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China accuses MPs of 'interference'
Chinese authorities have accused British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs by investigating tensions there, Newsnight learns.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Sep-2014 22:00

US works to free trio in N Korea
The White House says securing the release of three American citizens detained in North Korea is a "top priority", after they appealed for help.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Sep-2014 21:31

Fresh clashes in Pakistan capital
Clashes between security forces and protesters continue in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, after the national TV channel's HQ was briefly stormed.
bbc.co.uk | 01-Sep-2014 20:47

VIDEO: Pakistan's state TV back on air
The Pakistani army has stepped in to remove anti-government protesters from state TV headquarters in Islamabad, after they stormed the building, taking it off air.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Sep-2014 17:22

Ancient college opens after 800 years
Nalanda University reopens - but with a handful of students and with the campus not yet ready.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Sep-2014 17:18

VIDEO: 'Hero' cat saves owner from fire
A tabby cat has been hailed a hero after she woke up her owner to alert him to a fire which destroyed his home in Melbourne, Australia.
bbc.co.uk | 01-Sep-2014 16:16

Woman has boy after swim to safety
An Indian woman who swam nearly a kilometre across a raging monsoon river to avoid a home birth delivers a baby boy in hospital.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Sep-2014 15:21

Amitabh Bachchan in Twitter landmark
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan crosses over 10 million followers on Twitter.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Sep-2014 15:01

VIDEO: India and Japan PMs meet in Tokyo
India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, meets Japan's Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on his first major foreign visit since taking office.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Sep-2014 11:56

Three dead in China school stabbing
At least three children have died and six people were injured in a knife attack on a school in China's central Hubei province, state media report.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Sep-2014 10:54

Troops return Pakistan TV to air
Pakistan's national television channel is back on air after security forces remove anti-government protesters from its headquarters in Islamabad.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Sep-2014 10:27

Official heckled amid HK poll anger
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists disrupt a speech by a Beijing official, a day after China ruled out a direct leadership election in 2017.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Sep-2014 09:24

VIDEO: HK protesters disrupt vote speech
Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have disrupted a speech by a Beijing official who was explaining how new voting procedures will be introduced for the city.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Sep-2014 08:50

Man held over New Zealand killings
Police in New Zealand detain a man suspected of shooting two people dead and injuring a third at an unemployment office.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Sep-2014 08:29

China media: Hong Kong ruling
State media urge Hong Kong to accept Beijing's decision over the 2017 leadership election, while Hong Kong papers are worried about the future.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Sep-2014 07:14

Japan and India hold security talks
Rare earths and a nuclear pact on the agenda as Indian PM Narendra Modi meets Japan's leader, on his first major foreign visit since taking office.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Sep-2014 07:00

Indian media: Modi's Japan diplomacy
Papers positive about improved Delhi-Tokyo ties.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Sep-2014 06:49

India unveils new village toilets
An Indian charity unveils 108 new lavatories in a village which gained notoriety when two young girls were found hanged from a tree there in May.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Sep-2014 06:07

China factory growth misses forecast
China's manufacturing activity misses expectations in August, indicating that the country's economy may be losing momentum.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Sep-2014 04:13

VIDEO: Meet Japan's Batman - Chibatman
The BBC's meets Chibatman - a Japanese man who dresses as Batman to make Japanese people smile and who has become an internet sensation
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Sep-2014 02:17

VIDEO: Stories of forced conversion in Pakistan
The BBC's Kim Ghattas meets two girls who were forcibly converted to Islam in Pakistan.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Sep-2014 01:07

How do you break up an 'old lady'?
Bangladesh's ship breakers face economic challenge
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Sep-2014 01:02

Hong Kong's battle for hearts and minds
China's decision on Hong Kong's elections raises tensions
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Aug-2014 23:28

In pictures: India's coal miners
Photographer Arindam Mukherjee with the miners of eastern India
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Aug-2014 22:34

VIDEO: Saying 'I do' underwater in China
Why Chinese couples are queuing up to put on waterproof make-up and get their wedding pictures taken underwater.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Aug-2014 21:24

Smile please, but hold your breath
Chinese couples told to smile, but please hold your breath
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Aug-2014 21:23

Man Utd's Kagawa returns to Dortmund
Shinji Kagawa rejoins Borussia Dortmund from Manchester United, while Real Madrid have talks about Javier Hernandez.
bbc.co.uk | 31-Aug-2014 19:14

Key Thai ministries go to military
Thai military leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha appoints a new cabinet, with key posts going to serving or former generals.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Aug-2014 17:16

Protesters condemn Hong Kong ruling
Democratic groups in Hong Kong vow to fight a Chinese government decision that rules out open nominations for the next leadership election.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Aug-2014 16:49

Uncapped Roy in England T20 squad
England name uncapped Surrey batsman Jason Roy in their Twenty20 squad to face India at Edgbaston on 7 September.
bbc.co.uk | 31-Aug-2014 16:43

China rules out open Hong Kong poll
China rules out open nominations for the next Hong Kong leadership election, in a move that has dismayed pro-democracy activists.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Aug-2014 11:16

Anti-PM clashes continue in Pakistan
Continuing clashes in Pakistan between police and protesters demanding the toppling of PM Nawaz Sharif leave two dead and hundreds injured.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Aug-2014 08:31

Philippine troops in Syria rescued
Thirty-two Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are rescued, and another 40 escape, but 44 Fijians are held captive.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Aug-2014 06:26

Why I stopped wearing the headscarf
Why I stopped wearing the headscarf
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Aug-2014 01:36

Pakistan protesters in police clash
Police in Islamabad fire tear gas at anti-government protesters marching on the official residence of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
bbc.co.uk | 30-Aug-2014 23:31

Worlds apart: From Gaza to Sydney
Australia and Gaza share ocean views, but not much else
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-Aug-2014 15:22

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

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