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China warns of Hong Kong 'meddling'
China warns foreign countries against "meddling" in Hong Kong's politics ahead of a crucial announcement on the territory's election process.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-Aug-2014 12:01

Philippine Syria troops 'attacked'
A group of Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are "under attack", the Philippine defence minister says.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-Aug-2014 11:41

VIDEO: India Prime Minister starts Japan visit
The Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is starting a five-day visit to Japan this weekend.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-Aug-2014 02:36

Viewpoint: Why Pakistanis crave stability
Why stability is all most Pakistanis really want
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-Aug-2014 00:32

River Kwai film bridge to be rebuilt
Sri Lanka is to rebuild the replica bridge destroyed in an iconic scene from the film Bridge on the River Kwai, as part of a tourism drive.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Aug-2014 20:18

Myanmar census shows 9m shortfall
The first national census since 1983 reveals that Myanmar has 9 million fewer people than the 60 million the government had estimated.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Aug-2014 19:42

India's growth hits two year high
India's economy grew by 5.7% in the three months to June, its fastest pace in two-and-a-half years, according to an official estimate.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Aug-2014 18:52

Myanmar beauty queen loses title
A Myanmar woman who won a beauty pageant in South Korea is stripped of her title after organisers claimed she was ungrateful and dishonest.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Aug-2014 13:02

Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff
Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6,000 staff as part of recovery plan after being hit by two air disasters this year.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Aug-2014 11:54

Australian actor Bill Kerr dies
Australian actor Bill Kerr, "the boy from Wagga Wagga" who became one of Tony Hancock's radio sidekicks in the 1950s, dies in Perth at the age of 92.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Aug-2014 11:44

Volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea's eastern Mount Tavurvur erupts, disrupting flights and spewing rocks and ash into the air.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Aug-2014 11:14

Biggest Japan defence budget sought
Japan's defence ministry has requested its biggest ever budget amid severe tensions with China over a maritime dispute in the East China Sea.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Aug-2014 10:57

China media: Military drill
Papers say the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation's military drill "is not aimed at the US or Japan".
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Aug-2014 09:20

Indian media: PM Modi's Japan visit
Media welcome PM Narendra Modi's attempts to boost ties with Japan.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Aug-2014 09:06

N Korea retracts cheerleader offer
North Korea retracts a decision to send cheerleaders to South Korea for the Asian Games, accusing Seoul of quibbling over details.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Aug-2014 08:49

Indian elephant creates own art
Paintings by an Indian elephant go on sale at a gallery in the capital, Delhi, to help raise money to protect the endangered animals.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Aug-2014 07:08

Pakistan army to mediate in protest
Pakistan's powerful army chief to mediate in deadlock between PM and two opposition figures leading huge anti-government rallies in Islamabad.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Aug-2014 06:51

'Dead' Indian activist found alive
An Indian activist thought to have died in a car fire is found alive in Bangalore and accused by police of faking his death over a woman.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Aug-2014 06:20

Japan's economy signals weakness
Japan's economy shows signs of stagnation and weakness as households spent less and factory output stays flat in July.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Aug-2014 06:11

Virgin Australia trebles losses
Virgin Australia posts an after-tax loss of A$355.6m ($332.6m; £200.5m) for the full year ending in June, triple the firm's previous year's losses for the period.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Aug-2014 03:41

VIDEO: Song of a four-storey 'earth harp'
William Close is the inventor of the 'Earth Harp', a musical instrument which makes use of the architecture around it to create its sound.
bbc.co.uk | 29-Aug-2014 02:31

The museum 'ignoring' its Salvador Dali etchings
The museum 'ignoring' its Salvador Dali etchings
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Aug-2014 00:30

The Hindus facing eviction by Pakistan's army
The Hindus facing eviction after 80 years
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Aug-2014 23:48

Pakistan PM named as murder suspect
Pakistani police name Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as a suspect in the murder of 14 followers of an anti-government cleric in Lahore, officials say.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Aug-2014 19:45

VIDEO: India PM launches bank account for all
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a plan to provide a bank account for every household, in a landmark initiative to help the poor.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Aug-2014 19:19

UN peacekeepers held in Golan
Forty-three UN peacekeepers are being held by an armed group in the Syrian Golan Heights, amid heavy fighting between rebels and the army.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Aug-2014 18:46

Malaysia Airlines expects more losses
Malaysia Airlines says the full financial impact of the two tragedies to hit the company will be seen in the second half of the year.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Aug-2014 17:27

Historic Afghan minaret 'threatened'
One of Afghanistan's architectural marvels, the minaret of Jam in Ghor province, is in danger of collapse, officials tell the BBC.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Aug-2014 17:21

VIDEO: Close shave for Shaun the sheep
A sheep called Shaun has been shorn for the first time in his life and his fleece has weighed in at a huge 23 kilograms.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Aug-2014 14:31

Facebook slogan off menu in Vietnam
A restaurant that got its funding on Facebook may be sued by the social network for using a slogan using its name.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Aug-2014 13:31

India cow row 'settled by DNA tests'
A woman in southern India is set to win a court battle to keep a cow after DNA tests proved it belongs to her, her lawyer says.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Aug-2014 12:55

Cook on brink of ban after fine
Captain Alastair Cook is on the brink of a ban after England were fined for a slow over-rate in the ODI against India.
bbc.co.uk | 28-Aug-2014 10:32

Thai ex-PM murder charge dismissed
A Thai court dismisses murder charges against former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva linked to a bloody crackdown on protesters in 2010.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Aug-2014 10:28

The Indian journalists' #TwitterPasswords
Were Indian journalists asked to hand over their Twitter passwords?
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Aug-2014 10:24

Qantas reports record annual loss
Australia's national flag carrier Qantas reports a net loss of A$2.8bn for the year ending in June - a record annual loss for the airline.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Aug-2014 09:24

Deadly landslide in south-west China
At least six people have died and 21 others are missing after a landslide swept through a village in south-west China.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Aug-2014 09:11

China media: Hong Kong's future
Electoral reform in the spotlight as China's top leaders discuss territory's political future.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Aug-2014 08:40

Missing plane search area refined
Australia says the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the search area, after more data analysis.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Aug-2014 08:28

Indian media: Raina's 'heroic' century
Papers praise India's win over England in the second one-day international.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Aug-2014 07:58

India launches bank accounts for all
Indian PM Narendra Modi is due to launch a plan to provide a bank account for every household, in a landmark initiative to help the poor.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Aug-2014 06:52

VIDEO: Litter bug mountaineers 'must recycle'
Over the decades tonnes of disposed tents, spent oxygen cylinders and bottles have been left behind on Mount Everest by people trying to scale it. Now authorities are urging them to bring the waste back down with them to recycle it.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Aug-2014 01:01

South Korea military under fire over abuse
South Korea's military under fire over abuse
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Aug-2014 00:25

The last Armenians of Myanmar
Looking for the remaining Armenians of Myanmar
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-Aug-2014 23:36

Arrest over politician's murder
A second man is arrested over the murder of an exiled Pakistani politician who was attacked on his way home from work in London.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-Aug-2014 21:49

Shock US Open loss for Radwanska
Fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska is knocked out of the US Open in straight sets by China's Peng Shuai.
bbc.co.uk | 27-Aug-2014 21:45

India thrash England in second ODI
England lose by a crushing 133 runs in the second one-day international at Cardiff after Suresh Raina's superb century.
news.bbc.co.uk | 27-Aug-2014 20:10

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