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The latest stories from the Asia section of the BBC News web site.
2 Apr
The FBI confirms that a senior Malaysian militant known as Marwan was killed in a bloody raid in the southern Philippines in January.
2 Apr
At least 16 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the eastern Afghan city of Khost, officials say.
2 Apr
Australian education officials express shock over reports that a Canberra school put a child with special needs in a cage-like structure.
2 Apr
The US says Thailand's replacement of martial law with new emergency measures does little to reduce the power of the military.
2 Apr
The bodies of at least 55 greyhounds - apparently linked to racing - are found dumped in Queensland, in the latest setback for the scandal-hit sport.
2 Apr
A Chinese woman accused of stabbing a four-year-old boy and his grandmother to death with garden shears appears in court in Melbourne.
1 Apr
Some of India's richest businessmen have appointed their wives as company directors to comply with a new law.
2 Apr
The trial of a British banker accused of murdering two women found in his Hong Kong flat is adjourned.
2 Apr
China says it will create a "blacklist" of banned Japanese anime cartoons, and plans to punish firms that hosted violent and sexual clips online.
2 Apr
South Korea is to pay about $380,000 (£256,000; €353,000) in compensation for each of the nearly 250 students killed in the Sewol ferry disaster.
1 Apr
The publisher and editor of a Malaysian website have been freed on bail after their arrest on suspicion of sedition.
2 Apr
Myanmar musician Ko Cho makes guitars from the wood of trees felled in 2008's Cyclone Nargis, which killed more than 100,000 people.
2 Apr
In celebration of London's Letters Live season, BBC Newsnight invited actor Clarke Peters to read a letter written by Mahatma Gandhi to Adolf Hitler.
1 Apr
World War Two and crop failure led to a famine in Bengal which killed millions of people in 1943. One survivor recalls the forgotten tragedy.
31 Mar
BBC Sport looks back at some of the key numbers from the 2015 World Cup, including the highest run scorers, top wicket keepers and bowling statistics.
31 Mar
A new multimillion dollar project that uses solar power to treat underground saline water is offering a ray of hope in south east Pakistan.
31 Mar
Flood warnings have been issued in Indian-administered Kashmir after torrential rain and a rise in levels of the Jhelum river.
30 Mar
The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder reports from the central Indian state of Chattisgarh on the growing insecurity that is gripping the Christian community
31 Mar
An international team investigating the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine in July 2014 has urged witnesses to come forward who saw a Buk missile launcher in the area.
1 Apr
The world's oldest person, Japan's Misao Okawa, dies from heart failure at the age of 117.
31 Mar
Police carry out unofficial cow census after Indian state outlaws their slaughter for beef.
1 Apr
Yorkshire sign India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara as their overseas player after Younus Khan pulls out of a proposed move.
2 Apr
Former world champion John Higgins reaches the last 16 in Beijing, and is joined by Mark Selby and Ding Junhui.
1 Apr
Bangladeshi Mustafa Kamal quits as ICC president after India row saw him replaced as a prize-giver at the World Cup.
1 Apr
The scale of China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is leading to "serious questions" on its intentions, a top US official says.
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