VIDEO: KFC opens in Myanmar

KFC has opened in Myanmar. It is the country's first American fast food chain.

Posted by on 29 June 2015 | 8:59 pm

VIDEO: The ashram where Beatles meditated

An abandoned ashram in the Indian town of Rishikesh has become a must-see stop for Beatles fans.

Posted by on 29 June 2015 | 6:07 pm

VIDEO: Fears Taiwan fire toll will rise

A woman who was injured after a fire tore through the crowds at an amusement park in Taiwan has died, officials say.

Posted by on 29 June 2015 | 5:33 pm

The activist who won't give up

The Uzbek activist who refuses to give up

Posted by on 29 June 2015 | 4:31 pm

Armed police move in against Chinese anti-plant protesters

China's authorities only allowed protests against a chemical plant to go so far in Shanghai before sending in armed police, reports Celia Hatton.

Posted by on 29 June 2015 | 10:15 am

Prisoners tunnel out of Delhi jail

Two prisoners escape from India's maximum security Tihar jail by digging a tunnel under a wall and scaling another.

Posted by on 29 June 2015 | 8:31 am

VIDEO: 'No going back' for Solar Impulse

A solar-powered plane has passed the "point of no return" in its second bid at making a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean.

Posted by on 29 June 2015 | 8:30 am

Taliban ambush 'kills 11 soldiers'

Taliban militants in Afghanistan have killed at least 11 soldiers in an ambush in western Herat province, police tell the BBC.

Posted by on 29 June 2015 | 8:30 am

Activist targeted for mocking Modi

Leading Indian activist Kavitha Krishnan becomes the target of internet ire after a disparaging tweet against PM Narendra Modi.

Posted by on 29 June 2015 | 7:01 am

Reveller dies from inferno injuries

A woman who was badly injured after a fire tore through the crowds at a Taiwan amusement park, hurting about 500 people, has died, officials say.

Posted by on 29 June 2015 | 6:01 am

Japan manga cat in Thai rain ritual

Thai villagers use toy of cartoon cat Doraemon for rain prayers.

Posted by on 29 June 2015 | 5:54 am

India Chennai metro railway launched

A metro rail service is launched in the southern Indian city of Chennai, making it the sixth Indian city with the service.

Posted by on 29 June 2015 | 5:53 am

Solar plane passes 'no return' point

A solar-powered plane passes the "point of no return" after leaving Japan for a second attempt at a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean.

Posted by on 29 June 2015 | 5:46 am

Pop star Rihanna's designer of choice

How the pop singer put the spotlight on a Chinese designer

Posted by on 29 June 2015 | 5:29 am

Mumbai train climbs on to platform

A train in the western Indian city of Mumbai overshoots the end of the track and crashes into the barrier before coming to a halt.

Posted by on 29 June 2015 | 4:41 am

Asian shares hit by Greece fears

Asian shares tumble and the euro falls after Greece fails to strike a deal with its creditors and imposes capital controls.

Posted by on 29 June 2015 | 3:27 am

VIDEO: Passengers leap from derailed train

Footage shows a passenger train at Mumbai's Churchgate station overshooting the platform and injuring several people.

Posted by on 29 June 2015 | 3:15 am

DNA helps jail Afghan father for rape

DNA helps jail Afghan father for rape

Posted by on 29 June 2015 | 12:44 am

China-led global bank takes shape

China hosts the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a new international financial institution set to rival the World Bank.

Posted by on 29 June 2015 | 12:13 am

VIDEO: 'I saw the flames burning my legs'

A survivor of a fire which tore through a party in a Taiwanese amusement park describes "chaotic scenes" as crowds attempted to escape the flames.

Posted by on 28 June 2015 | 10:33 pm

Mob lynches India school director

The director of a school in the eastern Indian state of Bihar is killed in a mob lynching over the deaths of two of his students.

Posted by on 28 June 2015 | 10:29 pm

Australia IS militant 'may be alive'

One of Australia's most notorious militants, Khaled Sharrouf, may still be alive and fighting for IS in the Middle East, media reports say.

Posted by on 28 June 2015 | 9:56 pm

Station cat gets lavish send-off

A Japanese cat, which became a national celebrity when she was made a station master, is mourned at the station where she served.

Posted by on 28 June 2015 | 7:16 pm

Australia reviews organ donations

Australia reviews its organ donation scheme

Posted by on 28 June 2015 | 3:10 pm

VIDEO: China-led development bank in focus

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has now been officially launched, but what will it actually do?

Posted by on 28 June 2015 | 2:47 pm