Vanuatu in crisis over MP pardon scandal

Speaker cancels convictions while president away

Myanmar foes to sign symbolic ceasefire

Pact raises hopes before poll but does not include active rebels

With micropigs, gene editing takes flight

Beasts that have been used to study stem cells, may tap into demand for bijoux lap pets

Ageing economies grow old with grace

Per capita income will find more support than falling growth suggests, writes Manoj Pradhan

ENNH6Y Okinawa, Japan: people protesting by Camp Schwab Marines base against the construction of a new base in Henoko Bay. Image shot 2015. Exact date unknown.

Okinawa governor revokes US base permit

Veto sets stage for legal action in decade-long dispute

Official: missile brought down MH17

Kiev criticised for not closing airspace

India chemists dispense nationwide strike

Up to 850,000 pharmacies to close doors over online drug sales

China growth expected to fall below target

Weak trade data chimes with economists’ bearish predictions

China imports slide widens trade surplus

Latest sign of challenges facing slowing economy

China’s Great Game: Road to a new empire

FT series: A modern Silk Road is Beijing’s signature foreign policy

Jokowi stumbles along the road to reform

Indonesia’s president must take a firmer grip upon his government

Malaysia ruling party grandees attack PM

Interventions reflect divisions as Umno's long political dominance threatened by corruption case

China looks back in anger at British justice

‘Foreign devil’ forces ruled vital cities such as Shanghai

Former China oil boss jailed for 16 years

Detention of Jiang kicked off wave of graft arrests

Slide in Hong Kong luxury rents

China’s slowdown helps push prices up to 40% lower

South Korea set to rewrite history books

Government takes control of textbooks to ‘straighten out errors’

Modi struggles to unleash investment

Indian capex has dipped amid economic uncertainty

Taliban advance sparks Central Asia fears

Kyrgyzstan boosts borders as leaders discuss concerns with Moscow

China steps up hunt for Xinjiang attackers

Area the size of New York City cordoned off as search enters fourth week

North Korea parades missiles in show of power

Rare speech by Kim Jong Un proclaims readiness for war with US