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Delhi media gossip sets Indian Twitter abuzz
Twitter gossip tempts Delhi's chattering classes
news.bbc.co.uk | 25-Nov-2014 22:15

Cambodian elephant finally retired
The only working elephant in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh is blessed ahead of her imminent retirement after more than 30 years of carrying tourists.
news.bbc.co.uk | 25-Nov-2014 18:13

Top Thai policeman 'defamed royals'
A third senior police officer in Thailand is charged with insulting the monarchy, bribery and corruption as part of a major investigation.
news.bbc.co.uk | 25-Nov-2014 15:34

Bangladesh 'Hajj critic' is arrested
A senior Bangladeshi politician who criticised the annual Hajj pilgrimage made by Muslims to Mecca is arrested in Dhaka for insulting Islam.
news.bbc.co.uk | 25-Nov-2014 15:28

VIDEO: BJP hopes for win in Kashmir elections
India's governing party BJP looks to gain support for the first time in elections as Kashmiris head to the polls in Indian-administered Kashmir.
news.bbc.co.uk | 25-Nov-2014 13:53

Tourists flock to 'see democracy'
Taiwan's local elections are a tourist attraction for Chinese visitors.
news.bbc.co.uk | 25-Nov-2014 13:49

From smart to shove: A brief history of the shirtfront
How a shirt became a shove in Australia
news.bbc.co.uk | 25-Nov-2014 12:34

Cricket world supports Phil Hughes
Cricketers from around the world send messages of support to Phil Hughes, who is in a critical condition in hospital.
bbc.co.uk | 25-Nov-2014 11:47

BJP seeks gains in Kashmir elections
Voters go to the polls in India's Jammu and Kashmir state where PM Narendra Modi's BJP is trying to win power for the first time.
news.bbc.co.uk | 25-Nov-2014 11:28

India culling over bird flu fears
Authorities in the southern Indian state of Kerala order culling of about 150,000 ducks and chickens after lab tests find bird flu strains in dead poultry.
news.bbc.co.uk | 25-Nov-2014 11:09

Hughes left critical by blow to head
Australia left-hander Phil Hughes is in a critical condition and has undergone surgery after being hit by a short ball in Sydney.
news.bbc.co.uk | 25-Nov-2014 11:07

HK arrests after protest scuffles
Police in Hong Kong detain at least 10 pro-democracy activists during an operation to dismantle a protest camp in Mong Kong.
news.bbc.co.uk | 25-Nov-2014 10:58

Clarke doubtful for first India Test
Australia captain Michael Clarke is doubtful for the first Test against India in Brisbane because of hamstring trouble.
bbc.co.uk | 25-Nov-2014 09:04

The story of India's slave brides
India's trafficked women speak out
news.bbc.co.uk | 25-Nov-2014 08:43

China media: Smoking ban
Spotlight on public smoking ban debate, Beijing smog and Hong Kong protests.
news.bbc.co.uk | 25-Nov-2014 08:40

Modi's estranged wife's safety fears
The estranged wife of Indian PM Narendra Modi raises concerns about her safety and seeks information about her security arrangements
news.bbc.co.uk | 25-Nov-2014 08:06

Indian media: Saarc summit
South Asian leaders urged to focus on 'regional integration' at Nepal meeting.
news.bbc.co.uk | 25-Nov-2014 07:25

Australia Medibank makes stock debut
Australian health insurer Medibank made its stock market debut after raising A$5.679bn (£3.1bn; $4.9bn) in Asia's biggest public offering in two years.
news.bbc.co.uk | 25-Nov-2014 06:26

Dancing legend Sitara Devi dead
Indian dancing legend Sitara Devi dies in the western Indian city of Mumbai, aged 94.
news.bbc.co.uk | 25-Nov-2014 06:10

Ship passenger missing off Sydney
Officials call off a search for an 84-year-old man believed to have gone overboard from a cruise ship east of the Australian city of Sydney.
news.bbc.co.uk | 25-Nov-2014 05:46

Thai tasting robot tests authenticity
Can a robot really tell us whether a dish is authentic?
news.bbc.co.uk | 25-Nov-2014 01:13

VIDEO: Thai taste machine tests authenticity
A group of scientists in Bangkok have invented a machine to determine whether Thai food tastes authentic.
news.bbc.co.uk | 25-Nov-2014 01:12

VIDEO: Victims treated after Afghan blast
Many children were among a crowd watching a volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday when a suicide bomber struck killing at least 50.
news.bbc.co.uk | 24-Nov-2014 23:08

Indians lose billions to bogus investments
'That money was everything to us - now it's all gone'
news.bbc.co.uk | 24-Nov-2014 21:08

Court sentences ex-Awami League man
A tribunal in Bangladesh sentences a former Awami League official to death for war crimes during the country's war of independence.
news.bbc.co.uk | 24-Nov-2014 18:09

Prince William to visit China in 2015
The Duke of Cambridge is to visit China in 2015 after an invitation from the Chinese government, the BBC understands.
news.bbc.co.uk | 24-Nov-2014 16:09

In pictures: Central Japan hit by powerful earthquake
Hundreds of homes destroyed by powerful earthquake in Japan
news.bbc.co.uk | 24-Nov-2014 15:43

Residents riled by smelly nuts
Autumnal spectacle is soured by 'vomit' stench of fallen fruit.
news.bbc.co.uk | 24-Nov-2014 15:11

Burmese girls 'sold as China brides'
Chinese police arrest a gang accused of trafficking 14 women and selling them as wives in rural China, state media reports.
news.bbc.co.uk | 24-Nov-2014 14:49

VIDEO: Samoan singers find their voice
New Zealand musical trio Sol3 Mio talk to BBC Breakfast about their forthcoming tour and new album.
news.bbc.co.uk | 24-Nov-2014 14:22

Children among Afghan blast victims
Many children were among a crowd gathering to watch a volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday when a suicide bomber struck, killing at least 50.
news.bbc.co.uk | 24-Nov-2014 13:17

In pictures: Arms cache at India guru ashram
The arms cache found at controversial guru's ashram
news.bbc.co.uk | 24-Nov-2014 12:25

Banker fit for Hong Kong murder trial
British banker Rurik Jutting is ruled fit to stand trial for the murder of two women in Hong Kong, after undergoing psychiatric assessments.
news.bbc.co.uk | 24-Nov-2014 12:03

Why a Muslim woman is BJP's face in Kashmir
India's ruling BJP is making a serious attempt to win power in state elections in Jammu and Kashmir, reports Sanjoy Majumder.
news.bbc.co.uk | 24-Nov-2014 11:58

India human skulls found in Orissa
Twenty-one human skulls are found in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, leading to fears that they could be related to human sacrifice or black magic rituals.
news.bbc.co.uk | 24-Nov-2014 11:27

Festival drops rape accused editor
Former Indian news magazine editor Tarun Tejpal, who is charged with rape, is dropped from a literary festival after his invitation causes outrage.
news.bbc.co.uk | 24-Nov-2014 10:45

Herath recalled to Sri Lanka squad
Sri Lanka name a 15-man squad for their one-day series against England, recalling spinner Rangana Herath.
bbc.co.uk | 24-Nov-2014 10:29

Polynesia's billion dollar claim
Overseas territory demands compensation for atom bomb tests.
news.bbc.co.uk | 24-Nov-2014 10:26

Nine Chinese convicted of poaching
A Philippines court find nine Chinese fishermen guilty of poaching 500 endangered sea turtles in a disputed area of the South China Sea.
news.bbc.co.uk | 24-Nov-2014 10:05

Apology for flaw in South Korea exam
South Korea's education minister apologises for a mistake in the national college entrance exam which meant two answers were correct.
news.bbc.co.uk | 24-Nov-2014 09:28

China media: Xi's diplomacy
Spotlight on President Xi Jinping's regional diplomacy, and India's "backward infrastructure".
news.bbc.co.uk | 24-Nov-2014 08:52

China swimmer Sun Yang 'was banned'
Chinese Olympics champion swimmer Sun Yang was banned for three months earlier this year after failing a drugs test, state media report.
news.bbc.co.uk | 24-Nov-2014 08:49

Indian media: Obama's visit
Papers say President Barack Obama's visit likely to improve Delhi-Washington ties.
news.bbc.co.uk | 24-Nov-2014 08:47

Nepal bus crash search finds 47 dead
Nepalese authorities find 47 bodies after a bus crashed into the Bheri river in the western region of the country.
news.bbc.co.uk | 24-Nov-2014 06:36

Indian sterilisation drugs 'tainted'
Drugs given to 15 women who died after sterilisation surgery were contaminated, a minister in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh says.
news.bbc.co.uk | 24-Nov-2014 06:20

Ex-India minister Murli Deora dead
Senior Indian politician and former federal minister Murli Deora of the Congress party dies after a long illness, aged 77.
news.bbc.co.uk | 24-Nov-2014 04:53

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