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Asia

Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres

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Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres. It shares the continental landmass of Eurasia with the continent of Europe and the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with both Europe and Africa. Asia covers an area of 44,579,000 square kilometres (17,212,000 sq mi), about 30% of Earth's total land area and 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area. The continent, which has long been home to the majority of the human population, was the site of many of the first civilizations. Asia is notable for not only its overall large size and population, but also dense and large settlements, as well as vast barely populated regions. Its 4.5 billion people constitute roughly 60% of the world's population.

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The commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps said on Wednesday any crack in alliances in Asia that helped counter threats from North Korea and China were a worry as a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 57 minutes ago

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Sen. Joe Manchin, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang, CBS News Asia Correspondent Ramy Inocencio, CBS..
Credit: CBS News - Published 3 days ago

Russia will not deploy new missiles as long as the United States shows similar restraint in Europe and Asia, Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu said on..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Thousands of protesters, most clad in black, gathered under a downpour for an anti-government rally at a Hong Kong park on Sunday, in the eleventh week of what..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

The State Department said the U.S. envoy for North Korea is heading back to Asia, trying once again to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons. There is new..
Credit: CBS News - Published 4 days ago

The Hong Kong government unveiled a HK$19.1 billion ($2.4 billion) package on Thursday to support a slowing economy as escalating political protests and the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Hong Kong's government announced an economic support package worth HK$19.1 billion ($2.44 billion) on Thursday as escalating political protests and the prolonged..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Hong Kong's government announced an economic support package worth HK$19.1 billion ($2.44 billion) on Thursday as escalating political protests and the prolonged..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Chinese paramilitary forces conducted exercises across the border from Hong Kong on Thursday, raising fears that Beijing may be preparing to act against mass..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the city's recovery from protests that have swept the Asian financial hub could take a long time and that she would..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Hong Kong’s airport canceled all remaining flights for the day after thousands of pro-democracy protesters crowded into the main terminal. An escalation in..
Credit: CBS News - Published 1 week ago

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