The largest and most populous continent on the planet. With a total population estimated at over 4 billion, Asia is home to more than half of the people on earth.
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President Park Geun-hye faces impeachment in a vote in parliament on Friday, but many in South Korea fear economic and security instability when she steps down. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
BBC may have violated Thailand's strict laws prohibiting insulting the king, the miltary junta has said. Authorities have launched an investigation against the international broadcaster's Thai language bureau.
Like in previous editions, Singapore and Japan did well in the OECD's education assessment. The results also brought some surprises, however, related to gender and social equality.
Thousands of mourners have taken to the streets in Chennai after the death of one of India's most powerful politicians. Officials are watching out for cases of self-harm among fanatic supporters. Murali Krishnan reports.
Afghan President Ghani and Indian PM Modi have lashed out at Pakistan for its "lack of cooperation" in the fight against terrorism. Ghani also snubbed Islamabad's 500-million-dollar aid at the Heart of Asia conference.
Malaysia has accused Myanmar of committing "genocide" against Rohingya Muslims. The bloody crackdown is quickly gaining a regional dimension.
Despite his autocratic rule, late Cuban leader Fidel Castro is revered by South Asian socialists as a symbol of resistance against US power. In a DW interview, rights campaigner Harris Khalique talks about his legacy.
Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered in Seoul for the sixth-straight week to demand the resignation of South Korean President Park Geun-hye. The protests come ahead of an impeachment vote in parliament.
As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact is on the verge of failure, Asian nations are pinning their hopes on the China-endorsed RCEP agreement. DW examines how the deal might affect trade ties in the region.
Instead of attacking development projects, the Taliban now claim that they want to support and even protect foreign investments in Afghanistan. A Chinese copper mining project could be revived soon.
The opponents of South Korea's battered President Park Geun-hye have so far been unable to agree on either a plan or a timeframe for a safe transfer of power. Instead, they are blocking each other. Martin Fritz reports.
Former UN chief Kofi Annan is travelling in Myanmar to assess the human rights situation of the Rohingya ethnic minority. DW spoke to analyst Jacques Leider about the aggravating communal hostility in the country.
The court has ruled the national anthem must be played in cinemas and everyone must stand. It said the decision would instill patriotism and nationalism.
The number of new HIV infections in India has recorded a considerable drop over the past decade. But the fight against its spread is far from won, and HIV-related stigma in society continues to remain rampant.
Australia's economy has been growing for 25 years, the country is deemed one of the happiest in the world. But one group is not profiting from this prosperity: the Aboriginal people, among whom self-harm is soaring.
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