BBC News - Asia
The latest stories from the Asia section of the BBC News web site.
Contact lost with Malaysia Air plane
7 Mar 2014 at 10:52pm
Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with flight MH370, which was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.
Anwar gets jail term for sodomy
7 Mar 2014 at 7:35am
A Malaysian court sentences opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to five years in jail after overturning his acquittal on sodomy charges.
Officer dies in India navy accident
7 Mar 2014 at 8:24am
An Indian navy officer is killed and a number of people are injured in an accident on a ship at a Mumbai dockyard, officials say.
Landmark default in China solar firm
7 Mar 2014 at 1:36am
Chaori Solar becomes the first Chinese firm to default on its onshore corporate bonds, say media reports quoting the firm, after failing to make an interest payment.
Birmingham City owner Yeung jailed
7 Mar 2014 at 10:08am
Birmingham City Football Club owner Carson Yeung is jailed for six years by Hong Kong court for money laundering.
Boeing checks 787s for wing cracks
7 Mar 2014 at 6:24pm
US aerospace company Boeing says it is checking 787 Dreamliner planes under production for potential "hairline cracks" in wings.
Tokyo gas attack cult member jailed
7 Mar 2014 at 2:14am
A former member of Japan's Aum Shinrikyo cult, the group which carried out a deadly sarin gas attack in Tokyo, is been jailed for nine years.
Lost tourist 'ate flies' to survive
6 Mar 2014 at 10:35pm
A German tourist who went missing for almost three weeks while walking in Australia's outback survived by eating flies, police say.
Queensland hit by record drought
7 Mar 2014 at 1:16am
Australia's Queensland is suffering its most widespread drought on record, with almost 80% of the state now included in the list of affected areas.
Bitcoin not a currency says Japan
6 Mar 2014 at 9:15pm
Japan's government says Bitcoin is not a currency but that some transactions using the virtual unit should be taxed.
Death sentence for murdering maid
6 Mar 2014 at 8:10am
A court in Malaysia has sentenced a couple to death by hanging for the murder of their Indonesian maid.
India drops student sedition charge
6 Mar 2014 at 5:13pm
Authorities in India's Uttar Pradesh drop sedition charges against Kashmiri students for apparently cheering for Pakistan in a cricket match.
Nato strike kills Afghan soldiers
6 Mar 2014 at 5:47am
At least five soldiers from the Afghan army have been killed in a Nato air strike in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan and Nato officials say.
VIDEO: Dark trade of China's 'shadow banks'
6 Mar 2014 at 11:45pm
China's debt has mounted, with a lot of money owed to unregulated "shadow banks.''
VIDEO: Japanese chef's miniature sushi
6 Mar 2014 at 4:19pm
Tokyo restaurant's menu features delicacies weighing under a gram, but which take much longer to prepare than regular ones.