India transfusions infect many with HIV

At least 2,234 people in India contract the deadly HIV virus while getting blood transfusions in hospitals in the past 17 months.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 6:27 am

Taliban seize bus passengers killing 10

Taliban militants have killed at least 10 people after kidnapping dozens of bus passengers in Kunduz province, in northern Afghanistan, officials say.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 4:06 am

VIDEO: Tigers rescued from Thailand temple

Wildlife authorities in Thailand have begun removing tigers from a Buddhist temple after accusations of wildlife trafficking and animal abuse.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 3:51 am

VIDEO: Attempted North Korea missile test 'fails'

South Korea defence officials say an attempted North Korea missile launch test appears to have failed.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 2:40 am

Australian war remains return home

The remains of 33 Australians, many of them military personnel killed in the Vietnam War, are being returned from Malaysia and Singapore.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 1:37 am

Why Pikachu is making Hong Kong angry

Nintendo's upcoming Pokemon games are causing controversy in Hong Kong. The BBC looks at why.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 12:44 am

North Korea missile test launch 'fails'

North Korea has attempted to fire a ballistic missile off its east coast but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean military officials say.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 12:16 am

Soldiers die in Indian army depot fire

Seventeen soldiers die in a fire at a military ammunition depot in western Maharashtra state, Indian army officials say.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 12:06 am

Officials seize tigers from Thai temple

Wildlife authorities in Thailand are removing tigers from a controversial Buddhist temple after accusations of wildlife trafficking and animal abuse.

Posted by on 30 May 2016 | 10:20 pm

VIDEO: 'Life and death journey' of China dissident

Yu Yanhua, a Chinese dissident, smuggled herself to Bangkok after being thrown into jail three times in China. Here is her story.

Posted by on 30 May 2016 | 8:51 pm

How drought is changing rural India

BBC Hindi's Ajay Sharma travels through seven drought-hit states to find that drought has changed India's villages and their residents.

Posted by on 30 May 2016 | 8:05 pm

Crocodile victim on celebration trip

A woman killed by a crocodile in Australia's far-north was on a trip to celebrate the end of her friend's cancer treatment.

Posted by on 30 May 2016 | 6:45 pm

Who are the Pakistani group proposing to 'lightly beat' women?

The Pakistani group proposing to "lightly beat" women

Posted by on 30 May 2016 | 6:11 pm

VIDEO: Missing boy's dad 'left him in woods'

The search for a missing boy who was left in remote woods in Japan as a punishment, continues.

Posted by on 30 May 2016 | 9:08 am

Comedian in trouble for Tendulkar video

A popular Indian comedian may face charges after making a video that pokes fun at cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood singer Lata Mangeshkar.

Posted by on 30 May 2016 | 8:33 am

Australia to sell £8m of seized Bitcoin

A collection of bitcoins worth about £8m, confiscated by police in Australia, will be auctioned off in June.

Posted by on 30 May 2016 | 7:52 am

Ruined Kabul palace to be rebuilt

An ambitious project to reconstruct the historic Darul Aman palace, reduced to ruins in the Afghan civil war, has begun in the capital, Kabul.

Posted by on 30 May 2016 | 7:04 am

Backlash over Seoul 'cram school' hours

Seoul council plans to extend opening hours at private "cram schools" to 11pm.

Posted by on 30 May 2016 | 6:55 am

Why do Indian-Americans win spelling bee contests?

Why do Indian-Americans dominate spelling contests?

Posted by on 30 May 2016 | 4:46 am

HK protester Tsang sentenced for assault

Hong Kong activist Ken Tsang is sentenced to five weeks in prison for assault and resisting arrest during pro-democracy protests in 2014.

Posted by on 30 May 2016 | 4:04 am

Students die as live wire falls on bus

Two students are electrocuted and at least 30 others injured when a live wire falls on their school bus in southern India's Tamil Nadu state.

Posted by on 30 May 2016 | 3:00 am

VIDEO: Asus unveils 'budget' household robot

BBC's Taiwan correspondent Cindy Sui meets with Zenbo - what its creator Asus says is the first 'affordable' household robot.

Posted by on 30 May 2016 | 2:22 am

China bans students tearing up textbooks

A Chinese city bans high school students from tearing up textbooks or yelling in hallways to relieve exam pressure, state media said.

Posted by on 30 May 2016 | 1:26 am

VIDEO: 'Human arrow' leap over Great Wall of China

US wingsuit pilot Jeb Corliss successfully hits a target suspended over the Great Wall of China.

Posted by on 29 May 2016 | 9:04 pm

Bleaching 'killing Great Barrier Reef'

At least 35% of corals in the northern and central parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef have been destroyed by mass bleaching, scientists warn.

Posted by on 29 May 2016 | 8:53 pm