across the English Channel on her 80th birth anniversary. Thereafter, she became the first woman to be..
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India reports record daily jump of 83,883 coronavirus infections

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LAC stand-off: China's military provokes its neighbours, but the message is for United States

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COVID-19 growth rate in Mumbai's Dharavi declines to 1.02% from 12% in April: Govt

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PLA of China seems to have provoked clash to grab Indian territory: Senate Majority Leader

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India, China troops clash at Himalayan border, 'casualties on both sides'

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Denmark sees no rise in COVID-19 cases after further easing of lockdown

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