Dozens of Indonesians remain missing in rubble in Aceh province after its magnitude 6.5 earthquake. So far, the death toll has reached 97. Worst-hit is Aceh's eastern Pidie Jaya area.
Pakistan International Airlines has said that a domestic flight has vanished from radar screens in the north of the country. Witnesses reported seeing the plane on fire before it hit the ground.
President Park Geun-hye faces impeachment in a vote in parliament on Friday, but many in South Korea fear economic and security instability when she steps down. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
Wahid Baloch, a prominent activist, was allegedly detained by security forces earlier this year. Baloch has now been reunited with his family but there're thousands of other Baluchistan activists whose fate is unknown.
Japanese mogul Masayoshi Son has appeared with President-elect Donald Trump to announce a $50 billion investment in the US. The money is projected to come from Softbank's previously announced Vision fund.
Thousands of mourners have taken to the streets in Chennai after the death of one of India's most powerful politicians. Officials are watching out for cases of self-harm among fanatic supporters. Murali Krishnan reports.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will honor the "souls of those who died in the war" with US President Barack Obama in Pearl Harbor. However, he would offer no apology for the WWII attack, Abe's office said.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev has won a tightly controlled presidential election in Uzbekistan, raising questions about whether he will rule in the steps of former strongman Islam Karimov. Who is he and what can we expect from him?
Trash. It's a huge problem all over the world - especially in growing cities. In her blog, DW reporter Sella Oneko explores how India, population 1.25 billion, deals with its garbage. A look at steel production in Pune.
Afghan President Ghani and Indian PM Modi have lashed out at Pakistan for its "lack of cooperation" in the fight against terrorism. Ghani also snubbed Islamabad's 500-million-dollar aid at the Heart of Asia conference.
Despite his autocratic rule, late Cuban leader Fidel Castro is revered by South Asian socialists as a symbol of resistance against US power. In a DW interview, rights campaigner Harris Khalique talks about his legacy.
India wants to go digital and cash becomes outdated overnight. Prime minister Modi certainly wants to do the right thing. But with the demonetization move his calculation just doesn't add up, writes Katja Keppner.
Instead of attacking development projects, the Taliban now claim that they want to support and even protect foreign investments in Afghanistan. A Chinese copper mining project could be revived soon.
BBC may have violated Thailand's strict laws prohibiting insulting the king, the miltary junta has said. Authorities have launched an investigation against the international broadcaster's Thai language bureau.
Iran has exported enough nuclear-grade heavy water to bring stocks back under the limit agreed in last year's accords. However, President Rouhani's speech on Tuesday signaled that relations with the west remain strained.
A senior executive at Samsung has denied receiving favors for donations to scandal-linked foundations. More than 50 corporate groups donated to foundations belonging to the president's longtime confidant.
Finance Minister Bill English has been endorsed by retiring premier John Key to be the next leader of New Zealand. But there are other names in the ring for the top job.
South Korea's biggest corruption investigation has parliament asking chaebol business leaders hard questions.
China wants to become the world’s leading industrial leader and is targeting Western companies.
Prime Minister Modi's radical currency overhaul is causing huge problems, especially in rural India.
South Korea's corporate watchdog has hit the local unit of German car maker Volkswagen with a record fine. The East Asian country will also pursue VW executives over false advertising on vehicle emissions ads.
Like in previous editions, Singapore and Japan did well in the OECD's education assessment. The results also brought some surprises, however, related to gender and social equality.
Members of the long-oppressed, stateless ethnic group describe gang-rape, torture and murder. They have poured into neighboring Bangladesh after a two-month government crackdown.
China's Communist Party uses beatings and threats to extract confessions from members accused of corruption, Human Rights Watch has said in a report. The detainees say they are being deprived of food, water and sleep.
Relatives of the passengers have not given up hope, even 1,000 days after the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines plane. They themselves are going to look for more pieces of wreckage along the Madagascan coast.
The Scarborough Shoal has been declared a marine sanctuary by Philippine President Duterte. Touted as a solution for territorial tensions, does the move play into Chinese interests? Ana P. Santos reports from Manila.
China has warned the incoming Trump administration against breaking the Iran nuclear accord. The warning comes amid uncertainty about the incoming administration's Iran policy.
Indigenous peoples are still doing poorly in wealthy Australia, as a new government report shows. And suicide and self-harm are becoming more and more prevalent.
US-China relations, carefully developed over decades, have been turned upside down after one phone call by Donald Trump. He has confirmed his reputation as an unpredictable partner, writes Philipp Bilsky.
Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered in Seoul for the sixth-straight week to demand the resignation of South Korean President Park Geun-hye. The protests come ahead of an impeachment vote in parliament.
As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact is on the verge of failure, Asian nations are pinning their hopes on the China-endorsed RCEP agreement. DW examines how the deal might affect trade ties in the region.
The key ally of President Joko Widodo is being prosecuted for comments he made about a Koran verse used to stop people voting for him. Protestors want the Christian governor arrested.
Japan and Russia, for a long time, have been looking for a way to save face, while ending a decades-long territorial dispute over the Kuril Islands in the Northern Pacific.
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