29 August 2014 Last updated at 03:24

Malaysia Airlines expects more lossesMalaysia airlines planes

Malaysia Airlines says the full financial impact of the two tragedies to hit the company will be seen in the second half of the year.


Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (May 2014)Pakistan PM named as murder suspect

Pakistani police name Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as a suspect in the murder of 14 followers of an anti-government cleric in Lahore, officials say.

Visitor numbers have dwindled as security in Afghanistan worsenedHistoric Afghan minaret 'threatened'

One of Afghanistan's architectural marvels, the minaret of Jam in Ghor province, is in danger of collapse, officials tell the BBC.

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Why India loves to ban films

The move to ban a controversial film on the October 1984 assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi has a sense of deja vu about it.

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