Indian fishermen silhuetted by the rising sun as they prepare for an early morning catch at the banks of Narmada river in Nemawar district Dewas, 200km from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. Photograph: EPA/SAJNEEV GUPTA

While much of the reporting focus in recent months has been on China’s economic slowdown, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) believes India is poised to(...)

A boy and a woman look at a Tesla Motors Model S electric vehicle on display at the company’s showroom in Beijing, China. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

China is undergoing a boom in new-energy vehicles, with the combined production volume of alternative- fuel vehicles during the first two months of t(...)

Neil Robertson: has won snooker’s Triple Crown – the World and UK Championship and the Masters – and also took this title in 2013 and was runner-up last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Dechawat Poomjaeng produced a stunning first-round upset at the China Open with a 5-4 win over world number three Neil Robertson. Australian star Robe(...)

A delegate from the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region speaks during the Xinjiang delegation meeting on the sideline of the third session of the 12th National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on March 10th. A Chinese court has jailed a Uighur man this week for six years for growing a beard in defiance of local government rules aimed at combating extremism, while his wife was given two years for wearing a burka. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

A Chinese court has jailed a Uighur man for six years for growing a beard in defiance of local government rules aimed at combating extremism, while hi(...)

Helsinki harbour. Finnair has extended its planned Dublin-Helsinki service to the winter months ahead of its launch on Monday.

Finnair has extended its planned Dublin-Helsinki service to the winter months ahead of its launch on Monday.The airline launched a new six-times-a-wee(...)

US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman (L), US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (2nd L), US Secretary of State John Kerry (C) and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond (2nd R) wait to start a meeting with  Iranian officials in Lausanne. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/Reuters

The foreign ministers of Iran and six world powers met on Monday in a final push for a preliminary nuclear accord less than two days before their dea(...)

A days-long attack attack has caused intermittent outages for social coding site GitHub.

US coding site GitHub said it was deflecting most of the traffic from a days-long cyber attack that had caused intermittent outages for the social co(...)

Prada has seen weaker sales in China and Hong Kong amid a government crackdown on corruption, including bribery which often takes the form of lavish gifts to officials. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Italian luxury goods company Prada reported its first drop in annual net profit since it listed in Hong Kong four years ago, as growing retail sales (...)

On the moo-ve: after more than three decades, the milk quota regime is being abolished. Photograph: AFP/George Gobet

Dairy farmers are going to be partying like it’s the early 1980s tomorrow night because, after more than three decades, the milk quota regime is being(...)

Singapore’s guide

Lee Kuan Yew, who died last week aged 92, was one of Asia’s most remarkable leaders of the 20th century. As prime minister of Singapore from 1959 to 1(...)