Pakistan's leader cornered by protests

Why the military hold the key to Pakistan's protests

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 1:37 am

China media: India-Japan ties

Media dismiss speculation that stronger ties between India and Japan pose a threat to China, as Modi and Abe hold talks.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 1:29 am

British activist in Thailand trial

A British activist who campaigns for better labour conditions is on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 1:25 am

India mulls new coalfield auction

India's government tells the Supreme Court it wants to hold a new auction for all the coal-mining licences the court pronounced illegal in a ruling last week.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 1:23 am

Japan tackles dengue fever outbreak

Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 12:47 am

Indian media: Modi's 100 days in power

Assessing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's performance as he nears 100 days in power.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 12:39 am

Japan wage growth surges in July

Japanese wages unexpectedly log their strongest increase since 1997, which may provide a boost to consumer confidence and spending.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 10:14 pm

US works to free trio in N Korea

The White House says securing the release of three American citizens detained in North Korea is a "top priority", after they appealed for help.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 9:50 pm

China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute

China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 9:24 pm

VIDEO: China's museum of roast duck

In 2013 China had a new museum open almost every day of the year on average, resulting in some slightly bizarre attractions

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 6:58 pm

Pakistan MPs hold emergency session

A joint session of parliament is to be held in Pakistan as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support against protesters calling for his resignation.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 6:52 pm

VIDEO: Indonesia wary of growing IS support

The Indonesian government has banned the jihadist group Islamic State, but support for the organisation is still evident in meetings and demonstrations across the nation.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 6:01 pm

China accuses MPs of 'interference'

Chinese authorities accuse British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs by investigating tensions there, BBC Newsnight learns.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 5:38 pm

VIDEO: Pakistan's state TV back on air

The Pakistani army has stepped in to remove anti-government protesters from state TV headquarters in Islamabad, after they stormed the building, taking it off air.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 10:22 am

Ancient college opens after 800 years

Nalanda University reopens - but with a handful of students and with the campus not yet ready.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 10:18 am

VIDEO: 'Hero' cat saves owner from fire

A tabby cat has been hailed a hero after she woke up her owner to alert him to a fire which destroyed his home in Melbourne, Australia.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 9:16 am

Woman has boy after swim to safety

An Indian woman who swam nearly a kilometre across a raging monsoon river to avoid a home birth delivers a baby boy in hospital.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 8:21 am

Amitabh Bachchan in Twitter landmark

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan crosses over 10 million followers on Twitter.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 8:01 am

Nuclear vow at Japan-India talks

India's PM Narendra Modi and Japan's Shinzo Abe agree at their summit to speed up talks on a nuclear energy pact.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 7:44 am

VIDEO: HK protesters disrupt vote speech

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have disrupted a speech by a Beijing official who was explaining how new voting procedures will be introduced for the city.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 5:47 am

VIDEO: India and Japan PMs meet in Tokyo

India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, meets Japan's Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on his first major foreign visit since taking office.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 4:56 am

Three dead in China school stabbing

At least three children have died and six people were injured in a knife attack on a school in China's central Hubei province, state media report.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 3:54 am

Official heckled amid HK poll anger

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists disrupt a speech by a Beijing official, a day after China ruled out a direct leadership election in 2017.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 2:24 am

Man held over New Zealand killings

Police in New Zealand detain a man suspected of shooting two people dead and injuring a third at an unemployment office.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 1:29 am

India unveils new village toilets

An Indian charity unveils 108 new lavatories in a village which gained notoriety when two young girls were found hanged from a tree there in May.

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 11:07 pm