Australia pushing for MH17 tribunal

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is in New York to push for an independent criminal tribunal into the MH17 crash.

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 7:11 pm

The last Catholic priest in Antarctica

The story of the last Catholic priest in the Antarctic

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 6:09 pm

Water mafia: Why Delhi is buying water on the black market

Have the 'water mafia' taken over Delhi's supplies?

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 2:04 pm

Myanmar police net '$100m drug haul'

Police in the city of Yangon in Myanmar seize methamphetamine tablets with an estimated value of more than $100m (£64m) in an abandoned truck.

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 11:13 am

Malaysia sackings over money scandal

Malaysia's PM Najib Razak sacks his deputy who criticised him over a financial scandal, while the attorney-general probing the issue has been replaced.

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 7:00 am

People's president: India mourns Abdul Kalam

The death of former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam triggers an outpouring of grief.

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 6:33 am

'I lost all honour in gender case'

Sprinter Dutee Chand is glad others will not face similar abuse after being cleared to compete following a gender case.

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 6:19 am

Taliban seize Afghan district HQ

Taliban fighters seize the HQ of Kohistanat district in Afghanistan's Sar-e-pul province, amid an ongoing offensive in the north, officials say.

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 5:51 am

Anger as US softens Malaysia stance

Rights groups react angrily as the US takes Malaysia off a human trafficking blacklist, saying it was done to help pass the TPP major trade deal.

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 4:26 am

Mumbai bomb plotter plea deferred

India's top court refers a final plea by a man to suspend his execution over his role in the deadly 1993 Mumbai bombings to a larger bench of judges.

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 3:39 am

China shares continue to slide

Shares in mainland China continued their slide on Tuesday, a day after the Shanghai Composite index saw its biggest one-day drop in eight years.

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 3:28 am

VIDEO: Birthday cake for world's oldest panda

At nearly 37 years of age, Jia Jia is thought to be the oldest panda ever kept in captivity.

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 3:11 am

Beijing promises more market support

China's central bank says it would continue to inject funds into the stock market, a move aimed at stabilising stocks after a major sell-off.

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 12:37 am

South Korea declares 'end' to Mers

South Korea's PM Hwang Kyo-ahn declares a "de facto end" to the Mers virus outbreak, after no new infections are reported for 23 days.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 10:58 pm

Abdul Kalam: The people’s president

A tribute by Shashi Tharoor to Abdul Kalam

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 10:42 pm

Viewpoint: Why Britain does not owe reparations to India

Why Britain does not owe reparations to India

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 6:47 pm

Apple 'fake factory' raided in China

A factory which officials say made up to 41,000 fake Apple iPhones is raided in China, leading to nine arrests.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 6:45 pm

Baidu profits miss expectations

China's biggest online search engine Baidu missed analysts' expectations as profits took a hit from investment redirected elsewhere.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 5:35 pm

VIDEO: How India police siege unfolded

At least ten people have died in the Indian state of Punjab after security forces brought an end to a siege at a police station.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 4:19 pm

UK and Indonesia agree 'anti-IS plan'

The UK and Indonesia agree measures to counter the "shared enemy" of Islamic State extremism at the start of David Cameron's four-day tour of South East Asia.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 4:03 pm

VIDEO: Panic grips China's stock market

Shares in mainland China have recorded their biggest one-day fall for more than eight years following a sell-off towards the end of the trading day.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 12:47 pm

Ten killed in India police siege

Ten people, including three attackers, are killed in the Indian state of Punjab after a siege at a police station.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 10:50 am

Indian tycoon buys old Scotland Yard

One of India's richest men, Yusuffali Kader, has bought the original Scotland Yard site in Whitehall for £110m.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 10:24 am

Bangladesh tigers 'in steep decline'

Bangladesh has only a little more than 100 Royal Bengal tigers living in the Sunderbans forest, far fewer than previously thought, a new census shows.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 9:23 am

Moss-viewing trips take off in Japan

Groups travel to moss-carpeted sites to view the tiny plants.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 6:33 am