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Pair retract Thai murder confessions
Two Burmese men accused of killing British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in Thailand have retracted their confessions, lawyers say.
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 22:51

UK couple found dead in Indian hotel
A UK couple in their twenties are found dead in a hotel room in the Indian city of Agra.
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 22:30

Who wants to play Rupert Murdoch?
Australian playwright on media baron's rise to power
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 21:42

Can a mining town survive a shutdown?
Can a mining town survive a shutdown?
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 21:33

Sydney academic takes site to court
Prof Barry Spurr has taken the New Matilda website to court after it published several of his emails that contained sexist and racist comments.
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 21:25

Rapper: Australian flag linked with racism
Has Australia’s flag been co-opted by racists?
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 20:02

North Korea frees detained US man
Jeffrey Fowle, one of three US citizens held in North Korea, has been released and is on his way home, US officials say.
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 19:59

US marine missing at murder hearing
A US marine has failed to appear in a Philippines court after being accused of murdering a transgender Filipino.
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 19:15

Tributes paid to ex-Australian PM
Tributes have been paid to Australia's controversial former prime minister Gough Whitlam who died on Tuesday at the age of 98.
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 17:25

Activists talk Hong Kong over canapés
Activists discuss Hong Kong protests over champagne
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 16:59

Nepal plans tighter rules on treks
Officials in Nepal plan to introduce tougher controls of the country's trekking industry, a week after 41 people died in blizzards.
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 13:20

China denies backing iCloud hack
The Chinese government has denied reports that it was involved in an attempt to steal user data from iCloud accounts.
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 12:34

Australian teen surfaces in IS video
An Australian teenager who joined IS militants in Iraq and Syria surfaces in a video addressing PM Tony Abbott and US president Barack Obama.
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 11:54

India suspend tours to West Indies
India suspend all future tours to the Caribbean following the West Indies' decision to abandon their tour of India last week.
bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 11:27

Japan's Abe appoints new ministers
Japan's PM Shinzo Abe appoints new trade and justice ministers after the two previous ministers resigned in rows over use of political funds.
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 10:57

Pakistan Taliban sack spokesman
The Pakistan Taliban sack their spokesman Shahidullah Shahid after he pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS).
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 10:41

Indian woman set on fire in train
A woman dies of her injuries after being set on fire on a train in the Indian state of Kerala, reportedly after an argument with an unidentified man.
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 10:18

China media: Fighting corruption
Media welcome a joint effort with Australia to hunt down corrupt Chinese officials who go overseas.
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 09:26

Hong Kong officials to meet students
Hong Kong officials are to meet student leaders for talks amid pro-democracy street protests that are now in their fourth week.
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 08:33

Indian media: Coal mines auction
Welcoming government plans to put up coal mines for bidding by private companies.
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 07:20

China growth slows to five-year low
China's economy grows at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, causing speculation the government may introduce more stimulus measures.
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 06:20

Deadly India fireworks factory blast
An explosion at a fireworks factory in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh kills at least 17 people, police say.
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 06:12

Man guilty of fake-girl webcam sex
An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam "watched by" a computer-generated child he believed was real.
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 05:29

'Balibo Five' deaths probe dropped
Australian police abandon a war crimes investigation into the deaths in East Timor in 1975 of the "Balibo Five" journalists, citing insufficient evidence.
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 03:46

VIDEO: 'Australia does not have to take sides'
Australia's former foreign minister Bob Carr says it is important they remain neutral over a territorial dispute between China and Japan.
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 03:06

VIDEO: Whitlam: 'A radical politician'
The former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam has died at the age of ninety-eight.
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 01:58

What the floods did to Kashmir's grand heritage
What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 01:56

Hobbit find rewriting human history
Tiny species found a decade ago in Indonesia caused big rethink
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 01:32

Connecting India's offline millions
Mark Zuckerberg wants to bring the internet to the masses
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 01:05

Gough Whitlam dies at the age of 98
Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98.
news.bbc.co.uk | 21-Oct-2014 00:01

Australia page for BBC News website
How we are improving the BBC's coverage of Australia
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Oct-2014 22:39

Pakistan suspends pro-Khan channel
Pakistan's authorities suspend ARY News TV channel, which supports anti-government protests led by opposition politician Imran Khan, for 15 days.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Oct-2014 21:48

Singapore's charity in a mansion
Singapore's philanthropic dynasty
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Oct-2014 21:09

VIDEO: Surfing to fight depression
Grant Trebilco started Fluro Fridays on Australia's Bondi Beach to help fight his own bipolar disorder - now more than 100 surfers join him each week.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Oct-2014 21:07

Australia prepares for 'dangerous' bushfire season
Are Australia's raging bushfires set to get worse?
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Oct-2014 21:03

Pakistani Hindus want Diwali holiday
Members of Pakistan's Hindu community are calling on the government to make the festival of Diwali a national holiday.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Oct-2014 17:46

Thai accused of dead king insult
Two retired army officers complain about comments made by academic Sulak Sivaraksa about King Naresuan, who died more than 400 years ago
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Oct-2014 17:41

Sri Lanka calls early elections
Sri Lanka will hold early presidential elections in January, a government minister says, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa expected to seek a third term.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Oct-2014 17:15

Where is Rahul Gandhi?
Indians online are asking where the Congress politician is.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Oct-2014 17:05

Player dies after goal celebration
Indian footballer Peter Biaksangzuala dies from the injuries he suffered after landing awkwardly when he celebrated a goal.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Oct-2014 14:36

Five jailed for life in India rape
A court in India sends five men to jail for life for the abduction and gang rape of a call centre worker.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Oct-2014 12:45

India boss distributes cars as gifts
A diamond merchant in India's Gujarat state gifts his employees cars, jewellery and homes worth $8m (£5m) as a reward for meeting targets.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Oct-2014 12:20

VIDEO: China's crackdown on corruption
A high profile campaign against corruption and bribery by the Chinese ruling Communist Party has gained huge public support.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Oct-2014 12:04

Life inside a Taliban stronghold
Rare glimpse of militants' camp at the gateway to Kabul
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Oct-2014 11:31

China's communist leaders gather
A key meeting of Chinese Communist Party leaders focusing on the rule of law and fighting corruption has begun in Beijing.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Oct-2014 11:23

Jokowi sworn in as Indonesia leader
Joko Widodo, the charismatic outsider who won Indonesia's presidency, calls for national reconciliation and unity as he is sworn in.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Oct-2014 11:07

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