Thousands of residents take shelter in an evacuation area set up by the authorities in Tundhikel park in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photograph: Omar Havana/Getty Images

, SAM JONES A huge international aid operation is being mobilised to help the victims of the earthquake in Nepal, which has left tens of thousands (...)

A construction site in Qingdao in China’s Shandong province: Premier Li Keqiang has urged local officials to  avoid bureaucratic delays on infrastructure projects. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

It’s all about infrastructure spending in Asia at the moment, with many economies in the region expanding their investment in transport, communication(...)

Workers sort fish at a wholesale market for fish and other seafood in Mahachai, in Thailand’s Samut Sakhon province. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

Amid reports about slavery and unlawful fishing in the industry, the European Union has threatened to ban imports of seafood from Thailand because, of(...)

Inventor Dean Kamen began selling the Segway  to the public in 2002, but sold it to Summit Strategic Investments two years ago. Photographer: Ty Wright/Bloomberg

Everyone is familiar with poacher-turned-gamekeeper scenarios, but what happens when the poacher buys the gamekeeper? Segway, the US developer of thos(...)

The proposed deal aimed at stopping Iran building a nuclear bomb would be “a significant achievement” to encourage countries to dismantle weapons unde(...)

Nepalese victims of Saturday’s earthquake lie inside an Indian air force helicopter as they are evacuated from Trishuli Bazar to Kathmandu airport in Nepal. Photograph: AP 1:50

Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlie(...)

The bodies of earthquake victims being burned at a mass cremation in Kathmandu. Photograph: Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images

A growing sense of despair spread through Kathmandu yesterday as the devastated Nepali capital was convulsed by aftershocks that sent residents scr(...)

Nepalese residents walk past road damage following an earthquake in Kathmandu. Photograph: Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images 1:50

in Kathmandu Cotton, splints, antibiotics, IV drips, dressings, blades, sterile gloves. These were just some of the items on a handwritten list of sup(...)

Ferdinand Piech: was left with little option but to put his own head in the noose he had fashioned. Photograph: Frank Leonhardt

After two decades as Volkswagen’s uncrowned and mercurial emperor, Ferdinand Piëch has resigned as group chairman after losing a boardroom battle wi(...)

A man runs past damaged houses as aftershocks of an earthquake are felt a day after the earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters.

A fresh 6.7 magnitude aftershock in Nepal on Sunday hampered efforts to find survivors of a more powerful earthquake the day before that killed more t(...)