Afghan Taliban attack central Kabul
Afghan security forces battle insurgents for several hours in the centre of the capital, Kabul, following an attack claimed by the Taliban.
Two held after plane alert over UK
Two men are held on suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft after RAF jets were scrambled to escort a Pakistan Airlines plane in UK airspace.
VIDEO: Chinese farmer creates 'bionic arms'
A Chinese farmer who lost his hands in an accident is turning his misfortune into a family business with home-made 'bionic arms' that he now sells to other amputees.
VIDEO: Ireland and Pakistan in dramatic tie
Ireland fall one run short of a dramatic win over Pakistan in Dublin.
Tension over Sri Lanka Jaffna land
Tensions escalate in northern Sri Lanka as Tamil people try to prevent the Sinhalese-dominated army from taking over their land.
Japanese stocks recover after falls
Shares in Japan have closed 0.89% higher, one day after Thursday's global sell-off in shares.
UN hails 'historic' Obama drone vow
The lawyer leading the UN's inquiry into drones welcomes President Obama's speech as a "significant step towards increased transparency".
N Korea envoy meets China president
A North Korean envoy visiting China meets President Xi Jinping and hands him a letter written by Kim Jong-un, state media reports.
'Comfort women' snub Japan mayor
Two South Korean women forced into sexual slavery in WWII cancel a meeting with Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, citing fears of "political exploitation".
Malaysia arrests opposition figures
Malaysian police arrest three prominent opposition figures, including Keadilan party vice-president Tian Chua, and charge a student with sedition.