VIDEO: Pakistan 'holds the key to talks'

Pakistan's defence minister has told the BBC that his country will do whatever it can to bring the Afghan-Taliban to talks with Afghanistan's government.

Posted by on 4 March 2015 | 10:21 am

India vows rapist interview inquiry

India's home minister promises an inquiry into how a TV crew was allowed to interview a death-row prisoner convicted over the Delhi 2012 gang rape and murder.

Posted by on 4 March 2015 | 10:02 am

Indian AAP sidelines founder members

Indian anti-corruption party AAP sidelines two of its founder members, amid feuding following its Delhi election win last month.

Posted by on 4 March 2015 | 9:59 am

WW2 'Japan battleship wreck found'

US billionaire Paul Allen announces he has discovered the famous WW2 Japanese battleship, Musashi, more than 70 years after it was sunk.

Posted by on 4 March 2015 | 8:16 am

Australia win with record Cup score

Australia post a World Cup record total as they beat Afghanistan by the biggest winning margin in the tournament's history.

Posted by on 4 March 2015 | 7:52 am

Budget boost for China's military comes with shake-up

Why military budget boost comes with shake-up

Posted by on 4 March 2015 | 6:37 am

Prince condemns illegal ivory trade

Prince William condemns illegal wildlife trading and calls for more international help in a speech on the final day of his tour of China.

Posted by on 4 March 2015 | 5:02 am

The man protecting China's elephants

The man protecting China's elephants and their home

Posted by on 4 March 2015 | 4:50 am

Colombia stops Chinese arms ship

The Colombian authorities arrest the captain of a Chinese ship on its way to Cuba after finding undeclared gunpowder and cannon shells aboard.

Posted by on 4 March 2015 | 4:29 am

VIDEO: Plane left nose-down on Nepal runway

A group of airline passengers in Nepal had a lucky escape after their plane skidded off a runway in dense fog.

Posted by on 4 March 2015 | 4:25 am

Australian pair moved for execution

Two members of the Bali Nine Australian drug smuggling ring are moved to the Indonesian island where they and other foreigners face execution.

Posted by on 4 March 2015 | 2:54 am

Pakistan earn routine win over UAE

Pakistan cruise to a 129-run win over the UAE in Napier to boost their hopes of reaching the World Cup quarter-finals.

Posted by on 4 March 2015 | 2:43 am

World's oldest person turns 117

Misao Okawa is celebrating her birthday in Japan and says 117 years doesn't seem like such a long time.

Posted by on 4 March 2015 | 2:01 am

China media: Military parade

People are "excited" by planned military parade marking the end of World War II, papers say.

Posted by on 4 March 2015 | 12:51 am

China military budget 'to rise 10%'

China's military budget will rise by about 10% in 2015, an official says, in another double-digit increase.

Posted by on 4 March 2015 | 12:49 am

India surprises with second rate cut

The Reserve Bank of India cuts its key interest rate, in a surprise move for the second time this year.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 11:07 pm

Palmer apology over suicide comment

Palmer United Party leader Clive Palmer apologises for telling Australian PM Tony Abbott to "commit suicide" during press conference.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 9:57 pm

Royal hoax station committed crime

A radio station broke the law by broadcasting a hoax call with a nurse caring for the Duchess of Cambridge, Australia's high court rules.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 8:11 pm

Target to cut several thousand jobs

US retail giant Target plans to cut several thousand jobs as it tries to slash $2bn (£1.3bn) in costs over the next two years.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 7:45 pm

Australia economy grows 2.5% on year

Australia's economy grew 2.5% in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, marking its slowest pace of annual growth last year.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 7:24 pm

VIDEO: India's mass sterilisation drive

Operating conditions are often very poor but demand is rising for sterilisation operations in India, driven by cash incentives from the state.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 6:54 pm

China's Tube crush

How London's male commuters set Chinese hearts racing

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 6:09 pm

'Tomboy, I wear glasses, look dorky'

The woman who attracted proposals through honesty

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 4:49 pm

'Birth tourism' hotels raided in US

US agents raid more than a dozen hotels that cater mostly to Chinese women who want their children to be born US citizens.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 1:40 pm

Delhi police block gang rapist film

Police in India secure a court injunction blocking the broadcast of an interview with one of the Delhi gang rapists on death row.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 1:14 pm