25 October 2014 Last updated at 16:22

Vietnam tycoon arrested for 'fraud'A costumer (R) deposes bricks of dong bank notes to a local commercial bank in Hanoi on February 23, 2011

One of Vietnam's richest men, Ha Van Tham, is arrested by police on suspicion of lending fraud, authorities say.


The High Commission of Malaysia building in WellingtonMalaysia envoy appears in NZ court

A Malaysian diplomat appears briefly in court on charges of attempted rape in the New Zealand city of Wellington after being extradited.

Pakistan's Younus Khan celebrates his centuryYounus sets Pakistan century record

Younus Khan becomes Pakistan's highest Test century maker as they set Australia 438 to win the first Test in Dubai. BBC Sport

Media round-ups

Carrie Gracie Article written by Carrie Gracie Carrie Gracie BBC China editor

China Week: Emissions, executions and broken dreams

US interest, execution figures and exploited camels: The BBC's Carrie Gracie takes a look at what's been making headlines across China this week.

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Soutik Biswas Article written by Soutik Biswas Soutik Biswas Delhi correspondent

Indian media invited to rather formal 'informal chat'

The BBC's Soutik Biswas is invited to an "informal chat" with the Indian Prime Minister, along with several hundred other journalists.

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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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A woman riding a scooter waits for a traffic signal along a street in Mumbai February 5, 2014.Special report: India Direct

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