Asian News ~ BBC News

After the tsunami New Zealand promises aid, but ash on Tonga's runway is hindering relief efforts.

Several days on, the scale of the damage is unclear, with communications extremely limited.

If convicted, the two former flight attendants could face up to six months in prison.

Officials say the death toll could rise from two earthquakes which hit the north-west of the nation.

The Chinese leader made the comments during an address to the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting.

Charismatic Collarwali played a key role in boosting tiger numbers and made her sanctuary famous.

The tennis star arrives in Belgrade after being deported from Australia over his Covid vaccination status.

Health officials in the Chinese capital say a local woman may have been infected after opening a parcel.

Organisers of this year's Winter Olympics in Beijing have cancel plans to sell tickets to the general public as part of strict Covid-19 restrictions in the Chinese capital.

When the huge eruption happened over the weekend, a fleet of spacecraft overhead gathered key data.

Compared to a year earlier, the economy grew 4% in the last three months of 2021, official figures show.

Up to 80,000 people could be affected after tsunami waves caused "significant damage" to Tonga.

It has conducted four launches in two weeks - an unusual frequency for this time of the year.

China is helping Sri Lanka build a new city to rival global offshore centres. Who will it benefit?

Novak Djokovic has been deported from Australia following the row over a vaccine exemption. What happens next for the Serb?

Deported from Australia and unable to defend his Open title, how did it get to this point?

Sports writer Suresh Menon reflects on the career of Indian Test cricket's most successful captain.

The decision to cancel his visa for the second time is largely about saving face in an election year.

What was meant to be the start of a new year of tennis glory has turned into a global controversy.

Colombo Port City, which Sri Lanka is building with Chinese help, aims to rival Dubai or Hong Kong.

UK News ~ BBC News

Peers vote against plans to clamp down on noisy protests and in favour of making misogyny a hate crime.

But No 10 has strongly denied claims by the PM's ex-aide that Boris Johnson ignored concerns.

In a bid to tackle court backlogs, magistrates in England and Wales will be able to jail criminals for longer.

Angela Glover's brother says her body was found after she was swept away trying to rescue her dogs.

The defence secretary says he is sending short-range anti-tank missiles amid Russian invasion fears.

Patients say they’ve been placed in unsafe environments, often far from home.

The supermarket joins a list of firms which pay the legal minimum to unvaccinated staff obliged to isolate.

It's not just mental health professionals who have to spot self-harm, updated health guidance says.

No Place to Hide says end-to-end encryption makes it harder to detect child abuse.

A leading charity says soaring energy costs could plunge more families into "very deep poverty".

Briton Malik Faisal Akram died in the standoff with police after taking four hostages.

Activists with anti-vax beliefs are taking "direct action" against hospitals and schools.

Dr Prit Buttar says he was humbled by the social media response after he comforted a bereaved woman.

Pregnant women have been urged to get vaccinated to prevent risk of birth-related complications.

Train operators switch to emergency timetables as a result of high staff sickness rates.

People can now stop quarantining earlier - as long as they produce negative lateral flow tests.

Antonio Horta-Osorio leaves the bank after breaking UK quarantine rules to watch tennis at Wimbledon.

A limit of 500 people at outdoor events has been removed and full crowds are now allowed at football.

Welsh Tories say Labour would "atone for the damage they have done" by cutting the isolation period.

MPs have a heated exchange over the reported lockdown breaching drinks in Downing Street