Four senior railway officials have been suspended after a weekend train accident that killed 21 passengers in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh at the weekend.
The US and South Korea have begun their annual 11-day joint military drills, despite weeks of escalating threats from North Korea.
A video published on China's state-run media with derogatory depictions of Indians has provoked accusations of racism in India.
Indian law prohibits medical termination of pregnancies after 20 weeks except when the mother's life is at risk.
Three student leaders who were last year convicted for their roles in the 2014 Hong Kong pro-democracy "Umbrella" protests could be sentenced to jail as an appeals court reviews their sentences.
Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, and her boyfriend Kei Komuro will publicly announce their engagement on September.
Nearly 800 Vietnamese children drowned in the first six months of 2017.
As the verdict nears for Thailand's former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the country's political situation has become more tense than at any time since the military seized power three years ago.
Army officers from India and China met in Leh's Chusul sector to arrive at a solution to end the impasse caused by the intrusion of Chinese army in the Lake Pangong region in Ladakh along the LAC on the Sino-Indian border
Beijing renewed its protest after Seoul decided to install four Thaad launchers, which had been initially deferred due to an environmental review, in response to Pyongyang's latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile last month.