Pacific nation trade ministers seeking a deal for a free trade pact appear to be near agreement after five years of debate. The breakthrough came amid protests in Atlanta, after five days and nights of negotiations.
At least four people have died in China as Typhoon Mujigae hit the southern coast. More than a dozen people are missing. The main affected areas are the provinces of Hainan, Guangdong and Guangxi.
Coastal areas in southern China are facing high winds and heavy rain as Typhoon Mujigae sweeps across the region. Tens of thousands of people were evacuated ahead of the storm.
Three days after losing Kunduz, Afghan forces say they have retaken much of the provincial capital. DW examines the role played by foreign troops in the fighting, and how the Taliban managed to temporarily hold the city.
As Afghan forces try to retake the center of Kunduz from the Taliban, DW examines the factors that led to the city's capture and the extent to which this affects the balance of power in the conflict-ridden country.