Leaders visit shrine at start of Japan G7

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe takes world leaders to the Shinto religion's holiest site, as the Group of Seven summit begins in Tokyo.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 11:06 pm

Indonesia approves death for child rape

Indonesia's president approves tougher punishments for child rapists, including the death penalty, amid public anger over recent attacks.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 9:40 pm

Who will cook your Indian curry?

Nick Robinson looks at why curry houses appear to be Eurosceptic.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 9:16 pm

Warning over steel pension cut proposal

The government is warned that a proposal to cut pension benefits to help save Tata Steel's UK operations could have implications "well beyond the industry".

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 7:30 pm

Taliban instability could fuel opium trade

Death of Taliban leader could boost opium trade

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 6:43 pm

Sunny Leone: from porn star to author

Sunny Leone's journey from the adult entertainment industry to Bollywood now takes her to the world of erotic fiction, Sudha G Tilak writes.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 6:13 pm

VIDEO: Atomic bomb survivor honours US POWs

A new film tells the story of a Japanese man who survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and dedicated his life to identifying the American POW victims.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 6:12 pm

Do Hiroshima residents even want an apology?

Does Hiroshima even want Obama to say sorry?

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 6:02 pm

VIDEO: The scourge of opium in Afghanistan

Opium production has long been a problem in Taliban-controlled areas of Afghanistan, but it is also grown in many government-controlled regions.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 5:40 pm

Does Norfolk 'mutiny' disguise bounty of privilege?

Is self-interest behind island's 'mutiny' against Australia?

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 3:17 pm

Tata considers bids for UK steel plants

Tata Steel is still in the process of considering bids for its UK operations, the company says.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 1:14 pm

Xiaomi Mi Drone poses price challenge

China's Xiaomi announces its first drone, pricing it significantly lower than a comparable model by the market leader DJI.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 12:48 pm

Afghan Taliban announce new leader

The Afghan Taliban name Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada as their new leader following the death of Mullah Mansour in a drone strike.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 12:33 pm

New body seeks Sri Lanka 'disappeared'

Sri Lanka is to set up an office to locate thousands of people still missing after the 2009 defeat of Tamil Tiger rebels, the government announces.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 11:06 am

VIDEO: Who is the new Taliban leader?

The Afghan Taliban have announced Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada as its new leader to replace Mullah Akhtar Mansour who was killed in a US drone strike.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 11:06 am

Alibaba investigated by US regulators

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is being investigated by US regulators over its accounting practices.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 10:37 am

VIDEO: China restarts steel furnaces

Despite pledges to cut steel production, China is reopening some of its mills.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 8:23 am

Foxconn replaces '60,000 with robots'

Apple supplier Foxconn replaces 60,000 factory workers with robots, according to Chinese media reports.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 7:22 am

Africa envoys' anger over Delhi killing

A group of African embassies in Delhi ask India to cancel a cultural event after a student from the Democratic Republic of Congo is killed.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 6:24 am

VIDEO: Obama beatboxes for Vietnamese rapper

US President Barack Obama briefly beatboxed before an impromptu performance by Vietnamese rapper Suboi as he took part in a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 5:15 am

'Million Dollar Mouse' scheme launches

Ambitious New Zealand programme hopes to rid remote islands of rodent invaders.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 4:22 am

Anger over Tsai 'erratic and single' article

An article on Chinese state media that said Taiwan's new leader Tsai Ing-wen has an "extremist style" because she is single prompts outrage online.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 1:34 am

Huawei sues Samsung over patents

Huawei is suing its tech rival Samsung in two countries over claims that several of its patents have been infringed.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 11:30 pm

VIDEO: Flooding causes Chinese building to collapse

A three-story building has collapsed after flooding in the Rongxian county of China's southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 9:27 pm

Why is India's Taj Mahal turning green?

Why India's Taj Mahal is turning green

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 6:58 pm