Police in the Philippines have filed murder charges against the owner and crew of a ferry that capsized on Thursday, leaving more than 50 passengers dead. Initial investigations suggest the vessel was overloaded.
Japan has pledged around $6 billion in development aid to five nations on the Mekong River. The move is a bid to counter China's growing influence in the region, notably through the launch of a new investment bank.
Chinese students study themselves mad before the "gaokao" test for university entrance. It is mainly the losers in the world's largest academic exam who criticize China's education system, says Frank Sieren.
Malaysian PM Najib Razak has denied news reports stating that $700 million were wired to his personal account from a state investment fund. DW speaks to journalist Jahabar Sadiq about the implications of the scandal.