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21 Oct
Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98.
21 Oct
The Pakistan Taliban sack their spokesman Shahidullah Shahid after he pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS).
21 Oct
An Australian teenager who joined IS militants in Iraq and Syria surfaces in a video addressing PM Tony Abbott and US president Barack Obama.
21 Oct
Hong Kong officials are to meet student leaders for talks amid pro-democracy street protests that are now in their fourth week.
21 Oct
A woman dies of her injuries after being set on fire on a train in the Indian state of Kerala, reportedly after an argument with an unidentified man.
21 Oct
China's economy grows at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, causing speculation the government may introduce more stimulus measures.
21 Oct
Japan's PM Shinzo Abe appoints new trade and justice ministers after the two previous ministers resigned in rows over use of political funds.
21 Oct
An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam "watched by" a computer-generated child he believed was real.
21 Oct
An explosion at a fireworks factory in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh kills at least 17 people, police say.
21 Oct
Australian police abandon a war crimes investigation into the deaths in East Timor in 1975 of the "Balibo Five" journalists, citing insufficient evidence.
21 Oct
Sri Lanka will hold early presidential elections in January, a government minister says, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa expected to seek a third term.
21 Oct
Pakistan's authorities suspend ARY News TV channel, which supports anti-government protests led by opposition politician Imran Khan, for 15 days.
21 Oct
Australia's former foreign minister Bob Carr says it is important they remain neutral over a territorial dispute between China and Japan.
21 Oct
The former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam has died at the age of ninety-eight.
20 Oct
A high profile campaign against corruption and bribery by the Chinese ruling Communist Party has gained huge public support.
20 Oct
Two mythical creatures, a giant spider and a huge dragon, have faced one another in battle at Beijing's Olympic Park.
19 Oct
The Chinese capital has been suffering under heavy smog for the past few weeks, but the 34th edition of the Beijing marathon still went ahead on Sunday.
19 Oct
The BBC's Celia Hatton reports on why pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong see the Mong Kok district as key to their movement.
20 Oct
Kirra-Belle Olsson, who is 13-years-old, has been bitten by a shark when she was surfing at Australia's Avoca Beach early on Friday morning.
21 Oct
Media welcome a joint effort with Australia to hunt down corrupt Chinese officials who go overseas.
21 Oct
Welcoming government plans to put up coal mines for bidding by private companies.
20 Oct
A diamond merchant in India's Gujarat state gifts his employees cars, jewellery and homes worth $8m (£5m) as a reward for meeting targets.
21 Oct
Indians online are asking where the Congress politician is.
21 Oct
India suspend all future tours to the Caribbean following the West Indies' decision to abandon their tour of India last week.
20 Oct
A key meeting of Chinese Communist Party leaders focusing on the rule of law and fighting corruption has begun in Beijing.
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