In Pakistan Arab Sheikhs have been permitted to shoot down 100 endangered birds. Nadeem F. Paracha explains that this may be linked to the bankrolling of radical organizations by the Saudi and Gulf States.
Indonesia says it is almost ready to put to death nine foreigners convicted for drug smuggling. A diplomatic campaign by Australia to have two of its nationals spared has so far been to no avail.
China's Internet censorship might mean it takes users longer to access the websites they're after, but there are ways and means of circumventing the filters, says DW columnist Frank Sieren.