Japan pact 'covers disputed islands'
US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward.
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.
Foreigners killed in Kabul attack
Three foreign medical staff are shot dead by a security guard at 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.
Modi in Varanasi as Indians vote
Narendra Modi, widely expected to be India's next leader, will submit his election nomination papers as Indians vote in the sixth phase of their poll.
Debris dismissed in plane search
Authorities in Australia say material washed ashore is not related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
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.
Manila and HK resolve hostage row
The Philippines and Hong Kong agree to resolve a row over a 2010 bus hijacking in Manila that left eight Hong Kong tourists dead.
Pakistan TV station in shooting row
Pakistan's biggest news channel should be shut for airing claims the country's spies were behind an attack on a TV presenter, the defence ministry says.
Myanmar democracy veteran mourned
Hundreds of mourners pay their respects at the funeral of Myanmar pro-democracy veteran Win Tin, who served 19 years in prison for his activism.
Pirates raid Malacca Straits tanker
Armed pirates raid an oil tanker sailing in the Malacca Straits, stealing diesel and abducting three crew members, officials in Malaysia say.
Top Gear 'regrets' Myanmar remark
The executive producer of Top Gear expresses regret over a "light-hearted" remark on its Burma special that led to the BBC show being accused of racism.
Features & Analysis
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Portraits of pain
Survivors recall Rana Plaza disaster one year on
Japan's new course
Is Shinzo Abe fanning nationalist flames?
Firms ditching the US and Europe for tropical paradise
Can young Afghans make their vote count?
Hope and anger
Can voting bring respect to India's transgender people?
'Elephant in the room'
Why Obama's Asia tour is all about China's might
Keeping the trains on time in a little corner of Pakistan
Forest protection schemes make little progress