BBC News

Subscribe to BBC News feed BBC News
BBC News - Asia
Updated: 4 hours 43 min ago

Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: The story behind this heartwarming father-son kiss

November 29, 2023 - 7:58am
The son was among 41 workers who were trapped in a tunnel in India's Uttarakhand state for 17 days.
Categories: news

Rare Sumatran rhino born in Indonesia

November 29, 2023 - 5:10am
There are only around 40 of the animals left in the world, conservationists say.
Categories: news

US military aircraft with eight aboard crashes off Japan island

November 29, 2023 - 4:20am
Japan's coast guard told the BBC that one person has been found, but their condition is unclear.
Categories: news

Philippines: World's 'saddest' elephant dies in Manila zoo

November 29, 2023 - 2:27am
Bittersweet tributes pour in for Mali, who spent more than four decades all by herself.
Categories: news

Uttarakhand tunnel rescue: The 41 workers eat their first full meal

November 29, 2023 - 2:18am
The workers who were trapped in a tunnel for 17 days were taken to hospital right after their rescue.
Categories: news

Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: Rescued India workers tell of yoga and phone games

November 29, 2023 - 1:41am
The 41 men are recuperating in hospital after being trapped in a tunnel in Uttarakhand state for 17 days.
Categories: news

Watch: Teen steers runaway bus away from petrol pumps

November 28, 2023 - 11:17pm
CCTV captured how an Australian pupil stopped her school bus from hitting a petrol station.
Categories: news

Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: How the 17-day India rescue unfolded

November 28, 2023 - 1:14pm
Forty-one construction workers were freed after over two weeks trapped in a tunnel.
Categories: news

Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: Rescuers free 41 trapped workers

November 28, 2023 - 1:05pm
The workers were stuck for two weeks after a part of a tunnel they were working in collapsed.
Categories: news

Pakistan: Woman killed after being seen with man in viral photo

November 28, 2023 - 12:30pm
Tribal elders allegedly ordered the killing after the woman appeared in a photo that was doctored.
Categories: news

Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: Moment Indian workers freed after weeks

November 28, 2023 - 10:13am
Fourty-one Indian workers are finally rescued from a tunnel that partially caved in after a landslide.
Categories: news

Japan begins trial sales of prescription-free morning-after pills

November 28, 2023 - 8:16am
Access to emergency contraception is normally available only with a prescription in Japan.
Categories: news

Rashmika Mandanna: India actress urges women to speak up on deepfake videos

November 28, 2023 - 12:58am
Rashmika Mandanna made the remark weeks after her deepfake video went viral.
Categories: news

TikTok owner ByteDance cuts gaming division jobs

November 27, 2023 - 8:48pm
The Chinese firm entered the sector in 2019 to compete with Tencent but failed to grab market share.
Categories: news

Vaping: Australia to ban disposable vape products from January

November 27, 2023 - 7:50pm
The move is part of a crackdown aimed at protecting children from becoming addicted to nicotine.
Categories: news

Chinese Super League: From bidding for Bale to selling the team bus

November 27, 2023 - 7:01pm
Once it was China, not Saudi Arabia, on a multi-million pound recruitment drive to buy in the world's best football talent. In just a few years though, the Chinese Super League's big-money plans have imploded.
Categories: news

Imran Khan's former adviser suffers acid attack in UK

November 27, 2023 - 2:58pm
Mirza Shahzad Akbar said the chemical missed his eyes but caused injuries on his body.
Categories: news

Lightning and hailstorms kill 24 in western India

November 27, 2023 - 10:19am
Heavy storms are unusual for Gujarat in winter, and the ferocious downpour caught many off guard.
Categories: news

New Zealand smoking ban: Health experts criticise new government's shock reversal

November 27, 2023 - 7:28am
Health experts are appalled as the new government plans to repeal the policy to fund tax cuts.
Categories: news

South Korea: Man gets 14-month jail term for praising North in poem

November 27, 2023 - 4:04am
In the piece titled Means of Unification, the man hailed Pyongyang's socialist system.
Categories: news