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. | 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. | 21-Oct-2014 22:30

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

Can a mining town survive a shutdown?
Can a mining town survive a shutdown? | 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. | 21-Oct-2014 21:25

Rapper: Australian flag linked with racism
Has Australia’s flag been co-opted by racists? | 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. | 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. | 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. | 21-Oct-2014 17:25

Activists talk Hong Kong over canapés
Activists discuss Hong Kong protests over champagne | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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). | 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. | 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. | 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. | 21-Oct-2014 08:33

Indian media: Coal mines auction
Welcoming government plans to put up coal mines for bidding by private companies. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 21-Oct-2014 01:58

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

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

Connecting India's offline millions
Mark Zuckerberg wants to bring the internet to the masses | 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. | 21-Oct-2014 00:01

Australia page for BBC News website
How we are improving the BBC's coverage of Australia | 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. | 20-Oct-2014 21:48

Singapore's charity in a mansion
Singapore's philanthropic dynasty | 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. | 20-Oct-2014 21:07

Australia prepares for 'dangerous' bushfire season
Are Australia's raging bushfires set to get worse? | 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. | 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 | 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. | 20-Oct-2014 17:15

Where is Rahul Gandhi?
Indians online are asking where the Congress politician is. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 20-Oct-2014 12:04

Life inside a Taliban stronghold
Rare glimpse of militants' camp at the gateway to Kabul | 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. | 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. | 20-Oct-2014 11:07

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