Boston 'terror' blasts injure 140, three dead

Two explosions near the finishing line of the Boston Marathon have left three people dead and more than 140 injured.

North Korea celebrates Kim Il-sung birthday

North Korea has marked the birthday of its founder Kim Il-sung - the grandfather of current leader Kim Jong-un - with no signs of the escalating crisis with the South easing after it rejected talks aimed calming tensions and re-opening the.

China's economic growth slows

China's economy, the world's second largest, has slowed and performed worse than expected in the first three months of the year.

Alonso wins Chinese GP

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso won a drama-packed Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, with Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen and Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton finishing second and third.

Infosys shares slide as revenue forecast disappoints

Shares in India's second-largest software firm Infosys have plunged after its growth forecast for the current financial year fell short of market expectations.

South Africa's MTN prequalified for Myanmar telecoms licence

South Africa-based multinational mobile telecommunications group MTN on Friday said its subsidiary MTN Dubai was one of 12 operators to be prequalified by the Myanmar Telecommunications Ministry for two telecommunications licences in the country.

Japanese auto giants recall 3.4m cars

Japan's top four carmakers – Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda - are recalling almost 3.

Captains charged with 39 counts of manslaughter following 2012 Hong Kong ferry crash

Hong Kong police have charged the captains of two vessels that collided off Hong Kong's Lamma Island last year with several counts of manslaughter.

South Korea raises threat level

South Korea has raised its surveillance alert level after the North moved at least one long-range missile in readiness for a possible launch.

OtterBox expands into Vietnam

Handheld device protective case manufacturer OtterBox has announced plans to expand into the Vietnam retail market through distribution partner Petrosetco Distribution Joint Stock Company (PSD).

China inflation data shows recovery is weak

China's consumer price index (CPI) dropped dramatically in March official data released today shows, indicating that the recovery in the world's second-largest economy is still weak.

EPL clubs set to adopt goal-line technology

Goal-line technology will be introduced in the English Premier League in time for the 2013-14 season, the Football Association (FA) expects.

China Mobile and Vodafone join Myanmar telecoms race

China Mobile and Vodafone have signed an agreement to form a consortium to bid for a mobile telecommunications licence in Myanmar/Burma.

Japan's stock market skyrockets on BoJ plan

Tokyo stocks have hit levels not seen since 2008, as investors embraced sweeping new Bank of Japan stimulus measures that have raised hopes of economic revival.

BoJ in aggressive growth move

The Bank of Japan has said it will expand the country's money supply, as it tries to stimulate growth in the world's third-largest economy.

North Korea threatens nuclear strike against US

A statement from Pyongyang on Thursday said its military had been given final approval to launch a nuclear strike against the United States following Washington's decision to move an advanced missile defence system to the Pacific island of Guam.

North Korea blocks access to Kaesong industrial zone

Tensions between North and South Korea continued to escalate Wednesday, with the North blocking the entry of South Korean workers into a joint industrial zone.

Apple issues China apology

Apple's CEO Tim Cook has apologised to Chinese consumers after state media accused the technology giant of "arrogance", double standards, and of "throwing its weight around" with regards to its customer service and returns policies.

Boeing delivers 1,000th plane to China

Boeing and China Eastern Airlines have celebrated the delivery of the 1,000th Boeing airplane for China, one of the world's "most dynamic markets for commercial airplanes".