22 September 2014 Last updated at 17:44

Thousands of HK students at boycottStudents gather and sing freedom songs during a strike at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on 22 September 2014.

Hong Kong students begin a week-long boycott of classes to protest against China's stance on electoral reform in the territory.


Rizwan Akhtar Pakistan appoints new spy chief

Pakistan names a close ally of the army chief to head the country's feared Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency.

Ashraf Ghani Ghani on becoming Afghan president Watch

Ashraf Ghani has said people in Afghanistan "demonstrated a remarkable will for wanting transformation" during this election.

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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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