20 September 2014 Last updated at 10:10

NZ governing party wins electionsPrime Minister John Key gives the thumbs up outside his campaign bus during the National Party Bus Trip

New Zealand's governing National Party, led by Prime Minister John Key, wins an emphatic election victory, near-complete results show.


GlaxoSmithKline GSK fined $490m by China for bribery

China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.

A large saltwater crocodile shows aggression. File photoTipsy Australian 'repels' crocodile

An Australian hunter says he fought off a crocodile by poking the reptile in the eye, admitting he was tipsy during the attack.

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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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Soutik Biswas Article written by Soutik Biswas Soutik Biswas Delhi correspondent

Did Kashmir 'abandon' its flood-hit people?

Omar Abdullah says the government was caught off-guard, but the BBC's Soutik Biswas considers whether Kashmir could have learned lessons from other Indian states' flood response.

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