BBC News - Asia
The latest stories from the Asia section of the BBC News web site.
Thai PM Yingluck to call elections
8 Dec 2013 at 9:02pm
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she will dissolve parliament and call elections, after sustained protests in the capital, Bangkok.
N Korea confirms key dismissal
8 Dec 2013 at 5:34pm
North Korea confirms that Chang Song-thaek, a powerful uncle of North Korea's young leader Kim Jong-un, has been dismissed from his post.
Singapore bus death triggers riot
8 Dec 2013 at 4:07pm
Police in Singapore make 27 arrests after hundreds of people take part in a riot triggered by the death of an Indian national.
Congress suffers Delhi poll setback
8 Dec 2013 at 11:13am
A surprise strong showing by a new anti-corruption party in India helps to topple the ruling Congress party in Delhi assembly elections.
Australia thrash England in Adelaide
8 Dec 2013 at 8:35pm
Australia bowl England out for 312 to win the second Test by 218 runs and secure a 2-0 lead in the Ashes series.
Bangladesh Islamist ordered hanged
8 Dec 2013 at 5:16pm
A war crimes court in Bangladesh orders prison authorities to hang Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, months after he was sentenced to death.
US defence chief to visit Pakistan
8 Dec 2013 at 8:36pm
The American Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel will visit Pakistan on Monday, at a time of tension over US drone strikes.
S Korea expands air defence zone
8 Dec 2013 at 2:29am
South Korea expands its air defence zone after a similar announcement last month by China in an overlapping area raised regional tensions.
Missing Pakistanis appear in court
7 Dec 2013 at 6:58pm
Fourteen prisoners alleged to have been held in secret and without charge by the Pakistani army appear before the Supreme Court in Islamabad.
US citizen home after N Korea ordeal
7 Dec 2013 at 2:16pm
US citizen Merrill Newman arrives in San Francisco after being released by North Korea after more than a month in detention there.
Arrests over death of India activist
7 Dec 2013 at 5:51am
Two men are arrested in western India over the killing in August of Narendra Dabholkar, who campaigned against "fraudulent practices" by gurus.
First Pakistan Idol show broadcast
6 Dec 2013 at 11:32am
The first episode of the music talent show Pakistan Idol is broadcast, to the delight of thousands of music lovers.
VIDEO: Singapore bus death sparks riot
8 Dec 2013 at 8:15pm
Police in Singapore have made 27 arrests after hundreds of people took part in a riot sparked by the death of an Indian national.
VIDEO: Sydney to sell Opera House tiles
8 Dec 2013 at 6:36pm
Sydney's Opera House is selling some of its famous tiles in funding drive - and anyone, anywhere in the world will be eligible to buy a part of the iconic landmark.
VIDEO: US citizen released by N Korea
7 Dec 2013 at 6:28am
US citizen Merrill Newman has been deported from North Korea following more than a month in detention there.