Gao Yu, the Chinese journalist  accused of leaking an internal Communist Party document to foreigners, has been jailed for seven years. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP

Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk, said he was appalled by the verdict and sentence. “Today, the(...)

'Frightened' buffalo charges through primary school playground 1:33

A buffalo frightened by car noise broke into a primary school in southwest China, scaring students who ran to avoid the animal. The buffalo was later (...)

A crew member looks out an observation window aboard a Royal New Zealand Air Force  search aircraft as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Photograph: Reuters/Richard Polden

Government ministers from Australia, China and Malaysia have said they would double the search area for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 if wrec(...)

In early trade Germany’s 10-year yield was down almost a basis point at a new low of 0.087 per cent

Asia, MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan touched a seven-year high and closed(...)

Facebook: could net an estimated $15.5 billion in ad revenue this year, according to eMarketer. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

(...) years. In second place is Asia- Pacific, where $7.4 billion will be spent, with western Europe rounding(...)

An aerial view of  an Asiana Airlines airplane , hich ran out of the runway after landing at Hiroshima airport in Mihara, western Japan.  Photograph: Kyodo/Reutes

South Korean authorities said on Wednesday they planned an “urgent competence inspection” of Asiana Airlines pilots flying Airbus A320 planes, the day(...)

Traders work at the post that trades FedEx on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Photograph:  Brendan McDermid/Reuters

(...) stimulus, looks overdue for some consolidation, some analysts say. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific(...)

Eerie footage from inside destroyed Fukushima reactor 0:43

Robot used to investigate inside Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant's reactor number one loses connection in the middle of the radioactive core. Video: R(...)

Portraits of Li Tingting (top L), Wei Tingting (top R), (bottom, L-R) Wang Man, Wu Rongrong and Zheng Churan are pictured during a protest calling for their release in Hong Kong last week. Photograph: Reuters

Rights groups in China welcomed the release on bail of five feminist activists who were detained for 37 days for planning protests against sexual hara(...)

Two Bangladeshi women with faces burned by acid. Acid attacks – meant to maim, disfigure or blind – are most common in Cambodia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. Photograph:  Reuters/Rafiqur Rahman

Rupa Saa was just 15 when her stepmother poured acid over her face as she slept, burning her skin and melting her cheeks, nose, mouth and chin.The(...)