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Gujarat election: Indian PM Narendra Modi faces big test in home...

On Saturday, tens of thousands of people voted in the first phase of Gujarat state elections. The second round of voting will be held...

German award for Ilham Tohti sheds light on China’s Uighur abuse

DW: Why is the Weimar Human Rights award important for shedding light on human rights issues in China and Tohti's activism? Ulrich Delius: The award...

Will India’s Gujarat vote herald Rahul Gandhi as national leader?

Pollsters say the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to emerge victorious in Gujarat's election, however the margin of its victory could be...

Japan to purchase offensive missiles capable of striking North Korea

Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera on Friday announced plans to buy offensive air-to-surface missiles, in a move likely to cause controversy considering the country's...

Sieren’s China: Internet blockade only hurts China

They put on a brave face for a nasty game. Facebook's Vice President of Corporate Development Vaughan Smith and Google CEO Sundar Pichai were...

Activist: ‘Bangladesh cannot ensure rule of law’

Democracy and the values of civil society have been serious challenges facing Bangladesh for decades. Since 1994, the human rights organization Odhikar (Bengali for...

TIME 2017 Person of the Year: THE SILENCE BREAKERS #MeToo

Today, TIME selected “the silence breakers” as “2017 Person of the Year” in the new issue, while releasing the latest cover photo, in which...

Hirohito wartime memoir sells for $275,000

The 173-page memoir was bought by a Japanese surgeon well-known for his right-wing views, who said he wished to restore it to the country's...

Australian parliament passes same-sex marriage bill

In the Canberra parliament's final session of the year on Thursday, lawmakers engaged in a lengthy debate as several amendments put forward by opponents...

North Korea says war with United States is ‘inevitable’

North Korea lashed out again on Wednesday at large-scale military exercises - involving its southern neighbor and the United States - this time saying...