Beijing promises more market support

China's central bank says it would continue to inject funds into the stock market, a move aimed at stabilising stocks after a major sell-off.

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 12:37 am

Man charged over Iraq fight plans

An Australian man appears in court in Melbourne charged with trying to travel to Iraq to fight against the so-called Islamic State.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 11:33 pm

South Korea declares 'end' to Mers

South Korea's PM Hwang Kyo-ahn declares a "de facto end" to the Mers virus outbreak, after no new infections are reported for 23 days.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 10:58 pm

Abdul Kalam: The people’s president

APJ Abdul Kalam, India's 11th president, who died on Monday evening was an extraordinary Indian, writes Shashi Tharoor in this exclusive tribute.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 10:42 pm

Australia schools in extremism probe

Allegations a Sydney student was preaching radical ideology at his school has prompted a state-wide audit.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 9:52 pm

China shares continue to slide

Shares in mainland China continue their slide on Tuesday, a day after the Shanghai Composite index saw its biggest drop in eight years.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 9:18 pm

Viewpoint: Why Britain does not owe reparations to India

Why Britain does not owe reparations to India

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 6:47 pm

Apple fake factory 'caught in China'

A factory which had made up to 41,000 fake Apple iPhones has been caught in China leading to nine arrests.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 6:45 pm

US removes Cuba from trafficking list

The United States removes Cuba from the list of countries failing to combat human trafficking.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 5:40 pm

Baidu profits miss expectations

China's biggest online search engine Baidu missed analysts' expectations as profits took a hit from investment redirected elsewhere.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 5:35 pm

VIDEO: How India police siege unfolded

At least ten people have died in the Indian state of Punjab after security forces brought an end to a siege at a police station.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 4:19 pm

UK and Indonesia agree 'anti-IS plan'

The UK and Indonesia agree measures to counter the "shared enemy" of Islamic State extremism at the start of David Cameron's four-day tour of South East Asia.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 4:03 pm

Chand wins appeal over hormone ban

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand is cleared to race by a landmark ruling that questions the validity of so-called gender tests.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 3:33 pm

Ex-Indian President Abdul Kalam dies

Former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam, known as "Missile Man", dies at the age of 83 after collapsing while delivering a lecture.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 1:56 pm

VIDEO: Panic grips China's stock market

Shares in mainland China have recorded their biggest one-day fall for more than eight years following a sell-off towards the end of the trading day.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 12:47 pm

Ten killed in India police siege

Ten people, including three attackers, are killed in the Indian state of Punjab after a siege at a police station.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 10:50 am

Indian tycoon buys old Scotland Yard

One of India's richest men, Yusuffali Kader, has bought the original Scotland Yard site in Whitehall for £110m.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 10:24 am

Bangladesh tigers 'in steep decline'

Bangladesh has only a little more than 100 Royal Bengal tigers living in the Sunderbans forest, far fewer than previously thought, a new census shows.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 9:23 am

Moss-viewing trips take off in Japan

Groups travel to moss-carpeted sites to view the tiny plants.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 6:33 am

Why China has fallen in love with a baby radish monster

Why China has fallen for a baby radish monster

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 5:17 am

VIDEO: Birthday celebrations for panda triplets

Chimelong Safari Park in south China's Guangdong province is preparing to hold a birthday party for the world's only surviving giant panda triplets.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 3:52 am

Chinese woman swallowed by escalator

A woman dies after falling into an escalator in a shopping centre in China, after pushing her toddler to safety, Chinese media report.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 3:46 am

PM's death row dilemma on Asia tour

Will the UK PM bring up Lindsay Sandiford during his Asia tour?

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 2:20 am

Monster Hunt sets China movie record

Fantasy comedy Monster Hunt has become the highest-grossing domestic film in China, according to local media.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 2:13 am

Mercy urged for Mumbai bomb plotter

Prominent politicians, legal experts, Bollywood personalities and activists call for a presidential pardon for Yakub Memon.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 1:51 am