Shaky start for Afghan power sharing deal

Public angry at lack of transparency over election votes

China war on graft hits outbound deals

Reverse halts nearly a decade of rising spending

Nepal launches hydropower growth plan

$1.4bn contract is nation’s biggest foreign investment deal

Hong Kong students strike for democracy

Thousands participate in launch of civil disobedience campaign

Joshua Wong: 'Students should stand on the front line in every century'
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Teenager takes Hong Kong democracy baton

The founder of Scholarism has defeated the government before

Afghan presidential rivals to share power

US-brokered deal gives substantial power to the losing candidate

Narendra Modi tackles India Licence Raj

Making life easier for companies should attract investment

Key wins third term as NZ prime minister

Ruling National party secures first outright majority since 1996

BoJ buys one-year debt at negative yields

Move could fuel claims of going too far in bankrolling government

China tennis trailblazer Li Na retires

Grand Slam winner cites difficult recovery from knee surgery

China debates how to impose carbon caps

President Xi Jinping to skip UN climate change summit

China reportedly arrests own diplomat as spy

Envoy to Iceland allegedly accused of working for Japan

Isis beheading plan thwarted in Australia

Police arrest 15 people in raids in Sydney and Brisbane

South Korea to ramp up spending by 5.7%

Budget plans part of aggressive measures to spur growth

Japan imports fall as fragility persists

Economy struggles to shake off April’s sales tax rise

Top Chinese banks set for $81bn injection

Latest move to prop up world’s second-biggest economy

China propels diamond sales to $79bn

De Beers says global sales reach record

Uighur activist goes on trial in China

Case against Ilham Tohti comes amid crackdown on dissent

‘Maritime silk road’ a boon for Sri Lanka

South Asian island benefits from ever closer ties with China

China stimulus: is it or isn’t it?

It is too soon to call country’s liquidity injection a stimulus measure