BBC News - Asia
The latest stories from the Asia section of the BBC News web site.
Obama in S Korea amid nuclear fears
US President Barack Obama arrives in Seoul for a visit that comes amid concern North Korea may be planning a fourth nuclear test.
Hamid Mir issues defiant statement
The Pakistani journalist shot last week issues his first statement, once again blaming the country's intelligence agency for the attack.
Search for Malaysia plane to widen
The underwater search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane could expand if the first Bluefin-21 search yields nothing, Australian officials say.
Arrest after Bali plane 'hijack' bid
A passenger is detained in Indonesia after an apparent attempt to hijack a plane that landed at Bali airport, reports say.
Tokyo inflation rate at 22-year high
Tokyo consumer prices rise at their fastest pace in 22 years, surging 2.7% over a year, pointing to a likely increase in inflation across Japan.
Abdullah leads Afghan poll count
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah remains the frontrunner with 80% of votes counted, although a run-off vote next month is expected.
US medics killed in Kabul attack
Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.
Korea ferry disaster school reopens
The South Korean school devastated by the loss of many of its students in a ferry disaster last week starts to hold classes again.
China releases Japanese cargo ship
China has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt, a court statement says, after the Japanese firm paid compensation.
Pakistan targets 'militant hideouts'
Pakistan fighter jets target compounds thought to be hideouts for militants connected to a recent series of attacks in the country, officials say.
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