Australia budget brings in 'Google tax'

The Australian government's budget, which doubles as its election campaign kick-off, targets multinational companies that move profits offshore.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 7:10 am

Dhaka smuggler 'hid gold in backside'

A man has been arrested in Dhaka's airport for trying to smuggle 600g (1.3lbs) of gold in six bars hidden in his backside, officials say.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 6:52 am

How the world saw Leicester City's win

Thai joy as Leicester City win Premier League

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 6:18 am

Messi boy flees Afghan threats

An Afghan boy who wore a homemade Lionel Messi shirt flees to Pakistan with his family, who say they received kidnap threats after he shot to fame.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 6:14 am

VIDEO: Afghan press freedom still under threat

Despite greater media diversity and rising professional standards in recent years, press freedom in Kabul is under still threat and working for the country's most popular television station can carry a deadly risk.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 6:03 am

Indonesia sex toy mistaken for 'angel'

Indonesian police have confiscated a sex toy from a remote village after its inhabitants and some on social media mistook it for an "angel".

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 5:58 am

Death sparks probe into China's Baidu

Chinese authorities are probing Baidu over the death of a student who went for an experimental cancer treatment advertised on the search engine.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 5:29 am

Singapore arrests over 'terror plot'

Singapore says it arrested eight Bangladeshi men in April accused of plotting attacks in their home country as the "Islamic State in Bangladesh".

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 4:46 am

VIDEO: Messi shirt boy 'forced' to leave Afghanistan

The father of the five-year-old Afghan boy, who became an internet sensation after being photographed wearing a homemade Lionel Messi football shirt, says the family has been forced to leave Afghanistan due to repeated threats.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 4:41 am

Two killed in India border town firing

Authorities in the north-eastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh order a magisterial inquiry into the deaths of two people in police firing.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 4:10 am

China military's recruitment rap video

"We Shoot! We Kill! We're Loyal to the Party!" - China's army seeks new recruits through a big budget rap recruitment video.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 2:57 am

HSBC profit falls amid volatile markets

Banking giant HSBC reports a 14% drop in profits for the first quarter after "extreme levels of volatility" in financial markets at the start of the year.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 2:50 am

Man 'loses $260,000 in mid-air theft'

A man tells police he lost HK$2m ($257,700; £175,500) in cash and valuables from his hand luggage, during a flight into Hong Kong.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 2:27 am

Indian guru mocked for 'refusing Nobel'

Indians ridicule spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Twitter after he reportedly claimed that he once turned down the Nobel Peace Prize.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 1:58 am

South Korea Olympic chair resigns

The main organiser of South Korea's 2018 Winter Olympics, Cho Yang-ho, resigns to focus on his struggling Hanjin Shipping business.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 12:56 am

Has Cook's Australia ship been found?

Researchers in the US believe they are a step closer to finding the Endeavour, the ship in which Captain Cook sailed to Australia in 1768.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 12:44 am

Australia plans to kill carp with herpes

The Australian politician who declared war on Johnny Depp's dogs has a new enemy - the European carp.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 12:27 am

India tycoon Mallya quits parliament

Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya, who is facing an investigation into money laundering, resigns as a lawmaker.

Posted by on 2 May 2016 | 11:50 pm

Chinese police to patrol Rome and Milan

Four Chinese police officers are to conduct trial patrols with Italian police in Rome and Milan to help Chinese feel safer.

Posted by on 2 May 2016 | 8:52 pm

Five things to watch on Australia's budget day

Five things to watch out for on Australia's budget day

Posted by on 2 May 2016 | 7:37 pm

Why an Indian 'freedom' speech has become a viral remix

'Freedom' chants inspire songs in India

Posted by on 2 May 2016 | 6:45 pm

VIDEO: The Philippine election in emojis

The BBC's Rico Hizon conducts a rigorous poll to discover how Filipinos are feeling about the election - in emojis.

Posted by on 2 May 2016 | 6:04 pm

VIDEO: Did this Thai monk help Leicester win?

A Thai Buddhist monk has confirmed that the owner of Leicester City approached him to perform a blessing ritual for the team, ahead of its Premier League victory.

Posted by on 2 May 2016 | 5:14 pm

VIDEO: Leicester players celebrate title moment

Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs posts a video showing the team celebrating the moment the 5,000-1 outsiders became Premier League champions.

Posted by on 2 May 2016 | 4:38 pm

Selby beats Ding to win second title

Leicester's world number one Mark Selby beats China's Ding Junhui 18-14 to win his second World Championship title.

Posted by on 2 May 2016 | 4:10 pm