Students to protest in HK centre

Thousands of Hong Kong students are to gather in a park in front of government offices, on the second day of a week-long protest.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 10:58 pm

VIDEO: Sharp rise in Malaysia dengue deaths

The number of people dying from dengue fever in Malaysia has more than tripled this year compared with 2013, with 250 cases being reported daily.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 7:50 pm

How lasers revealed a lost city in the jungle

How lasers have revealed an ancient city beneath the forest

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 7:14 pm

Ghani praises Afghan vote deal

Afghanistan's President-elect Ashraf Ghani hails the "first democratic transfer of power" as a "big victory" that may secure peace.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 12:41 pm

Missing Afghans found at US border

Three Afghan soldiers who went missing after a military exercise have been found, US media reports

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 12:31 pm

Dotcom: Name was poison for NZ vote

Kim Dotcom, the technology millionaire accused of "massive" piracy, fails in his bid to gain political power in New Zealand.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 11:41 am

Alibaba 'breaks share sale record'

Chinese internet giant Alibaba has raised $25bn in its share flotation, according to US media, making it the largest initial public offering in history.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 10:39 am

Murdered Pakistan hardliner buried

Hardline Sunni prayer leader Mufti Amanullah is buried in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi a day after he was shot dead.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 8:56 am

Thousands of HK students at boycott

Hong Kong students begin a week-long boycott of classes to protest against China's stance on electoral reform in the territory.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 8:09 am

VIDEO: HK protests: 'We have to fight'

Thousands of students in Hong Kong have converged on a university campus to begin a week-long boycott of classes.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 7:37 am

VIDEO: Ghani on becoming Afghan president

Ashraf Ghani has said people in Afghanistan "demonstrated a remarkable will for wanting transformation" during this election.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 7:28 am

China shopping walk 'paved in gold'

A shopping centre in China's Hubei province builds a walkway using real gold bars.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 6:25 am

Bollywood cleavage row shows India's 'crass' side

Bollywood cleavage row shows India's 'crass' side

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 5:38 am

Delays to Chinese launch of Xbox One

Microsoft has cancelled the Chinese launch of the Xbox One two days before it was due to go on sale in the country.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 5:22 am

India probe in 'Mars neighbourhood'

India's first probe to Mars has entered "the Martian neighbourhood", its space agency says, 48 hours before its planned arrival in orbit.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 4:59 am

Pakistan appoints new spy chief

Pakistan names a close ally of the army chief to head the country's feared Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 4:48 am

Angry India students extend boycott

Students at Calcutta's Jadavpur University say they will continue a boycott despite a government vow to investigate a sexual assault on a female student.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 4:38 am

All Black Cruden misses flight

New Zealand suspend Aaron Cruden after the fly-half misses their flight to Argentina following a night out drinking.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 2:50 am

Abbott: Security before some freedom

Australian PM says the "delicate balance" between freedom and security may shift as he seeks powers to tackle Islamists, after terror raids last week.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 2:18 am

China media: Alibaba's ambitions

Papers say internet giant Alibaba's US debut shows China's rise.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 1:12 am

Indian media: Modi's upcoming US visit

Industry upbeat about PM's US visit, but will he be able to bring in investments?

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 12:56 am

Bainimarama sworn in as Fiji PM

Fiji's former military leader Frank Bainimarama is sworn in as prime minister of the Pacific nation after an emphatic election win.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 12:52 am

'Deadly blasts' in China's Xinjiang

Two people are killed and others injured in a series of blasts in Luntai county in China's restive Xinjiang region, Chinese media say.

Posted by on 21 September 2014 | 10:09 pm

What is Hong Kong's Occupy Central?

As student boycott begins, the BBC looks at the campaign ahead

Posted by on 21 September 2014 | 9:49 pm

The 'mobile gatekeepers' of India's railways

The men who run with the trains in India

Posted by on 21 September 2014 | 6:32 pm