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Asia news is the most significant as it is the most densely populated continent in the world.

Asia is the world’s largest and most diverse continent with so many countries and nationalities living in one continent as neighbors before the invasions of the British, Spanish  and French

Asia is one of the world’s most notable geographical regions, which is either considered a continent in its own right or a subcontinent of Eurasia, which shares the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with Africa

Taiwan has been struck by its most powerful earthquake in 25 years, killing at least seven and injuring at least 700. The 7.7 magnitude caused buildings to collapse, power outages and landslides on the island. The quake has sparked tsunami warnings in southern Japan and the Philippines. 

Thailand’s lower house has passed a bill giving legal recognition to same-sex marriage. It will next head to the Senate and then need a royal endorsement to become law. But it’s widely expected to pass by the end of 2024 and will make Thailand the only Southeast Asian country to recognise same-sex unions. 

In a recent development regarding the ongoing South China Sea dispute, China has accused the Philippines of ignoring proposals aimed at managing the conflict. According to an unnamed senior Chinese official speaking to the Manila Times, the proposals were “met with inaction by the Marcos administration”.

Millions of people across Indonesia’s 17,000 islands and three time zones have now voted for their future president. The current frontrunner is former defence minister Prabowo Subianto, a retired general with a bloody human rights record. 

Pakistan’s second and third political groups have agreed to collaborate following elections where imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s backers secured the lead.

The PMLN led by ex-PM Nawaz Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s PPP released a statement announcing their intention to work together to establish political stability.

If they succeed in forming a government, it’s likely to provoke anger among Khan’s supporters.

Khan’s PTI party was disqualified from participating in the election, leading many of its candidates to run as independents.

Earlier, police dispersed a crowd of Khan’s supporters in Rawalpindi using tear gas.

Votes are currently being counted following yesterday’s general election in Pakistan, which was marred by the suspension of mobile phone and internet services and violent unrest. Many analysts consider this to be among Pakistan’s least credible elections, and the release of results has been notably sluggish compared to previous votes.