BBC News - Asia
The latest stories from the Asia section of the BBC News web site.
GSK fined $490m by China for bribery
China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.
New Zealand votes in 'dirtiest' poll
Voters in New Zealand head to the polls after what is being called the dirtiest campaign in the nation's history.
China tennis star Li Na retires
China's sporting hero Li Na announces her retirement from tennis at the age of 32, citing injury problems.
Japan to restart whaling programme
Japan vows to restart its Antarctic whaling programme next year despite an International Whaling Commission vote that the hunt is illegal.
Australia boosts parliament security
Security is being upgraded at the Australian parliament following "chatter" suggesting extremists could target it for attack, the PM says.
Alibaba sets share price at $68
Chinese online giant Alibaba prices its shares $68 ahead of the start of trading on Friday, making it one of the biggest stock market listings ever.
Manila floods: Thousands evacuated
Thousands of people are evacuated in the Philippine capital Manila and nearby provinces as tropical storm Fung-Wong brings floods.
Indian-American named as India envoy
US President Barack Obama names Richard Verma as the next ambassador to India, the first Indian-American to step into that role.
Musician 'Mandolin' Srinivas dies
Well-known Indian classical musician 'Mandolin' Srinivas dies in a hospital in the southern city of Chennai after a brief illness.
WPP moves into Mongolia
A subsidiary of global advertising giant WPP has acquired a majority stake in a Mongolian ad agency.
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