BBC News - Asia
The latest stories from the Asia section of the BBC News web site.
Sony hack is 'US security issue'
The cyber attack on Sony that forced the release of a film about North Korea to be cancelled is a national security matter, the White House says.
Pakistan bails Mumbai attack suspect
A man accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, which left 165 people dead. is granted bail by a court in Pakistan.
Apple 'failing to protect workers'
Poor treatment of workers in the Chinese factories which make Apple products is discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.
UN seeks North Korea ICC charges
The UN General Assembly calls for North Korea to be referred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity.
Japan 'could preserve tsunami sites'
A panel in Japan puts forward a plan to protect four buildings damaged by the 2011 tsunami and earthquake, including a former elementary school.
Myanmar trial over 'Buddha insult'
A New Zealander and two Burmese men plead not guilty to charges of insulting Buddhism with a flyer for a bar event in Myanmar.
China village 'shuns' boy with HIV
About 200 villagers in China's Sichuan province have petitioned authorities to "isolate" an HIV-positive eight-year-old, report local media.
Sony scraps The Interview worldwide
Sony confirms it has no plans to release the film comedy about North Korea internationally, in any form, following threats from hackers.
India launches its heaviest rocket
India successfully launches its largest rocket yet and an unmanned capsule capable of sending astronauts into space.
Sydney gunman 'had illegal firearm'
Australian police say Sydney cafe attacker Man Haron Monis did not have a gun licence, though they initially told PM Tony Abbott he did.
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