Many dead in Afghanistan blast

At least 33 people are killed and 100 injured in an explosion in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials say.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 2:04 am

Police 'foil Melbourne terror plot'

Australian police say they have broken up an Islamic State-inspired plot to attack a World War One centenary event, arresting five teenagers.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 2:01 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

China 'boot camp' for lazy officials

A county in China is punishing poorly-performing officials with military-style training camps.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 9:09 am

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

Airline launching Star Wars plane

Star Wars plane being launched by All Nippon Airways later this year ahead of the release of The Force Awakens.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 1:26 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

'Preventable rabies kills 160 per day'

More than 160 people die every day from rabies, despite it being a preventable disease, says a report by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control.

Posted by on 16 April 2015 | 7:19 pm

In pictures: Singapore in transit

Photographer captures Singapore in transit

Posted by on 16 April 2015 | 4:16 pm

VIDEO: China 'has more problems than US'

Former US treasury secretary Hank Paulson discusses his new book on China which says the country's problems are underestimated.

Posted by on 16 April 2015 | 4:15 pm

The 'cursed' disabled boy and the people of the sea

Disabled boy struggles to find role with the people of the sea

Posted by on 16 April 2015 | 4:09 pm

Dreaming of Uighuristan

Why China's separatists are now unwelcome in Central Asia

Posted by on 16 April 2015 | 4:02 pm