India launches bank accounts for all

Indian PM Narendra Modi launches a plan to provide a bank account for every household, in a landmark initiative to help the poor.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 7:48 am

Malaysia Airlines expects more losses

Malaysia Airlines says the full financial impact of the two tragedies to hit the company will be seen in the second half of the year.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 7:37 am

VIDEO: Close shave for Shaun the sheep

A sheep called Shaun has been shorn for the first time in his life and his fleece has weighed in at a huge 23 kilograms.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 7:31 am

Facebook slogan off menu in Vietnam

A restaurant that got its funding on Facebook may be sued by the social network for using a slogan using its name.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 6:31 am

India cow row 'settled by DNA tests'

A woman in southern India is set to win a court battle to keep a cow after DNA tests proved it belongs to her, her lawyer says.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 5:55 am

Cook on brink of ban after fine

Captain Alastair Cook is on the brink of a ban after England were fined for a slow over-rate in the ODI against India.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 3:32 am

Thai ex-PM murder charge dismissed

A Thai court dismisses murder charges against former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva linked to a bloody crackdown on protesters in 2010.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 3:28 am

The Indian journalists' #TwitterPasswords

Were Indian journalists asked to hand over their Twitter passwords?

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 3:24 am

Qantas reports record annual loss

Australia's national flag carrier Qantas reports a net loss of A$2.8bn for the year ending in June - a record annual loss for the airline.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 2:24 am

Deadly landslide in south-west China

At least six people have died and 21 others are missing after a landslide swept through a village in south-west China.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 2:11 am

China media: Hong Kong's future

Electoral reform in the spotlight as China's top leaders discuss territory's political future.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 1:40 am

Missing plane search area refined

Australia says the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the search area, after more data analysis.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 1:28 am

Indian media: Raina's 'heroic' century

Papers praise India's win over England in the second one-day international.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 12:58 am

Wawrinka recovers to make last 32

Third seed Stan Wawrinka recovers from a mid-match lapse to beat Tomasz Bellucci 6-3 6-4 3-6 7-6 (7-1) at the US Open.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 11:56 pm

VIDEO: Litter bug mountaineers 'must recycle'

Mount Everest climbers ordered to recycle

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 6:01 pm

South Korea military under fire over abuse

South Korea's military under fire over abuse

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 5:25 pm

The last Armenians of Myanmar

The country that has lost all of its Armenians

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 4:36 pm

Arrest over politician's murder

A second man is arrested over the murder of an exiled Pakistani politician who was attacked on his way home from work in London.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 2:49 pm

India thrash England in second ODI

England lose by a crushing 133 runs in the second one-day international at Cardiff after Suresh Raina's superb century.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 1:10 pm

Can Qantas fix its financial troubles?

Can Qantas fix its financial troubles?

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 12:53 pm

Afghan election audit restarts

An audit of votes from Afghanistan's disputed presidential election restarts, but without observers from the camps of either candidate.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 11:57 am

Girl survives being buried alive

Police in northern India are hunting for the relatives of a seven-year-old girl who was buried alive but rescued from her grave by a villager.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 8:25 am

Fonterra in big China dairy tie-up

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra announces its intention to take a 20% stake in one of China's biggest milk processors, Beingmate.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 6:51 am

VIDEO: Abdullah on ballot validation 'fraud'

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah withdraws observers from an audit of votes in the disputed election, citing concerns over fraud.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 6:00 am

China cracks down on star endorsement

Male stars in China may have to stop endorsing female products if a law requires them to try the item first.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 5:33 am