BBC News website changes for Asia and Pacific readers

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Starting today, readers in Asia and the Pacific will notice some changes to the layout of the BBC News website.

The front page looks almost the same, and the articles, video and information you are used to reading and watching are all still available.

But we have slightly altered the navigation at the top of the page to make it easier to find content relevant to the region.

So as well as being able to click on World for the latest international news, you can also now click directly on Asia, India or China, to go straight to the relevant section.

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On the right hand side of the front page, you should also notice more features targeted at our large and growing audience in the region.

And in the coming months, we'll be introducing more new ideas to add to the depth and range of our coverage.

We're making the changes because we want the BBC News website to be better tailored to the interests and expectations of its audience.

And we realise, of course, that as Asia and the Pacific accumulate more and more economic and political influence, we need to be at the forefront of reporting news about the region, and bringing international news to its people.

We would be interested to hear what you think of the changes.



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    Comment number 75.

    Same with me, I would rather like to either have a drop down menu that would also include Australia and NZ and Japan, either have the Pacific option re-instated. All these changes smack of PC. What is it with the BBC and its berating of everything Australian anyway ?

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    Comment number 74.

    I am away from the UK and surprised to find that I get a different homepage and that some content appears not to be provided when out of the UK.
    There should be a tab which allows me to login as a UK-based user and to obtain identical formats and content.
    Your first obligation should be to meet the needs of UK people away from home as our licence fee is the main funding for online services.

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    Comment number 73.

    What a dumb idea. It would have been much better to simply include a drop down menu (China and India and just maybe Australia/NZ?) for the Asia header. I am interested in world news, not just Asia.

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    Comment number 72.

    As one of hundreds of thousands expat Poms, please make it a bit easier to find the Australian news/sports section. You will make many people very happy!

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    Comment number 71.

    I would like to see the BBC comments section given more prominence, along similar lines to that of the Guardian Australia. The Guardian comments section is becoming very popular here.


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