Bathers drown off Karachi coast

At least 20 bathers celebrating the Muslim Eid festival drown in rough seas off the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, officials say.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 3:22 am

Australia 'in child asylum cover-up'

The Australian government sought to cover up the extent of mental health problems among children held in asylum detention, a psychiatrist tells a national inquiry.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 3:09 am

Guilty plea in Australia racist rant

A woman whose racist rant caused shock in Australia is given a 12-month good behaviour bond after admitting offensive behaviour.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 2:28 am

India's Tata set to invest $35bn

Tata, India's biggest business group, is set to invest $35bn over the next three years in areas including retail and defence.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 2:03 am

Race to find India landslide missing

Rescue workers in western India race to locate survivors of a landslide that has claimed at least 30 lives and buried up to 200 people.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 1:46 am

In pictures: India landslide

The village engulfed in tonnes of mud and rock

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 1:41 am

China media: Housing reforms

Reforms to decades-old household registration system welcome, papers say.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 1:31 am

Indian media: 'Man-made' disaster

Experts blame deforestation for the deadly disaster in western India.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 1:11 am

VIDEO: John Kerry eyes trade boost with India

John Kerry is leading the first US delegation to India since Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a landslide victory in the elections in May.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 12:50 am

NZ lawmakers back match-fixing bill

New Zealand lawmakers back a bill making match-fixing a crime punishable by up to seven years in prison, as it prepares to host major sporting events.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 11:35 pm

Leaders meet to discuss MH17 access

Malaysian and Dutch leaders to meet later to discuss securing full access to the crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine, two weeks after the plane went down.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 11:07 pm

Samsung profit hit by phone slowdown

Profits at Samsung Electronics fall 20% in the second quarter, hurt mainly by a slowdown in smartphone sales and a strong Korean currency.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 8:40 pm

Australia's head coach suspended

Head coach of Australian Athletics Eric Hollingsworth has been suspended for publicly criticising the team's star hurdler Sally Pearson.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 5:24 pm

Kiribati claims historic medal

Weightlifter David Katoatau earns Kiribati its first ever Games medal with gold in 105kg as Ben Watson wins bronze.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 5:23 pm

Drug-resistant malaria 'widespread'

Drug-resistant malaria is spreading in South East Asia, and has now reached the Cambodia-Thailand border, according to a study.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 4:28 pm

Succession planning in Taiwan

The tricky business of succession planning in Taiwanese companies

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 3:53 pm

England close in on win over India

England move closer to levelling the series against India with another dominant display on day four of the third Test.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 12:51 pm

Rare leopards born in French zoo

Two rare Sri Lankan leopard cubs have been born at a French zoo, it is reported

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 10:29 am

Tight security after Xinjiang unrest

Chinese authorities step up security in parts of Xinjiang after dozens were killed or injured in the region's worst violence for months.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 9:42 am

Jadeja to appeal over Anderson fine

India's Ravindra Jadeja is to appeal against a fine levied after an altercation with England's James Anderson.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 9:22 am

Kyrgyzstan profile

Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Kyrgyzstan

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 8:31 am

Nintendo posts loss despite Mario

Nintendo's share price drops after the company reports a bigger than expected loss despite the release of Mario Kart 8 over the period.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 8:14 am

VIDEO: Uttar Pradesh tense after clashes

Nitin Srivastava reports from the barricaded town of Saharanpur where the situation remains tense.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 6:28 am

Airline apology over drug warning

Australia's Jetstar apologises after an attendant on a Sydney-bound flight warned passengers to flush their drugs down the toilet before landing.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 1:16 am

China media: Zhou Yongkang

The investigation into China's former security chief shows the party's commitment to tackling corruption - no matter how high-level, state media say.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 12:25 am