Japan minister in sex bar funds row

Japan's new trade minister Yoichi Miyazawa is forced to defend himself after it emerged support staff spent office money at a sex club.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 2:51 am

China media: Anger at Japan

Media are angry at Japan's denial that it used sex slaves during World War II.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 2:44 am

Sydney's Sculpture by the Sea opens

Sydney's Sculpture by the Sea opens

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 1:30 am

Eight dead in Quetta bus attack

Eight people are killed after gunmen open fire on a bus carrying Shia Muslims in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta, officials say.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 1:25 am

VIDEO: Can King Khan top Diwali box office?

Farah Khan's much-anticipated new film, Happy New Year, is released for Diwali.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 1:16 am

India's Modi visits Siachen glacier

Indian PM Narendra Modi makes a brief visit to the Siachen glacier on his way to Indian-administered Kashmir to spend the Diwali festival looking at the damage caused by last month's floods.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 1:04 am

Indian media: Diwali 'politics'

PM Narendra Modi's Kashmir visit on Diwali is criticised as a political gesture

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 12:28 am

Police 'worked to stop Batty killer'

Police were "working hard" to arrest an "aggressive" and "smart" abusive father who later beat his young son to death, an inquiry hears.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 12:10 am

Photos captures beauty of Greenland

Australian photographer explores Greenland's ice sheet

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 7:05 pm

Military heads admit Afghan mistakes

Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army, Gen Sir Peter Wall, tells the BBC.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 6:40 pm

In pictures: India celebrates Diwali

Indians celebrate Diwali, the biggest Hindu festival

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 5:27 pm

Will coal exports kill the Great Barrier Reef?

Will coal exports kill the Great Barrier Reef?

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 5:18 pm

Windies India tour a 'wake-up call'

West Indies' decision to end their tour of India early must provoke change, says former Test bowler Ian Bishop.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 4:46 pm

China-Japan talks fuel hope of thaw

Japan's deputy prime minister meets his Chinese counterpart in Beijing in a move that could pave the way for a meeting between the countries' leaders.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 10:57 am

Protest group ends Islamabad sit-in

Supporters of a leading anti-government cleric in Pakistan end a two-month protest in the capital Islamabad against PM Nawaz Sharif, but others remain.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 7:47 am

Kenny G visits Hong Kong protests

US saxophonist Kenny G visits Hong Kong protest sites, prompting Beijing to repeat its warning for foreigners to stay out of domestic affairs.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 5:20 am

Protests at HK leader's residence

Protesters in Hong Kong march to the chief executive's residence, criticising his comments against giving the poor too much political influence.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 5:09 am

Who wants to play Rupert Murdoch?

Australian playwright on media baron's rise to power

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 4:14 am

Honey smugglers sent packing

Foreign honey and pollen could devastate New Zealand's honey industry, experts say.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 4:06 am

S Korea takes down 'Christmas tree'

South Korea takes down a "Christmas tree" tower on the border with North Korea, but says it was for safety reasons not to appease the North.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 2:22 am

Indian girl, 3, 'raped' in school

Police in India investigate the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl in her school in the city of Bangalore.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 1:46 am

Police guard for India film release

A film is set to be released in India's southern Tamil Nadu state under police protection after some groups protested against it.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 11:49 pm

US Marine held for Philippine murder

A US Marine accused of murdering a transgender woman in the Philippines is moved to a Philippine army base, but fails to attend an initial hearing.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 11:22 pm

Cheika named coach of Australia

New South Wales Waratahs boss Michael Cheika is named as the new coach of the Wallabies by the Australian Rugby Union.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 10:37 pm

Australia MP in court asylum appeal

An Australian lawmaker writes to the International Criminal Court asking it to investigate the Abbott government over its treatment of asylum seekers.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 9:26 pm