Taiwanese fearful after pipeline blasts

Residents fear more blasts from aging network of gas pipelines

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 5:49 pm

VIDEO: The village buried by a landslide

Zubair Ahmed reports on the search for survivors after a landslide buried Malin village in western India.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 5:34 pm

'Nine militants killed' in Xinjiang

Nine militants are shot dead by police and one captured in the restive Chinese region of Xinjiang, the Xinhua news agency reports.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 1:39 pm

Held GSK detective visited by son

The son of a private investigator linked to a GlaxoSmithKline corruption investigation in China has been allowed to visit his father.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 10:09 am

VIDEO: Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25

Taiwan gas blasts in Kaohsiung kill at least 24

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 9:50 am

Too many irritants in India-US ties?

As the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, concludes his visit to India, the BBC's Sanjoy Majumder in Delhi looks at the stumbling blocks in Delhi-Washington ties.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 7:26 am

India hires mimics to scare monkeys

Forty men have been hired in India to impersonate monkeys, and scare away thousands of real monkeys causing havoc around Delhi's parliament.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 7:05 am

Japan gives Vietnam six navy ships

Japan is giving Vietnam six naval ships for patrols in the South China Sea, amid regional tension over competing maritime claims with China.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 6:44 am

Rolf Harris challenges conviction

Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris applies for permission to appeal against his conviction for indecent assaults.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 5:55 am

WTO fails to seal global trade deal

The World Trade Organization says its 160 members have failed to agree a global customs pact drawn up in meetings in Bali last December.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 5:19 am

Anderson awaits Jadeja hearing verdict

England's James Anderson is waiting to learn the outcome of a hearing over an alleged clash with India's Ravindra Jadeja.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 5:17 am

Hopes 'bleak' for landslide missing

Officials say hopes of finding any more survivors from a landslide that buried a village are fading, as the number of bodies found reaches 66.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 2:45 am

Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25

A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 25 people and injures about 267 others.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 2:29 am

VIDEO: Taiwan blasts 'tore up entire street'

A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung has killed 24 people and injured almost 300, officials say.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 2:24 am

Military dominates Thai legislature

Thailand's junta appoints an interim legislature of 200 people that will pick the prime minister, with many from the military or police.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 1:58 am

China media: Military strength

Media discuss military capabilities as the PLA celebrates its 87th anniversary.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 1:47 am

Indian media: Washington ties

John Kerry's visit a positive step, but serious challenges remain in reviving India-US relations.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 1:06 am

Xinjiang imam murder 'suspects shot'

Police have shot dead two suspects in the killing of the imam of China's largest mosque and captured another, state media say.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 11:47 pm

China manufacturing growth speeds up

China's factory activity grows at its fastest pace in more than two year in July, the latest sign the country's economy may be stabilising.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 8:40 pm

Kenyan unity lessons for Afghan rivals

Raila Odinga's advice to feuding Afghan rivals

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 7:32 pm

The 'Flying Sikh' who won India's first Commonwealth gold

How an unknown runner won India's first Commonwealth gold

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 6:21 pm

Bling for Indonesia's new mega-rich

Wealth and growing inequality in Indonesian capital

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 6:19 pm

VIDEO: Indonesia's new rich spend it big

Karishma Vaswani investigates the new wealthy in Indonesia and the growing inequality in the capital Jakarta

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 6:19 pm

Broods: New Zealand's next pop export

Meet New Zealand's next big musical exports

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 5:16 pm

Is India's construction boom behind Pune village landslide?

Is India's construction boom behind Pune village landslide?

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 4:19 pm