NEW DELHI (AFP) - A new Indian political party rooted in an anti-corruption movement that swept the country in 2011 faced its first electoral test on Wednesday as voters in New Delhi headed to the polls.
BEIJING (REUTERS) - The movements of the eldest son of retired Chinese domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang have been restricted while he helps with a corruption investigation, three sources said, a case that could cause division within the ruling Communist Party.
BEIJING (AFP) - US Vice President Joe Biden told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday that their countries' relationship will affect "the course of the 21st century" as he tried to ease tensions over an air zone declared by Beijing.
HONG KONG (AFP) - The Hong Kong government on Wednesday opened a long-awaited public consultation on ways to elect the city's future leader, amid growing fears increased intervention by China will prevent genuine political reform.
TEHERAN (AFP) - An Iranian court has rejected accusations of premeditated murder against a policeman over the death in custody of an opposition blogger, the reformist Sharq daily reported on Wednesday.