Asia

India China: Why is Modi meeting Xi now?

Analyst Shashank Joshi explains why the two Asian giants have decided to ease tension.

    Science

    Mysterious ticks from Asia that can carry a deadly virus and drain cattle of their blood are now in the US — and efforts to kill them are failing

    Last November, an Icelandic sheep in New Jersey was found to be covered by Haemaphysalis longicornis or East Asian longhorned ticks. These ticks can carry a deadly virus known as SFTS and may also be able to transmit Lyme Disease and other pathogens. The

      Films

      Crazy Rich Asians: can the romcom be a gamechanger for representation?

      Hollywood has been reluctant to take a chance on east Asian and south-east Asian stories. But a seductive, crowd-pleasing comedy is following US TV’s lead in bringing their voices to the screen• Sign up for Film Today and get our film team’s highlig

        Celebrity

        Simpsons star Hank Azaria hints he'll stop voicing Apu over 'racism' controversy

        The actor said he's prepared to step aside from voicing Apu and be replaced by an Indian or South Asian actor

          United States

          Hank Azaria on The Simpsons' Apu controversy: 'I'm perfectly willing to step aside'

          The actor, who voices the role, says he could be replaced by an Indian or south Asian actor and called for more diverse voices in the show’s writing roomThe Simpsons actor Hank Azaria, who provides the voice for Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, has said he would

            TV & Radio

            The Simpsons' Hank Azaria willing to stop voicing Apu: 'It just feels like the right thing to do'

            'I think the most important thing is we have to listen to South Asian people, Indian people in this country when they talk about what they feel'

              Top News

              Asian shares spooked by rising U.S. yields, cost worries

              TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares were under pressure on Wednesday, with a rise in U.S. bond yields above the 3 percent threshold and warnings from bellwether U.S. companies of higher costs driving fears that corporate earnings growth may peak soon.

                Entertainment

                Crazy Rich Asians Author on the First All-Asian Cast in 25 Years: ‘It’s Long Overdue’

                Author Kevin Kwan, who wrote the 2013 bestselling novel Crazy Rich Asians. It’s now a major motion picture—the first to feature an all-Asian cast in 25 years, according to Warner Bros. He knows the world has been waiting to see a movie this bi

                  World

                  Women could add $4.5 trillion to Asian economies

                  A failure by Asian countries to bring more women into the workforce could be very costly, a new report by McKinsey Global Institute says.

                    World

                    Asian elephants said at risk from Chinese demand for skin

                    A report by a British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing a threat to Asia's wild herds even greater than the ivory trade.

                      Business

                      What's Behind Asian Tycoons' Growing Appetite For Tech Startups?

                      Asia's traditionally conservative tycoons are slowly but surely beginning to open up to startup funding, with a few key names leading the way.

                        World

                        China says terrorism tops meeting of Central Asian states

                        China's defense minister says fighting the threat of terrorism is a top concern to be discussed by a Beijing-led group of Central Asian states this week.

                          Business

                          Five Asian Countries Dump More Plastic Into Oceans Than Anyone Else Combined: How You Can Help

                          Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the half-year closure of Boracay to tourists starting April 26 to clean up the waste in the sea. What can be done on a personal level to combat this waste apocalypse facing global waters?

                            Scotland

                            Man stabbed while walking along Glasgow footpath

                            The 21-year-old was walking with four friends in Glasgow when they were approached by three Asian men.

                              Business

                              Asian oil demand to hit record, but industry can't take eyes off Middle East

                              SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian oil demand will hit a record in April just as global crude values are lifted to levels not seen in three years by Middle East supply risks and top exporter Saudi Arabia withholding output and noisily pushing for prices at $80 t

                                Technology

                                Chip Makers Weigh on Asian Markets

                                A downbeat outlook from Taiwan Semiconductor prompted declines in technology names.

                                  Health

                                  Large spleen helps explain deep-diving skills of Southeast Asian 'sea nomads'

                                  (Reuters Health) - An age-old nomadic community of Southeast Asian boat-dwellers who get their food from the sea appear to have evolved enlarged spleens that may help explain their extreme diving prowess, a new study suggests.

                                    World

                                    Apple, Nvidia shares fall after a key Asian chip partner gives weak guidance

                                    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing gave disappointing sales guidance due to the weak smartphone market.

                                      World

                                      Procter & Gamble is buying German Merck's consumer health unit for $4.2 billion (PG)

                                      Thomson Reuters (Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co (P&G) has agreed to acquire Merck KGaA's consumer health unit for 3.4 billion euros ($4.2 billion), giving it vitamin brands such as Seven Seas and greater exposure to Latin American and As

                                        Business

                                        What Does Grab-Uber Deal Tell Us About Southeast Asia's Startups? Local Knowledge Really Does Matter

                                        Uber recently sold its Southeast Asian business to rival Grab. Uber will take a 27.5% stake in Grab and Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will join Grab’s board. Many billed the retreat as another failing for Uber. But I see it as the mark of success of the So

                                          Sport

                                          Wounded Gaza cyclist to miss Asian Games after amputation

                                          GAZA (Reuters) - A Gaza cyclist's dream of waving the Palestinian flag at the Asian Games has been shattered by an Israeli bullet that caused him to lose his leg after he joined a Gaza border protest.

                                            Art

                                            Priceless east Asian artefacts stolen from Bath museum

                                            Police hunt gang of thieves after smash-and-grab raid on Museum of East Asian ArtPolice are hunting a gang of art thieves after four masked men broke into a museum in Bath and stole priceless jade and gold artefacts. The raid on the Museum of East Asian A

                                              England

                                              Chinese items stolen from Bath Museum of East Asian Art

                                              The Bath Museum of East Asian Art is targeted by four masked men who stole jade, ceramics and gold.

                                                Business

                                                McDonald's Problems in India Grow With Tax Beef

                                                Indian tax authorities have raided the offices of McDonald’s biggest partner in India, another potential setback for the fast-food giant which was already locked in an ugly break up with its only other licensee in the fast-growing South Asian nation.

                                                  Travel

                                                  Take Me Away ... to the melting pot of Vancouver

                                                  With rich First Nations, European and Asian heritage, Vancouver is ripe for exploration.        

                                                    Startups

                                                    Funding Societies, a Southeast Asian lending platform, gets $25M Series B led by Softbank Ventures Korea

                                                    Funding Societies, a peer-to-peer lending platform in Southeast Asia, said today that it has raised a $25 million Series B led by Softbank Ventures Korea, the Japanese tech conglomerate’s early-stage venture capital unit. The round included returning in

                                                      United Kingdom

                                                      River in Bradford turns yellow after 200 Asian restaurants in ‘Curry Capital of UK’ pollute water with food waste

                                                      A RIVER in Bradford turned yellow after 200 Asian restaurants pollute the city’s water. The ‘Curry Capital of Britain’ has seen food waste transform an underground river due to old plumbing set ups. Bradford’s ancient plumbing syst

                                                        Technology

                                                        Uber executive plays down deal prospects in Brazil, citing scale

                                                        (Reuters) - Uber's robust growth in Brazil, its biggest market outside the United States, has given the ride-hailing app a far stronger position than it had in Asian markets that it recently exited, a senior executive said on a visit to South America.

                                                          World

                                                          Asian stocks set for muted open amid fading geopolitical fears

                                                          Asian markets were poised for a subdued open on Tuesday after U.S. stocks rose amid lessened concerns about geopolitics.

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