The Independent's Asia Correspondent Andrew Buncombe is based in Delhi. His dominion ranges over India, Pakistan, Burma, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, occasionally parts of South East Asia and - or at least he is hoping - The Maldives.
14 March 2014 07:52 AM
Officials insist aircraft kept 'pinging' for several hours after last-known location
Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Focus shifts west as Indian Ocean becomes latest search area for the aircraft and its passengers
13 March 2014 06:28 AM
The new search area comes after the Malaysia’s Transport Minister admitted he was no closer to finding the aircraft
Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Angry relatives turn on Malaysian envoy as search comes up empty again
12 March 2014 04:40 PM
Relatives of passengers of Flight MH370 have angrily turned on a senior Malaysian envoy – demanding that he provide them with answers as the fifth day of efforts to trace the missing aircraft once again came up empty.
Missing Malaysia Airlines plane: India and Japan join 12-nation search, but solid information is as scarce as ever
12 March 2014 12:35 PM
Officials have admitted they still have no idea where Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 may have disappeared and said that planes and ships from 12 separate nations were now searching 27,000 square miles of ocean.
11 March 2014 06:38 PM
“I just thought the story of Malala and her struggle was very powerful. I thought it would be great to have it as a piece of music”
Missing Malaysia Airlines plane: Details emerge of two young Iranians using stolen passports in search for a better life
11 March 2014 02:31 PM
The two men travelling on stolen passports became the subject of terror speculation – but they were merely on their way to Europe on the quest for work
Pakistan vs Paul Smith: Sandal-wearers bemused by famed British designer's attempts to sell traditional Peshawari chappal-style shoes for the distinctly untraditional sum of £300
10 March 2014 05:28 PM
Pakistan's Dawn newspaper called it the “chappal of two cities”. How, the paper wanted to know, could a simple leather sandal, commonly available in Pakistan for just a few pounds, sell for £300 in a London designer store?
09 March 2014 07:37 PM
Malaysian authorities, along with the FBI, will investigate four passengers
More than 1,000 parties, 930,000 polling stations and 810m voters casting ballots across nine days: India sets general election from 7 April
05 March 2014 07:59 AM
India's Chief Election Commissioner promises 'free, fair and credible elections'
04 March 2014 05:08 PM
From all accounts, the performances in Scotland triggered an astonishing, empathetic response from audiences
Ukip and Nigel Farage on course for remarkable victory in European elections
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
Tony Benn was entirely ineffectual - and usually wrong
The rise of Ukip: Study warns Labour that Eurosceptic party's electoral base now 'more working class than any of the main parties'
Europeans have ‘got whiter’ due to natural selection in past 5,000 years, scientists say
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