'Balibo Five' deaths probe dropped

Australian police abandon a war crimes investigation into the deaths in East Timor in 1975 of the "Balibo Five" journalists, citing insufficient evidence.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 8:46 pm

VIDEO: 'Australia does not have to take sides'

Escalating tensions between China and Japan over a territorial dispute are causing anxiety in Australia, but former Foreign Minister Bob Carr says Australia "does not have to take sides".

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 8:06 pm

Gough Whitlam dies at the age of 98

Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 7:26 pm

What the floods did to Kashmir's grand heritage

What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 6:56 pm

Hobbit find rewriting human history

Tiny species found a decade ago in Indonesia caused big rethink

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 6:32 pm

Connecting India's offline millions

Mark Zuckerberg wants to bring the internet to the masses

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 6:05 pm

Australia page for BBC News website

How we are improving the BBC's coverage of Australia

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 3:39 pm

Pakistan suspends pro-Khan channel

Pakistan's authorities suspend ARY News TV channel, which supports anti-government protests led by opposition politician Imran Khan, for 15 days.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 2:48 pm

Singapore's charity in a mansion

Charity in a mansion from Singapore's rare philanthropists

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 2:09 pm

VIDEO: Surfing to fight depression

How a Bondi Beach surf club is tackling depression

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 2:07 pm

Australia prepares for 'dangerous' bushfire season

Are Australia's raging bushfires set to get worse?

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 2:03 pm

Inquiry opens into Batty killing

An inquiry opens in Victoria asking what could have been done to protect Luke Batty, the 11-year-old boy killed by his father.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 12:09 pm

Pakistani Hindus want Diwali holiday

Members of Pakistan's Hindu community are calling on the government to make the festival of Diwali a national holiday.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 10:46 am

Thai accused of dead king insult

Two retired army officers complain about comments made by academic Sulak Sivaraksa about King Naresuan, who died more than 400 years ago

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 10:41 am

Sri Lanka calls early elections

Sri Lanka will hold early presidential elections in January, a government minister says, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa expected to seek a third term.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 10:15 am

Where is Rahul Gandhi?

Indians online are asking where the Congress politician is.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 10:05 am

Player dies after goal celebration

Indian footballer Peter Biaksangzuala dies from the injuries he suffered after landing awkwardly when he celebrated a goal.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 7:36 am

Five jailed for life in India rape

A court in India sends five men to jail for life for the abduction and gang rape of a call centre worker.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 5:45 am

India boss distributes cars as gifts

A diamond merchant in India's Gujarat state gifts his employees cars, jewellery and homes worth $8m (£5m) as a reward for meeting targets.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 5:20 am

VIDEO: China's crackdown on corruption

A high profile campaign against corruption and bribery by the Chinese ruling Communist Party has gained huge public support.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 5:04 am

Indonesia country profile

Provides an overview of Indonesia, including key events and facts about the world's fourth most populous nation

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 4:42 am

Life inside a Taliban stronghold

Rare glimpse of militants' camp at the gateway to Kabul

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 4:31 am

China's communist leaders gather

A key meeting of Chinese Communist Party leaders focusing on the rule of law and fighting corruption has begun in Beijing.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 4:23 am

Jokowi sworn in as Indonesia leader

Joko Widodo, the charismatic outsider who won Indonesia's presidency, calls for national reconciliation and unity as he is sworn in.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 4:07 am

Pakistan charity boss 'heartbroken'

One of Pakistan's top charity leaders tells the BBC he is heartbroken after being robbed at gunpoint.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 3:34 am