Students, teachers, and university staff have taken to the streets of Hong Kong in protest of alleged interference from Beijing. Previously, a liberal scholar was blocked from a senior post at Hong Kong University.
One in three young men in China are likely to die from smoking-related causes, according to a study in medical journal The Lancet. Some 2 million Chinese are predicted to die of smoking annually by 2030, based on trends.
India's air force has decided to induct women to fly its warplanes. This is the first time that the country's armed forces are planning to appoint women to combat roles.
As government forces make progress in Kunduz, there are indications the fight over the city was only part of a bigger Taliban strategy designed to increase their clout in key areas of northern Afghanistan. DW examines.
Mass murder, gang rapes and house-to-house searches by death squads: Based on civilian testimonies, Amnesty International has catalogued a number of atrocities attributed to the Taliban in the embattled city of Kunduz.
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.