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Iran wins silver in Asia youth boxing championships – Press TV

On Saturday, Omidi conceded a defeat against his Kazakh rival in the minus 81-kilogram weight class, and finished second in a bout at the gym in the coastal town of Subic. The 2013 ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships started on March 10, and wrapped up on March 17. The event brought together participants […]

Khademi bags gold for Iran in Asia cycling championships – Press TV

On Saturday, the 21-year-old Iranian prevailed over his fellow riders in the 142-kilometer pursuit, and finished with a record of three hours and four minutes and 18 seconds. Nurbolat Kulimbetov and Vladislav Gurbunov of Kazakhstan finished second and third, respectively. In the tough 10-lap race, the neck-to-neck competition among the riders in the leading […]

Why Are Asia’s Markets Trailing The World? – Forbes

Why Are Asia’s Markets Trailing The World? – Forbes

It’s a curious thing when the world’s biggest growth market, Asia, has dramatically underperformed American and European stock markets, this year and over the past 12 months. Particularly as it should be a key beneficiary of any green shoots of global economic recovery. More curious still is that Asia’s most cyclical markets – China, South Korea, […]

336 million Chinese abortions in 40 years – Aljazeera.com

Chinese doctors have performed more than 330 million abortions since the government implemented a controversial one-child policy 40 years ago, according to official data from the health ministry. Data posted on the health ministry website shows that since 1971 – shortly before China started encouraging people to have fewer children – doctors have performed 336 million abortions. The Chinese […]

Swiss tourist ‘gang-raped’ in India – Aljazeera.com

At least seven men have raped a 39-year-old Swiss woman camping with her husband in an Indian forest, police say, the latest victim of sexual violence against women in the South Asian nation. The Swiss woman and her husband were touring the state by bicycle and were camping overnight in the forest in impoverished […]

Lust list: Asia major – Houston Chronicle

Monochromatic black and white is trending this spring, but the Far East also is having a seasonal moment. Call it the coming of Asia: Kimono-inspired shapes, muted prints with Asian flowers and obi-wrap belts are among the influences appearing in several designer collections. The intoxicating, nature-savvy appeal of the continent is nothing new, of course […]

Goldman southeast Asia co-head in US move – Financial Times

March 15, 2013 4:39 pm By Paul J Davies in Hong Kong Goldman southeast Asia co-head in US move – Financial Times}

Asia’s Week: The Bluster Blows From the North – Forbes

Asia’s Week: The Bluster Blows From the North – Forbes

North Korea: A Paper Tiger Threatens the Peace Doug Bandow Contributor It’s Time To End Japan’s Defense Dependence On The United States Doug Bandow Contributor Calling in for orders from Gen. Kim? (Getty Images via @daylife) The action switched back to North Asia this week, and it wasn’t centered on the release of the Samsung […]

Japan seeks to join Asia-Pacific trade pact – Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON — Japan intends to join the talks for an ambitious free-trade pact with the U.S. and 10 other countries, raising the economic stakes of the negotiations but also potentially delaying agreement as American and Japanese interests tangle over protecting their respective car and farm markets. The decision, announced Friday by Japanese Prime Minister […]

US Treasury Official Traveling to Asia for Iran, North Korea Sanctions – Wall Street Journal (blog)

A senior U.S. Treasury official will travel to Asia next week to drum up support for sanctions against Iran and North Korea. US Treasury Official Traveling to Asia for Iran, North Korea Sanctions – Wall Street Journal (blog)}