Xi defends 'one-China' idea in Macau

Chinese President Xi Jinping urges Macau residents to respect the "one-China" policy, amid street protests in the former Portuguese colony.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 8:02 am

Cairns children's mother arrested

Police arrest the mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a home in Cairns, Australia.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 6:26 am

N Korea seeks joint Sony hack probe

North Korea urges a joint inquiry with the US into a cyber-attack on Sony that led to the studio cancelling the release of the film The Interview.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 6:13 am

VIDEO: Kashmir widows on living in conflict

As polling concludes in Indian-administered Kashmir, the BBC's Shalu Yadav meets war widows on opposite sides of the long-standing conflict.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 5:35 am

Teaching winter to new US refugees

How Myanmar refugees in the northern US learn to walk on ice

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 7:07 pm

Kashmir: Widows of conflict

Kashmir's widows carry the scars of conflict

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 6:29 pm

VIDEO: Japan's senior cheerleaders

Cheerleading is usually seen as a young person's sport, but the Japan Senior Cheer Association is for women in their 60s and 70s.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 6:11 pm

VIDEO: Where children learn fundamentalism

Pakistan 'a state under pressure' as authorities face the challenge of how to defeat the Taliban, amidst differing opinions and politics.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 5:13 pm

VIDEO: Anger replaces fear over Taliban attack

The BBC's Shahzeb Jillani speaks to residents in Peshawar where 'courage is replacing fear' as more people demand government action against the Taliban.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 2:02 pm

VIDEO: Workers freed days after tunnel collapse

Twelve workers have been rescued after being trapped for four days in a collapsed tunnel in Vietnam's Lam Dong region.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 1:30 pm

Peshawar spurs Pakistan executions

Pakistan carries out its first executions since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty in the wake of the Peshawar school massacre.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 12:50 pm

Pakistan school massacre: Who are the dead?

The BBC profiles victims of the Taliban school massacre

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 9:43 am

Stem cell scandal scientist resigns

A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 6:27 am

Appeal against Mumbai suspect bail

A Pakistani government prosecutor says he is challenging the bail granted to a man accused of being behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 6:21 am

Xi Jinping and his China Dream

Has President Xi achieved all he hoped in 2014?

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 4:11 am

Australia country profile

Provides an overview of Australia, including key facts and events

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 3:56 am

HK tycoon found guilty of corruption

Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and a former government official have been found guilty in the city's biggest-ever corruption case.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 2:59 am

Smith ton leaves Test finely poised

Captain Steve Smith's second century in two Tests helps Australia open up a slender lead over India in Brisbane.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 1:48 am

China media: Obama's Cuba 'legacy'

Papers praise US president for Cuba rapprochement, calling it a memorable legacy.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 1:38 am

Indian media: 'Outrage' over Lakhvi's bail

Shock and outrage over Pakistani court granting bail to 2008 Mumbai attacks 'mastermind'.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 1:25 am

Pilot jailed over deadly China crash

A Chinese court has jailed a pilot for three years over a 2010 crash in Heilongjiang province that left 44 people dead.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 1:09 am

India's Kerala dilutes alcohol ban

Authorities in the southern Indian state of Kerala announce plans to dilute their earlier decision to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to attract tourists and protect jobs.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 1:05 am

China revises up 2013 economy size

China revises up the size of its economy in 2013 by 3.4%, which works out to about the size of Malaysia's economic output.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 12:26 am

S Korea Christians scrap border tree

A South Korean Christian group cancels plans to put up a Christmas-tree shaped tower close to the border with the North, citing "jitters".

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 11:54 pm

Gandhi in hospital after infection

Leader of India's main opposition Congress party Sonia Gandhi is admitted to a hospital for treatment of an infection.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 11:21 pm