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Indians gather for ex-PM Vajpayee funeral
Indians have farewelled former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at a cremation ground on the banks of the Yamuna river following his death at age 93.


Evacuations as India floods kill hundreds
Thousands of people have been rescued from rooftops in southern India as the death toll rose to 320 from unprecedented flooding in the state of Kerala.


US imposes sanctions on Myanmar military
The US has imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military and police leaders and two army units, the nation's toughest action yet over the anti-Rohingya campaign.


MPs elect Imran Khan as Pakistan PM
Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan can form a coalition government after Pakistan MPs voted for him to be the country's new prime minister.


More misery looms as India floods kill 164
More than 160 people are dead and about 223,000 have been forced into relief camps as the Indian state of Kerala suffers under the worst floods in a century.


Afghan president celebrates siege victory
Afghanistan's president, Ashraf Ghani, has hailed the armed forces and met the families of victims following the end of the Taliban's siege of Ghazni.


Amnesty condemns Indonesia police killings
Amnesty International has accused Indonesian police of killing more than 70 petty criminals as part of a crackdown before the Asian Games.


India's ex-PM Vajpayee dies at 93
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a former Indian prime minister, has died after a lengthy illness at the age of 93.


Jet misses runway in Manila, no casualties
Passengers on a stricken plane had to escape down the emergency slides as it skidded down the runway in the Philippines.


Director Weir testifies in Ricketson trial
Film director Peter Weir has testified on behalf of friend and fellow Australian filmmaker James Ricketson, who is on trial for espionage in Cambodia.


Ex-Indian PM Vajpayee dies at age 93
Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who pursued both nuclear weapons and peace talks with Pakistan, has died at the age of 93.


Director Weir testifies in Ricketson trial
Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has gone on trial in Cambodia on charges of endangering national security.


Kim Jong Nam murder case goes to trial
Two women charged with murdering North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half brother must face trail and enter their defence, a Malaysian judge rules.


Kabul attack death toll revised down to 34
Afghan authorities have revised down the death toll from a suicide bombing in Kabul to 34.


Thailand to ban e-waste imports
Imports of electronic and plastic waste are to be banned by the Thai government to prevent massive amounts of scrap electronics piling up in the country.


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