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21 Apr
The last communications between the South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday and traffic services reveal panic and indecision by the crew.
21 Apr
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has extended his lead over his rival Ashraf Ghani, latest results from the presidential polls suggest.
21 Apr
India's cricket board proposes an investigative panel into allegations of corruption against 13 players and officials in the Indian Premier League.
20 Apr
Japan begins building a military radar station near the Senkaku islands, focus of a bitter territorial row with China, which calls them the Diaoyus.
20 Apr
Lewis Hamilton takes a dominant victory in the Chinese GP to win three consecutive races for the first time in his career.
20 Apr
The search for three Sherpa guides, missing after an avalanche on Mount Everest killed 13 of their colleagues, is called off.
20 Apr
Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's best known television presenters, is injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the southern city of Karachi.
19 Apr
The search area for the missing Malaysian plane has narrowed and will be at "a critical juncture" in the next two days, says the transport minister.
21 Apr
A British man described as an "extremely capable young engineer" dies after a double-decker bus reportedly crashed into a ravine in the east of the country.
18 Apr
An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader.
18 Apr
Japan says it will catch fewer whales in the Pacific this year after a court banned its whaling off Antarctica.
21 Apr
A prequel to Oscar-winning martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will begin filming later this year.
21 Apr
Media workers across Pakistan have held angry protests after a leading journalist was shot and wounded on Saturday.
20 Apr
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued their royal tour of Australia with a tour of Taronga Zoo in Sydney accompanied by their son Prince George.
19 Apr
The search resumes for three missing local guides after an avalanche kills 13 Sherpas on the slopes of Mount Everest.
19 Apr
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit an air base in Queensland on day four of their tour of Australia.
18 Apr
Footage has emerged of a tropical storm in New Zealand blowing down a large tree as the remnants of Cyclone Ita swept through the city of Nelson.
19 Apr
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made an appearance at Sydney's Royal Easter Show, during their tour of Australia.
17 Apr
As Indians vote in the biggest day of the general election, the BBC's Mike Wooldridge reports from Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
16 Apr
China's economy grew 7.4% in the first three months of the year - slightly better than expected, but below the government's target.
18 Apr
The ongoing Ukraine crisis and corruption in China, as a top executive is investigated.
18 Apr
Welcoming a "voting wave" in the fifth phase of the parliamentary election.
18 Apr
A stack of 12 bars of gold were recovered from the stomach of a businessman in the Indian capital, Delhi, a surgeon treating him tells the BBC.
18 Apr
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Sydney Royal Easter Show on the third day of their Australia tour.
17 Apr
New Zealand legend Dan Carter hopes a sabbatical will keep him fresh to sort out some unfinished World Cup business
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