A country where liberal journalists risk death

The country where a blasphemy charge is a death sentence

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 4:04 pm

More MH17 bodies leave Ukraine

Two planes carrying bodies of those killed on board flight MH17 land in the Netherlands, as UK experts start examining data from the two flight recorders.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 12:51 pm

MSF allowed to resume Rakhine work

Myanmar allows Medecins Sans Frontieres to resume work in Rakhine state, where residents have had almost no access to healthcare since the group was ejected in February.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 12:35 pm

Afghanistan win levels Zimbabwe series

Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 100 runs to draw their first bilateral one-day series against a Test-playing side.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 11:39 am

Devastation and tragedy of routine Taiwan flight

Taiwanese mourn after routine flight ends in tragedy

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 11:05 am

Aid workers shot dead in Herat

Gunmen in Afghanistan shoot dead two Finnish women working with an international Christian charity in the western city of Herat.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 8:01 am

Mirza hits back in nationality row

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza rejects claims by a ruling party MP that she is not fit to represent newly-created Telangana state because she is married to a Pakistani.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 7:53 am

Singapore football match-fixer jailed

A Singaporean businessman has been jailed for three years for bribing three Lebanese football referees with prostitutes so that they would fix matches

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 7:12 am

VIDEO: Clue to antibiotic resistance spread

Scientists trying to understand the rise of antibiotic resistance believe pilgrimages could provide clues to the mechanisms behind its spread.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:06 am

VIDEO: The rehydration unit in an Indian slum

An Indian charity has set up a rehydration unit in their health centre to ensure local people get access to oral rehydration therapy

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 5:57 am

VIDEO: Australia 'ready to police MH17 site'

Australia's prime minister, Tony Abbott, is offering to send 50 police officers to help secure the site in eastern Ukraine where MH17 crashed.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 4:42 am

Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow

The Queen declares the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow open after a live show featuring a cast of 2,000 and appearances from several famous Scots.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 4:31 am

LG Electronics sees big profit jump

LG Electronics sees a big jump in second quarter profit, due to turnaround in its mobile phone division.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 3:55 am

South Korea unveils $40bn stimulus

South Korea unveils a $40bn stimulus package to help boost the economy after the latest figures show a slowdown in growth.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 3:13 am

'Grave concerns' over Australia camp

Australia's top rights official says the situation at the Christmas Island asylum centre has "significantly deteriorated", with people "plagued by despair".

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 3:05 am

Indian media: Gaza policy

India's 'reluctance to condemn' Israeli offensive a 'shameful silence'.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 2:12 am

Children dead in Indian train crash

At least 18 children are killed along with their driver when a school bus is hit by a train in the Indian state of Telangana, police say.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 1:40 am

China media: Abe in Latin America

Is Japan PM visiting Latin America to gain support for a permanent UNSC seat, papers ask.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 1:31 am

Awesome scale of auditing every Afghan vote

Race against time to audit every Afghan vote

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 1:19 am

Taiwan plane crash toll reaches 48

Forty-eight people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed in Taiwan's Penghu island, as a storm passed over the area.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 12:29 am

Chinese man admits sensor smuggling

A Chinese man pleads guilty to attempting to smuggle sensors made for the US military to China, after a US sting operation.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 11:52 pm

India MPs demand 'force-fed' probe

Opposition MPs in India demand an investigation into reports that some Hindu MPs tried to forcibly feed a Muslim man fasting for Ramadan.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 11:24 pm

VIDEO: China meat 'months' past expiry date

China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 11:21 pm

China manufacturing growth speeds up

China's manufacturing activity grows at its fastest pace in 18 months in July, a survey by HSBC shows, the latest sign that its economy may be stabilising.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 9:34 pm

Digesting China's latest food scare

Digesting China's latest food scandal

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 4:44 pm