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April 1, 2018 1:34 PM Japan thrash Black Queens 7-1

Japan completed its preparation for the Women’s Asian Cup in emphatic style Sunday with a 7-1 victory over the Black Queens of Ghana in an international friendly. With an eye on her lineups for the April 6-20 tournament in Jordan, coach Asako Takakura made multiple changes throughout the match against the Black Queens, including bringing veteran forward 626

March 6, 2018 8:25 AM Child marriages declining – UN

There has been a significant drop in the number of child marriages worldwide, the United Nations children’s agency says. Unicef estimates that 25 million child marriages have been prevented in the past decade. One in five girls are now married before they are 18, compared with one in four a decade ago. South Asian countries have seen the biggest reduction 86

February 26, 2018 7:01 AM Sridevi: India mourns Bollywood superstar dead at 54

Tributes have been pouring in for superstar Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor, who has died aged 54. The actress, known simply as Sridevi, died of a heart attack on Saturday while at a family wedding in Dubai. Over five decades, she featured in almost 300 films, including classics Mr India, Chandni, ChaalBaaz and Sadma. She was considered one of the very few Indian 95

November 4, 2017 9:03 AM Donald Trump embarks on marathon tour of Asia

US President Donald Trump has embarked on an 11-day trip to Asia during which he will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. The trip comes at a time of heightened tensions with North Korea over its nuclear programme and missile tests. Mr Trump is expected to show a united front with South Korea and Japan while pressing China to take a stronger 89

October 27, 2017 12:29 AM All on line for Young Matildas

MILDURA soccer export Annabel Martin and her Young Matildas teammates are one step away from the World Cup despite an Asian Championship semi-final loss. Mildura’s Annabel Martin and her Young Matildas teammates need to beat China tomorrow to make the FIFA Under 20 Women’s World Cup. MILDURA soccer export Annabel Martin and her Young Matildas teammates 97

October 25, 2017 3:21 AM Vietnam in Group D of AFC U23 Championship 2018 finals

A draw for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship 2018’s final round took place in China on October 24. Vietnam’s U23 squad is placed in Group D with Syria, Australia, and the Republic of Korea. The host China is in Group A together with Oman, Uzbekistan, and Qatar. Palestine, Thailand, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and Japan 119

October 18, 2017 1:24 PM FIFA U17 World Cup: ''They look like a U23 team'' laments bitter Iraq coach after 5-1 loss to Mali

The Asian champions took on the African champions in a R16 clash at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa on a night full of goals and emotions. It was a perfect night set for the champions of their respective continents to face each other in the Round of 16 as Asian champions Iraq would take on their African counterparts Mali. However, a dominant Mali side showcased 94

October 17, 2017 8:33 PM U-17 World Cup: Mali ride roughshod over Iraq

Margao: Mali brushed aside Iraq’s beleaguered challenge with a 5-1 victory that guarantees an All-Africa quarterfinal against either Ghana or Niger in Guwahati on Saturday. Playing at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Tuesday, the African champions were barely stretched against their Asian counterparts at the very venue they won the continental title with a shootout 90

October 16, 2017 9:01 PM NTU, NUS ranked top two universities in Asia

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) affirmed its rise over the National University of Singapore (NUS) in another university ranking by London-based education consultancy Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). In the Asian Universities Ranking released this morning, NTU was placed No. 1, ahead of NUS and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) 69

October 14, 2017 2:30 AM The Legal Dissonance Between Marriage and Rape in India

“Sexual intercourse or sexual acts by a man with his own wife, the wife not being under fifteen years of age, is not rape.” “Sexual intercourse or sexual acts by a man with his own wife, the wife not being 18 years, is not rape.” The above situation and reality of India’s legal provisions sound like it might be part of a badly written movie script. It is not – it is the miserable 67