23 October 2014 Last updated at 16:06

Deadly attacks hit Quetta cityPakistani security officials inspect the site of an incident were unknown assailants opened fire on a bus in Hazara Ganji area of Quetta, Pakistan, 23 October 2014

The leader of one of Pakistan's biggest religious parties escapes as at least 10 people are killed in two attacks in the Pakistani city of Quetta.


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with female cabinet ministersJapan court backs pregnant woman

Japan's Supreme Court backs a woman who unsuccessfully sued her employer following a demotion due to her pregnancy.

Mark Zuckerberg at Tsinghua UniversityZuckerberg's Chinese gets mixed reviews

Mark Zuckerberg has conducted a chat to Chinese students in Mandarin, leading to mixed reviews about his accent and pronunciation.

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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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