Breathing poison in the world's most polluted city

Breathing poison in the world's most polluted city

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 8:27 pm

The wedding photos that captivated China

Tibetan couple's wedding snaps captivate China

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 2:30 pm

Prince Harry airborne in Australia

Prince Harry takes to the skies during his first two weeks of a secondment with the Australian Defence Force.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 11:23 am

VIDEO: Afghanistan blast leaves many dead

At least 33 people have been killed and 100 injured in a suicide bomb attack in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 10:53 am

Australia PM downs beer in seconds

Footage has emerged of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott downing a large glass of beer in only seconds.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 10:44 am

VIDEO: A look around Everest's base camp

Thomas Martienssen gives a tour of the facilities at Everest's base camp as hundreds prepare to make a bid for the summit.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 9:58 am

Many dead in Afghanistan bank blast

Islamic State says it carried out a suicide bomb attack that killed at least 33 people and injured 100 in the east Afghan city of Jalalabad.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 8:46 am

Tributes to Everest avalanche dead

Tributes are paid in Nepal and climbing is suspended to mark the anniversary of an avalanche on Everest that killed 16 sherpas.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 7:14 am

Police 'foil Melbourne terror plot'

Australian police charge a teenager in connection with what they say was an Islamic State-inspired plot to attack a World War One centenary event.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 3:08 am

India’s fight for net neutrality

A battle that could decide the future of the internet in India is being fought online, between telecom users and operators, writes technology writer Prasanto K Roy.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 10:18 pm

High cost for Bangladesh war closure

The cost of closure from Bangladesh's war

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 6:37 pm

'I am his eyes and he is my arms'

A blind man and a double amputee on a 10-year mission

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 6:27 pm

Demand for rubber 'threatens forests'

The global demand for rubber tyres is threatening protected forests in Southeast Asia, according to a study.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 7:46 am

Vietnam asylum seekers 'returned'

Australia is repatriating up to 50 Vietnamese asylum seekers who had arrived by boat earlier this month, local media report.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 7:40 am

VIDEO: Journalist jailed for 'sharing secrets'

A prominent Chinese journalist, Gau Yu, has been sentenced to seven years in prison for allegedly leaking an internal Communist Party memo.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 7:15 am

Men fined for burning marsupial

Two French tourists who filmed themselves burning an endangered quokka in Australia are given a fine for animal cruelty.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 6:04 am

India crowd-funds ice hockey team

Crowd-funding is paying for India's ice hockey team to take part in an upcoming international tournament in Kuwait.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 4:22 am

VIDEO: Sole-d: Why Northampton shoes are big in Japan

Around a third of all shoes made in the UK end up in Japan.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 4:10 am

China 'building runway in Spratlys'

Satellite images show China is making progress on building an airstrip on a reef in disputed territory in the South China Sea, a report says.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 2:36 am

VIDEO: Freedoms and fears of the Uighurs

The BBC looks at why some Uighur communities can live freely in Kazakhstan, while others could never do so in China.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 2:23 am

Obama writes Modi's 'warm profile'

President Barack Obama's profile of PM Narendra Modi for Time magazine is seen as sign of growing India-US "bonhomie".

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 2:17 am

Kashmiri separatist leader arrested

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir arrest a prominent separatist leader who they say has been responsible for encouraging his supporters to wave Pakistan flags in the valley.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 2:06 am

Chinese journalist jailed over leak

China jails prominent journalist Gao Yu for seven years for leaking a confidential Communist Party strategy paper to a foreign website.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 1:36 am

Huge meth haul in New Zealand raids

Police in New Zealand seize 123kg of methamphetamine in drug busts on two apparently unrelated gangs, arresting nine people.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 12:20 am

VIDEO: Affordable art fever grips Asia

Few art lovers can afford big name art works - but Asia is increasingly discovering the world of the affordable art fair as a way to find that special piece.

Posted by on 16 April 2015 | 10:16 pm