Indonesia minister in cigarettes row

Indonesian anti-smoking groups threaten legal action against the social affairs minister for giving cigarettes to members of an indigenous tribe.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 1:34 pm

US charges in beating of Indian man

Federal officials have charged a former Alabama police officer with violating the civil rights of an Indian man.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 12:38 pm

Macau profile

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

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 11:59 am

South Korea profile

Provides an overview of South Korea, including key events and facts

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 11:42 am

Singapore advises against Lee queues

Singapore urges people not to join the queue to view Lee Kuan Yew lying in state, while India declares a day of national mourning for the statesman.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 10:13 am

Uighurs to remain in Thai detention

A court in Thailand rules that a group of Muslim Uighurs at the centre of a diplomatic dispute between Turkey and China can remain in Thai detention.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 9:56 am

Australia country profile

Provides an overview of Australia, including key facts and events

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 9:36 am

Salman Khan denies driving crash car

Bollywood star Salman Khan tells an Indian court that he was not driving on the night he is accused of running over five men sleeping on a pavement, killing one of them.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 8:22 am

Former Indian PM receives award

India confers its highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, on former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee at his home in Delhi.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 8:05 am

Work earlier in summer, says Japan PM

Japan's prime minister says people should start work earlier during summer months for a better work-life balance.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 7:17 am

Tussauds to unveil Katrina Kaif model

Madame Tussauds is due to unveil its latest Bollywood superstar - Katrina Kaif - as it marks 15 years since its first Bollywood waxwork was created.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 7:13 am

Kiwis undaunted by MCG - Southee

Paceman Tim Southee says New Zealand are not worried about facing Australia in Sunday's World Cup final in Melbourne.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 5:59 am

New China corruption task force

China announces a new multi-agency initiative called Sky Net to help bring to justice corrupt officials who have fled overseas.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 5:41 am

VIDEO: BBC man gets personal with Clarke

Australia captain Michael Clarke is asked about enjoying 'tremendous sex' by a tongue-tied BBC Sport journalist.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 5:21 am

Bangladesh pilgrims die in stampede

At least 10 Hindu pilgrims are killed in a stampede during a bathing ritual at a holy site in Narayanganj, Bangladesh, police say.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 5:03 am

Kathmandu graffiti

The colourful street art lighting up Nepal’s walls

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 4:08 am

Lifeless Uzbek election hides power struggle

But does lifeless Uzbek election hide power struggle?

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 2:47 am

Indian media defend Anushka Sharma

Papers criticise Twitter users for blaming Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma for boyfriend Virat Kohli's poor show in the cricket World Cup semi.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 2:19 am

World Cup stage set for ideal final

Australia v New Zealand is the best final the World Cup could have hoped for, says BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 2:05 am

North Korea 'arrests South spies'

North Korea says it has arrested two South Korean men for spying, amid ongoing tensions between the two Koreas.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 12:21 am

VIDEO: Diarrhoea killing poorest children

Diarrhoea kills more than half a million children every year - with Pakistan, Nigeria and India having the highest death rates.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 9:39 pm

Australia gets controversial data law

The Australian Senate approves legislation requiring internet and mobile phone providers to store customers' metadata for two years.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 4:55 pm

Zoo's panda artificially inseminated

The female giant panda at Edinburgh Zoo is artificially inseminated and keepers confirm natural mating will be attempted.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 11:20 am

Dhoni has no retirement plans

MS Dhoni has no plans to quit as captain of the India limited-overs side despite their World Cup semi-final loss to Australia.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 8:22 am

Indian police bring beef ban case

Police in India's Maharashtra state seek the arrest of three men they suspect broke a new law banning the slaughter of cows and sale and consumption of beef.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 8:00 am