Exchanges of gunfire along the tense border between India and Pakistan have left at least nine civilians dead and scores wounded. The rivals accuse each other of firing first. Intended peace talks collapsed last weekend.
Medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said a Bollywood movie could endanger its patients and staff as it features an aid worker shooting a gun. Pakistan has already banned the film on other grounds.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has opened the "World Assembly for Women" in Tokyo. The same day, lawmakers in the upper house approved a new law obliging major employers to set targets for hiring and promoting women.
A new report indicates that Pakistan is rapidly increasing its nuclear stockpile. Keeping in mind the country's proliferation record and terrorism threat, its nuclear obsession should be a worrying trend, say experts.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has hailed a recent agreement with the South which aims to reduce animosity between the two countries. Two North Korean officials have been dismissed in light of the military standoff.