Australia has urged Indonesia to review the death sentences of two nationals. Two convicted "Bali Nine" smugglers are set to be executed as early as Tuesday, but bribery allegations have surfaced regarding their trial.
Nursultan Nazarbayev has scored a crushing victory in Kazakhstan's one-sided presidential ballot. An exit poll estimates that the incumbent strongman has taken 97.5 percent of the vote to win a fifth consecutive term.
With the presidential election called a year ahead of schedule, Kazakhistan votes for its next leader. Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has led the central Asian nation since before the breakup of the USSR in 1991, is favorite.
A day after a massive quake in Nepal claimed more than 2,000 lives, the region is still facing strong aftershocks. Journalist and Kathmandu resident Shiwani Neupane tells DW how people are coping with the situation.
Hundreds of people have been killed in a powerful earthquake that struck the Himalayan nation of Nepal. DW spoke to The Asia Foundation's George Varughese, who witnessed the disaster in the capital, Kathmandu.