18 January 2011
Last updated at 15:48 ET
An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 has hit south-western Pakistan, the US Geological Survey says, but reports from the area suggest limited damage.
At least 40 Taliban have surrendered and joined pro-government forces in the north of Afghanistan after a military operation, say police.
The Indian state of Gujarat plans to build Asia's first commercial-scale tidal power facility.
The British High Commissioner in Bangladesh strenuously denies allegations in a UK newspaper that it condoned the likely use of torture.
Eyewitness accounts and in-depth coverage of relief efforts as floods devastate Pakistan
As a startling new book argues Indian politics is becoming more nepotistic and dynastic, is the world's largest democracy losing its way?
Pakistan need 274 runs on the final day of the second Test against New Zealand to wrap up a 2-0 series win.
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