20 October 2014 Last updated at 09:43

Jokowi sworn in as Indonesia leaderIndonesian President Joko Widodo gestures to the crowd during a street parade following his inauguration in Jakarta, Indonesia, 20 October 2014

Joko Widodo, the charismatic outsider who won Indonesia's presidency, calls for national reconciliation and unity as he is sworn in.


Abdul Sattar EdhiPakistan charity boss 'heartbroken'

One of Pakistan's top charity leaders has told the BBC he is heartbroken after being robbed at gunpoint.

Women wearing veils at a protest in Sydney in 2010Australia lifts parliament veil ban

Australia reverses a rule which would have restricted access to the parliament building in Canberra for women wearing full-face Islamic veils.

Media round-ups

Carrie Gracie Article written by Carrie Gracie Carrie Gracie BBC China editor

Caught in the crosshairs of China's corruption campaign

The BBC's Carrie Gracie goes to Shanxi, the frontline of China's anti-corruption campaign, to find out more about officials' suicides.

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Soutik Biswas Article written by Soutik Biswas Soutik Biswas Delhi correspondent

How Cyclone Hudhud got its name

India's new cyclone is named after a bird, but thinking up these names has not been an easy process. The BBC's Soutik Biswas explains.

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

Why are India's air force planes falling out of the sky?

All air forces have accidents, but accounts of Indian warplanes crashing on training flights have become almost routine news, writes Andrew North.

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