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Asia shares slide on Greek 'no' vote

Most Asian stock markets fall after Greek voters rejected austerity demands from creditors in Sunday's referendum.
'Pearl Harbor' row after US win

The US victory over Japan in the Women's World Cup turns into a Twitter row, with some calling it "revenge" for Pearl Harbor.
Zimbabwe elephants flown to China

At least 20 elephants from Zimbabwe are transported to China to be settled in a game reserve, after a controversial sale.
Singapore anti-Lee teen walks free

A Singaporean teenager found guilty of wounding religious feelings walks free after being sentenced to jail time already served.
Chinese tourists to Turkey warned

China gives safety advice to its nationals in Turkey after protests over the treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang.
USA 5-2 Japan

USA beat former champions Japan in Vancouver to become the first nation to win three Women's World Cups.
Abbott orders talk show boycott

Australian PM Tony Abbott tells his ministers not to appear on the popular ABC talk show Q&A, after it features a former terror suspect.
India says unwed mum can be guardian

India's Supreme Court in a landmark ruling says an unwed mother does not have to reveal the name of her child's father for claiming guardianship.
Philippines confirms new Mers case

The Philippines confirms its second case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), in a foreign man who arrived from Dubai.
Indian e-commerce site defaced

One of India's biggest e-commerce sites, housing.com, has its website defaced after the recent sacking of its founder-CEO.
VIDEO: Maternal healthcare failing in Pakistan

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will release a report into the Millennium Development Goals on Monday.
VIDEO: Why 2015 is a good year for durians

Singaporeans are enjoying a bumper crop of pungent durians, the so called "king of fruits", which are something of a national obsession.
VIDEO: USA thrash Japan in World Cup final

USA have beaten former champions Japan in Vancouver to become the first nation to win three Women's World Cups.
VIDEO: Best foot forward for a full life

Clubfoot used to mean a life of unemployment and illiteracy for children born in developing countries - but now effective treatments mean they have a better chance at a full life.
VIDEO: Trillions lost on China stock market

China's Shanghai Composite index has slumped about 30% since mid-June, wiping out most of this year's gains
VIDEO: McCain urges US Afghanistan re-think

John McCain, Head of the US Senate Armed Services Committee, urges President Obama to reconsider the decision to pull almost all the country's troops out of Afghanistan by 2017.
VIDEO: India's angel investors

With banks in India still reluctant to lend money, start-ups are having to look elsewhere.
VIDEO: Running an 'auto part' firm in India

The female entrepreneur who sells auto components to vehicle manufacturers in India.
'Space out' contest held in Beijing

Eighty people gather in central Beijing to stare into space for two hours.
NZ police hunt for doomed deer

Police in the New Zealand town of Mosgiel are hunting for a dozen deer which are on the run after escaping from an abattoir.
Panic and blame in China's markets

After several days of erratic trade on Chinese bourses, the BBC’s Carrie Gracie assesses how the authorities have reacted.
Clinton accuses China of hacking US

US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton accuses China of hacking US computers and stealing commercial secrets and government information.
Six dead in China factory collapse

A shoe factory collapses in eastern China, killing six workers, according to Chinese state media.
Media demand 'fair probe' in exam scam

Media spotlight on 'mystery deaths' of accused, witnesses and a journalist in a scam in Madhya Pradesh state.
India PM begins Central Asia tour

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins a five nation tour of Central Asia and Russia with trade and energy topping his agenda.
Is India safe from Greece crisis?

Pundits downplay the impact of Greek economic crisis on India, but urge the government to be cautious.
Kaesong talks over N Korea wage row

South Korean businessmen are visiting the Kaesong joint industrial zone in North Korea amid a row over a unilateral wage hike.
AirAsia crash: Search called off

The search for remaining bodies from a December AirAsia plane crash in the Java Sea ends on Tuesday night, Indonesia's rescue agency confirms.
Myanmar jails 'Buddha insult' trio

A New Zealander and two Burmese men are found guilty of insulting religion in Myanmar over a poster depicting the Buddha with headphones.
Lawyer for 'Bin Laden doctor' killed

A former lawyer of the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden is shot dead in the north-western city of Peshawar.
Pakistan Christians bury blast dead

Pakistani Christians in Lahore hold funerals for victims of two Taliban suicide bomb attacks, amid heavy security in the city.
Pakistan carries out mass hangings

Pakistan hangs 12 convicts, the largest number of executions on the same day since the government overturned a temporary ban on hangings.
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The company bosses who pray

Can religion at work create a better workplace?
Sadness and pride at Japan's World Cup defeat

Japan's pride in football heroines undimmed by loss
From Bowie's barmaid to $230m boss

The $230m boss who served drinks on David Bowie's yacht
Zeal for Kashmir insurgency wanes

The former Kashmir diehards who no longer want to fight
Canvassing support: Helping children with clubfoot

Helping children with clubfoot
Why does Japan have such a high suicide rate?

Train death reflects Japan's high suicide rate
China Week: Security in a fast food nation

Carrie Gracie on what's been happening in China this week.
Mystery surrounds India health survey

Mystery surrounds India health survey

 



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