Afghan election audit suspended

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah withdraws observers from an audit of votes, citing concerns over fraud.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 7:18 am

Fonterra in big China dairy tie-up

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra announces its intention to take a 20% stake in one of China's biggest milk processors, Beingmate.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 6:51 am

VIDEO: Abdullah on ballot validation 'fraud'

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah withdraws observers from an audit of votes in the disputed election, citing concerns over fraud.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 6:00 am

Japan PM marks war criminal ceremony

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe sent a message to a ceremony honouring war criminals, official confirm, amid strained ties with China and South Korea.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 5:06 am

India 'criminal' ministers warning

India's Supreme Court says politicians with criminal records should not be appointed as ministers.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 2:38 am

Australia ups anti-terror efforts

New counter-terrorism units have been set up at two Australian airports, PM Tony Abbott says, amid concern over Australians fighting in Iraq and Syria.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 2:11 am

China media: US security talks

Papers hope Pentagon talks will help prevent "unexpected military conflicts".

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 1:13 am

VIDEO: Will China's yoghurt craze pay off?

With falling milk prices, companies are looking at other ways to make money, and Mengniu Dairy, China's biggest, has recently decided to venture into the yoghurt business.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 1:03 am

Indian media: 'Generational shift' in BJP

Papers say the era of BJP stalwarts has come to an end.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 12:18 am

China 'violated Taiwanese airspace'

Two Chinese military aircraft violated Taiwan's airspace on Monday causing jets to scramble, officials say, but Beijing rejects the claim.

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 11:41 pm

When Chinese children forget how to write

When China's children forget how to write

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 9:19 pm

Air New Zealand in 30% earnings jump

Air New Zealand posts 30% jump in pre-tax earnings for the year ending in June to NZ$332m ($277.4m; £167.7m).

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 9:01 pm

VIDEO: Chinese calligraphy: Thing of the past?

Many people in China are forgetting how to write their own language.

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 7:02 pm

Woman kills leopard in long battle

An Indian woman armed only with farm tools is stable in hospital after killing a leopard that attacked her.

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 11:14 am

VIDEO: Clegg dons traditional dress in India

Nick Clegg wore traditional India clothing while on a visit to a Sikh temple and community kitchen in Delhi.

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 4:02 am

VIDEO: Sheep found with 20kg woolly coat

Two farmers in Tasmania have found a sheep they believe has been wandering wild and for six years and never been shorn.

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 3:41 am

Mumbai attack Jewish centre reopens

A Jewish centre in the Indian city of Mumbai reopens, nearly six years after it was stormed by gunmen who attacked the city.

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 3:26 am

Tepco in Fukushima suicide ruling

A court orders the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant to pay damages to the family of an evacuee who killed herself.

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 3:17 am

Mozilla launches $33 smartphone

Mozilla, a company best known for its Firefox browser, launches its first low-cost smartphone in India, retailing for 1,999 rupees ($33; £19.90).

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 3:17 am

VIDEO: Women refugees break rules to survive

Many women who have fled the fighting in North Waziristan find they have to go against tribal customs at the relief camp to get access to food and medical facilities.

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 3:13 am

Indian media: Bihar by-elections

Media analyse Bihar by-election result's impact on national politics.

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 2:02 am

Australia tycoon makes China apology

Australian billionaire Clive Palmer apologises for calling the Chinese government "mongrels", after widespread criticism of his comments.

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 1:58 am

Australia sued over asylum detainees

Asylum-seekers detained on Christmas Island, including a six-year-old child, sue the Australian government over inadequate health care.

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 1:06 am

Five dead in S Korea flash floods

Flash floods brought on by heavy rain in south-eastern South Korea have killed at least five people, rescue officials say.

Posted by on 25 August 2014 | 11:39 pm

Protests point to Macau awakening

Demonstrations suggest Macau political awakening

Posted by on 25 August 2014 | 9:37 pm