Reports from the Philippines say numerous police commandos have been killed in a clash with Muslim rebels while pursuing a Malaysian bombing suspect on Mindanao island. The clash interrupts a year-old peace deal.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brokered a deal with US President Barack Obama to move towards a commercial nuclear power agreement. Both countries came to an agreement in 2008 that stalled due to legalities.
Barack Obama is set to become the first US president to be chief guest at India's Republic Day Parade, a sign of expanding ties between the world's two largest democracies despite a host of thorny issues. DW examines.