Nepal earthquake: Relief effort begins in Gorkha district

Fewer deaths and injuries near quake’s epicentre than expected

Power struggles beckon after Myanmar poll

Transfer to majority rule made more complex after dozens join race

Nepal relief effort gets under way

International efforts to help the country after 7.8 magnitude earthquake

Rain hampers Nepal quake relief effort

International teams arrive but remote areas still inaccessible

Nazarbayev triumphs in Kazakh election

President extends 25-year rule in central Asian country

China rail group signs $5.5bn Africa deals

Latest sign Beijing’s ‘New Silk Road’ strategy is gaining traction

US-Japan defence pact aims to check China

Guidelines enable closer military ties in the event of conflict

Nepal quake was long expected in region

Kathmandu Valley sees big earthquakes about every 80 to 100 years

China detains Sinopec president

Wang under investigation for ‘serious violations of discipline’

China guides tourists in travel etiquette

Newspaper accounts of travellers’ misbehaviour have increased

Fitch downgrades Japan’s credit rating

Cut highlights deterioration in public finances even as central bank embarks on bond-buying programme

Five things to know about Nepal

The history, economy and politics of the quake-hit country

Kathmandu escapes worst-case scenario

Quake’s timing spares city from even greater calamity

Mongolia seeks to annul miner’s claim

Action comes after breakdown of talks and death of Khan chairman

China seeks united front in reactor push

Top nuclear companies told to work together on export projects

Block trades find favour in Asia

Trade in $18bn of Chinese and Indian stocks changes market dynamics

Nepal rescuers battle to reach victims

Death toll reaches 3,700 as UN says more than 40% of country affected

India’s Ratan Tata buys in to Xiaomi

Investment to aid Xiaomi’s march into fast-growing Indian market

Nepal rescue services struggle to cope

Kathmandu unprepared for disaster despite warnings

India promises a fair deal on tax

The government must end damaging retroactive demands