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The latest stories from the Asia section of the BBC News web site.
24 Oct
The leader of one of Pakistan's biggest religious parties escapes as at least 10 people are killed in two attacks in the Pakistani city of Quetta.
23 Oct
Japan's Supreme Court backs a woman who unsuccessfully sued her employer following a demotion due to her pregnancy.
23 Oct
Mark Zuckerberg has conducted a chat to Chinese students in Mandarin, leading to mixed reviews about his accent and pronunciation.
23 Oct
Japan's new trade minister Yoichi Miyazawa is forced to defend himself after it emerged support staff spent office money at a sex club.
24 Oct
Indian PM Narendra Modi marks the festival of Diwali with a brief visit to the Siachen glacier before inspecting recent flood damage in Indian-administered Kashmir.
23 Oct
Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army, Gen Sir Peter Wall, tells the BBC.
23 Oct
Victoria police were "working hard" to arrest an "aggressive" and "smart" abusive father who later beat his young son to death, an inquiry hears.
23 Oct
Japan's deputy prime minister meets his Chinese counterpart in Beijing in a move that could pave the way for a meeting between the countries' leaders.
22 Oct
Supporters of a leading anti-government cleric in Pakistan end a two-month protest in the capital Islamabad against PM Nawaz Sharif, but others remain.
22 Oct
Protesters in Hong Kong march to the chief executive's residence, criticising his comments against giving the poor too much political influence.
22 Oct
Police in India investigate the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl in her school in the city of Bangalore.
23 Oct
A US citizen freed from detention in North Korea receives an emotional homecoming in Ohio as Washington works to release two other Americans.
23 Oct
Daily life and trade is continuing in Kashmir despite the recent violence being the worst in a decade, as BBC Urdu's Shumaila Jaffery reports.
23 Oct
Farah Khan's much-anticipated new film, Happy New Year, is released for Diwali.
22 Oct
Many people in the Muslim-majority nation of Malaysia believe it's sinful to be in contact with a dog, but one man is trying to change that perception by putting on a canine event.
21 Oct
Religious women in India who want to wear make-up no longer have to struggle to find products that suit their faith.
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.
23 Oct
Media are angry at Japan's denial that it used sex slaves during World War II.
23 Oct
PM Narendra Modi's Kashmir visit on Diwali is criticised as a political gesture
23 Oct
Taiwan's unusual national treasure is heading home after a two-week foreign trip.
23 Oct
Narendra Modi has the most appealing face for Diwali fireworks buyers this year.
23 Oct
West Indies' decision to end their tour of India early must provoke change, says former Test bowler Ian Bishop.
23 Oct
US saxophonist Kenny G angers commentators by visiting a HK protest site then deleting his tweet about it, apparently after Chinese criticism, writes Juliana Liu.
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