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Why Asia's glaciers are expanding, and not melting

In many regions of the world, glaciers, great rivers of ice are melting. From the Himalayan Mountains to other areas of our globe, we have documented the loss of glaciers. But there are regions in our world where glaciers are actually growing.

Media empire Vivendi looks to expand into emerging markets

Flush with cash from its recent sales of subsidiary properties, French multinational Vivendi SA is setting its sights to the south and east in order to further globalize its remaining properties.

Backlash against Australia gagging order

Sydney - An Australian court's gagging order banning the reporting of allegations against several foreign political leaders in a major bribery scandal was Thursday slammed as unacceptable by activists and media groups.

1,400 held in Interpol sweep on illegal World Cup betting networks

Lyon - More than 1,400 people were arrested and nearly $12 million (8.8 million euros) seized in an Interpol-led clampdown on illegal betting networks in Asia during the World Cup, the organisation said Friday.

Reporter from Philippines wins AFP's Kate Webb Prize

Manila - Multimedia journalist Patricia Evangelista has won the Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize for her compelling reporting on conflict and disaster in her native Philippines, AFP announced Friday.

7 million tourists visited Malaysia during Q1 this year

The Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board announced yesterday that the Asian country has welcomed over 7 million tourists during the first quarter of the year.

U.S. rebukes Thai coup-makers, urges immediate elections

Singapore - Thailand's coup leaders faced fresh international condemnation Saturday when U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel demanded immediate elections and the release of detainees held by a junta which says there will be no polls for at least a year.

US accuses China of 'destabilising' acts in South China Sea

Singapore - US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned China Saturday against "destabilising actions" in the South China Sea, and backed Japan's plans to take on a more muscular military role as a counterweight to Beijing.

Japan plans more proactive role in Asian security

Singapore - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed Friday that his country would play a larger role in promoting peace in Asia, and called for the rule of law to be upheld in the region.

China leader Xi warns US, others over Asian security

Shanghai - Chinese President Xi Jinping issued a veiled warning to the United States on Wednesday, saying countries should not build up military alliances in Asia, even as Beijing feuds with several neighbours.

Galloping Asian meth demand drives record production: UN

Tokyo - Strong and growing demand for drugs in Asia is driving up global production of methamphetamine, with seizures in the region tripling in five years to record levels, a UN body said Tuesday.

Taiwan to review minimum wage after thousands rally on Labor Day

Taipei - Dozens of trade union members, labor rights groups and student groups marched in the streets Thursday, protesting against low pay and the use of temporary workers.

Obama ignites Chinese anger as he warns against force

Manila - Barack Obama ended an Asian tour Tuesday with a warning to China against using force in territorial disputes, as Chinese authorities accused the US president of ganging up with "troublemaking" allies.

Obama hits back hard at foreign policy critics

Manila - Barack Obama's frustration is spilling over as he makes the most strident defence of his foreign policy yet, rebuking critics who say his diplomacy is haphazard, weak and blurs US national security red lines.

Obama seeks to soothe China while boosting ties with Philippines

Manila - President Barack Obama said Monday he had no desire to contain or counter China despite clinching a defence pact with the Philippines which will inject US forces close to the volatile South China Sea.

Obama courts Malaysia while nudging on rights

Kuala Lumpur - President Barack Obama nudged Malaysia on Sunday over its controversial handling of dissent but made clear Washington intended to deepen its friendship with a country it considers vital to US objectives in the Asia-Pacific.

Obama voices solidarity on missing plane on Malaysia visit

Kuala Lumpur - Barack Obama on Saturday became the first sitting US president in nearly 50 years to visit moderate-Muslim Malaysia, where he quickly expressed solidarity with his hosts over the mystery of missing flight MH370.

Obama in Tokyo backs Japan in China island row

Tokyo - US President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to defend Japan if China attacks over a tense territorial dispute, but also urged Beijing to step in to thwart North Korea's "dangerous" nuclear march.

Imperial pomp to start Obama's Japan visit

Tokyo - The first state visit to Japan by a US President in nearly two decades gets under way in earnest Thursday when Barack Obama is treated to the pomp and ceremony of an imperial reception.

Obama on mission to quiet Asia skeptics

Washington - Five years after refashioning US foreign policy to emphasize Asia, President Barack Obama will face questions over his strategy's content and staying power in the region this week.

China's shadow to follow Obama around Asia

Washington - President Barack Obama will not visit China on his Asia tour next week, but its broadening shadow will be cast everywhere he goes at a time of complex regional disputes and questions about US strategy.

Obama to bolster U.S. 'rebalance' to Asia

Washington - President Barack Obama will use an Asian tour beginning next week to bolster US alliances in the region at a time of increased geopolitical tension.

Asian shares mixed after fresh Wall St losses

Hong Kong - Asia's markets were mixed on Monday following another heavy sell-off on Wall Street while concerns over the crisis in Ukraine resurfaced.Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 49.89 points or 0.36 percent to 13,910.

China and India face huge cancer burden: experts

Paris - China and India are facing a cancer crisis, with smoking, belated diagnosis and unequal access to treatment all causing large-scale problems, experts said on Friday.

Asian shares mostly up, but yen sinks Tokyo

Hong Kong - Asia's markets mostly rose on Wednesday following a slight rebound on Wall Street but Tokyo took another hit from a stronger yen.The benchmark Nikkei-225 index sank 307.19 points or 2.10 percent to 14,299.

Nissan signs UEFA Champions League sponsorship deal

Tokyo - Japanese auto giant Nissan said on Monday it has signed a four-year global sponsorship deal with the UEFA Champions League as it looks to broaden its brand appeal globally.

World Bank maintains East Asia growth at 7.1 percent

Singapore - The World Bank said Monday developing countries in East Asia will grow 7.1 percent in 2014 as they benefit from a stabilising global economy and withstand the impact of US stimulus cuts.

AFP honoured at Asia human rights media awards

Hong Kong - Agence France-Presse received three honours at the Human Rights Press Awards held in Hong Kong Sunday for articles and photography covering South Asia that judges praised for their depth of quality and ambition.

US defence chief warns China, drawing parallel with Crimea

Tokyo - Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel on Sunday warned China against unilateral action to resolve territorial disputes with its neighbours, drawing a parallel with Russia's incursion in Ukraine as he announced two more warships would be sent to Japan.

Asian shares mixed, US jobs data in view

Hong Kong - Asian markets were mixed Friday with mild profit-taking following a healthy week of gains, with the focus now on the release of US jobs data later in the day.Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei-225 index edged down 0.05 percent, or 8.11 points, to 15,063.
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