Indian court hears case of 18 men accused of multiple rape of preteen girl
The men are accused of sedating the girl, assaulting and threatening her for months in her family's apartment block. The death penalty has been introduced in India for men who rape children under 12.
Can Ikea make it big in India
Swedish furniture behemoth Ikea is taking longer than expected to open its first store in India, after the firm recently postponed its grand opening in Hyderabad. Analysts say it faces a long journey in a tough market.
Chinas biggest budget film Asura flops at the box office
The most expensive Chinese film ever made has been pulled from cinemas on its opening weekend. "Asura" was intended to be the first film of a trilogy based on Tibetan Buddhist mythology.
How Chinese equestrian sports are profiting from German know-how
Germany's strong ties to China go beyond the world of business. For years, Ludger Beerbaum and the German Equestrian Federation have been working to develop equestrian sports in China.
Hong Kong police seek ban on pro-independence party
Amid growing concern for Hong Kong's freedoms, the territory's police has sought to ban a pro-independence group. The move comes as China attempts to tighten its grip on the semi-autonomous region.