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Historic Asia Rugby Women's Championship heads to Singapore

Historic Asia Rugby Women's Championship heads to Singapore

This Saturday the historic Asia Rugby Women’s Championship Divison I kicks off. With India playing in their first-ever international against Singapore in the tournament opener, history will be made from the very start at the Queenstown Stadium. The Philippines are the third team involved and the format will see each side play each other to […]

Asia Transnational Threats Forum: Cybersecurity in Asia

Asia Transnational Threats Forum: Cybersecurity in Asia

As the scale, frequency, and sophistication of cyberattacks increase in Asia, there is a growing urgency from the United States and our regional partners to address these threats and its impact on economic prosperity, democratic governance, critical infrastructure, and security. With state actors like North Korea increasingly using its cyberattacks to advance its objectives, it […]

How Did Ancient Humans Travel to America from Asia? New Research Looks at Pacific Coast

How Did Ancient Humans Travel to America from Asia? New Research Looks at Pacific Coast

Humans have always been good at spreading out and covering ground, but we can’t tackle every obstacle in our path. Giant ice sheets that spread for miles in every direction, for example, tend to stop all but the most adventurous of us quite efficiently—and they likely shaped the path humans took to first enter North […]

India police investigate AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes

India police investigate AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes

NEW DELHI – India’s federal police Tuesday raided local offices of budget carrier AirAsia as investigators accused the airline’s boss Tony Fernandes of illegally obtaining operating licences. The Central Bureau of Investigation said it was probing allegations that Fernandes illicitly lobbied Indian officials for favourable treatment of licences for his Malaysian-based carrier. “We have filed […]

India among Asia's most debt risky nations

India among Asia's most debt risky nations

By Karl Lester M. Yap It’s no surprise that India and Indonesia are among the worst-hit Asian currencies this year when you look at their foreign debt exposure and the level of reserves they have to cover that. Moody’s Investors Service’s external vulnerability index — which is the ratio of short-term debt, maturing long-term debt […]

DevDays Asia Aims to Fully Empower Local AI Developers

DevDays Asia Aims to Fully Empower Local AI Developers

DevDays Asia 2018 has invited 30 experts from Microsoft’s headquarters to engage with more than 800 participants via more than 70 sessions of Hands-on Lab and Live Demo. This year, the event focuses on AI, data analysis and Office 365 development and industry solutions in a bid to reinforce innovation momentum for local developers. Microsoft […]

Quiz: How well do you know Asia?

Quiz: How well do you know Asia?

A new survey has found Kiwis know little about Asia – the world’s most populous continent and an important trading partner. According to the Asia New Zealand Foundation, New Zealanders on average got only two out of six questions about Asia correct. For people under 30, more than half only got one – or even […]

Asia's US$200 billion man would be better placed to consider disruptions closer to home

Asia's US$200 billion man would be better placed to consider disruptions closer to home

For Silicon Valley, this has been a certifiably nutty month. Between Elon Musk’s bizarre musings, governments chiding Facebook and Google, Snapchat bleeding advertisers and White House schizophrenia on ZTE, innovators and investors alike are probably drinking less coffee and more California red. But the biggest disruption of the last 30 days came from the East […]

US-China Dispute Casts Shadow Over Asia-Pacific Free-Trade Drive

US-China Dispute Casts Shadow Over Asia-Pacific Free-Trade Drive

The U.S. and China’s on-again, off-again trade dispute is casting a shadow over Asia-Pacific nations’ efforts to further open up global trade, a senior Australian government official said. Delegates at an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Port Moresby this weekend pledged to keep pursuing a free and fair international trading regime, in the face of […]

Rose McGowan, Asia Argento, President Trump react to Harvey Weinstein charges

Rose McGowan, Asia Argento, President Trump react to Harvey Weinstein charges

CLOSE The disgraced Hollywood movie mogul has been arraigned on rape and sex assault charges. He posted $1 million bail and has agreed to wear an electronic monitor. USA TODAY Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan told NBC News, “Since the news broke, even though his face is everywhere, I haven’t had a single nightmare for the […]