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BBC News - Asia
The latest stories from the Asia section of the BBC News web site.
25 May
Migrants trying to leave Bangladesh illegally are tainting the country's image and should be punished, PM Sheikh Hasina says.
24 May
Thousands flee their homes in western Nepal following a landslide which blocked a river, causing fears of flash flooding.
24 May
A group of 30 female activists cross the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea to promote peace but are criticised over their initiative.
23 May
Members of Sri Lanka's women's cricket team were forced to perform sexual favours to keep their places in the team, the sports ministry says.
24 May
Indonesia begins search and rescue operations for migrants believed to be adrift in its waters, following similar moves by neighbouring countries.
22 May
Former Korean Air executive Heather Cho, who was jailed for an outburst over macadamia nuts, has been freed after winning a court appeal.
24 May
A Chinese scheme to build a railway across South America, crossing the Amazon rain forest, moves a step closer as Peru agrees to study the plan.
22 May
More than 4,000 security staff are in force as Pakistan stages its first international match since a 2009 terror attack.
23 May
Jayaram Jayalalitha is sworn in as the chief minister of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu after the governor invites her to form a new ministry.
22 May
Social media users and media severely criticise an Indian firm for rejecting a Muslim man's job application because of his religion.
22 May
Convicted Bollywood star Salman Khan is to appear at a Dubai awards show, organisers say, despite awaiting court permission to travel.
24 May
A group of female activists have made a rare crossing through one of the world's most militarised borders to promote reconciliation between North and South Korea.
23 May
The Sydney Opera House has been used as a backdrop for a spectacular light show as part of the Vivid Sydney festival.
22 May
Fans of India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, can now enjoy an excursion to his hometown of Vadnagar.
22 May
Pakistan will host Zimbabwe in a One Day International cricket match in Lahore on Friday, the first since an attack on the Sri Lankan team in 2009 kept international teams away.
22 May
Jonathan Head has spent six months investigating the trafficking of humans in Thailand.
21 May
Hundreds of migrants found by the BBC last week in a boat drifting off the coast of Thailand have been rescued by Indonesian fishermen
21 May
The Australian government has loaned four Koalas named Paddle, Chan, Pellita and Idalia to the Singapore government for six months.
21 May
'Teen Bahdur' is a story of three Pakistani children who acquire super powers to save their town from the evils that plague it
22 May
New Zealand's national bird "could be extinct within a generation".
23 May
Footage has emerged showing North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un's elder brother in London - attending two Eric Clapton concerts.
21 May
Spinner Harbhajan Singh earns a spot in the Indian cricket team, but doubts remain over the longevity of his career.
20 May
Zimbabwe's national cricket team is in Pakistan, the first Test-playing nation to visit the country since a deadly 2009 militant attack.
20 May
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum tells BBC Sport how his side transformed their fortunes before their Test series against England.
21 May
Two drivers are jailed after crashing a Lamborghini and Ferrari during a "Fast & Furious" style race through central Beijing.
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