Fiji coup leader faces electorate

Fiji's coup leader and former military ruler Frank Bainimarama faces voters in the first election since he seized power in 2006.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 2:37 pm

Why Xi Jinping's visit to India is significant

Why Xi Jinping's visit to India will be closely watched

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 11:11 am

Bosses and cash vanish at shoe firm

Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has announced the disappearance of its chief executive and chief operating officer, along with most of its cash.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 10:45 am

Tardy ex-minister chased off plane

Irate passengers prevent a senior Pakistani politician from boarding a flight, after they were kept on board for two hours until he arrived.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 10:11 am

Nato troops killed in Kabul bombing

A Taliban suicide car bomber attacks a foreign military convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing three Nato personnel and injuring at least 16 civilians.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 9:43 am

CCTV released in Thai murder hunt

Police hunting for suspects of the murder of two Britons in Thailand release CCTV images as the victims' families pay tribute.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 9:23 am

India's BJP suffers poll setback

India's Narendra Modi-led BJP suffers a setback in its first electoral test since its landslide win in May, as votes are counted in recent by-elections.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 7:56 am

VIDEO: Kashmir floods leave thousands stranded

Thousands of people are still thought to be stranded in Indian administered Kashmir nearly two weeks after devastating floods there.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 7:55 am

Thousands flee Philippines volcano

Thousands of people are evacuated as one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines, Mount Mayon, begins spewing lava.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 7:40 am

China's Xi to sign Sri Lanka accords

Chinese President Xi Jinping describes Sri Lanka as a "splendid pearl", before arriving to sign more than 20 co-operation accords en route to talks in India.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 7:39 am

Japan kids take table-manner classes

Japanese parents are paying for their children to learn proper table manners.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 7:37 am

Is Ilham Tohti friend or foe of China?

The BBC's Celia Hatton examines Ilham Tohti's reputation as a government critic on the eve of the Uighur academic's trial in China.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 6:42 am

Thai woman in crocodile pit suicide

A 65-year-old woman from Bangkok has killed herself by jumping into a pit of crocodiles at a reptile farm, police say.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 5:15 am

Typhoon Kalmaegi hits southern China

Tens of thousands of Chinese are evacuated as Typhoon Kalmaegi lands in Hainan province, after barrelling past the Philippines and Hong Kong.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 2:26 am

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Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 2:03 am

China media: Philippines ties

Papers accuse Manila of a "failure" to protect Chinese nationals, amid territorial tensions.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 1:27 am

Indian media: Drop in inflation

Papers see a drop in inflation as a "good sign" for PM Modi's economic revival plan.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 12:23 am

Is New Zealand's political cycle too short?

Is New Zealand's political cycle too short?

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 9:17 pm

VIDEO: Dr Edhi: A life helping Pakistan's poor

Sixty years ago, Abdul Sattar Edhi gave up everything to start a charitable organisation, dedicated to improving the lives of the poor in Pakistan.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 8:06 pm

Alibaba raises price of share sale

Chinese online giant Alibaba increases the price range of its initial public offering, meaning it could raise more than $25bn when it lists in New York.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 5:48 pm

Move to cut Bangladesh marriage age

The Bangladeshi cabinet proposes measures to lower the marriageable age for men and women, while toughening the penalty for violating the limits.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 5:43 pm

The Bollywood actresses speaking out on sexism

Why Bollywood stars are lashing out against sexism

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 3:52 pm

Goldfish has brain operation

An Australian goldfish called George is recovering from successful microsurgery in which a large tumour was removed from his brain.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 12:46 pm

Afghan rape death sentences upheld

An Afghan court upholds the death sentences for five men convicted of gang raping four women, in a case which has sparked national outrage.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 10:39 am

VIDEO: Wedding tragedy as groom dies in floods

Flooding in Pakistan has claimed the life of a groom who was travelling to his wedding reception on a boat.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 10:16 am