Australian PM announces new frontbench

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has reshuffled his cabinet following the departure of five ministers and ahead of a federal election.

Posted by on 13 February 2016 | 3:00 am

The Indian granny who left thousands teary-eyed

A British Airways advertisement makes an Indian granny into a star, writes Sudha G Tilak.

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 8:43 pm

VIDEO: Japan MP quits amid affair scandal

A Japanese MP who sparked a national debate about paternity leave has quit after admitting to having an affair as his wife was due to give birth

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 3:57 pm

Student held over 'anti-India slogans'

Indian police arrest the student union leader at a top university on sedition charges, after a protest over the hanging of a Kashmiri man.

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 10:31 am

Goa seeks to classify peacock as vermin

The southern state of Goa proposes reclassifying the peacock, India's national bird, as vermin.

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 10:13 am

First Rohingya census in Bangladesh

The Bangladeshi government starts a census of unregistered members of the Rohingya ethnic group who have gone there to escape persecution in Myanmar.

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 10:05 am

UK challenges China over HK bookseller

The UK says a British bookseller who disappeared in Hong Kong was likely "involuntarily removed" to China - a "serious breach" of protocol.

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 9:03 am

S Korea missile plan 'threatens China'

China's foreign minister says a planned US missile defence system to protect South Korea from the North could also be used to target China.

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 8:56 am

Action against ex-UN climate head

Former head of the UN climate change panel RK Pachauri goes on leave from environmental think tank TERI after a new accusation of sexual harassment.

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 8:14 am

Pakistan district bans Valentine's Day

A district in Pakistan bans Valentine's Day celebrations, calling it un-Islamic and ordering police to stop shops from selling Valentine's cards.

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 6:42 am

Kimonos fit for wheelchair users

Japanese designers adapt kimonos so they can be put on while sitting down.

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 6:24 am

Pakistan 'foils plot to free Pearl killer'

Pakistan's military says it has foiled a plot to free the British-born killer of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl from jail.

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 6:05 am

EU probes cheap Chinese steel imports

The European Commission is opening three investigations into steel products made in China as cheap imports add to the woes of the UK steel industry.

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 5:25 am

China country profile

Provides an overview of China, including key events and facts.

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 4:59 am

Umpire Rauf handed five-year ban

Former Test umpire Asad Rauf has been banned for five years after being found guilty of corruption charges.

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 4:23 am

Nidar: India launches 'lightest gun' weighing 250g

Two years after India launched Nirbheek, a handgun pitched as the country's 'first gun for women', a state-run arms factory launches a similar gun which it says is lighter and cheaper.

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 1:49 am

'Paternity leave' MP quits over affair

A Japanese MP who sparked a national discussion on paternity leave resigns after admitting to having an affair as his wife was due to give birth.

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 11:03 pm

Kimunji emoji take on Kimoji emoji

Kim Kardashian's chart-topping Kimoji web icons are facing new competition from a set of emojis mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 10:20 pm

Is it right to take eggs from crocs?

Is it ever OK to harvest wild crocodile eggs?

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 7:19 pm

#StationManKneelstoParents: The kowtow of one Chinese son

Stark images of a Chinese man kowtowing to his elderly parents at a railway station prompt a debate about the concept of filial piety and its place in modern China.

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 6:55 pm

What are Hong Kong's localists angry about?

Hong Kong's riots and why localists are unhappy

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 5:43 am

Hong Kong profile

Provides an overview of the special administrative region of Hong Kong, including key events and facts.

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 3:25 am

VIDEO: On the border of Kaesong industrial park

The BBC's Steve Evans reports from the border between North and South Korea on the shutting down of operations by South Korea, in the Kaesong industrial park.

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 3:24 am

Hong Kong shares sink nearly 4%

Hong Kong shares join the regional downward trend, falling nearly 4%, as trading resumes after the Lunar New Year break.

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 2:17 am

Inside the Padmini taxis of Mumbai

Inside the black and yellow taxis of Mumbai

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 7:07 pm