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Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III , commander of the US Pacific Command. ©REUTERS
No new bases in Asia: US commander

The United States' pivot to Asia will not mean any new bases in the region, but existing alliances will be strengthened and modernised.

No new bases in Asia: US commander
Oil down as euphoria over fiscal cliff deal fades
Oil down as euphoria over fiscal cliff deal fades

Oil prices were down in Asian trade Thursday as the initial euphoria over the fiscal cliff deal in the United States faded.

Oil down as euphoria over fiscal cliff deal fades
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Euro slips after buying on Greek rescue fizzles

The euro slipped in Asian trade on Wednesday after a buying spree sparked by Greece's bailout deal fizzled owing to lingering concerns over Europe's sovereign debt problems.

Euro slips after buying on Greek rescue fizzles
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Euro weakens as eurozone fails to agree Greek deal

The euro fell in Asian trade on Wednesday and shares eased after eurozone finance chiefs said they had failed to agree on a deal to unlock the latest batch of crucial bailout cash for Greece.

Euro weakens as eurozone fails to agree Greek deal
New fight needed against killer malaria in Asia
New fight needed against killer malaria in Asia

Asia accounts for 88 percent of all malaria cases and most of the 46,000 annual deaths occurring outside Africa, a new report shows Friday as experts demand more urgency in fighting the deadly disease..

New fight needed against killer malaria in Asia
Asia drug boom fuels surge in opium cultivation: UN
Asia drug boom fuels surge in opium cultivation: UN

Opium cultivation in Southeast Asia has doubled over the last six years as growing demand for heroin in China and the rest of Asia lures more farmers to grow poppies.

Asia drug boom fuels surge in opium cultivation: UN
Asia language plan 'central' to Australian reforms: PM
Asia language plan 'central' to Australian reforms: PM

Every Australian school will be partnered online with one in Asia by 2025 as regional languages become "central" to education reform plans, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Monday.

Asia language plan 'central' to Australian reforms: PM
Executive Director of IEA Maria van der Hoeven. ©REUTERS
Middle East oil disruptions to hit Asia first: IEA

Asia will be the first to feel the impact of any Middle East oil supply disruption as regional demand surges, the International Energy Agency said Monday.

Middle East oil disruptions to hit Asia first: IEA
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Kazakhstan athletes won 75 medals at Asian Powerlifting Championship

Kazakhstan athletes are the best powerlifters in Asia.

Kazakhstan athletes won 75 medals at Asian Powerlifting Championship
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Actress in anti-Islam film sues producer

An actress in the anti-Islamic trailer that set off violent protests in the Muslim world has sued the reputed producer, saying he duped her into thinking it was about ancient Egyptians.

Actress in anti-Islam film sues producer
Risks ahead if Asia to drive world growth: experts
Risks ahead if Asia to drive world growth: experts

Asia must fight complacency and transform its economic and social models if it is to keep driving global growth in years to come as Europe and the United States slow.

Risks ahead if Asia to drive world growth: experts
Africa, South Asia lag in boost to global child health
Africa, South Asia lag in boost to global child health

The global mortality rate for young children has been nearly halved in the past two decades, but Africa and South Asia have not kept pace.

Africa, South Asia lag in boost to global child health
Asian Apple-linked shares mixed after iPhone 5 launch
Asian Apple-linked shares mixed after iPhone 5 launch

Stocks in Apple's Asian component suppliers were mixed Thursday after the launch of the iPhone 5, with analysts citing uncertainty over its impact in the hugely competitive smartphone market.

Asian Apple-linked shares mixed after iPhone 5 launch
Busan film fest embraces Asian diversity
Busan film fest embraces Asian diversity

A Hong Kong action-thriller and a rural drama from Bangladesh will open and close Asia's top film festival next month, as its South Korean hosts look to share more of the spotlight with regional offerings.

Busan film fest embraces Asian diversity
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China slowdown biggest risk to Asian growth: survey

A slowdown in China's economy is perceived as the biggest risk to Asia's economic growth, a survey of regional powerbrokers released Wednesday said.

China slowdown biggest risk to Asian growth: survey
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Moody's downgrades EU rating outlook to 'negative'

Moody's on Monday lowered the European Union's long-term issuer rating outlook from stable to negative, saying the move reflected credit risks of the bloc's key budget contributors.

Moody's downgrades EU rating outlook to 'negative'
Feasts and fireworks as Muslims in Asia mark Eid
Feasts and fireworks as Muslims in Asia mark Eid

Millions of Muslims across Asia began celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday on Sunday, with a month of fasting giving way to feasting, family reunions and raucous festivities.

Feasts and fireworks as Muslims in Asia mark Eid
Euro stays weak in Asia after ECB disappointment
Euro stays weak in Asia after ECB disappointment

The euro stayed bearish against other currencies in Asia trade Friday after taking a hit from the European Central Bank's announcement of no immediate measures to fight the debt crisis.

Euro stays weak in Asia after ECB disappointment
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Kazakhstan is mostly visited by French and Italian tourists

Top five countries by number of tourists visiting Kazakhstan are France, Italy, Great Britain, Russia and India.

Kazakhstan is mostly visited by French and Italian tourists
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Euro inches off multi-year lows in Asian trade

The euro inched higher in Asian trade on Wednesday after hitting new multi-year lows against the dollar and yen amid worries over the European debt crisis.

Euro inches off multi-year lows in Asian trade