Thousands of scrapped taxis are pictured at a yard in the center of China's Chongqing city on March 4. Traffic congestion and pollution have worsened dramatically in Chinese cities as the country's long-running economic expansion has allowed increasing numbers of consumers to make big-ticket purchases such as cars. China may surpass the US this year to become the largest car market in the world. AFP/Newscom
The brutal killing of a religious teacher outside a Kabul mosque – for what turned out to be fabricated charges – has caused widespread outrage. President Ghani condemned the killing and ordered an investigation.
The brutal killing of a young woman in Kabul last week has become a rallying point for women’s rights activists in Afghanistan, renewing calls for Afghan authorities to better ensure women’s protection from violence throughout the country.