23 September 2014 Last updated at 16:48

China jails Uighur academic for lifeFile photo: Ilham Tohti, 4 February 2013

A Chinese court jails Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti for life for separatism, his lawyer says, in a verdict a rights group calls "deplorable".


Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott briefs media in Sydney, 19 Sept 2014Australian 'terror suspect' killed

A teenager said to have made threats to Australian PM Tony Abbott is shot dead after stabbing two police in Melbourne, reports say.

In this handout photograph received from the Delhi police, an Indian schoolboy is confronted by a white tiger inside its enclosure at the Delhi Zoo on September 23, 2014.White tiger kills man at Delhi zoo

A white tiger attacks and kills a man who was in its enclosure at a zoo in the Indian capital Delhi.

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Soutik Biswas Article written by Soutik Biswas Soutik Biswas Delhi correspondent

Bollywood cleavage row shows India's 'crass' side

India's top newspaper hits back against Bollywood star Deepika Padukone in the latest round of the cleavage tweet controversy.

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Andrew North Article written by Andrew North Andrew North South Asia correspondent

Pakistan-India monsoon floods: Averting future disasters

The BBC's Andrew North explains that more dams and more reservoirs would mitigate the destruction wrought by unpredictable monsoons.

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