Amitabh Bachchan Twitter 'hacked'

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan alleges that his Twitter account has been hacked by miscreants who have followed porn sites from his handle.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 3:33 am

Chinese shares lead Asia lower

Chinese shares are lower on fears of further market volatility and ahead of economic data expected to point to a further economic slowdown.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 3:15 am

Australia denies migrant deal collapse

Australia's government says a deal under which Cambodia agreed to take in refugees in exchange for aid is on track, despite reports to the contrary.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 2:19 am

India lifts ban on Jain fast to death

India's Supreme Court suspends an order of the Rajasthan high court banning santhara - the controversial Jain ritual of fasting unto death.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 1:59 am

Dyson Heydon will not step down

The head of an Australian Royal Commission into union corruption will not step down amid allegations of bias.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 1:42 am

Who killed Dr Malleshappa Kalburgi?

The murder of a Indian scholar and rationalist thinker has shocked India, and many believe it could have to do with Hindu caste politics, writes Soutik Biswas.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 1:35 am

'Bomb material' found in Bangkok

Thai police say bomb-making materials have been found in a second apartment, and issue two new arrests warrants over the Erawan Shrine bombing.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 12:44 am

Fish and snake battle caught on film

An Australian spear fisherman captures one of the world's most venomous fish and a deadly snake in the middle of a fight for life.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 12:21 am

Malaysia's Najib calls for unity

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak refuses to resign after mass protests against him at the weekend, and calls for national unity.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 9:23 pm

VIDEO: Ragunan Zoo launches a phone app

Ragunan Zoo introduces a mobile phone app to navigate the park.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 8:19 pm

VIDEO: Incontinence lingerie on NZ catwalk

An unusual show at New Zealand's fashion week - one showing off a new type of lingerie that can be used for incontinence.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 8:09 pm

AFL star Adam Goodes booed again

Indigenous Australian football star Adam Goodes is subjected to booing once again, just weeks after his treatment sparked a debate about racism.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 6:21 pm

Kabul families struggle to smile amid rising violence

Kabul family life on hold amid violence

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 6:12 pm

The ice curtain that divides US families from Russian cousins

The families left on either side of a superpower border

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 6:07 pm

Fighting to save historic Sydney

The story of the fight to save Sydney's historic waterside district

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 5:48 pm

China punishes 197 over stock 'rumours'

Chinese authorities punish 197 people for spreading rumours online about the recent stock market crash and fatal explosions in Tianjin.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 2:25 pm

VIDEO: Anger on Kuala Lumpur's streets

Thousands of Malaysians have taken to Kuala Lumpur's streets for a second day to call on Prime Minister Najib Razak to quit over a financial scandal.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 1:17 pm

VW and Suzuki settle four-year dispute

The International Chamber of Commerce rules that VW should sell its stake in Suzuki, ending a four-year dispute between over their failed partnership.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 12:25 pm

VIDEO: 'Unprecedented protests' in Japan

Thousands of people have protested outside of Japan's parliament against new legislation that would allow the military to deploy overseas.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 7:35 am

Nepal parade to enshrine gay rights

Gay right activists dance in the streets of Nepal's capital to press their demands for LGBT rights to be enshrined in the new constitution.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 6:27 am

Protest over Japanese military law

Thousands gather outside the Japanese parliament to protest against plans to allow the military to deploy overseas.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 6:08 am

VIDEO: Man charged in Bangkok blast probe

A man arrested in connection with a bomb attack in Bangkok that killed 20 people has been charged with the illegal possession of weapons.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 2:47 am

Paid to poo: Combating open defecation in India

Indian scheme aims to encourage better toilet habits

Posted by on 29 August 2015 | 6:05 pm

Why India needs a new debate on caste quotas

Shashi Tharoor on why India needs a new debate on affirmative action

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 7:05 pm

Bhutan: Formerly the worst football team in the world

Tiny Bhutan thinks big after World Cup win

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 6:55 pm