Malaysia's ruling coalition has won a simple parliamentary majority, according to the country's Election Commission, after a tough fight with an opposition alliance that hoped to hand the government its first-ever loss.
Three Chinese government ships have sailed into the waters of disputed Tokyo-controlled islands, according to Japan's coastguard.
Hundreds of people have protested against a proposed chemical plant in southwest China, state media said, while residents in another city accused authorities of preventing a similar protest.
Large numbers of Malaysian voters are still undecided and the elections are too close to call just a day before voting begins, a new survey says.
A Chinese fishing vessel has crashed into one of the Philippines' most famous reefs and damaged thousands of square metres of centuries-old coral, the marine park has said.
A statue of Cambodia's most prominent union boss, who was gunned down on a Phnom Penh street in 2004, has been unveiled in a rare public recognition of a champion of workers' rights in the impoverished kingdom.
Seven remaining South Korean workers at a joint industrial zone in North Korea have returned home, completing a withdrawal from the complex after months of cross-border tensions.
China says 904 people have been arrested for selling fake, spoiled, or adulterated meat over three months.
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