Japan has announced plans to resume whaling in the Antarctic next year for what it says are research purposes. It suspended its whale hunt last year for a season after the top UN court ruled it should stop.
China is building a huge animal cloning factory. However, like in the West, some Chinese consumers are skeptical about eating cloned meat, says DW's Frank Sieren.
Officials from North and South Korea sat down for talks in the border truce village of Panmunjom. They have agreed on a commitment to resume high-level talks in the near future.
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.