BBC News - Asia
BBC News - Asia
The latest stories from the Asia section of the BBC News web site.


Korea ship: Third officer 'had helm'
18 Apr 2014 at 3:38am
The third officer was at the helm of the ferry that capsized off South Korea, investigators say, as divers work to access the sunken hull.

'Six dead' in Everest avalanche
18 Apr 2014 at 2:11am
Six people are reported to have been killed after an early-morning avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest.

Gold found in Indian man's stomach
18 Apr 2014 at 2:51am
A stack of 12 bars of gold were recovered from the stomach of a businessman in the Indian capital, Delhi, a surgeon treating him tells the BBC.

China jails corruption activists
18 Apr 2014 at 1:10am
China jails four more activists linked to the Xu Zhiyong-founded New Citizens' Movement, which seeks government transparency.

Royals visit Sydney Easter show
18 Apr 2014 at 2:53am
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Sydney Royal Easter Show on the third day of their Australia tour.

Weibo shares surge on US debut
17 Apr 2014 at 5:10pm
Shares in China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, went up by almost 20% on the first day of its listing in the US, despite a disappointing start.

Australia navy captains disciplined
17 Apr 2014 at 5:35am
An Australian navy captain is removed from his command and another disciplined for violating Indonesia's waters on asylum patrol duties.

India votes on biggest polling day
18 Apr 2014 at 12:49am
Millions of Indians vote in the biggest day of the general election pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.

Mini-sub performs full MH370 search
17 Apr 2014 at 8:35am
A mini-sub searching for the missing Malaysian plane completes a full mission at its third attempt, after technical issues cut the first two short.

Charles Xue gets bail after illness
17 Apr 2014 at 3:36am
One of China's most influential bloggers, Charles Xue, is granted bail after months of detention because of a "serious illness", officials say.

MF Husain's last works to be shown
17 Apr 2014 at 6:41am
The final nine paintings made by one of India's most famous artists, MF Husain, will be shown in public for the first time this summer at London's V&A.

Pakistan Taliban end ceasefire
16 Apr 2014 at 12:02pm
The Pakistani Taliban say they will not extend a ceasefire with the government announced last month, but will remain committed to peace talks.

VIDEO: Royals watch sheep shearing at show
18 Apr 2014 at 1:37am
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made an appearance at Sydney's Royal Easter Show, during their tour of Australia.

VIDEO: Confidence returns to Kashmir
17 Apr 2014 at 2:13am
As Indians vote in the biggest day of the general election, the BBC's Mike Wooldridge reports from Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

VIDEO: China's hard-hit steel industry
16 Apr 2014 at 5:06am
China's economy grew 7.4% in the first three months of the year - slightly better than expected, but below the government's target.