Nepalese pretend to bust furniture in #SmashChairChallenge protest

Frustrated Nepalese smash chairs in protest

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 2:30 pm

Why Latin America should not squander the China boom

China's investment in Latin America under the spotlight

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 2:28 pm

Why Obama's India visit charts new course

Why Obama's India visit reflects new policy direction

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 2:25 pm

The challenge for copycat China

The drive to innovate rather than imitate

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 2:11 pm

India's illegal market for blood

The desperate patients in India turning to illegal blood donors

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 2:08 pm

Could media interviews taint Sydney siege inquest?

Could media interviews taint Sydney siege probe?

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 11:31 am

Japan probes 'new IS hostage video'

Japanese officials work to verify a video threatening to kill Islamic State hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours unless Jordan frees an Iraqi militant on death row.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 10:57 am

Australia advance to Asian Cup final

Hosts Australia will meet South Korea in the Asian Cup final after beating United Arab Emirates 2-0 in Newcastle.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 10:32 am

India websites offer online prayers

Hindus are turning to the internet for blessings in order to avoid long pilgrimages.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 10:14 am

VIDEO: 'Adoring' crowd greets Obamas in India

Crowds of people, including many students, greeted Barack and Michelle Obama on their final day of their trip to India.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 7:23 am

Abbott wins Australian cricket award

Sean Abbott is named Australia's young cricketer of the year two months after his delivery led to the death of Phillip Hughes.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 6:45 am

Turkmenistan 'bans black cars'

Customs officials in the Central Asian country say people should buy white cars instead.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 6:32 am

Appeal for Pakistan governor killer

A Pakistani court holds its first hearing for three years in the appeal case of Mumtaz Qadri, self-confessed assassin of Punjab governor Salman Taseer.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 6:16 am

Police raid Amazon's Tokyo offices

Japanese police have raided Amazon's Tokyo offices as part of an investigation into alleged sales of images of child sexual abuse.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 5:45 am

Pakistan's Sohail 'spooked by ghost'

Pakistan all-rounder Haris Sohail is left "visibly shaken" after an apparent ghostly encounter in a New Zealand hotel.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 4:55 am

Indian cartoonist RK Laxman cremated

The funeral of legendary Indian cartoonist RK Laxman is held with state honours in the western city of Pune.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 4:55 am

England 'making excellent progress'

Assistant coach Paul Farbrace is looking forward to seeing England's players perform "under real pressure" against India.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 4:49 am

China probes 'salamander banquet'

China investigates allegations that officials ate a rare giant salamander at a lavish banquet, and that journalists who took photos were beaten up.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 4:00 am

AirAsia recovery operation suspended

The Indonesian military suspends recovery operations for AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea after repeatedly failing to lift the fuselage.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 3:27 am

US and India can be 'best partners'

President Barack Obama says the US and India should "stand together" as he concludes a three-day visit seen as a sign of warming ties between the two countries.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 2:05 am

China media: High abortion rate

Papers in China express concern over high abortion rates among young women and call for better sex education.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 1:47 am

Indian media: Voice of 'Common Man'

Tributes pour in for legendary cartoonist RK Laxman who died at the age of 94.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 1:17 am

Widodo vows no death row amnesty

Indonesia's president says there will be "no amnesty" for drug traffickers facing the death penalty, despite Australian appeals over its citizens.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 1:12 am

Australia 'hot days may double'

The annual number of very hot days in inland Australia could more than double in 75 years, according to a climate change forecast by Australian science agency CSIRO.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 12:26 am

Qantas ups fares after surcharge cut

Australia's national carrier Qantas will axe fuel surcharges on international ticket prices, but will raise base air fares to compensate for the cut.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 10:31 pm