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Crowds cheer Bangladesh-India land swap
Thousands of people have broken into cheers as an India/Bangladesh border dispute came to an end after nearly 70 years.


New Thai surrogacy law bans foreigners
New laws in Thailand banning commercial surrogacy have come into effect, ending a long-running debate triggered by the Baby Gammy case in 2014.


Uber to invest $US1b on India expansion
Uber says it will invest $US1 billion to fuel its expansion in India, its biggest market outside the US, in the next nine months.


Asia stocks mostly up, US dollar dips
Most Asian bourses closed up on data showing the US economy grew at an annual rate of 2.3% in the April-June period, but Shanghai dropped 1.13%.


No appeal of Kiwi's Bali drug sentence
Lawyers for a New Zealand man sentenced to 15 years' jail for drug trafficking in Bali will not appeal the sentence.


No appeal of Kiwi's Bali drug sentence
Lawyers for a New Zealand man sentenced to 15 years' jail for drug trafficking in Bali will not appeal the sentence.


Bangladesh, India exchange to land islands
162 enclaves in Bangladesh and India will be abolished at midnight, putting an end to a decades-long border dispute.


Coal plant plan for pristine Thai coast
Protesters say a proposed power plant near some of Thailand's popular beaches, including the one featured in The Beach, will destroy the tourism industry.


Mullah Akhtar Mansour new Taliban leader
A day after confirming the death of Mullah Omar, the Taliban has named Mullah Akhtar Mansour as their new leader.


Pastor admits 'subversive plots': N Korea
Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim has admitted a "sinister bid to build a religious state in North Korea", Pyongyang claims.


Landslides kill 29 in Nepal
At least 29 people in Nepal have died and 15 are still missing after landslides triggered by monsoon rains crushed their homes.


Hunt for pebble turns up MH370 debris
A team of eight people charged with cleaning up a stretch of coastline on La Reunion stumbled across a piece of plane debris and a bag.


Bangladesh, India in historic land swap
Bangladesh and India have made a historic land swap that has resolved a 70-year border dispute that will end the statelessness of 50,000 people.


MH370 relatives torn over debris find
Relatives of the crew and passengers on the missing Flight MH370 are torn over the news of debris from the plane being found on an Indian Ocean Island.


Landslides kill at least 16 in Nepal
The death toll has risen to 16 after two different landslides hit villages in Nepal after heavy rains.


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