At least 19 people have been reported killed at a facility for disabled persons in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo. The assailant has surrendered to police.
Since Rodrigo Duterte won the country's presidency in May this year, the Philippines has seen scores of police killings as part of the leader's pledge to wipe out drugs and criminality. Ana P. Santos reports from Manila.
Guo Boxiong, once head of a powerful military committee, has been sentenced for life for taking 'massive' bribes. He is the highest military figure to be jailed as part of President Xi's fervent corruption campaign.
What is the significance of Khorasan for the jihadist organizations like "Islamic State" and the Taliban? DW looks at the historical and religious import of a geographical area that once covered many present-day nations.
The members of the Southeast Asian alliance have dropped a reference to the South China Sea in their joint statement. The development is a victory for Beijing, which has staunchly defended its claims to the territory.
Salman Khan has been found not guilty after being accused of killing endangered species. This is the second major court win for Khan is less than a year.
UN says civilian casualties in Afghanistan reach a record high in the first half of this year.
IS has claimed responsibility for an attack in Kabul, which experts say highlights the group's expansion in Afghanistan.
Nepal's prime minister has resigned after just nine months in office, throwing the Himalayan nation into political uncertainty. Premier Oli took the step minutes before a no-confidence vote that he was expected to lose.
Pakistan's Islamic seminaries have a negative reputation in the West - they are considered breeding centers for extremism. But Germany's Erfurt University is trying to debunk some myths by engaging with their students.
India's air force has lost contact with a transport plane carrying 29 people to islands in the Bay of Bengal, defense officials say. India's military relies heavily on Russian-made equipment with a poor safety record.
Polling has begun in Pakistan-administered Kashmir with violence on the Indian side dominating the political discourse. In a DW interview, Arif Jamal points to a lack of political freedom in Pakistani Kashmir.
The Indian government is striving to push through a long-pending legislation to streamline the nation's cumbersome tax system. If the move succeeds, it would make India a single unified market for the first time.
Turkey is an important bridge to Europe for China. The countries cooperate closely despite strained relations over China's Uighur minority. The recent coup attempt came at an inopportune moment, DW's Frank Sieren writes.
The summit marks the first time member states meet after a controversial court decision against China. But a joint communique acknowledging the UN-backed court's ruling poses significant challenges.
Heavy rain and floods across China in the last week have left at least 150 people dead, dozens missing and forced thousands to leave their homes. Around 50,000 homes have collapsed, according to state media.
Afghanistan's Interior Ministry reports at least 80 people were killed and 231 wounded in a suicide bombing. Militant group "Islamic State" claimed responsibility for the attack which targeted a Hazara protest in Kabul.
The soap opera "My Happy Family" is helping to fight malnutrition in Laos.
People are being killed in the name of Islam in Bangladesh - 48 since 2013.
IS has claimed responsibility for suicide bombings that targeted Kabul's Shi'ite Hazara community.
Australia, China and Malaysia have decided to suspend the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Consumers in Indonesia find it difficult to source eco-friendly seafood products. But now... there's an app for that.
The US is seizing over $1bn in assets related to Malaysia's 1MDB sovereign wealth fund
Fifty participants from six countries showed their talent at the World Whistlers Convention in Kawasaki, Japan.
Cambodia's defunct railway system is being brought back to life
Chinese officials have ramped up their use of shaming tactics to combat rising levels of personal and company debts
Exceptionally heavy rain last week in north China has left hundreds dead or missing and pushed hundreds of thousands from their homes. Some residents in hard-hit areas though are calling the disaster man-made.
Nintendo shares have taken a deep dive after the company warned the Pokemon Go mania would only have a limited impact on net profits. Investors had been hoping for a big leap forward in the months ahead.
Exile groups have accused China of destroying Tibet's largest center for Tibetan Buddhist learning. Videos and images on social media showing complete devastation of the complex appear to support their claim.
Grassroots pro-democracy advocate Kem Ley was sent to be laid to rest after a 70-kilometer long funeral procession joined by massive crowds. Prime Minister Hun Sen has denied his killing was ordered by the government.
The exponential rise in the use of plastic bags in Cambodia is a growing problem due to its adverse impact on environment. But the country is struggling to bring about a change in the public's plastic consumption.
Suspension of the two-year oceanic search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been decided by Australia, China and Malaysia. Officials say the last Indian Ocean scans will be made in August.
Data has pointed to a drop in demand for the country's main commodity exports as leading the country's economic woes. Toughened sanctions are likely only to only make the situation worse for the isolated country.
Two hawker stalls in Singapore have been awarded a Michelin star, in the newly launched inaugural restaurant and hotel guide to the city-state. Despite the accolade, the owners said prices would not be raised, for now.
A new film made by Sung-Hyung Cho attempts to give outsiders an insight into life in North Korea. The director, who even had to give up her South Korean nationality to shoot the film, spoke to DW about the project.
Governments are failing to fulfill their obligations to submit inventories of ivory stocks. Meanwhile smuggling networks are expanding to meet the illicit demand for elephant tusks in Asia.
North Korea has restarted coded radio broadcasts to the South, thought to be aimed at its spies operating across the border. Seoul reacted with suspicion, demanding that Pyongyang desist from such "outdated practices."
What are the reasons behind the decline of sports in a country that once prided itself on producing great athletes?
Pakistani rights groups have denounced a controversial cyber crime bill as an attack on civil liberties.
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