BBC News - Asia
The latest stories from the Asia section of the BBC News web site.
Weather blights S Korea ferry search
Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for survivors of a stricken South Korean ferry, which had hundreds on board.
India votes on biggest polling day
Indians are voting in the biggest day of the general election, pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.
Mini-sub performs full MH370 search
A mini-sub searching for the missing Malaysian plane completes a full mission at its third attempt, after technical issues cut the first two short.
Charles Xue gets bail after illness
One of China's most influential bloggers, Charles Xue, is granted bail after months of detention because of a "serious illness", officials say.
Pakistan Taliban end ceasefire
The Pakistani Taliban say they will not extend a ceasefire with the government announced last month, but will remain committed to peace talks.
Tencent brings Candy Crush to China
China's internet giant Tencent will launch the popular Candy Crush game on the mainland in partnership with the game's creator King Digital Entertainment.
Australian NSW leader resigns
New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell announces his resignation amid mounting evidence that he failed to declare a gift of $2,800 wine.
China's 7.4% growth beats forecast
China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013.
Hair salon visited over N Korea ad
North Korean officials visit a west London hair salon to question why it had used their leader Kim Jong-un's image in a poster.
India court recognises third gender
India's Supreme Court recognises transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling which orders the government to provide key amenities.
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