DHAKA (AFP) - A Bangladeshi man who for decades walked daily from dawn to dusk in the capital Dhaka, trailed by believers of his supposed healing powers, died on Thursday, police said.
COLOMBO (REUTERS) - Two Australians have applied in vain for Sri Lanka's hangman job after the island nation's last official executioner got upset on seeing the gallows for the first time and quit.
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - A Magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck off Japan's southern island of Kyushu near the city of Oita, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Thursday.
BEIJING (AFP) - China has detained at least four people including the founder of a citizen-run news website which reported that a woman set herself on fire last week in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, a rights group said on Thursday.
MUMBAI (AFP) - Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan appeared in court on Thursday and denied breaking the nose of a South African businessman at a luxury hotel two years ago, a report said.