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Gunmen and bomber kill seven in Pakistan
Twin attacks in northwest Pakistan on a police checkpoint and a hospital have left nine people dead, including four police officers.


Women, children dead in Afghan airstrikes
Afghan officials say at least 10 civilians, including women and children, have been killed in separate air strikes by security forces in the country's west.


Prominent Indian politician Dikshit dies
Sheila Dikshit, Delhi's longest-serving chief minister and one of India's most prominent women politicians, has died of a heart attack; she was 81.


Pro-govt supporters rally in Hong Kong
Pro-government supporters have rallied in Hong Kong as a wave of fresh anti-government protests are anticipated.


South Asia flooding death toll up to 152
The death toll has risen to 152 in monsoon flooding in South Asia.


Indian gets 10 years over death of UK teen
An Indian court has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for the death of British teenager Scarlett Keeling, whose body was found on a Goa beach in 2008


Explosion at gas factory in central China
Chinese state media say an explosion has occurred at a gas factory in central China, shattered windows within three kilometres of the blast.


Indon closing Komodo Island to save dragon
The Indonesian government says it will ban tourism and relocate residents on popular destination Komodo Island in a bid to protect its wildlife.


Explosion outside Afghan uni kills eight
At least eight people have been killed and dozens injured when a powerful bomb exploded outside the gates of Kabul University in the Afghan capital.


Revenge motive suspected for Kyoto attack
A man suspected of killing 33 people in an arson attack on a Kyoto animation studio believed his novel had been plagiarised, Japanese media reports say.


Philippines crash kills nine children
At least nine school children are dead after the truck they were on flipped in central Cebu province in the Philippines.


South Korea-Japan diplomatic row deepens
The dispute between Japan and South Korea over history and trade turned tragic when a South Korean man set himself alight in front of Japan's embassy in Seoul.


Car bomb explodes at Afghan police base
A car bomb has exploded at a gate of police headquarters in the Afghan city of Kandahar, a police official says, before militant gunmen opened fire.


Displaced in Indon's Papua dying: group
Indonesia's military is denying claims at least 139 people displaced by conflict in the country's eastern Papua region have died of malnutrition and disease.


Phil cops 'punished for deadly drug raids'
Thousands of Philippine police have been punished for wrongdoings during raids where drug suspects were killed under the president's crackdown, officials say.


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