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The latest stories from the Asia section of the BBC News web site.
24 Nov
A suicide bomber in east Afghanistan kills at least 45 people at a volleyball match, as Afghan MPs approve security deals with Nato and the US.
24 Nov
Police charge a 30-year-old woman with attempted murder after she abandoned her newborn baby boy in a drain in western Sydney.
23 Nov
Australia beat South Africa by two wickets to win the one-day international series 4-1 and go top of the world rankings.
23 Nov
King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand attends a ceremony to confirm two government ministers in Bangkok, quashing speculation about his health.
23 Nov
Manny Pacquiao wants to face five-weight world champion Floyd Mayweather after retaining his WBO welterweight title..
24 Nov
Workers at a tea plantation in eastern India beat and stab the owner to death in a row over pay arrears.
23 Nov
Chinese-French film Blind Massage picks up six awards at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse awards.
23 Nov
The Philippines marks the fifth anniversary of its worst political massacre, as Amnesty warns the trials risk becoming "a mockery of justice".
21 Nov
Japan's PM Shinzo Abe dissolves parliament paving the way for a snap election in December, as local media polls show a low level of support.
21 Nov
One of the most senior figures in the Sri Lankan government announces that he is to stand against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in presidential elections.
21 Nov
Thailand's military leaders say they have no plans to remove martial law soon, amid mounting protests and criticism of the junta.
21 Nov
A Malaysian diplomat accused of sexual assault and burglary in New Zealand pleads not guilty to his charges in Wellington.
24 Nov
A newborn baby boy is found abandoned in a drain in Sydney, Australia, by passing cyclists, police say.
23 Nov
Andrew North investigates the practice of bride trafficking in India.
22 Nov
The South Asian Football Federation Championship is taking place in Pakistan
23 Nov
US troops in Afghanistan will be allowed to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan from 2015, US officials say, expanding their role after the end of major combat operations.
21 Nov
Chinese hospital helps fathers-to-be share labour experience
21 Nov
The Philippines economy is performing well but challenges remain. The country's president tells us his plans to tackle red tape in the business environment and poverty.
21 Nov
Officials in Myanmar have said that a mortar shell that killed more than 20 ethnic rebel soldiers on Tuesday was meant as a warning shot.
21 Nov
Papers support China's call for "mutual respect" on online sovereignty and governance.
21 Nov
Praise for decision to remove chief of investigative agency from probe into telecoms scandal.
22 Nov
Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo takes an economy-class seat on the national carrier to go to Singapore for his son's high-school graduation.
21 Nov
Officers in New Zealand come to the rescue of a distressed woman who hadn't eaten for three days.
24 Nov
Captain Michael Clarke is named in the Australia squad for the first Test against India, subject to proving his fitness.
21 Nov
China's defence minister says he wants to enhance dialogue to manage disputes with neighbouring countries, striking a reconciliatory note.
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