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Explained: Wildfires peaked in August, half were in Asia

The data revealed that 49% of the fires were detected in Asia, around 28% were detected in South America, 16% in Africa, and the remaining were recorded in North America, Europe and Oceania.

Explained: Electric or hydrogen cars? Why Asian economies are backing the latter

Hydrogen's proponents point to how clean it is as an energy source as water and heat are the only byproducts and how it can be made from a number of sources, including methane, coal, water, even garbage.


Asia's triple whammy — China slowdown, trade war and chips

China's economic woes are hurting its regional neighbors from Seoul to Singapore and Donald Trump's trade war is only partly to blame. Even North Korea's economy has seen the worst contraction in decades.

Japan has bigger and better expat pay packages in Asia, India at No 3: ECA Survey

Perhaps because of some of the challenges living in India entails -- think bad traffic, overcrowding and pollution -- it came in at No. 3, with companies offering mid-level staff an average package of $299,728 to attract overseas talent.

As swine fever roils Asia, hogs are culled and dinner plans change

The highly contagious virus, which affects pigs but not humans, has been found in hog farms around the world for years. But the current outbreak affects a region where pork is often the primary staple of local diets.

A Mennonite Town In Muslim Central Asia Holds On Against the Odds

The community of Mennonites in Kyrgyzstan is one of Christendom’s most remote and oddest outposts in the Muslim world, as ethnic Germans cling to their faith even as emigration shrinks their numbers.


Dumping plastic waste in Asia found destroying crops and health

As pollution and environmental damage linked to the rise in plastic waste became known in countries like Malaysia and Thailand during 2018, protests led to tighter waste regulations and import restrictions by authorities, the study found.

Asia's coal addiction puts chokehold on its air-polluted cities

Nine out of 10 people breathe polluted air, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), a problem that impacts more cities in Asia than anywhere else in the world.

Asia's billionaires are old and $125 billion of their money awaits heirs

It’s no coincidence that the world’s richest people are also some of the oldest as it can take a long time to amass extraordinary wealth. About a fifth of the 500 people on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index are at least 80 years old, and 21 are nonagenarians.

Oil dips on manufacturing downturn, but OPEC cuts offer support

Despite the global market turmoil, traders said oil prices are expected to receive some support as supply cuts announced late last year by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries start to kick in.

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Asia's 10 best beaches for 2018; see pics

The travel website TripAdvisor is out with its annual awards for the top 10 beaches in Asia for the year 2018. So if you are already planning your summer vacation, then grab a notepad and start jotting down the names of these beautiful beaches. You might just find what you like.

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Delhi: Fire breaks out in Ansal towers

New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): A fire broke out in Asia’s largest computer spare parts market, Nehru Place, in Delhi on Monday morning. Six fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse off the fire. No casualty has been reported so far. Police and fire tenders are conducting dousing off operation.