BBC News

Subscribe to BBC News feed BBC News
BBC News - Asia
Updated: 25 min 44 sec ago

Covid-19: Australians trapped in India 'betrayed' by ban on returning home

May 6, 2021 - 10:22am
Affected citizens say they've been shut out by Australia and won't forget the trauma it's caused.
Categories: news

Tokyo Olympics: World's oldest person pulls out of torch relay

May 6, 2021 - 6:17am
Kane Tanaka, 118, says she's worried about spreading Covid-19 to others in her nursing home.
Categories: news

India Covid aid: Is emergency relief reaching those in need?

May 6, 2021 - 5:30am
Emergency relief is flowing into India but concerns are mounting about delays in supply.
Categories: news

China 'indefinitely' suspends key economic dialogue with Australia

May 6, 2021 - 2:15am
The announcement is the latest in a growing diplomatic rift between both countries.
Categories: news

Philippines' Duterte apologises for taking unapproved China jab

May 6, 2021 - 12:44am
He also asked China to take back 1,000 Sinopharm vaccines that it had donated to the country
Categories: news

India Covid: Government says 'double mutant' linked to surge

May 6, 2021 - 12:38am
The current surge of the virus has already overwhelmed India's healthcare system.
Categories: news

Twitter tells users to be nice and think twice before replying

May 6, 2021 - 12:31am
The social media platform will prompt users to review "potentially harmful or offensive" replies.
Categories: news

Hong Kong: Joshua Wong jailed over banned Tiananmen vigil

May 5, 2021 - 11:56pm
The Tiananmen vigil commemorated the deaths of up to thousands of pro-democracy protesters in China.
Categories: news

Lelush: How a sulky Russian model became China's slacker icon

May 5, 2021 - 8:06pm
Getting trapped in a boy band reality TV contest was just the start of Lelush's unlikely journey.
Categories: news

Coronavirus doctor's diary: Families stranded in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh

May 5, 2021 - 7:55pm
The cost of hotel quarantine in the UK is too high for some families, who have had to delay their return instead.
Categories: news

Tokyo 2020: The mental strain of the delayed Olympics

May 5, 2021 - 7:03pm
Two Olympic hopefuls tell the BBC about the mental health impact of the delay to the Tokyo games.
Categories: news

Thailand court allows minister to keep post despite drug conviction

May 5, 2021 - 2:32pm
A court rejects a bid to disqualify Thammanat Prompao over a 1994 smuggling conviction in Australia.
Categories: news

Drone trucker: Sharing wild Australian landscapes for a cause

May 5, 2021 - 12:01pm
Truck driver Ben Stamatovich uses a drone to capture rugged landscapes on his journeys across Australia.
Categories: news

Covid: Indian delegates in UK for G7 talks self-isolate after Covid cases

May 5, 2021 - 6:51am
The foreign minister - who met Home Secretary Priti Patel on Tuesday - will carry out meetings virtually.
Categories: news

West Bengal: India parties claim 17 dead in poll clashes

May 5, 2021 - 4:23am
Seventeen people have allegedly been killed in clashes in West Bengal state following elections.
Categories: news

Indian Premier League: Australians to spend time in Maldives or Sri Lanka before returning home

May 5, 2021 - 4:06am
Australians at the IPL will have to spend time in Sri Lanka or the Maldives before returning home after the tournament was suspended.
Categories: news

Stuart MacGill: Ex-Australian cricketer kidnapped and released in Sydney

May 5, 2021 - 1:02am
Former test bowler Stuart MacGill was abducted and released in an alleged gang kidnapping last month.
Categories: news

Huawei and ZTE left out of India's 5G trials

May 5, 2021 - 12:52am
India has signalled a tighter approach to its mobile networks, which could affect Huawei and ZTE.
Categories: news

Indonesian firm busted for reusing Covid nasal swab tests

May 5, 2021 - 12:35am
Up to 9,000 passengers at a local airport may have been tested with washed and reused swab sticks.
Categories: news

Indonesia coral reef partially restored in extensive project

May 5, 2021 - 12:01am
Around 40,000 sq m of coral reef has been restored in Indonesia with plans to extend the scheme further.
Categories: news