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The latest stories from the Asia section of the BBC News web site.
22 Dec
Pakistan's interior minister says police have arrested several suspects in connection with last week's massacre at a school in Peshawar.
21 Dec
The US is considering putting North Korea back on its terrorism sponsors list, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.
22 Dec
A woman charged with the murders of eight children in the Australian city of Cairns has failed to have her case transferred to a mental health court.
22 Dec
Asia's fourth largest economy, South Korea, cuts its growth forecast for this year and next as consumer and business sentiment weakens.
20 Dec
Chinese President Xi Jinping urges Macau residents to respect the "one-China" policy, amid street protests in the former Portuguese colony.
21 Dec
Four Afghan detainees at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba have been sent back to their home country, the Pentagon says.
19 Dec
A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.
19 Dec
A Pakistani government prosecutor says he is challenging the bail granted to a man accused of being behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
19 Dec
Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and a former government official have been found guilty in the city's biggest-ever corruption case.
19 Dec
A Chinese court has jailed a pilot for three years over a 2010 crash in Heilongjiang province that left 44 people dead.
19 Dec
South Korea bans a political party for the first time in decades, with a court ordering a party accused of supporting the North to disband.
19 Dec
Authorities in the southern Indian state of Kerala announce plans to dilute their earlier decision to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to attract tourists and protect jobs.
22 Dec
A large scale school and university education programme, funded by the Chinese government, has been under attack in both the USA and Canada.
22 Dec
Andrew Harding returns to Aceh 10 years after the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami struck to see how things have changed.
21 Dec
Turkmenistan in Central Asia is one of the most isolated and secretive states in the world, dissent is not tolerated and suspicion reigns.
21 Dec
Pakistan has announced it will execute more militant prisoners in the next few days after lifting a moratorium in response to the Peshawar school massacre.
21 Dec
A cyclist in China avoids serious injury after being knocked off his bike by a truck at a busy junction.
20 Dec
As polling concludes in Indian-administered Kashmir, the BBC's Shalu Yadav meets war widows on opposite sides of the long-standing conflict.
20 Dec
Cheerleading is usually seen as a young person's sport, but the Japan Senior Cheer Association is for women in their 60s and 70s.
19 Dec
Papers praise US president for Cuba rapprochement, calling it a memorable legacy.
19 Dec
Shock and outrage over Pakistani court granting bail to 2008 Mumbai attacks 'mastermind'.
18 Dec
A city government in China has been using security guards to pose as police officers.
15 Dec
Doctors in Kazakhstan find surgical instrument left in patient's stomach more than a decade ago.
22 Dec
Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi will retire from ODIs after the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
19 Dec
Captain Steve Smith's second century in two Tests helps Australia open up a slender lead over India in Brisbane.
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