Britain has expressed its strongest concerns yet about the disappearance and detention of a UK passport holder in Hong Kong. Lee Bo is among several booksellers being held for investigation by Chinese authorities.
Pakistani officials have detained scores of militants in what they say is a major crackdown on al Qaeda and other Islamist groups. But observers claim the army is also targeting political activists to silence dissents.
Kensuke Miyazaki made waves in Tokyo when he and his wife, a fellow MP, pushed for paternity leave. Now, the politician from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party has been forced to quit over an affair scandal.