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The latest stories from the Asia section of the BBC News web site.
24 Oct
One of the suspects in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, beheaded in 2002, is set free by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan.
24 Oct
US authorities penalise a Silicon Valley company for "grossly underpaying" eight workers brought over from India for a special project.
24 Oct
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".
24 Oct
Protest leaders in Hong Kong are to ballot their supporters over whether to accept the government's proposals and end their occupation of the city.
24 Oct
Chinese authorities have arrested one official and punished 16 others following a deadly clash in a Yunnan village, state media say.
24 Oct
Markets are shut and lawyers are on strike after a day of violence across the Pakistani city of Quetta, which left at least 13 dead.
24 Oct
Pakistani and Iranian forces have exchanged mortar fire, in the latest incident between the two countries along their porous border.
24 Oct
A Malaysian diplomat, wanted by New Zealand authorities on allegations of attempted rape in the city of Wellington in May, is finally extradited.
24 Oct
Ghulam Azam, the former leader of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party, dies from a heart attack a year after being found guilty of war crimes.
24 Oct
Australia's troubled national carrier Qantas says it is on course to deliver its first pre-tax profits this year in the three months to September.
24 Oct
The US will maintain control of South Korean troops in the event of war with the North, the two sides say, delaying again a long-planned command transfer.
23 Oct
Mark Zuckerberg has conducted a chat to Chinese students in Mandarin, leading to mixed reviews about his accent and pronunciation.
24 Oct
The number of cases of polio in Pakistan has topped 200 for the first time in nearly 15 years.
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.
24 Oct
Media in China welcome the Communist Party's pledge to fight corruption and create a law-based society.
24 Oct
Media say the PM's trip to flood-affected Kashmir also sent a message to Pakistan.
24 Oct
Google marks the success of India's Mars mission in its famous daily doodle, exactly one month after a robotic probe went into orbit around the red planet.
23 Oct
Taiwan's unusual national treasure is heading home after a two-week foreign trip.
23 Oct
West Indies' decision to end their tour of India early must provoke change, says former Test bowler Ian Bishop.
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.
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