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VIDEO: 'Briton abandoned Everest peak to save me'
A British ex-serviceman abandoned his Mount Everest climb some 500m from the summit to save a fellow mountaineer.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 23:42

Fossils show Hobbits shrank 'rapidly'
Researchers discover fossils that suggest the famous Hobbit species shrank on the Indonesian island of Flores within the space of 300,000 years.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 19:11

VIDEO: 'We have overcome hesitations of history'
Narendra Modi has given a speech to lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 17:59

Daughter 'burnt to death by mother'
Police in Pakistan arrest a woman suspected of burning her daughter to death for marrying without family consent.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 17:03

Amazon to boost India investment by $3bn
Online retail giant Amazon says it will invest an additional £3bn in India, where it already employs 45,000 people.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 12:09

Police fire on Papua New Guinea protest
Police in Papua New Guinea open fire on students protesting against Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, with several deaths and injuries reported.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 11:49

Bomb threat forces EgyptAir jet to land
An EgyptAir jet forced to land in Uzbekistan due to a hoax bomb threat is cleared to resume its journey from Cairo to Beijing, Egyptian officials say.
BBC News | 08-Jun-2016 11:35

Taliban seize dozens of hostages
The Afghan Taliban have kidnapped up to 40 people on the main road through the northern province of Kunduz, officials say.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 11:22

Japan economic growth revised higher
Japan's economy expanded an annual rate of 1.9% rate in the first quarter of this year, revised from a preliminary figure of 1.7%
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 10:26

Obama backs India nuclear membership
US President Barack Obama backs Indian access to missile technology and nuclear trade during talks in Washington.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 10:17

VIDEO: Denise Ho 'shocked' after gig cancellation
The musician Denise Ho says she is "shocked" that the cosmetics company Lancome decided to cancel a promotional gig involving her in Hong Kong.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 09:54

India kidney racket 'leader' arrested
Indian police say they have arrested the suspected leader of an illegal human kidney trading gang in one of the country's leading private hospitals.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 09:43

Tutors become part of the app culture
Tutoring technology helps tackle exam revision angst
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 09:10

No internet for Singapore public servants
Singapore says it will restrict access to the internet for public servants from May next year because of information security concerns.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 08:55

Daewoo Shipbuilding offices raided in SK
South Korean prosecutors raid Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering as part of an investigation into alleged accounting irregularities.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 06:16

VIDEO: Why does Japan accept so few refugees?
Only 0.2% of all asylum applications are approved in Japan, compared to 30% in the UK, reports Rupert Wingfield-Hayes.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 02:07

Pariah to friend: Narendra Modi and the US come full circle
Narendra Modi and the US come full circle
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 01:18

VIDEO: Drone footage shows NZ whales from above
Footage of Bryde's whales feeding has been caught on camera.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 00:50

China seeks DNA for Xinjiang passports
Police in China's north-western border region ask some residents to provide DNA samples and other biological data when applying for travel documents.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Jun-2016 20:30

Jailed BBC Myanmar reporter to appeal
A BBC reporter jailed for three months with hard labour in Myanmar is to appeal against his sentence.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Jun-2016 17:57

Thai king undergoes heart surgery
Thailand's 88-year-old king, the world's longest-reigning monarch, has undergone heart surgery, the Thai Royal Household Bureau says.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Jun-2016 17:13

VIDEO: Udta Punjab producer 'not accepting cuts'
The producer of new Indian film Udta Punjab has said he will "not accept" the cuts being requested by the country's film certification board.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Jun-2016 16:51

S Korea runs 'K-pop academy' in Mexico
Cultural centre says pop star "training" is a new way to spread Korean culture.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Jun-2016 13:56

The Chinese lawyer who had his clothes ripped off in court
The Chinese lawyer who had his clothes ripped off in court
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Jun-2016 11:52

Bihar 'exam toppers' face police case
A police complaint is filed against four Indian students who topped school leaving exams in Bihar state after an inquiry found they cheated.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Jun-2016 11:45

VIDEO: Cheeky monkey steals cash from jeweller's
Video has emerged which shows an adventurous monkey stealing a bundle of money, worth around US $150, from an Indian jewellery shop.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Jun-2016 11:24

Hindu priest murdered in Bangladesh
Suspected Islamist militants kill a Hindu priest in Bangladesh, in the third fatal attack on minorities in the past two days.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Jun-2016 10:51

VIDEO: Abandoned Japanese boy leaves hospital
A Japanese boy who was abandoned in a forest by his parents and survived for six days on his own leaves hospital.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Jun-2016 10:25

Origin of mystery deep-sea mushroom revealed
Australian scientists have used genetic material to pinpoint the origin of the deep-sea mushroom, an unusual gelatinous creature first dredged up near Tasmania in 1986.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Jun-2016 10:15

Abandoned Japanese boy 'forgives father'
A Japanese boy lost for six days after his parents left him behind in woods is discharged from hospital, as his father says the boy forgives him.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Jun-2016 08:13

Storm smashes exclusive Sydney beach
Exclusive seafront homes in Sydney, Australia are in danger of collapsing after two nights of deadly high tides wash away up to 50m of beach.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Jun-2016 07:07

China's students take on dreaded Gaokao
More than nine million students are sitting the Gaokao, China's national college entrance exams, said to be one of the toughest in the world.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Jun-2016 05:44

N Korea plutonium site 'active again'
North Korea appears to have restarted its nuclear facility at Yongbyon, which processes plutonium for nuclear weapons, the IAEA says.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Jun-2016 04:04

Why a doomed love story has become India's sleeper hit
Indian Romeo and Juliet becomes sleeper hit
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Jun-2016 01:46

VIDEO: The rickshaw with diplomatic plates
Why does Mexico's ambassador in Delhi insist on riding everywhere in a three-wheeled auto rickshaw?
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Jun-2016 01:23

Migrants bring love of cricket to Germany
Asian migrants give cricket a boost in Germany
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Jun-2016 01:18

If no-one helps you after a car crash in India, this is why
The country where people won't help you after a car crash
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Jun-2016 01:09

Bangladesh blames Israel over killings
The Bangladesh home minister suggests to the BBC that Israel could be linked to a spate of killings otherwise blamed on Islamist militants.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Jun-2016 17:43

China moves up 'power women' list
More Chinese women than ever have been featured on Forbes magazine's 'Most Powerful Women' list, though the US dominates.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Jun-2016 17:36

Amazon-driven services hit by blackout
Domino's pizza app and several other online services stop working when an Amazon data centre suffers a power cut.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Jun-2016 13:53

Malaysians deplore 'devil' Huckle
Malaysians deplore convicted British child abuser
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Jun-2016 12:51

Life for Briton over Malaysia sex abuse
British man Richard Huckle is jailed for life by a judge at the Old Bailey, after admitting 71 charges of sex abuse against children in Malaysia.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Jun-2016 12:08

Chinese firm completes Inter takeover
Chinese retailers Suning Commerce Group Co Ltd agrees to buy a 68.55% controlling stake of Inter Milan.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Jun-2016 10:55

US warns China on steel production
US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says China's excess steel capacity is causing damage in global markets and will hurt its economy.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Jun-2016 10:39

VIDEO: Storm aftermath reveals pool swept away
Erosion at Sydney's Collaroy Beach, caused by the severe weather, has forced the evacuation of multi-million dollar homes.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Jun-2016 10:05

Five convicted for Delhi tourist's rape
A court in the Indian capital, Delhi, finds five men guilty for the 2014 gang rape of a Danish woman.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Jun-2016 10:02

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