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30 Oct
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.
30 Oct
A military court in South Korea gives prison sentences ranging from 25 to 45 years to four soldiers involved in the death of a junior soldier.
30 Oct
Human rights groups criticise a Singapore court's decision that a law banning gay sex is constitutional, saying it "tramples on basic rights".
30 Oct
Taiwan bans its senior government officials from higher studies in mainland China, citing "national security" reasons.
30 Oct
Japan's Crown Princess Masako - who has been hit by a stress-related illness - attends a banquet for Dutch royals, her first such appearance in 11 years.
30 Oct
The director of China's internet regulator admits that some foreign websites cannot be visited but denies shutting them down.
30 Oct
Samsung Electronics sees its quarterly operating profit fall to its lowest level in more than three years because of slowing smartphone sales.
30 Oct
Authorities in Gujarat begin evacuating tens of thousands of people as a powerful cyclone heads for the western coast.
30 Oct
The high court in the southern Indian state of Kerala upholds the government's decision to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to tackle the state's drink problem.
30 Oct
Data about phone and computer use will be kept by telecommunications companies for two years if a bill introduced to the Australian parliament is passed.
30 Oct
The government will not conduct a full environmental impact assessment for the disposal of dredge spoil on sensitive wetlands near the Great Barrier Reef.
30 Oct
The BBC's Divya Arya reports from India, where women of 60 and 70 are becoming mothers for the first time.
30 Oct
Musarat Misbah, the owner of a chain of beauty parlours in Pakistan, has set up a charity to help care for acid attack survivors whom she also employs in the salons.
29 Oct
A young girl who escaped North Korea has spoken to the BBC about the violence and starvation she experienced when she lived there.
29 Oct
The only battle to be fought in the Far East during World War One had a profound and lasting impact on Chinese-Japanese relations.
28 Oct
The polio vaccination programme in Pakistan has been described as ''a disaster'' by monitors reporting to the World Health Organization.
27 Oct
As British and US troops end combat operations in Afghanistan, millions of Afghans are now left wondering if their country and its capital Kabul will remain out of Taliban hands.
28 Oct
Indian women discuss how the lack of access to cheap and safe sanitary products is affecting their health, hygiene and wellbeing.
30 Oct
Media debate whether President Xi may meet Japan's PM to ease tensions.
30 Oct
Media criticise the government over its handling of the "black money" issue.
29 Oct
Singapore is ranked the best country to do business for a ninth consecutive year by the World Bank's annual "Doing Business" report.
29 Oct
China is to get its own version of Big Brother for the first time, with the housemates' exploits to be broadcast on popular video site Youku Tudou.
29 Oct
Nathan Brown says the pull of returning to Australia with his family was the main reason behind his St Helens exit.
29 Oct
Members of China's top political advisory body have voted to kick out Hong Kong tycoon James Tien for his criticism of Chief Executive CY Leung.
30 Oct
Profits and revenues from Baidu, often called "China's Google", miss analysts' profit forecasts.
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