Debris dismissed in plane search

Authorities in Australia say material washed ashore is not related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 7:28 pm

Is Shinzo Abe fanning nationalist flames?

Is Shinzo Abe fanning nationalist flames?

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 4:52 pm

'I survived the Bangladesh factory collapse'

Survivors recall Rana Plaza disaster one year on

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 3:57 pm

Everest Sherpas discuss boycott

Sherpa guides in Nepal are meeting climbers at Everest base camp to decide whether to continue ascents after an avalanche on Friday killed 16 of their colleagues.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 3:52 pm

VIDEO: Upcycling: Ethical way to do fashion

There is a drive to get us to be more ethical when it comes to buying clothes - and it involves spending less and recycling more.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 3:47 pm

Forget Silicon Valley, meet Silicon Bali

Firms ditching the US and Europe for tropical paradise

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 2:00 pm

Farbrace named as England assistant

Paul Farbrace is confirmed as England's new assistant coach to Peter Moores after quitting as Sri Lanka head coach.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 1:36 pm

Myanmar democracy veteran mourned

Hundreds of mourners pay their respects at the funeral of Myanmar pro-democracy veteran Win Tin, who served 19 years in prison for his activism.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 11:11 am

'Little progress' on forest protection plan

Forest protection schemes make little progress

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 9:12 am

Obama pledges Japan islands support

US President Barack Obama tells Japan that islands it disputes with China are covered by a bilateral defence treaty, as he begins an Asian tour.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 9:11 am

Pakistan TV station in shooting row

Pakistan's biggest news channel should be shut for airing claims the country's spies were behind an attack on a TV presenter, the defence ministry says.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 8:55 am

Manila and HK resolve hostage row

The Philippines and Hong Kong agree to resolve a row over a 2010 bus hijacking in Manila that left eight Hong Kong tourists dead.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 7:17 am

VIDEO: Thousands visit Win Tin cemetery

Thousands of mourners have gathered to pay their respects to Myanmar pro-democracy veteran Win Tin, who died on Monday.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 7:08 am

Cost 'no issue' in plane search

Australia vows it will not abandon the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, if the current mini-sub search is unsuccessful.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 6:04 am

More held in S Korea ferry disaster

Authorities in South Korea arrest four more crew members from the ferry that sank last week and raid the offices of companies linked to its owners.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 4:54 am

Top Gear 'regrets' Myanmar remark

The executive producer of Top Gear expresses regret over a "light-hearted" remark on its Burma special that led to the BBC show being accused of racism.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 4:49 am

VIDEO: 'Buzz' over Pakistan 3G mobiles

Pakistan is holding its first auction for 3G and 4G mobile phone networks, and customers are looking forward to an improved service.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 4:02 am

VIDEO: How will US trade deal affect Japan?

US President Obama is embarking on a week-long tour of Asia, with the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal high on the agenda.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 3:53 am

VIDEO: UAE delight in IPL cricket

The first part of the 2014 Indian Premier League cricket tournament is being held in the United Arab Emirates, where it has found a captive audience.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 3:21 am

Pirates raid Malacca Straits tanker

Armed pirates raid an oil tanker sailing in the Malacca Straits, stealing diesel and abducting three crew members, officials in Malaysia say.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 3:11 am

China media: US in Asia

Washington's role in regional disputes, plus a new naval code of conduct.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 1:57 am

Australia to buy 58 new F-35 jets

Australia approves the purchase of 58 new F-35 fighter jets worth 12.4bn Australian dollars ($11.5bn; £6.8bn).

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 1:48 am

Indian media: Modi reassures Muslims

Opposition BJP's PM candidate promises to protect Muslims.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 12:49 am

Brunei delays tough new Islamic law

The South east Asian nation of Brunei postpones the introduction of tough Sharia criminal punishments that were due to begin on Tuesday.

Posted by on 22 April 2014 | 11:57 pm

VIDEO: Political prisoners still suffering

Former political prisoners in Myanmar say they are still being "treated like criminals" and need more support from the state to reintegrate into society.

Posted by on 22 April 2014 | 10:47 pm