Inflation in China rose to its highest level in more than a year in May driven by surges in pork and fruit prices caused by the African swine fever epidemic and bad weather, official data showed on Wednesday.
China inflation hits highest level in 15 months
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended the use of tariffs as part of his trade strategy while China vowed a tough response if the United States insists on escalating trade tensions amid ongoing negotiations.
Trump defends tariff strategy as China says ‘not afraid of trade war'
Pakistan's former President Asif Ali Zardari has been detained in connection with a high-profile money laundering case that saw millions of dollars allegedly siphoned out of the country.
Pakistan's former president arrested over corruption charges
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has strongly denounced Myanmar for delays in the repatriation of persecuted Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled violence in the neighboring country about two years ago.
Myanmar unwilling to repatriate Rohingya Muslim refugees, says Bangladesh PM
A heat wave is spreading across northern India with temperatures reaching above 45 degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit), according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).
Extreme heatwave spreads across northern India
The US administration’s move to impose tariffs on Chinese goods is in violation of World Trade Organization (WTO) rules and could have serious impact on global markets, says a former WTO official.
US tariffs on China in breach of WTO rules: former official
An Indian court has convicted six Hindu men for involvement in the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Jammu and Kashmir last year.
Six Hindu men convicted of rape, murder of 8-year old Muslim girl in India

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