Novice 'steered South Korea ferry'

The South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday was steered by a ship's mate unfamiliar with the waters where the accident occurred, officials say.

Posted by on 19 April 2014 | 2:07 pm

Indian election spoofs get voters laughing

Political spoofs have Indians chuckling at election time

Posted by on 19 April 2014 | 10:51 am

Pakistan TV anchor shot in attack

Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's best known television presenters, is injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the southern city of Karachi.

Posted by on 19 April 2014 | 10:32 am

VIDEO: Three missing in Everest avalanche

The search resumes for three missing local guides after an avalanche kills 13 Sherpas on the slopes of Mount Everest.

Posted by on 19 April 2014 | 8:15 am

In pictures: Royal tour in Brisbane

Fighter jets and screaming crowds for William and Kate

Posted by on 19 April 2014 | 5:26 am

Three missing in Everest avalanche

The search resumes for three missing local guides after an avalanche kills 13 Sherpas on the slopes of Mount Everest.

Posted by on 19 April 2014 | 2:48 am

Plane search at 'critical juncture'

The search area for the missing Malaysian plane has narrowed and will be at "a critical juncture" in the next two days, says the transport minister.

Posted by on 19 April 2014 | 2:37 am

VIDEO: Kate tries out fighter jet in Australia

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit an air base in Queensland on day four of their tour of Australia.

Posted by on 19 April 2014 | 1:47 am

VIDEO: Kate meets Manly Beach life-savers

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made an appearance at Sydney's Royal Easter Show, during their tour of Australia.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 1:11 pm

Japan to launch Pacific whale hunt

Japan says it will catch fewer whales in the Pacific this year after a court banned its whaling off Antarctica.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 9:32 am

VIDEO: Tree topples as strong winds hit NZ

Footage has emerged of a tropical storm in New Zealand blowing down a large tree as the remnants of Cyclone Ita swept through the city of Nelson.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 7:13 am

Kate tells of warm Australia welcome

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Sydney Royal Easter Show on the third day of their Australia tour.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 6:42 am

Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'

An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 5:37 am

One fifth of China soil contaminated

Almost a fifth of China's soil is contaminated, an official study released by the government has shown.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 5:06 am

China media: Ukraine crisis

The ongoing Ukraine crisis and corruption in China, as a top executive is investigated.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 2:14 am

Indian media: 'Voting wave'

Welcoming a "voting wave" in the fifth phase of the parliamentary election.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 2:11 am

Gold found in Indian man's stomach

A stack of 12 bars of gold were recovered from the stomach of a businessman in the Indian capital, Delhi, a surgeon treating him tells the BBC.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 1:51 am

China jails corruption activists

China jails four more activists linked to the Xu Zhiyong-founded New Citizens' Movement, which seeks government transparency.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 12:10 am

India votes on biggest polling day

Millions of Indians vote in the biggest day of the general election pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 11:49 pm

Celebrating Easter in Spring

Australia's Bishop Kay at Westminster Abbey for Easter

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 6:06 pm

Congress' favourite son heading for defeat?

Rahul Gandhi faces a tough challenge in India polls

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 4:20 pm

Weibo shares surge on US debut

Shares in China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, went up by almost 20% on the first day of its listing in the US, despite a disappointing start.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 4:10 pm

Sydney airport go-ahead

Economic gold or nightmare reality?

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 2:00 pm

Mini-sub performs full MH370 search

A mini-sub searching for the missing Malaysian plane completes a full mission at its third attempt, after technical issues cut the first two short.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 7:35 am

Australia navy captains disciplined

An Australian navy captain is removed from his command and another disciplined for violating Indonesia's waters on asylum patrol duties.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 4:35 am