With a simply trick, the Asian Development Bank will greatly increase its financial fire power. Is there a catch? Is the move a reaction to competition by China's new development bank, asks Andreas Becker in Frankfurt.
Germany's Ambassador to Afghanistan, Markus Potzel, talks to DW about the success of a campaign launched by the German government last year to raise awareness among Afghans embarking on perilous journeys to reach Europe.
A 30-year-old student has been sexually mutilated and killed in India's southern state, Kerala. The incident has revived memories of a similar gang rape in 2012 which sparked mass protests in the country.
A series of ghastly attacks on bloggers in recent months has showcased the deteriorating state of freedom of expression in the country. Experts say people are now feeling more threatened to express their views online.
It's an unprecedented upswing for Myanmar's media. At the center: journalist U Myint Kyaw. He's fighting for imprisoned colleagues, is sitting on the newly-formed Press Council and is training a new generation.