SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - China is planning a major expansion of its transport networks and urban infrastructure as it seeks to increase migration from rural to urban areas, lifting incomes and demand to drive continued economic growth.
KABUL (REUTERS) - Afghanistan's former defence minister became on Sunday the second candidate to drop out of a presidential election race, with his departure possibly helping consolidate support for a candidate favoured by outgoing President Hamid Karzai.
DHAKA (AFP) - A Bangladesh court sent the country's second most senior opposition leader to jail on Sunday, a prosecutor said, a move set to trigger renewed protests in the politically volatile nation.
NEW DELHI (AFP) - Mr Rahul Gandhi on Sunday forecast a bigger win for India's ruling Congress party in next month's elections than it secured last time, rejecting comments by senior party members that they face an uphill battle.
KARACHI (AFP) - An angry mob of dozens of Muslims set fire to a Hindu temple in a southern Pakistani city over the alleged desecration of a Koran, officials said on Sunday as police were deployed to quell tensions.