One in three of all young men in China are likely to die from smoking, according to a study in medical journal The Lancet. Some two million Chinese were 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.
Earlier this year, India's prime minister announced the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France. The air force says it needs 108 such planes, but this demand does not fit in with Modi's "Make in India" plans.
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.
Indian PM Modi did not give German Chancellor Merkel his usual hug. Nevertheless, a handshake was quite sufficient, as both leaders consider themselves strategic partners, reports Katja Keppner from New Delhi.
During her visit to India, German Chancellor Merkel and India's PM Modi have concluded many deals in the fields of training and renewable energy. An important step to improve bilateral trade, writes DW's Grahame Lucas.
India and Germany have significantly scaled up bilateral relations, signing 18 agreements in a range of key sectors designed to bolster trade, energy and defense ties. Murali Krishnan reports from New Delhi.
When German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits PM Narendra Modi next week in India, both the leaders will have enough to talk about, from climate change and refugee crises to bilateral trade and scientific cooperation.