BBC News - Asia BBC News - Asia North Korea: No need for more missile tests 20 Apr 2018 at 6:13pm North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says there is no more need for nuclear or missile tests, state media says. Meesha Shafi: Pakistan actress says pop star Ali Zafar harassed her 20 Apr 2018 at 7:25am Reluctant Fundamentalist actress Meesha Shafi says singer Ali Zafar sexually harassed her. Why Ardern's Maori cloak, worn to meet the Queen, delighted New Zealand 20 Apr 2018 at 5:49am New Zealand's prime minister dons a Maori korowai, steeped in tradition and cultural significance. North Korea undergoes an image change ahead of summits 20 Apr 2018 at 9:59am Pyongyang softens its rhetoric toward its neighbours and gives Kim Jong-un a minor makeover as high level meetings loom. India rape crisis: Twitter users rally round hunger striker 20 Apr 2018 at 8:22am Indian Twitter users rally around hashtag "daughter in danger" in support of Delhi women's commissioner. North and South Korea set up hotline ahead of summit 20 Apr 2018 at 6:53am The leaders of the North and South are about to hold their first summit in over a decade. Fifa fines the Lao Football Federation after a BBC story 20 Apr 2018 at 7:44am Fifa imposes a fine on the Lao Football Federation for trafficking African youngsters with the help of information supplied by BBC Sport. Kyrgyz mayor dons fake beard to tour city in disguise 20 Apr 2018 at 10:01am Bishkek's first citizen says he wears a fake beard so that he can see the city's problems first-hand. UK apologises for torn India flag in anti-Modi protests 20 Apr 2018 at 4:28am The protests were sparked by two recent incidents of rape in India that outraged the country. Gujarat riots: India court overturns Maya Kodnani conviction 20 Apr 2018 at 3:08am A court overturns a 28 year jail sentence for senior BJP party member Maya Kodnani over the 2002 riots. Banyan: Insecticide 'drip' to save 700-year-old Indian tree 19 Apr 2018 at 8:36am Spread across three acres, the tree is reportedly the second largest of its kind in the world. Trump 'will walk out' if North Korea talks not fruitful 19 Apr 2018 at 5:51am The US president and Japanese PM agree maximum pressure will be kept on North Korea. Bajau people 'evolved bigger spleens' for free-diving 19 Apr 2018 at 2:49pm In an example of human natural selection, Asia's Bajau people have evolved bigger spleens for diving. India video reunites man with family after 40 years 19 Apr 2018 at 9:10am A former Indian soldier who disappeared in 1978 finds his family after they spot him on YouTube. Australia bank inquiry ousts first executive amid fee scandal 19 Apr 2018 at 9:23pm The head of the nation's largest wealth manager steps down over a damaging fee scandal. BBC News - China BBC News - China Five ways China's past has shaped its present 19 Apr 2018 at 7:20pm To understand China's approach today to trade, foreign policy or censorship, consider its history. China deters jaywalkers with water spray at crossing 20 Apr 2018 at 7:58am Traffic police in one Chinese city have set up motion sensors with sprays to deter jaywalkers. Taiwan accuses China of 'sabre rattling' as naval drill begins 18 Apr 2018 at 8:38am China's one-day exercise follows warnings against independence moves by the self-governing island. Will China beat the world to nuclear fusion and clean energy? 17 Apr 2018 at 8:53pm China's nuclear fusion research might put the country at the fore of future clean energy solutions. China imposes anti-dumping deposits on US sorghum 18 Apr 2018 at 1:50am US sorghum producers are looking at "all legal options" available to them in response to China's move. Jessie J wins China singing talent show contest 17 Apr 2018 at 11:21am The singer swapped the judge's chair for performing as a contestant on TV show Singer. China opens car market after US tensions 17 Apr 2018 at 11:25am The plans will change rules that require global carmakers to work through state-owned partners. China's ZTE 'poses risk to UK security' 16 Apr 2018 at 11:02am Cyber-defence watchdog tells the UK telecoms sector not to use the Chinese firm's equipment. China's first quarter growth beats expectations at 6.8% 17 Apr 2018 at 2:14am The world's second largest economy has continued to grow as the prospect of a US trade war looms. Air China plane 'pen' hostage drama suspect held by police 16 Apr 2018 at 12:42am Police say the man who threatened Air China crew with a pen mid-flight has a history of mental illness. China's Sina Weibo backtracks from gay content ban after outrage 16 Apr 2018 at 4:51am The Chinese social media giant reverses a ban on gay content after a wave of defiant protests. 'Why I bought blood in China from the black market' 13 Apr 2018 at 8:21pm A change to China's blood donation laws has cut a lifeline to patients struggling with shortages. How China's ride-hailing giant plans to conquer the world 12 Apr 2018 at 7:02pm It's good to grow up in China, Didi Chuxing boss tells the BBC, but it's now time to go global. Why China is targeting US hogs and Harleys 6 Apr 2018 at 12:24pm How American livestock and motorcycles became unlikely weapons in a looming trade war. Tearful reunion with missing daughter 3 Apr 2018 at 1:40pm Wang Mingqing and his wife Liu Dengying had looked for Qifeng since she disappeared aged three in 1994.