BBC News - Asia
The latest stories from the Asia section of the BBC News web site.
Gough Whitlam dies at the age of 98
Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98.
Sri Lanka calls early elections
Sri Lanka will hold early presidential elections in January, a government minister says, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa expected to seek a third term.
'Balibo Five' deaths probe dropped
Australian police abandon a war crimes investigation into the deaths in East Timor in 1975 of the "Balibo Five" journalists, citing insufficient evidence.
Player dies after goal celebration
Indian footballer Peter Biaksangzuala dies from the injuries he suffered after landing awkwardly when he celebrated a goal.
Pakistan suspends pro-Khan channel
Pakistan's authorities suspend ARY News TV channel, which supports anti-government protests led by opposition politician Imran Khan, for 15 days.
Thai accused of dead king insult
Two retired army officers complain about comments made by academic Sulak Sivaraksa about King Naresuan, who died more than 400 years ago
Jokowi sworn in as Indonesia leader
Joko Widodo, the charismatic outsider who won Indonesia's presidency, calls for national reconciliation and unity as he is sworn in.
Pakistani Hindus want Diwali holiday
Members of Pakistan's Hindu community are calling on the government to make the festival of Diwali a national holiday.
Pakistan charity boss 'heartbroken'
One of Pakistan's top charity leaders tells the BBC he is heartbroken after being robbed at gunpoint.
Two Japan ministers quit amid rows
Two of five women in Japan's cabinet resign over funding scandals, in a blow to PM Shinzo Abe's plans to bring more women into top-level politics.
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