Thai government replaces martial law

Thailand's military government announces it is lifting martial law, but replaces it with measures that critics say could be even more sweeping.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 12:26 pm

S Korea details Sewol compensation

South Korea is to pay about $380,000 (£256.000; €353,000) in compensation for each of the nearly 250 students killed in the Sewol ferry disaster.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 12:16 pm

Wives fill Indian boardroom quotas

Some of India's richest businessmen have appointed their wives as company directors to comply with a new law.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 8:48 am

Malaysia website staff freed on bail

The publisher and editor of a Malaysian website have been freed on bail after their arrest on suspicion of sedition.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 7:11 am

S Korea charges US envoy attacker

A South Korean man who attacked the US envoy to Seoul with a knife, slashing his face and arms, is charged with attempted murder.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 6:47 am

Kamal quits ICC after World Cup snub

Bangladeshi Mustafa Kamal quits as ICC president after India row saw him replaced as a prize-giver at the World Cup.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 5:38 am

Queensland greyhound body dump found

The bodies of at least 55 greyhounds - apparently linked to racing - are found dumped in Queensland, in the latest setback for the scandal-hit sport.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 5:35 am

More arrests in India nun rape case

Police in India arrest four men in connection with the rape of an elderly nun in West Bengal state which sparked outrage.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 3:23 am

Thousands in Vietnam factory strike

Thousands of workers at a Vietnam shoe factory continue to strike, in a rare anti-government protest over a social insurance law.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 2:56 am

India ex-PM summons suspended

India's Supreme Court suspends a court summons issued to former PM Manmohan Singh over a coal mining scandal.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 2:50 am

World's oldest person dies in Japan

The world's oldest person, Japan's Misao Okawa, dies from heart failure at the age of 117.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 1:02 am

Indian media: Cigarette warning delay 'absurd'

Spotlight on anger over delay in bigger health warnings on cigarette packets, and a court's decision to uphold alcohol ban in Kerala.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 1:01 am

China building 'great wall of sand'

The scale of China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is leading to "serious questions" on its intentions, a top US official says.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 12:39 am

New Zealander Lundy guilty of murder

A New Zealand court finds Mark Lundy guilty for a second time of murdering his wife and daughter, after his first conviction was thrown out.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 12:25 am

Trapped Indians evacuated from Yemen

A group of 348 Indian nationals trapped in the fighting in Yemen have been evacuated and are on their way home, India's external affairs ministry says.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 12:17 am

China factory activity expands again

Activity in China's vast manufactory sector picked up unexpectedly in March, according to the official government survey.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 10:31 pm

Where in India can you get beef?

Where in India can you still buy beef?

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 8:39 pm

VIDEO: Remembering WW2's forgotten famine

World War Two and crop failure led to a famine in Bengal which killed millions of people in 1943. One survivor recalls the forgotten tragedy.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 7:07 pm

'Alarming' rise in death sentences

Human rights group Amnesty International says there was an "alarming" increase in death sentences in 2014, with almost 500 more issued than in 2013.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 6:51 pm

Evidence links China to GitHub attack

Security researchers say "innocent" internet users are unwittingly carrying out an attack on coding site GitHub, most likely hijacked by the Chinese government.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 2:03 pm

Myanmar profile

Provides an overview, basic facts and key dates for this south Asian country

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 11:28 am

Singapore profile

Provides an overview of Singapore, including key events and facts.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 10:47 am

Thailand country profile

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Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 9:31 am

Indian police collect cow 'mugshots'

Police carry out unofficial cow census after Indian state outlaws their slaughter for beef.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 8:54 am

Uzbekistan country profile

Provides an overview of Uzbekistan, including key events and facts about the country.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 8:43 am