The African footballers changing the game in India

A little-known style of football starring African players finds an unlikely following in India. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Hong Kong artist photographs city’s tram system

Artist Irene Flanhardt is a big fan of the region's "antique" transport system. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Asia...

Bangladesh violence: Armed men attack US envoy’s cars amid protests

The US ambassador's convoy is attacked by armed men while teens continue to protest for road safety. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Missing Malaysia flight MH370: Aviation chief quits over failings

A report into the Malaysia Airlines flight missing since 2014 found failures by air traffic control. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Typhoon Jongdari: Powerful storm hits weather-ravaged Japan

Officials warn of flooding and landslides less than a month after floods killed more than 200 people. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Midwife training centre attacked in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad

Militants targeted a training centre in Jalalabad, killing two guards and a driver. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Asia...

Sheela Birnstiel on the documentary series Wild Wild Country

Ma Anand Sheela talks to the BBC about her controversial past and her role in Wild Wild Country. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Pakistan election: BBC interview with Dawn newspaper boss stirs controversy

Dawn media group boss alleges "deep state" interference in politics a week before national elections. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Usain Bolt may play football trial in Australia

The champion sprinter is negotiating a trial with a top-tier club, his agent confirms. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Why Bengalis are split over their food

Columnist Rajyasree Sen traces the culinary clash between Bangladesh and India's West Bengal. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Asia...

How India viral messages helped catch rape suspect

Indian police turned to WhatsApp and Facebook to track down the suspect in a rape investigation. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Cave rescue: Divers ready to save remaining five Thais

A high-risk operation to free four boys and their football coach is set to resume in Thailand. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Who can stop India WhatsApp lynchings?

India's government asks WhatsApp to do more to stop viral messages being blamed for lynchings. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

The assault on Pakistan media ahead of vote

Journalists blame the military for censorship, abductions and arrests as parliamentary elections near. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Asia...

Terrace House: Japan’s nice, calm Love Island alternative

In a world of loud reality TV, the pleasant friendliness of Terrace House show stands out. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Sri Lanka beat West Indies by four wickets to draw Test series 1-1

Sri Lanka beat West Indies by four wickets, winning the third and final Test inside four days to draw the series 1-1 - and...

The Indian women lighting the way for change

In India's desert state of Rajasthan, rural women are training as solar entrepreneurs, to bring power to those living off grid. *Featured images and content...

The man who cycled to Russia to meet Messi

Clifin Francis took a bike to meet his hero and is now just days away from Moscow. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Should migrants in Australia face an English test?

People in Sydney give their thoughts on a controversial plan to assess prospective citizens. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

A battle to save Indonesia’s orang-utans

Borneo is one of the most bio-diverse places on the planet - but orang-utans are coming under threat. *Featured images and content are taken from...

The man who went to the North Korean place that ‘doesn’t exist’

One US citizen warns of the consequences of a visit to a forbidden area in North Korea. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Time travel with Trump

A bad case of jet lag wasn't the only side effect of the Singapore summit to leave reporters' heads spinning. *Featured images and content are...

Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim on Mahathir: ‘We have to move on’

Malaysia’s former deputy PM speaks to the BBC about succeeding the man who put him in jail. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Trump Kim summit: North Korea sets out its Singapore agenda

Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump have both arrived as Singapore prepares for the historic talks. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Harry and Meghan to visit Australia and NZ

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex follow in the steps of Charles and Diana who visited the region in 1983. *Featured images and content are...

Trump-Kim summit: North Korea leader may get US invite

Donald Trump said he would consider inviting Kim Jong-un to the White House if their summit goes well. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Pomegranate contamination kills woman in Australia

Her death from hepatitis A is a "rare and tragic" case caused by a frozen product, authorities say. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Swimmer Ben Lecomte begins record Pacific crossing attempt

Ben Lecomte, 51, sets off from Japan aiming to become the first swimmer to cross the Pacific Ocean. *Featured images and content are taken from...

‘I was looking for my mother but found my twin’

Adoptee Kiran Gustafsson went to India to find her biological mother - and found a twin brother instead. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Sultan of Yogyakarta: A feminist revolution in an ancient kingdom

The tiny Islamic kingdom of Yogyakarta is locked in a bitter battle over whether the sultan's daughter can inherit the throne. *Featured images and content...

The story of Pakistan’s ‘disappeared’ Shias

Activists say they are detained without due process over suspected links to a secretive militia in Syria. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

The man helping deaf people find justice

Tang Shuai has become an inspiration to thousands in China as one of the few sign language lawyers. *Featured images and content are taken from...

North Koreans dare to criticise ‘vampire leader’

Market trader "Sun Hui" gives her view on Kim Jong-un from inside the country. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

How did North Korea-US summit fall apart?

Analyst Ankit Panda examines how the planned 12 June Singapore leaders' summit fell apart. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Row over New Zealand student magazine’s ‘period issue’

Staff at Otago University seize a student magazine over a cartoon cover featuring menstruation. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Viewpoint: Is Trump playing into Kim Jong-un’s hands?

North Korea expert Jean Lee describes the best possible outcome of a summit with Kim Jong-un. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Can English remain the ‘world’s favourite’ language?

English is spoken by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, but do new translation technology and "hybrid" languages threaten its status? *Featured images and content...

Korea: Hoping for peace at a fake DMZ

A replica of the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea is drawing tourists. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

How we will know if North Korea really ‘denuclearises’

North Korea is poised to dismantle a nuclear test site, but is it going far enough? *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

US and China halt imposing import tariffs

No specific numbers are given, but the deal appears to have ended the imminent threat of a trade war. *Featured images and content are taken...

The India village ‘on the verge of extinction’

A village ravaged by decades of mining is struggling after the mines closed. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Asia...

Malaysia’s Najib Razak has home searched by police

It comes a week after he lost the election and after years of corruption allegations. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

A social media star… in North Korea

Photographer Aram Pan documents a mostly unseen side of North Korea. But is it the whole picture? *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Trump defends U-turn on China’s ZTE ahead of trade talks

The President says the Chinese tech firm buys from the US amid criticism over his decision. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

North Korean defector is social media star

Thousands of people watch this YouTuber talk about life in North Korea. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Asia News...

The Chinese making a new life in Africa

Chinese and African trade has boomed in recent years - but how are the two cultures getting on? *Featured images and content are taken from...

Malaysia heads to polls on election day

The vote sees a 92-year-old ex-prime minister challenge his former protégé in a surprise return. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Malaysia election: What does politics mean to multi-racial voters?

As multi-racial Malaysia heads to the polls, we ask different communities what will decide their vote. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

‘We were sexually harassed at Myanmar’s new year party’

More women in Myanmar are saying they are being harassed at Thingyan, the new year water festival. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Afghan interpreters able to stay in UK – home secretary

The home secretary said fees will be waived for the interpreters who "put their lives at risk". *Featured images and content are taken from the...