Police arrested at least 30 people following clashes between protesters and government supporters in the Maldivian capital, Male. The small nation faces political unrest caused by the arrest of former President Nasheed.
A Hong Kong court has sentenced a local woman to six years in jail for abusing her Indonesian maid. Publicity from the case has triggered outrage across Asia.
Bangladeshi atheist writer, blogger and government critic Avijit Roy has been killed in the capital Dhaka. His wife was also injured in the attack and is still in hospital.