1 October 2014 Last updated at 00:18

Hong Kong set for holiday protests

Crowds of pro-democracy protesters grow in Hong Kong ahead of what organisers hope will be the largest protests so far on Wednesday - China's National Day.


US troops inspect scene of suicide bombing in Kabul, 16 September 2014Afghans sign deal to keep US troops

The new Afghan government signs a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.

An older couple walk holding handsAfghanistan worst country for old

Norway is the best place to be old and Afghanistan the worst, according to an index of the quality of later life.

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Soutik Biswas Article written by Soutik Biswas Soutik Biswas Delhi correspondent

India's Mars mission: Picture that spoke 1,000 words

One image from the day India put its Mars probe in orbit ended up trending on Twitter and sparked debate about tradition and modernity, says Soutik Biswas.

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Andrew North Article written by Andrew North Andrew North South Asia correspondent

Narendra Modi lawsuit revisits Gujarat riots on US visit

India's PM Narendra Modi is on a glitzy, high-profile five-day US visit. So why can't he shake off lawsuits and questions about his past?

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