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The latest stories from the Asia section of the BBC News web site.
7 May
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un opens rare party congress by praising nuclear achievements in front of thousands of delegates.
6 May
Pakistani police say the brother of a sweet-shop owner poisoned a batch of sweets that killed more than 30 people last month.
6 May
The BBC's Juliana Liu in Hong Kong reviews KFC's promotional set of fried chicken flavoured nail polishes.
6 May
More than 60 people held by the Taliban in the south of Afghanistan are freed by special forces in an overnight operation, Nato officials say.
6 May
Italian luxury goods maker Gucci apologises for sending warning letters to Hong Kong shops selling paper versions of its products as offerings to the dead.
6 May
Police in north-eastern Mizoram state arrest an Indian army officer for looting smuggled gold.
6 May
An Australian blogger and author who faked terminal brain cancer faces legal action over her deception.
6 May
Axl Rose says he means "no disrespect" to AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson, whom he is replacing on the band's Rock or Bust World Tour.
6 May
An Australian court grants bail to a woman who withdrew more than A$4.6m mistakenly given to her by a bank, spending much of it on luxury handbags.
5 May
Pakistani police accuse village officials of ordering the murder of a teenage girl because she had helped a school friend to elope.
5 May
The head of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party loses a final appeal against his death sentence for war crimes during the war of independence from Pakistan.
5 May
An Etihad Airways flight en route from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta hit "severe and unexpected turbulence" that left more than 30 people injured.
5 May
The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder reports on the fear amongst liberals in Bangladesh following a spate of killings.
5 May
Apple has been forced to share the iPhone name in China, but which other US brands have had similar problems in the country?
5 May
Karishma Vaswani meets three women whose lives reflect economic changes in the Philippines.
5 May
The police in Scotland have joined the New Zealand Police and the NYPD in the "running man" internet craze - with their videos attracting millions of hits.
3 May
A video from the police in New Zealand shows the officers in a new light.
3 May
Despite greater media diversity and rising professional standards in recent years, press freedom in Kabul is under still threat and working for the country's most popular television station can carry a deadly risk.
3 May
The father of the five-year-old Afghan boy, who became an internet sensation after being photographed wearing a homemade Lionel Messi football shirt, says the family has been forced to leave Afghanistan due to repeated threats.
6 May
Live-streaming sites no longer allow videos of people eating the fruit in a "seductive" fashion.
5 May
An Australian police officer fights off eagles to save the life of his adopted baby kangaroo.
5 May
The world's biggest e-commerce company Alibaba reports a 193% jump in annual profits as sales on mobile devices jump.
5 May
Police raid a Hong Kong beauty salon and arrest 11 women, after customers accused it of offering fraudulent medical treatments.
4 May
Popular military entertainer Song Zuying performs in front of hundreds of troops on the reclaimed Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed South China Seas.
5 May
Thousand of Indians are voting for the first time in West Bengal assembly polls after remaining virtually stateless for six decades.
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