Heatwave crisis: Anger over 'poor response'

Indian officials are urged to treat the heatwave as a 'natural disaster' and provide immediate relief in affected areas.

Posted by on 27 May 2015 | 4:51 am

No let-up in massive India heatwave

Heatwave conditions continue to sweep India where more than 1,100 people have died in the past week, officials say.

Posted by on 27 May 2015 | 4:45 am

Arrests over Pakistan 'fake degrees'

Pakistani investigators detain the head of a global internet technology firm suspected of an alleged multi-million dollar fraud selling fake degrees online.

Posted by on 27 May 2015 | 3:47 am

Cardinal offers abuse case testimony

The Vatican's finance chief George Pell offers to testify in a high-profile Australian inquiry into institutional child sex abuse.

Posted by on 27 May 2015 | 3:30 am

VIDEO: Afghan police defeat guesthouse gunmen

A battle between police and insurgents who entered a guesthouse in central Kabul has ended with the death of four attackers, the Afghan interior ministry says.

Posted by on 27 May 2015 | 12:33 am

China arrests over stolen artefacts

Chinese police take 175 people into custody and recover stolen artefacts worth more than 500m yuan ($80m; £52m), calling it the biggest operation of its kind.

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 11:56 pm

Dutton warns on militants' children

The children of Australian terror suspects could be taken into care, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says, as the government proposes changes to citizenship laws.

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 11:54 pm

Singapore Airlines plane lost power

Singapore Airlines investigates an incident last week where one of its planes lost power in both engines mid-flight.

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 11:30 pm

Gunmen die in Taliban Kabul attack

Four militants who attacked a guesthouse in Kabul's diplomatic quarter die after a gun battle lasting at least six hours, police say.

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 11:21 pm

Hyundai offers Google Android in cars

South Korea's Hyundai becomes the first carmaker to offer Google's Android Auto system in its Sonata model.

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 11:00 pm

In pictures: Inside an Indian high court

Inside one of India’s oldest courts

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 8:22 pm

Nepal seeks expert advice on tourism

Tourism operators in earthquake-hit Nepal seek guidance from international experts on which areas can be declared safe for trekking and mountaineering.

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 7:45 pm

VIDEO: Visit to Taiwan's Hello Kitty restaurant

Children and adults alike have been flocking to Taiwan's increasing number of themed restaurants, including one where almost every item of food and much of the decor feature Hello Kitty's iconic face.

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 6:02 pm

Taiwan's wacky themed restaurants

Taiwan's wacky themed restaurants take off

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 5:06 pm

Australia's rising political star

Could this be Australia's next political star?

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 4:34 pm

Hong Kong children learn to code after school

Private lessons seek to give children technological edge

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 4:26 pm

India heatwave toll passes 1,000

The death toll in the heatwave sweeping India passes 1,000, with temperatures nearing 50C (122F) in some areas.

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 1:13 pm

Malaysia exhumes mass 'migrant' graves

Malaysia exhumes bodies suspected to be migrants buried in 139 grave sites as fresh details of alleged human trafficking camps emerge.

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 9:45 am

Why I started a 'tampon tax' campaign

Why I started a 'tampon tax' campaign

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 8:55 am

VIDEO: Will India's lethal heatwave continue?

A heatwave sweeping India has killed more than 500 people, with most of the deaths in the southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 8:15 am

VIDEO: Man covered in bees sets record

A man in China, Gao Bingguo, sets a new world record after coating his body with bees.

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 7:35 am

China's yuan 'no longer undervalued'

China's yuan has strengthened over the past year to its correct value, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 5:53 am

Chinese navy to focus on 'open seas'

China announces its strategy to focus the navy beyond its borders into open water, in a military strategy document.

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 4:14 am

VIDEO: Pulling a rickshaw in extreme heat

At least 500 people are reported to have died in a heatwave sweeping India, with temperatures reaching 48C (118F) in some areas.

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 3:52 am

India's 'social media' PM

How Modi favoured Twitter in his first year in office

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 3:41 am