Asia

State funeral for Bangladesh's former President Ershad

Thousands of Bangladeshis have attended former President Hussain Muhammad Ershad's funeral in Dhaka.

Asia

Indian activists launch helpline for hate crimes victims

The initiative started in 100 cities following rise in mob attacks by Hindu far-right groups especially against Muslims.

Indian activists launch helpline for hate crimes victims

AJ IMPACT

Hyperinflation and hunger: Turkmenistan on 'edge of catastrophe'

Gas-rich Turkmenistan facing worst economic crisis in 30 years, coupled with rights concerns, UK think-tank reports.

Hyperinflation and hunger: Turkmenistan on 'edge of catastrophe'

Asia

Scores killed, millions displaced as monsoon batters South Asia

Floods and landslides wreak deadly havoc from the Himalayan foothills to low-lying camps housing Rohingya refugees.

Scores killed, millions displaced as monsoon batters South Asia

Asia

Afghanistan: Roadside bomb kills 11 pilgrims in Kandahar

Explosion in southern province injures at least 35 other pilgrims on their way to a shrine, officials say.

Afghanistan: Roadside bomb kills 11 pilgrims in Kandahar

AJ IMPACT

China says will cut ties with US firms selling arms to Taiwan

US companies vulnerable to sanctions include tank engine maker Honeywell and private jets maker Gulfstream.

China says will cut ties with US firms selling arms to Taiwan

Asia

Row erupts over antibiotics discovery in Bangladesh packaged milk

Dhaka University research team conducts two separate tests within a month to find antibiotics in five major milk brands.

Row erupts over antibiotics discovery in Bangladesh packaged milk

AJ Impact

Earthbound: India's moonlander launch cancelled for now

A nation waits for an explanation and a new date to send Chandrayaan-2 to the lunar south pole

Earthbound: India's moonlander launch cancelled for now

Space

India's moon mission launch called off due to 'technical' problem

Space agency ISRO says launch of Chandrayaan-2 called off minutes before blast-off due to a technical snag.

India's moon mission launch called off due to 'technical' problem

AJ IMPACT

'New age of discovery': India looks to land moon rover

If successful, India will be the fourth country after the US, Russia and China to perform a 'soft' landing on the moon.

India prepares to land rover on moon in second unmanned mission

Asia

India's rubbish mountain may rise higher than Taj Mahal by 2020

About 2,000 tonnes of East Delhi's rubbish is dumped at the site every day. People living around it say it is affecting their lives.

Nepal

More deaths in monsoon-hit Nepal due to flooding, landslides

Rains have hit 30 of the country's 77 districts over the past week as delayed monsoon rains pound the region.

More deaths in monsoon-hit Nepal due to flooding, landslides

Nepal

Monsoon rains trigger deadly flooding in Nepal

At least 50 people killed and 10,000 displaced as heavy rains pound Nepal.

Monsoon rains trigger deadly flooding in Nepal

India

Century-old housing in Mumbai succumbs to metro project

Moved on by sprawling transport system, residents of 'chawl' reflect on life in tightly-packed but friendly apartments.

Century-old housing in Mumbai succumbs to metro project

Asia

Uncertain future for Uzbekistan’s avant-garde museum

Concerns held for future of unique museum with tens of thousands of Soviet-era paintings.