Is it a golden age for Chinese cinema?
Will Chinese films be the next big blockbusters? | 30-Oct-2014 20:36

Hopes fade for Lanka mudslip victims
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people. | 30-Oct-2014 19:45

Anzacs' sacrifice remembered 100 years on in Albany
Australian town marks the Anzacs who left for war | 30-Oct-2014 17:57

Inside India bank thieves' tunnel
Indian police are hunting for thieves who tunnelled into a bank and fled with valuables worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder reports. | 30-Oct-2014 17:24

The older Indian women having children
Why Indian women are risking motherhood in old age | 30-Oct-2014 17:03

VIDEO: Inside India bank robbers' tunnel
Indian police are hunting for thieves who tunnelled into a bank and fled with valuables worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. | 30-Oct-2014 15:01

China denies shutting foreign sites
The director of China's internet regulator admits that some foreign websites cannot be visited but denies shutting them down. | 30-Oct-2014 12:55

Prison for S Korea bullying soldiers
A military court in South Korea gives prison sentences ranging from 25 to 45 years to four soldiers involved in the death of a junior soldier. | 30-Oct-2014 12:07

VIDEO: Becoming a mother at 70 in India
The BBC's Divya Arya reports from India, where women of 60 and 70 are becoming mothers for the first time. | 30-Oct-2014 11:01

Kerala court upholds alcohol ban
The high court in the southern Indian state of Kerala upholds the government's decision to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to tackle the state's drink problem. | 30-Oct-2014 10:32

Groups condemn Singapore gay ruling
Human rights groups criticise a Singapore court's decision that a law banning gay sex is constitutional, saying it "tramples on basic rights". | 30-Oct-2014 09:23

Japan princess back in public eye
Japan's Crown Princess Masako - who has been hit by a stress-related illness - attends a banquet for Dutch royals, her first such appearance in 11 years. | 30-Oct-2014 09:11

India's Gujarat braces for cyclone
Authorities in Gujarat begin evacuating tens of thousands of people as a powerful cyclone heads for the western coast. | 30-Oct-2014 08:27

China media: Thaw in Japan ties?
Media debate whether President Xi may meet Japan's PM to ease tensions. | 30-Oct-2014 08:19

Twitter tip-offs help India police
Police in the southern Indian city of Bangalore smash a prostitution racket with help from information received on Twitter. | 30-Oct-2014 08:09

Taiwan officials in China study ban
Taiwan bans its senior government officials from higher studies in mainland China, citing "national security" reasons. | 30-Oct-2014 06:59

Indian media: 'Black money' criticism
Media criticise the government over its handling of the "black money" issue. | 30-Oct-2014 06:58

Data retention bill introduced
Data about phone and computer use will be kept by telecommunications companies for two years if a bill introduced to the Australian parliament is passed. | 30-Oct-2014 04:57

Sri Lanka rescue effort intensified
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people. | 30-Oct-2014 02:51

Samsung profit lowest in three years
Samsung Electronics sees its quarterly operating profit fall to its lowest level in more than three years because of slowing smartphone sales. | 30-Oct-2014 01:29

No impact study for wetlands dumping
The government will not conduct a full environmental impact assessment for the disposal of dredge spoil on sensitive wetlands near the Great Barrier Reef. | 30-Oct-2014 01:10

Baidu misses profit predictions
Profits and revenues from Baidu, often called "China's Google", miss analysts' profit forecasts. | 29-Oct-2014 22:52

Australia's flexible small firms
The Aussie firms offering unusual job perks and flexible working | 29-Oct-2014 21:19

Change in China for family succession
Why Chinese firms are changing their approach to succession | 29-Oct-2014 21:04

VIDEO: Acid attack survivors' refuge
Musarat Misbah, the owner of a chain of beauty parlours in Pakistan, has set up a charity to help care for acid attack survivors whom she also employs in the salons. | 29-Oct-2014 18:13

High Australian real estate prices lead to bubble fears
Why owning a home may be out of reach | 29-Oct-2014 17:30

Indian man arrested for being gay
Police say a 32-year-old man has been arrested in Bangalore after his wife realised he was gay and reported him, the BBC's Imran Qureshi reports. | 29-Oct-2014 17:09

Australia agrees emissions deal
The Australian government has reached a deal with a key political party and independent senators to push through a carbon emissions plan. | 29-Oct-2014 16:49

The salon for acid attack victims
How a salon is helping acid attack victims start again | 29-Oct-2014 12:55

N Korea leader 'had surgery on leg'
South Korean intelligence services believe that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had surgery to remove a cyst from his ankle. | 29-Oct-2014 12:43

Hong Kong protests: Photo booth
Photo booth captures Hong Kong's protest movement | 29-Oct-2014 12:01

Big Brother to launch in China
China is to get its own version of Big Brother for the first time, with the housemates' exploits to be broadcast on popular video site Youku Tudou. | 29-Oct-2014 11:46

Police oppose 'kiss of love' protest
Police in the southern Indian state of Kerala say they will not allow couples to kiss in public to protest against alleged "moral policing" in the state. | 29-Oct-2014 11:41

'No Halloween' for Malaysian Muslims
National Fatwa Council declares the celebration is against Islamic teachings. | 29-Oct-2014 11:39

Top China body axes Hong Kong tycoon
Members of China's top political advisory body have voted to kick out Hong Kong tycoon James Tien for his criticism of Chief Executive CY Leung. | 29-Oct-2014 11:31

When 'honour' is a toxic word
When honour is a toxic word | 29-Oct-2014 11:26

Many missing after S Lanka landslip
About 300 people are missing and 10 people are dead following a landslide in central Sri Lanka, disaster officials tell the BBC. | 29-Oct-2014 10:31

Death for Bangladesh Islamist leader
The head of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party is sentenced to death for war crimes committed during the independence war against Pakistan. | 29-Oct-2014 10:26

Thai court rejects UK activist case
A Thai court dismisses a criminal defamation case against a British labour activist who criticised conditions in the food industry. | 29-Oct-2014 10:10

India 'fails' victims of abuse
The domestic violence that blights India | 29-Oct-2014 08:58

Australia conman fugitive convicted
"Cherie-gate" conman Peter Foster is convicted of assaulting police and resisting arrest when he was caught on Tuesday after a year on the run. | 29-Oct-2014 08:47

China media: Afghan investment
China's role in Afghanistan analysed as President Ashraf Ghani visits Beijing. | 29-Oct-2014 08:14

Indian media: 'Daring the dragon'
Delhi and Vietnam risk China's ire with a raft of military and oil cooperation plans. | 29-Oct-2014 07:44

India court given 'black money' list
The government hands over a list of more than 600 Indians suspected to have placed untaxed wealth in foreign banks to the Supreme Court. | 29-Oct-2014 06:56

NZ to hold flag referendum in 2016
New Zealand is to hold a binding referendum in 2016 on whether to change the design of the national flag, PM John Key says. | 29-Oct-2014 04:20

Canberra 'trying to verify IS death'
The Australian government says it is trying to confirm reports that the most senior Australian member of Islamic State has been killed in Syria. | 29-Oct-2014 04:11

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