Dealers to prop up China shares

Top Chinese brokerages promise to spend at least $20bn on shares to halt the slide in the stock market, which has fallen sharply in recent weeks.

Posted by on 4 July 2015 | 10:15 am

China factory collapse traps workers

At least nine people are missing after a shoe factory collapses in eastern China, according to Chinese state media.

Posted by on 4 July 2015 | 8:34 am

Australia fast bowler Harris retires

Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris announces his retirement from the sport and will miss the Ashes series because of a knee injury.

Posted by on 4 July 2015 | 6:56 am

Charges over sunk Philippines ferry

Philippines police file murder charges against the owner and crew of a ferry that capsized off the coast of Leyte, killing at least 56 people.

Posted by on 4 July 2015 | 2:58 am

Tonga King Tupou VI formally crowned

The king of the Pacific island nation of Tonga, Tupou VI, is formally crowned, more than three years after ascending to the throne.

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 10:58 pm

War hero on South Korean stamp

A British war hero, who fought in the Korean War, is commemorated on a South Korean stamp.

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 7:03 pm

VIDEO: Trillions lost on China stock market

China's Shanghai Composite index has slumped about 30% since mid-June, wiping out most of this year's gains

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 4:51 pm

VIDEO: Running an 'auto part' firm in India

The female entrepreneur who sells auto components to vehicle manufacturers in India.

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 10:10 am

VIDEO: India's angel investors

With banks in India still reluctant to lend money, start-ups are having to look elsewhere.

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 10:09 am

Bollywood star hurt in deadly crash

Bollywood actress and MP Hema Malini is injured in a car accident in which a four-year-old girl is killed.

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 9:43 am

Is India safe from Greece crisis?

Pundits downplay the impact of Greek economic crisis on India, but urge the government to be cautious.

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 6:26 am

China firm 'must approve pregnancies'

A Chinese firm reportedly plans to ask employees to seek approval before getting pregnant, provoking scorn in the state-run press and on social media.

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 6:05 am

Pakistan train canal plunge kills 17

At least 17 people are killed in Pakistan after a train carrying hundreds of soldiers derails and plunges into a canal.

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 3:50 am

Four dead in China earthquake

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake in China's Xinjiang region kills at least four people and injures more than 48, state media says.

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 3:27 am

China Week: Security in a fast food nation

Carrie Gracie on what's been happening in China this week.

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 2:14 am

Australian football mourns top coach

Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh remembered

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 2:02 am

China to probe market manipulation

China will investigate suspected manipulation of the stock market, which has fallen dramatically in the past few weeks, state media report.

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 1:36 am

Qantas pays $68m in bonus to workers

Australia's national carrier, Qantas, will pay a one-off bonus payment of about 90m Australian dollars to employees affected by an 18-month wage freeze.

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 1:32 am

Why does Japan have such a high suicide rate?

Train death reflects Japan's high suicide rate

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 1:16 am

Blast at S Korea plant kills four

At least four people are killed in an explosion at the chemical plant in Ulsan, in South Korea.

Posted by on 2 July 2015 | 11:30 pm

VIDEO: Pakistan bridge foul play probed

Foul play will be investigated after a railway bridge collapsed in Pakistan, killing at least 14 people.

Posted by on 2 July 2015 | 10:10 pm

Malaysia pushes for MH17 tribunal

Malaysia says it wants to set up an international criminal tribunal to prosecute those suspected of having shot down flight MH17.

Posted by on 2 July 2015 | 8:19 pm

Airbus plans new China plant

Airbus has signed a deal for its second factory in China, further expanding its growing relationship with the world's second largest economy.

Posted by on 2 July 2015 | 7:49 pm

VIDEO: India fails to publish UN health report

The Indian government is not publishing the results of a vast national survey of the health of the country's citizens.

Posted by on 2 July 2015 | 6:44 pm

Mystery surrounds India health survey

Justin Rowlatt asks why a vast survey by the Indian government and Unicef on the health of Indian children has not yet been made public.

Posted by on 2 July 2015 | 6:31 pm