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23 October 2014 Last updated at 03:56 ET

India's Modi visits Siachen glacierSiachen glacier

Indian PM Narendra Modi makes a brief visit to the Siachen glacier on his way to Indian-administered Kashmir to spend the Diwali festival looking at the damage caused by last month's floods.


British troops in AfghanistanMilitary heads admit Afghan mistakes

Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army, Gen Sir Peter Wall, tells the BBC.

Japan's newly appointed Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yoichi Miyazawa delivers a press conference at his ministry in Tokyo, Japan, 21 October 2014Japan minister in sex bar funds row

Japan's new trade minister Yoichi Miyazawa is forced to defend himself after it emerged support staff spent office money at a sex club.

Media round-ups

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

Caught in the crosshairs of China's corruption campaign

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

How Cyclone Hudhud got its name

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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Special Reports

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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