VIDEO: Droughts in India as temperatures soar

Much of India is experiencing record-breaking temperatures and droughts.

Posted by on 30 April 2016 | 8:11 pm

How a Muslim and a Hindu became 'blood brothers'

How childhood friendships transcend caste and religion

Posted by on 30 April 2016 | 6:38 pm

The 81-year-old Indian teacher still transforming lives

The 81-year-old teacher still transforming lives

Posted by on 30 April 2016 | 6:36 pm

Ding beats McManus to reach final

Ding Junhui becomes the first Asian player to reach the World Championship final with a 17-11 victory over Alan McManus.

Posted by on 30 April 2016 | 5:29 pm

Hindu man hacked to death in Bangladesh

A Hindu tailor once arrested for derogatory comments about Islam has been hacked to death in a district in central Bangladesh, police say.

Posted by on 30 April 2016 | 8:44 am

Cambodia restarts passenger trains

Cambodia has restarted passenger train services, on one route to coastal tourist areas, after a gap of some 14 years.

Posted by on 30 April 2016 | 6:00 am

To North Korea with laureates and a prince

Hitching a ride to North Korea with laureates and a prince

Posted by on 30 April 2016 | 3:29 am

VIDEO: BBC on rare visit to North Korea

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes begins a week in North Korea with three Nobel laureates and a European prince.

Posted by on 30 April 2016 | 2:12 am

North Korea's rare congress - what is it for?

Why is North Korea's congress meeting after 40 years?

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 6:45 pm

Why this Indian woman is using 'blackface' as solidarity

Why is this Indian woman painting her face black?

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 6:30 pm

Afghan clinic bombing 'not a war crime'

The Pentagon says the bombing of an Afghan hospital that left 42 dead was not a war crime, confirming that 16 US troops will face disciplinary action.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 12:20 pm

China bars US warship from Hong Kong

China denies permission for a US aircraft carrier to visit Hong Kong, the US state department says.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 10:47 am

Debate over China city's women-only bus

Some local men complain that excluding them from the rush-hour bus is unfair.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 7:12 am

India 'corruption' building to be razed

The high court in the Indian city of Mumbai orders the demolition of an apartment building that has been at the centre of a corruption scandal.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 6:54 am

Tashkent bids sad farewell to trams

People in Uzbekistan's capital Tashkent are mourning the end of the city's trams on social media, after local officials decided to take them out of service.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 6:11 am

US 'drops Pakistan fighter jet subsidy'

The US will no longer subsidise the sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, a senior state department official tells the BBC.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 5:25 am

US man jailed for spying in N Korea

North Korea has sentenced Kim Dong-chul, a naturalised US citizen, to 10 years of hard labour for spying.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 2:13 am

Threatened with death for working on TV

The diva threatened with death for singing and dancing on TV

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 2:08 am

Asylum seeker dies of burns in Australia

A 23-year-old Iranian asylum seeker who set himself on fire at Australia's detention centre on the island of Nauru has died.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 1:29 am

Gucci warns HK shops on funeral fakes

Luxury goods maker Gucci sends warning letters to Hong Kong shops selling paper versions of its products to be burned as ritual funeral offerings.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 12:24 am

Japan to abandon space satellite forever

Japan's space agency says it will abandon efforts to restore a multimillion dollar satellite sent to explore black holes, after it spun out of control.

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 11:40 pm

VIDEO: China and its unbelievable queues

Queuing in China is not for the faint-hearted - one photographer has been documenting the phenomenon through history.

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 5:28 pm

VIDEO: 'I can use illegal ivory to top up stock'

Conservationists say the legal trade in ivory on the domestic market in China and Hong Kong is just providing a cover for the illegal smuggling.

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 5:01 pm

Have we fallen out of love with elephant rides?

Have elephant rides and tiger selfies become taboo?

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 4:00 pm

Blacklisted Libya oil tanker in limbo

An Indian-flagged oil tanker is left in limbo after being added to a UN sanctions blacklist for illegally transporting crude oil from Libya.

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 10:31 am