Indian cartoonist RK Laxman dies

Famous Indian cartoonist RK Laxman, who will be remembered for his Common Man sketches, dies in hospital aged 94.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 10:46 am

Pakistan in power supply vow

Pakistan works to restore power after a suspected rebel attack at the weekend causes a huge blackout across the country.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 6:21 am

Pakistan star Afridi joins Northants

Northants sign Pakistan's big-hitting all-rounder Shahid Afridi for the first six T20 Blast games of 2015.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 6:01 am

Obama attends India's Republic Day

President Barack Obama begins the second day of his visit to India by becoming the first US head of state to attend the Republic Day parade.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 5:56 am

China blocks virtual network use

China has blocked several popular services that let citizens skirt state censorship systems and reach banned sites.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 5:15 am

VIDEO: Tight security for Obama's India visit

US President Obama is visiting India and attending their Republic Day parade where security is tight.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 5:14 am

India PM dons pinstripe 'name suit'

Pinstripes on Narendra Modi's traditional bandhgala suit were actually tiny letters spelling out his name

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 5:06 am

Philippine police killed in clashes

Dozens of police commandos are killed as they storm a village controlled by Islamist rebels in Maguindanao province, southern Philippines, say officials.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 4:28 am

England set for India showdown

England and India will meet for a place in the tri-series final after Australia's game against India was washed out.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 3:46 am

Asian shares mixed on Syriza victory

Asian markets experienced mixed fortunes as investors reacted to the news that the anti-austerity Syriza party had won the Greek election.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 3:01 am

Pakistan's 'weaponised' teaching

Pakistan's desperate measures to protect schools

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 2:04 am

Malaysia Airlines website hacked

A hacker group attacks the official website of Malaysia Airlines, but the company says bookings and user data are not compromised.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 1:51 am

VIDEO: Meet the PE teacher who carries a gun

Teachers at some schools in north-western Pakistan have been told they can take guns into school to protect students.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 1:15 am

China media: India-US ties

Papers dismiss Delhi-Washington ties as "superficial" as Obama visits India.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 1:11 am

Australia to knight Prince Philip

Prime Minister Tony Abbott uses Australia Day to announce a knighthood for Prince Philip, sparking criticism from lawmakers.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 12:35 am

In pictures: Australia Day 2015

Celebrating Australia Day 2015

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 12:10 am

Indian media: Washington ties

Praise for nuclear deal and India's democratic journey as it celebrates 66th Republic Day.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 12:06 am

Dalian Wanda invests $1bn in Sydney

Chinese property giant Dalian Wanda is set to invest $1bn (£667m) in a real estate development near Sydney Harbour.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 11:26 pm

US envoy in Bangkok for talks

The most senior US envoy for East Asia is in Thailand for talks with its military government, the highest-level contact since last year's coup.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 11:10 pm

VIDEO: Soldiers accused as teachers murdered

The Burmese government say investigations are continuing into the rape and murder of two teachers last week.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 7:54 pm

Umami taste buds 'key to health'

A person's ability to taste umami in food is closely linked to their overall health, particularly in older people, Japanese researchers suggest.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 6:07 pm

VIDEO: Badminton hero on doping claim

Malaysia's national hero, Lee Chong Wei, says he will retire from the sport of badminton if he is given a two-year suspension for allegedly doping.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 5:10 pm

VIDEO: Australian Open feels like home - Nishikori

Japan's Kei Nishikori says the Australian Open feels like "home" ahead of his fourth round match against David Ferrer.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 10:36 am

Is Thailand's 'phoney war' over?

Impeachment of ex-PM Yingluck is a major step

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 9:28 am

US condolences over Japan 'IS death'

US President Barack Obama calls Japan's PM to offer condolences after the apparent murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 5:46 am