Pakistani Kashmiri Abdul Majeed (right) and Gul Zaman, brothers of convicted murderer Shafqat Hussain, gesture as they transport Shafqat’s body after his execution in Karachi. Photograph: Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistan on Tuesday hanged a man whose case triggered an international outcry after his lawyers said he was arrested as a juvenile and tortured into c(...)

 Flood-affected victims  at a makeshift shelter in Prafulla Nagar, some 120km north of Calcutta, India.  Photograph: Piyal Adhikary/EPA

At least 75 people have died and tens of thousands have had to take refuge in state-run relief camps after heavy rains caused floods and landslides in(...)

Fishermen in rural Assam where witch-hunting is prevalent, not only among the state’s largely superstitious and underdeveloped tribal communities and its tea plantation workers, but also in several other regions. Photograph: Biju Boro/AFP/Getty

Police arrested 16 people in India’s northeastern Assam state last month for brutally murdering a 63-year old woman for practicising witchcraft, in wh(...)

India has the second largest number of internet users after China.

Indian authorities have moved to block more than 800 pornography websites in the first major crackdown on the internet in the world’s largest democrac(...)

Police officers inspect metallic debris found on a beach in Saint-Denis on the French Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. Photograph: Richard Bouchet/AFP/Getty Images.

French and Malaysian investigators are meeting in Paris after the arrival of a wing fragment many hope will solve the mystery of the missing Malaysia (...)

(...) economic data kept Asian markets from showing the same resilience. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific(...)

Hyeon Soo Lim speaks during a news conference at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang. Photograph: KCNA/Reuters.

North Korea released video footage on Monday of a Canadian pastor confessing before a Pyongyang church congregation that he had committed crimes again(...)

Police remove a case containing metallic debris found on a beach in Saint-Denis on Reunion Island, close to where where a Boeing 777 wing part believed to belong to missing flight MH370 washed up last week. Photograph: Richard Bouhet/AFP/Getty Images

A second object which was found yesterday and thought at first to be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 has been verified as a domes(...)

Australia’s speaker  Bronwyn Bishop:  her resignation was “overdue and unrepentant”, according to Labor party leader Bill Shorten. Photograph:  Mick Tsikas/EPA

The speaker of the Australian parliament, Bronwyn Bishop, has resigned after almost three weeks of revelations about her spending on helicopters, pla(...)

Smoke billows over the Japanese city of Nagasaki after an atomic bomb was dropped on August 9th, 1945. Photograph: Reuters

Polls show most Americans still consider the decision to use atomic weapons in the second World War correct, although support among women and the youn(...)