Latest Asia news video
Hong Kong police confront protesters as they try to reclaim the core protest zone in Mong Kok on Friday night

Hong Kong protests: Government resumes talks with demonstrators after police retreat in face of students

Batons and pepper spray do not deter pro-democracy activists from retaking streets in the Mong Kok district
Sulak Sivaraksa spoke to fellow academics about Narasuen

Thai scholar may face jail for insulting king who died in 1605

Accusations of lèse-majesté have frequently been used in Thailand as a weapon to harass political enemies
The Nepal Army continues to search for the missing climbers

Himalayas avalanches: Conduct of guides criticised as search for 65 climbers in Nepal goes on

Survivors of country's worst hiking disaster talk of heading into danger, while families wait for news of missing relatives

South Korea music festival disaster: Organiser of pop concert that claimed 16 lives is found dead

Concert turned to tragedy when ventilation grate collapsed under spectators

A Nepalese army helicopter rescues survivors of snow storms and avalanches which have killed at least 20 trekkers and guides on the Annapurna trail this week; scores of people are still missing

Himalayas avalanches: British woman Lizi Hamer and partner are 'safe and sound' in Nepal

A friend of the couple shared the message they were "great" on Hamer's Facebook account

David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23 were killed on the small island of Koh Tao on 15 September

Thailand beach murders: British police head to Koh Tao to join investigation after junta leader drops objections

Detectives are expected to focus on independent checks of DNA samples central to the case against two Burmese men accused of the crime

A pro-democracy protester shouts towards police after efforts to clear them from an area they were occupying in the Mong Kok shopping district of Hong Kong failed

Hong Kong protests: Calm before the new storm on the barricades with demonstrators ready to continue

As the pro-democracy is bolstered by a timely growth in numbers on the streets, James Legge reports from the barricades and finds protesters keen to continue – and desperate for authorities to meet them half way

Rescue team members carry a victim of the avalanche

Two Britons feared missing after deadly blizzards and avalanches in Nepal

At least 29 people were killed and hundreds stranded after the disaster

Khieu Samphan, the regime’s head of state

First genocide trial against leaders of Khmer Rouge opens in Cambodia

Defendants have threatened to boycott further proceedings

South Korea festival disaster: At least 16 killed falling down ventilation shaft

Accident occurred in Seongnam, located directly to the south-east of the country’s capital Seoul

British survivor describes Nepal mountain disaster that killed 29 people

Paul Sheriden recounts the Himalayan tragedy which saw at least 29 die following blizzards and avalanches

The death penalty was upheld at the Lahore High Court

Christian woman convicted of blasphemy in Pakistan loses her appeal against death penalty

Asia Bibi was found guilty of making derogatory remarks about Islam during an argument with neighbours

The incident happened in Yunnan province

Four construction workers burned to death by Chinese villagers over land development

Alarmed by such violence, the ruling Communist Party is expected to grant more independence to local courts in the hope of alleviating tensions

Police force their way through a crowd of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong yesterday
A Nepalese army helicopter rescues survivors of snow storms and avalanches which have killed at least 20 trekkers and guides on the Annapurna trail this week; scores of people are still missing

Disaster in the Himalayas: Rising death toll from unseasonal series of blizzards and avalanches is 'one of the worst mountaineering accidents' in living memory

Eleven backpackers and three Nepalese yak herders among those killed along popular trekking route

Life and Style
tech

Board creates magnetic field to achieve lift

News
There have been various incidents of social media users inadvertently flouting the law
news

Life and Style
Stack ‘em high?: quantity doesn’t always trump quality, as Friends of the Earth can testify
techThe proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
News
Bourgogne wine maker Laboure-Roi vice president Thibault Garin (L) offers the company's 2013 Beaujolais Nouveau wine to the guest in the wine spa at the Hakone Yunessun spa resort facilities in Hakone town, Kanagawa prefecture, some 100-kilometre west of Tokyo
i100
Sport
CSKA Moscow celebrate after equalising with a late penalty
footballCSKA Moscow 2 Manchester City 2: Premier League champions let two goal lead slip in Russia
Environment
Sudan, the last male northern white rhino
environmentThe death of a white northern rhino in Kenya has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
News
i100
Life and Style
tech

Company reveals $542m investment in start-up building 'a rocket ship for the mind'

News
i100
Extras
10 best children's shoes
indybest

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn

i Newspaper
 
TheIPaper
The Independent around the web
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

IT Project Manager

Competitive: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Our client based in Chelmsford a...

Business Intelligence Specialist - work from home

£40000 per annum: Ashdown Group: An established and growing IT Consultancy fir...

Business Intelligence Specialist - work from home

£40000 per annum: Ashdown Group: An established and growing IT Consultancy fir...

IT Manager

£40000 - £45000 per annum + pension, healthcare,25 days: Ashdown Group: An est...

Day In a Page

Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

IT Project Manager

Competitive: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Our client based in Chelmsford a...

Business Intelligence Specialist - work from home

£40000 per annum: Ashdown Group: An established and growing IT Consultancy fir...

Business Intelligence Specialist - work from home

£40000 per annum: Ashdown Group: An established and growing IT Consultancy fir...

IT Manager

£40000 - £45000 per annum + pension, healthcare,25 days: Ashdown Group: An est...

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Vietnam & Cambodia
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Bruges
India & Nepal
Japan
Berlin, Dresden, Meissen & Colditz
Prices correct as of 17 October 2014
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London