An official survey has shown Chinese manufacturing at its weakest in more than three years. The disappointing numbers underline jitters in the world's second-largest economy.
If Beijing invests in clean energy, this is not only good for the Chinese population but for the whole world. China could be a driving force on the matter of climate change, DW's Frank Sieren writes.
Unrest over a new constitution in Nepal has put millions of children at risk of disease, the UN children's agency warns. Protesting ethnic Madhesi groups have blockaded trucks from entering the country from India.
A Chinese appeals court has said jailed journalist Gao Yu will be allowed to serve her sentence outside prison. The court, which had earlier reduced her jail term, said the 71-year-old was being freed on medical grounds.
Recent executions of two opposition leaders in Bangladesh have drawn international criticism. But expert Siegfried O. Wolf tells DW it is crucial for the South Asian country to bring the 1971 war criminals to justice.
Bangladesh's Supreme Court upheld death sentences for two opposition leaders convicted of war crimes during the independence war. But an advisor to their defense team tells DW the ruling is a flagrant denial of justice.