Nine people are killed when police opened fire on protesters demanding the closure of a copper smelting plant over environmental pollution concern in a port city in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu today.
Dozens of designer handbags stuffed with cash and jewellery are seized during Malaysian police raids on luxury properties linked to ex-prime minister Najib Razak on Friday, as a corruption probe gathered pace.
Malaysia's newly-elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says on Friday that the country's monarch has indicated he is willing to grant a full pardon to jailed politician Anwar Ibrahim immediately.
Malaysian politicians from both government and opposition camps complains of "dirty tricks" after voting in a general election begins on Wednesday, as non-stop spam calls to their mobile phones disruptes communications with party organisers.
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) launches its first Malay language newspaper for its supporters in South-east Asia, as the terrorist group seeks to expand its reach in the region.
The first freely elected parliament in Myanmar for 50 years holds its opening session. Hundreds of new MPs, mostly from the National League for Democracy (NLD) but also some smaller parties, sworn and take their seats.
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found a link between pre-existing nutritional deficits and immune dysfunction and the risk of hepatitis E infection during pregnancy.
More than 50 Indonesian companies are being punished for their role in causing the haze that blanketed South East Asia earlier this year.