A teacher has been put to death in China's Gansu province. Chinese courts had found him guilty of abusing dozens of young girls who attended the boarding school where he taught.
A heat wave in the South Asian country has left nearly 2,000 dead after a week of scorching temperatures. But some are concerned the government's response is not enough to ease the crisis.
Chinese authorities have confisctated and crushed over 660 kilograms of ivory as part of a crackdown on illegal trade. China has been under pressure to impose a complete ban on imports and domestic trade.
Blogger Ananta Bijoy seems to be the latest in a series of fatal Islamist attacks on free thinkers in Bangladesh. The killings have frightened Dhaka's bloggers, Bijoy's friend and colleague Asif Mohiuddin tells DW.