DHAKA (AFP) - Bangladesh on Thursday hanged a senior Islamist leader known as the “Butcher of Mirpur", making him the first person to be put to death for massacres committed during the country’s bloody 1971 war of independence.
BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's capital Beijing, regularly shrouded in hazardous air pollution, plans to replace its oil-burning buses with greener models by 2017 to help clear the smog, state news agency Xinhua said.
DHAKA (AFP) - Bangladesh's top court cleared the way on Thursday for the execution of a senior Islamist leader charged with war crimes, just two days after he was given a dramatic last-minute reprieve from hanging.
NEW DELHI (AFP) - The mother of an Indian who fled Australia after killing a teenager in a traffic accident five years ago defended her son on Thursday, saying "accidents happen all the time".
NEW DELHI (AP) - A gang of young neighbourhood men would harass Ms Sonali Mukherjee whenever she left home - taunting her, following her, hissing lewd comments.