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24 May
A group of North Koreans working at a state-run restaurant overseas have defected, South Korea confirms, the second such case since April.
24 May
Swiss financial regulators open criminal proceedings against the country's BSI bank as its Singapore branch is ordered to shut down.
24 May
A rescue effort begins in Myanmar's jade mining area after a landslide kills at least 12 people, with fears that many more are missing, officials say.
24 May
A thick layer of ash covers several villages in Indonesia after the eruption of Mount Sinabung on Sumatra island.
24 May
A Burmese man who posted a poem on Facebook about having the ex-president's image tattooed on his penis is found guilty of online defamation.
24 May
India's health ministry orders an inquiry after a study finds cancer-causing chemicals in many bread and other bakery products.
24 May
The former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, has been granted refugee status in the UK, his lawyer says.
23 May
Prime Minister Narendra Modi says India will build and operate a key Iranian port after talks with President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran.
24 May
A mother, who has lived in Australia most of her life, fears ending up on the streets if she is deported to the UK after her release from prison.
24 May
Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne will miss her debut at Royal Ascot next month after abdomen surgery following a fall.
24 May
Officials in the Indian state of Gujarat cage a pride of 13 lions after they kill and eat a teenager, the latest of three such deaths.
24 May
Several live music venues in China's capital have closed in recent months.
24 May
US President Barack Obama sets out his plan for a stronger relationship with Vietnam, a day after lifting a ban on arms sales.
24 May
Darren Soh, a landscape photographer, creates a composite image that captures the beauty of Singapore's lightning storms.
24 May
Wu Pinggui talks to the BBC after having an operation to transplant a pig's cornea into his eye.
24 May
Reports from western Pakistan suggest that senior members of the Afghan Taliban have started to discuss who will be their next leader.
23 May
A team of firefighters in New Zealand have rescued a group of ducklings which had fallen into a cesspit.
23 May
The governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, has defended his policy of reducing interest rates to below zero to try and boost the economy.
23 May
BBC science correspondent Rebecca Morelle travels to China to take a close up tour of the Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope - or Fast for short.
24 May
Suspect reportedly turned to violent crime because of his paltry salary.
24 May
Chinese drinkers may have been brewing beer as many as 5,000 years ago, new research suggests.
23 May
A strange sea-dwelling reptile fossil found in China suggests there was a burst of evolution after the mass extinction 250 million years ago.
20 May
The roof of a sports hall at a university in Hong Kong collapses, injuring three people.
20 May
China is "flooding" social media with comments by paid supporters in an effort to sway public opinion, a report says.
24 May
A fallen tree in a university in Indian-administered Kashmir becomes a symbol of protest and creativity for students.
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