Powerful earthquake shakes Taiwan

At least 13 dead and hundreds injured in southern city of Tainan

Private banker for 1MDB investigated

Blow to Malaysian government’s efforts to quell graft allegations

Driving home for new year — in a shared car

China takes to gig economy in world’s biggest mass migration

Backlash against Australian ‘nanny state’

Debate erupts after blog on Sydney’s nightlife decline goes viral

Indonesia growth rises on spending boost

Uptick sparks hopes economy can overcome commodity-slump blues

Chinese police admit holding booksellers

Letter from mainland confirms fears of Beijing crackdown

Thai vice-busters raid expat bridge club

Card club denies gambling claims after elderly players detained

France launches Najib ‘bribery’ probe

Suspicion over whether PM was paid kickbacks over submarine deal

Top China defector passes secrets to US

Most valuable Chinese intelligence source to flee to America

Japan birth rate recovery questioned

Demographers say statistical quirk will not avert population slide

Malaysia leader tightens grip on power

Removal of ex-premier’s son seen as sign of Najib Razak’s power

Indonesia to re-educate ‘deviant’ sect

Evacuation of obscure movement’s members raises persecution fears

North Korea missile plan raises alarm

Pyongyang satellite launch would defy UN resolutions

‘No limit’ to Japan easing, says Kuroda

BoJ governor signals readiness to take rates further below zero

Australian court backs asylum policy

Babies among 267 refugees facing indefinite offshore detention

Malaysia and 1MDB: what you need to know

Key questions on the case rocking SE Asian nation and PM Najib

Ponzi scheme sparks calls for protests

China’s jilted investors lobby for the return of their savings

Najib’s brother warns of 1MDB fallout

Scandal eroding trust at home and abroad, banker says

Two Pakistan airline strikers feared dead

Workers clash with police in dispute over privatisation plans

Chinese football clubs in shopping spree

Teams poach talent from top leagues with big-money transfers

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