Arrest over Taiwan quake collapse

The developer of a building which collapsed in Taiwan's earthquake on Saturday has been arrested, local media report.

Posted by on 9 February 2016 | 2:26 am

Banks lead slump on Tokyo's stock market

Tokyo shares fall sharply on Tuesday, led by the banks, following the trends set in Europe and the US.

Posted by on 9 February 2016 | 1:19 am

'Miracle rescue' of avalanche soldier

An Indian soldier who was buried after an avalanche struck the Siachen glacier six days ago has been found alive, officials say.

Posted by on 9 February 2016 | 12:32 am

India 'meteorite death' to be probed

Indian scientists have been asked to examine claims that a man died after being hit by a meteorite in southern Vellore city.

Posted by on 9 February 2016 | 12:03 am

Albino turtle found on Australia beach

Wildlife volunteers say they were stunned to find an extremely rare albino turtle on a beach in Australia on Sunday.

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 11:43 pm

Police and vendors clash in Hong Kong

Police have clashed with protesters in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong during an operation to shut down illegal food stalls.

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 11:21 pm

North Korean satellite 'is in orbit'

A satellite sent into space by a widely condemned North Korean rocket launch is in orbit but it is not clear if it is working, says South Korea.

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 9:30 pm

VIDEO: Hong Kong police and food vendors clash

Hundreds of protesters have clashed with police in Hong Kong during an operation to remove illegal food stalls in the Mong Kok district.

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 9:27 pm

Caves reveal Australia wasteland's secret past

Caves reveal a desert's rainforest past

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 9:06 pm

Viewpoint: Will 2016 be a turning point for free speech in India?

It is impossible not to believe that 2016 will be a turning point for India and free expression in the subcontinent, writes Nilanjana S Roy.

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 7:24 pm

VIDEO: Life in Kokang a year on from conflict

The BBC's Jonah Fisher reports from the Kokang special region in north-eastern Myanmar, a year on from the scene of heavy fighting.

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 7:13 pm

VIDEO: Exploring India's 'dead' car auctions

At India's "dead" car auctions, you can buy a car for a fraction of its market price. But there's a catch - the cars have all been damaged by flooding.

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 6:54 pm

VIDEO: Hope for typhoon-hit rice farmers

Technology being developed in the Philippines could give hope to thousands of farmers affected by storms and natural disasters.

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 6:47 pm

Japan and the whale

History, food, identity or perhaps bureaucracy?

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 4:30 pm

Viewpoint: Brain tanning and the alchemy of road kill

Making the most of Australian roadkill

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 11:44 am

Freed Australian 'to keep up aid work'

An Australian aid worker who was freed by al-Qaeda-linked militants in Burkina Faso has vowed to continue with her medical work in the country.

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 10:54 am

Nepal minorities lift border blockade

Nepal's ethnic minority groups lift a four-month blockade of crossings along the Indian border.

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 8:36 am

India outpaces China in 2015 growth

India's economy grew at a rate of 7.5% in 2015, faster than the 6.9% reported in China, official figures show.

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 8:05 am

Rumours over Suu Kyi 'president move'

Burmese MPs delay voting on a new president, fuelling speculation that Aung San Suu Kyi is negotiating a route to the job.

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 5:43 am

India blocks Zuckerberg's free net app

India's telecoms regulator blocks Facebook's limited free internet service as part of a ruling in favour of net neutrality.

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 5:02 am

Mumbai attacks plotter 'visited India'

A US man convicted for his role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks tells an Indian court that he visited Mumbai seven times in advance to gather information.

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 3:33 am

Lunar New Year in pictures

Images from around the world as hundreds of millions of people celebrate the Lunar New Year, welcoming in the year of the monkey.

Posted by on 7 February 2016 | 11:01 pm

Leopard mauls six in Indian school

A male leopard enters a school in the Indian city of Bangalore, injuring six people before being captured and released.

Posted by on 7 February 2016 | 10:43 pm

VIDEO: Cartoon smartphone lessons for parents

One Chinese artist has found a novel way to help his parents get up to speed with apps and help them stay in touch.

Posted by on 7 February 2016 | 7:48 pm

Why an Indian lawyer tried to sue God

The controversial court case that stunned Indians

Posted by on 7 February 2016 | 7:17 pm