The Philippine president has announced his rupture with the US and tilted towards China seeking closer partnership with Beijing. Regional security and economic interests are at stake, says analyst Siegfried Herzog.
The Supreme Court has ruled that schizophrenia does not qualify as a mental illness, meaning Pakistan can execute a 50-year-old convicted of murdering a cleric in 2001. The ruling called it a "recoverable disease."
Gray and drab concrete building blocks, huge statues and Soviet-style squares punctuate the landscape of Pyongyang. The architecture says a lot about the North Korean capital and its society, says architect Calvin Chua.