A fire at a 22-storey building in Dhaka yesterday left at least 19 people dead and dozens injured. People were seen falling from the building while trying to escape the blaze, even as passers-by stood watching and praying below. Helicopters joined 22 firefighting units that worked with the army, navy, air force and police to battle the blaze, which was brought under control in a few hours. WORLDA18
Eight in 10 Singaporeans say they are religious, but most say religious behaviour should not influence politics or disrupt social harmony. A new study also found that one in four thinks it is acceptable for extremist views to be published online as long as they do not incite harm to others.