A building  damaged by an earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

A powerful quake struck southern Taiwan before dawn on Saturday near the city of Tainan, toppling a 17-storey apartment building where more than 100 p(...)

LinkedIn was down close to 45 per cent at $106.03 after plunging as low as $102, wiping out about $11 billion of market value

(...) recruiters and job seekers, is now facing pressure in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific due to(...)

Volcanic lightning at an eruption of Mount Sakurajima, in this photo taken from Tarumizu city, Kagoshima prefecture, in southwestern Japan. The peak experiences hundreds of small eruptions a year. Photograph: Reuters/Kyodo

A volcano in Japan about 50km from a nuclear plant erupted on Friday, shooting ash nearly 2km into the night sky along with fountains of lava, but the(...)

Online ad revenue growth slowed to 20 per cent in the fourth quarter from 56 per cent a year earlier

(...) pressure in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific due to “current global economic conditions(...)

Credit Suisse chief executive Tidjane Thiam

Credit Suisse will hit growth targets, which include more than doubling Asia Pacific pre-tax income by(...)

Wasil Ahmad was paraded in a police uniform to celebrate his bravery after the Taliban siege of Oruzga, Afghanistan, was lifted last year. On Monday, as Wasil walked out of the house to buy vegetables, an armed man on a motorcycle shot him twice in the head and escaped, his uncle said. Photograph: New York Times/social media

The Afghan government declared Wasil Ahmad a hero for leading a militia’s defence against a Taliban siege last year, parading him in front of cameras (...)

Japan’s Ground Self-Defence Force Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile interceptor unit is deployed in Tokyo to counter North Korea’s possible launch of ballistic missile. Asian powers including Japan and South Korea have expressed concern over the mooted launch of what the North described as a satellite. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA.

News of North Korean plans to launch a satellite and rocket have been met with concern by regional neighbours Japan, South Korea and even ally China.(...)

 Massive  queues outside Guangzhou railway station in Guangzhou,  southern China’s Guangdong province, on February 2nd, 2016. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

More than 50,000 passengers were stranded at a railway station in the Chinese city of Guangzhou on Tuesday because of weather delays, state media sai(...)

A protester wearing a mask of missing bookseller Lee Bo sits in a cage during a protest against the disappearances of booksellers in Hong Kong, on January 10th. Photograph:  Vincent Yu/AP

China’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday its law enforcement officials would never do anything illegal, especially not overseas, after the United Sta(...)

LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) activists react after Tuesday’s hearing at the supreme court in New Delhi. Although the law banning homosexuality is rarely enforced in India, it is used to intimidate, harass, blackmail and extort money from lesbian, gay, bisexual people, activists say.  Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

India’s top court on Tuesday said it will review a decision over whether to uphold a colonial-era law that criminalises gay sex in a victory for homos(...)