Typhoon Maysak as observed by ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti aboard the International Space Station. The Philippines is preparing troops and supplies for the super typhoon, which is expected to make landfall over the Pacific nation in the next 72 hours. Photograph: ESA/NASA/Samantha Cristoforetti/Reuters

The Philippines has put troops on alert and prepared food and medical supplies as it warned residents and tourists along its eastern coast to be ready(...)

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Burger King in Japan release a burger fragrance for men who want to smell 'sexy and wild'. Video: Reuters

Cherry blossom time: performers dance during a festival for the flower at Gucun Park  in Shanghai, China. Photograph:  ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images

It’s a special time in Japan, China and South Korea when the cherry blossoms open, a classic sign heralding the arrival of spring.The sakura, or che(...)

Deal values Tullamore-based Carroll Cuisine at €40 million.

Europe and Asia Pacific, said considerable investment in the company over recent years has enabled the(...)

Very important person: India’s former prime minister Manmohan Singh Photograph: Raveeendran/AFP/Getty Images

Two leading Indian television news channels, supported by social and print media, have launched a campaign against the country’s oppressive “VIP cultu(...)

 Indian fishermen silhuetted by the rising sun as they prepare for an early morning catch at the banks of Narmada river in Nemawar district Dewas, 200km from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. Photograph: EPA/SAJNEEV GUPTA

Asia-Pacific region, was making a strong contribution to global growth.“Falling commodity prices are(...)

A delegate from the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region speaks during the Xinjiang delegation meeting on the sideline of the third session of the 12th National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on March 10th. A Chinese court has jailed a Uighur man this week for six years for growing a beard in defiance of local government rules aimed at combating extremism, while his wife was given two years for wearing a burka. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

A Chinese court has jailed a Uighur man for six years for growing a beard in defiance of local government rules aimed at combating extremism, while hi(...)

Bangladesh police officials speak to reporters after secular blogger Washikur Rahman was hacked to death on a Dhaka street. Photograph: Suvra Kanti Das/AFP/Getty Images

A blogger has been hacked to death by machete-wielding assailants in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, the second attack in five weeks on a critic of reli(...)

Prada has seen weaker sales in China and Hong Kong amid a government crackdown on corruption, including bribery which often takes the form of lavish gifts to officials. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

(...) €450.7 million, slightly below forecasts, as overall annual sales dropped 1 per cent.Asia Pacific sales(...)

A handout picture released by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows a map of the region (white cross) in Papua New Guinea where a 7.5 to 7.6 magnitude earthquake occured on Monday. Photograph: EPA

A major earthquake with a magnitude 7.7 struck off Papua New Guinea on Monday, official monitors said, and a tsunami warning was issued soon after.The(...)