VIDEO: Indonesia wary of growing IS support

The Indonesian government has banned the jihadist group Islamic State, but support for the organisation is still evident in meetings and demonstrations across the nation.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 6:01 pm

China accuses MPs of 'interference'

Chinese authorities accuse British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs by investigating tensions there, BBC Newsnight learns.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 5:38 pm

US works to free trio in N Korea

The White House says securing the release of three American citizens detained in North Korea is a "top priority", after they appealed for help.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 2:31 pm

Fresh clashes in Pakistan capital

Clashes between security forces and protesters continue in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, after the national TV channel's HQ was briefly stormed.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 1:47 pm

VIDEO: Pakistan's state TV back on air

The Pakistani army has stepped in to remove anti-government protesters from state TV headquarters in Islamabad, after they stormed the building, taking it off air.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 10:22 am

Ancient college opens after 800 years

Nalanda University reopens - but with a handful of students and with the campus not yet ready.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 10:18 am

VIDEO: 'Hero' cat saves owner from fire

A tabby cat has been hailed a hero after she woke up her owner to alert him to a fire which destroyed his home in Melbourne, Australia.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 9:16 am

Woman has boy after swim to safety

An Indian woman who swam nearly a kilometre across a raging monsoon river to avoid a home birth delivers a baby boy in hospital.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 8:21 am

Amitabh Bachchan in Twitter landmark

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan crosses over 10 million followers on Twitter.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 8:01 am

Nuclear vow at Japan-India talks

India's PM Narendra Modi and Japan's Shinzo Abe agree at their summit to speed up talks on a nuclear energy pact.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 7:44 am

VIDEO: HK protesters disrupt vote speech

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have disrupted a speech by a Beijing official who was explaining how new voting procedures will be introduced for the city.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 5:47 am

VIDEO: India and Japan PMs meet in Tokyo

India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, meets Japan's Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on his first major foreign visit since taking office.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 4:56 am

Three dead in China school stabbing

At least three children have died and six people were injured in a knife attack on a school in China's central Hubei province, state media report.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 3:54 am

Official heckled amid HK poll anger

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists disrupt a speech by a Beijing official, a day after China ruled out a direct leadership election in 2017.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 2:24 am

Man held over New Zealand killings

Police in New Zealand detain a man suspected of shooting two people dead and injuring a third at an unemployment office.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 1:29 am

China media: Hong Kong ruling

State media urge Hong Kong to accept Beijing's decision over the 2017 leadership election, while Hong Kong papers are worried about the future.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 12:14 am

Indian media: Modi's Japan diplomacy

Papers positive about improved Delhi-Tokyo ties.

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 11:49 pm

India unveils new village toilets

An Indian charity unveils 108 new lavatories in a village which gained notoriety when two young girls were found hanged from a tree there in May.

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 11:07 pm

China factory growth misses forecast

China's manufacturing activity misses expectations in August, indicating that the country's economy may be losing momentum.

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 9:13 pm

VIDEO: Meet Japan's Batman - Chibatman

The BBC's meets Chibatman - a Japanese man who dresses as Batman to make Japanese people smile and who has become an internet sensation.

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 7:17 pm

VIDEO: Stories of forced conversion in Pakistan

The BBC's Kim Ghattas meets two girls who were forcibly converted to Islam in Pakistan.

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 6:07 pm

How do you break up an 'old lady'?

Bangladesh's ship breakers face economic challenge

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 6:02 pm

Hong Kong's battle for hearts and minds

China's decision on Hong Kong raises tensions

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 4:28 pm

In pictures: India's coal miners

Photographer Arindam Mukherjee with the miners of eastern India

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 3:34 pm

VIDEO: Saying 'I do' underwater in China

Why Chinese couples are queuing up to put on waterproof make-up and get their wedding pictures taken underwater.

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 2:24 pm