21 October 2014 Last updated at 12:38

Former Australia PM Gough Whitlam dies

Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98.


A picture made available on 15 October 2014 shows Shahidullah Shahid (C), the spokesman of Pakistani Talibans speaking to journalists at an undisclosed location near the Pak-Afghan border, 21 February 2014.Pakistan Taliban sack spokesman

The Pakistan Taliban sack their spokesman Shahidullah Shahid after he pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS).

Nepali army rescues stranded trekkers.Nepal plans tighter rules on treks

Officials in Nepal plan to introduce tougher controls of the country's trekking industry, a week after 41 people died in blizzards.

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The BBC's Carrie Gracie goes to Shanxi, the frontline of China's anti-corruption campaign, to find out more about officials' suicides.

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Soutik Biswas Article written by Soutik Biswas Soutik Biswas Delhi correspondent

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India's new cyclone is named after a bird, but thinking up these names has not been an easy process. The BBC's Soutik Biswas explains.

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

Why are India's air force planes falling out of the sky?

All air forces have accidents, but accounts of Indian warplanes crashing on training flights have become almost routine news, writes Andrew North.

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