China's Premier Li Keqiang has warned of a further slowdown in economic growth this year. Addressing the annual National People's Congress, he said the 2017 growth target would drop to 6.5 percent, compared with the 2016 goal of 6.5-7 percent.
China-South Korea relations fray over missile system
South Korean stocks fell on reports that some Chinese tour operators are joining a boycott and stopping trips to the country.
Tensions between Seoul and Beijing have risen over the deployment of a South Korean missile system.
NLD party looks to gain more ground in key Myanmar by-elections
Campaigning has begun for by-elections in Myanmar, seen as a first real test of the new dovernment and the popularity of de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Nineteen seats are up for grabs.
Al Jazeera's Rob McBride reports from Yangon.
Women charged with killing North Korean leader's brother
Prosecutors in Malaysia have charged two female suspects with the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. The Indonesian and Vietnamese nationals say they believed they were involved in prank.