Weibo shares surge on US debut

Shares in China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, went up by almost 20% on the first day of its listing in the US, despite a disappointing start.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 4:10 pm

Weather blights S Korea ferry search

Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for more than 270 people missing after a South Korean ferry sank.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 4:02 pm

Mini-sub performs full MH370 search

A mini-sub searching for the missing Malaysian plane completes a full mission at its third attempt, after technical issues cut the first two short.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 7:35 am

Royals visit bush fire-ravaged town

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet families whose homes were destroyed by bush fires that ravaged parts of Australia last year.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 6:42 am

Actors urge India to 'vote secular'

Bollywood actors urge Indians to 'vote secular'

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 6:17 am

MF Husain's last works to be shown

The final nine paintings made by one of India's most famous artists, MF Husain, will be shown in public for the first time this summer at London's V&A.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 5:41 am

Australia navy captains disciplined

An Australian navy captain is removed from his command and another disciplined for violating Indonesia's waters on asylum patrol duties.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 4:35 am

Welcome (back) to Beijing

New China editor Carrie Gracie on what's changed

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 2:49 am

India votes on biggest polling day

Indians are voting in the biggest day of the general election, pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 2:37 am

Charles Xue gets bail after illness

One of China's most influential bloggers, Charles Xue, is granted bail after months of detention because of a "serious illness", officials say.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 2:36 am

Indian media: Modi's interview

Opposition BJP's PM candidate says 'no grain of truth' in Gujrarat riots allegations.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 2:10 am

China media: Economic growth

Optimism over growth after economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 1:26 am

VIDEO: Confidence returns to Kashmir

As Indians vote in the biggest day of the general election, the BBC's Mike Wooldridge reports from Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 1:13 am

Tencent brings Candy Crush to China

China's internet giant Tencent will launch the popular Candy Crush game on the mainland in partnership with the game's creator King Digital Entertainment.

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 9:21 pm

VIDEO: Eaten by cannibals in New Guinea?

Solving the mystery of Michael Rockefeller

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 6:41 pm

Could you get elected in India?

Money, criminal charges? Take our quiz to see how qualified you are

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 6:20 pm

Indian bike messenger firm takes off

How easy is it for Indian start-up firms to get their wheels turning?

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 6:02 pm

Cyborg glasses express fake emotions

A Japanese researcher creates glasses that show computer-generated eyes that express emotions so that the wearer does not need to bother.

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 6:00 pm

World Cup goal drives resting Carter

New Zealand legend Dan Carter hopes a sabbatical will keep him fresh to sort out some unfinished World Cup business

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 1:23 pm

Pakistan Taliban end ceasefire

The Pakistani Taliban say they will not extend a ceasefire with the government announced last month, but will remain committed to peace talks.

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 11:02 am

Cricket board asked to probe IPL

India's Supreme Court court asks the cricket board to investigate the role of a top cricket official and 12 others in spot-fixing and illegal betting in the Indian Premier League tournament.

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 6:07 am

VIDEO: The risks to journalists in Pakistan

Pakistan remains one of the most dangerous countries for journalists, ranking tenth in an Impunity Index. Syria has joined the list of countries where the murder of a journalist is most likely to go unpunished.

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 5:01 am

VIDEO: China's hard-hit steel industry

China's economy grew 7.4% in the first three months of the year - slightly better than expected, but below the government's target.

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 4:06 am

Why China is doing better

China's economic growth of 7.4% in the first quarter is in line with the country's 2014 annual year-on-year target of about 7.5% growth, says Linda Yueh.

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 2:59 am

Royals treated like celebrities in New Zealand

How New Zealand reacted to William, Kate - and George

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 2:58 am