DHAKA (REUTERS) - At least four people were killed in Bangladesh on Friday when supporters of Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah vented their fury at his execution for war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.
BEIJING (AP) - A group of Chinese rights lawyers advocating for a detained Christian pastor and his aides in central China said they were assaulted on Friday by a crowd of unidentified people who also harassed a British television crew.
NEW DELHI (AP) - The phones were ringing nonstop in the tiny, windowless office in downtown New Delhi, with urgent appeals from desperate women. One caller, speaking in whispers, said her husband beat her regularly because she failed to bring in enough dowry. Another woman said her teenage daughter was being stalked by a neighbour and needed legal advice.
KATHMANDU (AFP) - Two Chinese tourists who were part of a tour group visiting Nepal were found dead in their hotel room on Friday north-east of Kathmandu under unexplained circumstances, police said.
BEIJING (AFP) - A knife-wielding attacker who stabbed 22 students at a primary school in China was sentenced to death on Friday, a court said.