Obama in S Korea amid nuclear fears
US President Barack Obama arrives in Seoul for a visit that comes amid concern North Korea may be planning a fourth nuclear test.
Hamid Mir issues defiant statement
The Pakistani journalist shot last week issues his first statement, once again blaming the country's intelligence agency for the attack.
Search for Malaysia plane to widen
The underwater search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane could expand if the first Bluefin-21 search yields nothing, Australian officials say.
Arrest after Bali plane hijack alert
A passenger is detained at Bali airport after apparently attempting to enter an aircraft's cockpit while drunk, sparking a hijack alert.
Poll officials die in Maoist attack
Authorities in the Indian state of Jharkhand hunt those behind a Maoist rebel attack which killed three election officials and five policemen.
Tokyo inflation rate at 22-year high
Tokyo consumer prices rise at their fastest pace in 22 years, surging 2.7% over a year, pointing to a likely increase in inflation across Japan.
Abdullah leads Afghan poll count
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah remains the frontrunner with 80% of votes counted, although a run-off vote next month is expected.
US medics killed in Kabul attack
Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.
Korea ferry disaster school reopens
The South Korean school devastated by the loss of many of its students in a ferry disaster last week starts to hold classes again.
China releases Japanese cargo ship
China has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt, a court statement says, after the Japanese firm paid compensation.
Pakistan targets 'militant hideouts'
Pakistan fighter jets target compounds thought to be hideouts for militants connected to a recent series of attacks in the country, officials say.
Everest Sherpas discuss boycott
Nepal Sherpa guides meet climbers at Everest base camp to decide whether to continue ascents after an avalanche killed 16 of their colleagues.
Features & Analysis
China blog: 'Change to thrive'
Hong Kong bankers seek democratic reform
War-war or jaw-jaw?
What Pakistan's army thinks of Taliban peace talks
Images of Australians and New Zealanders celebrating around the world
The Notepad men
Who are the people who take down Kim Jong-un's every word?
How India is split over Narendra Modi
Baby steals show as tour reveals rise in support for monarchy
Why Rana Plaza survivors need compensation not charity
Japan's new course
Is Shinzo Abe fanning nationalist flames?
School in the cloud
How a boy got to medical school thanks to a woman he's never met