BBC News - Asia
The latest stories from the Asia section of the BBC News web site.
Faulty part 'factor' in AirAsia crash
Faulty equipment and the crew's response were among factors that caused an AirAsia plane to crash last December, killing 162 people, Indonesian officials say.
NY Times cover story blanked out
The local printer of the International New York Times in Thailand refuses to print one of its articles, leaving a blank space on its cover page.
US marine guilty of transgender killing
A US marine is found guilty of killing a Filipina transgender woman, in a case which has strained ties between the US and the Philippines.
Japanese whaling ships depart for hunt
Japanese whaling ships depart for the Antarctic hunt, after a one year pause, despite international opposition.
Taj Mahal 'not a Hindu temple'
India's government rejects claims by a group of lawyers that the Taj Mahal monument was a Hindu temple.
Man City group sells 13% to Chinese
Manchester City's parent company has been valued at $3bn (£2bn) after selling a 13% stake, worth £265m, to a consortium of Chinese investors.
Bid to drill deep inside Earth
Scientists set out this week to drill a hole into the Indian Ocean floor to try to get below the Earth's crust for the first time, testing theories about the make-up of the crust on the way down.
Chinese city fines dirty vehicles
Nanjing wants to improve its image and is starting with mucky cars.
Beijing smog keeps students indoors
With Beijing cloaked in air pollution, schools have been ordered to keep children indoors.
Mexico van belongs to missing surfers
Authorities in Mexico say a burnt-out van found in Sinaloa state with two charred bodies inside was registered to one of two missing Australian surfers.
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